Sorry for the long gap in posting. Personally I've moved twice over the summer and have finally settled into our new home in Fayetteville, AR. I've got a bunch of new widgets ready to post. Let's start with a more complex tool.
This tool serves a bit of niche role. Let me start by backfilling with a little information. In the construction world we commonly see contractors reverse engineering surfaces from paper or digital cross sections in order to create digital models for machine guidance or for other needs like project estimation. This tool, in short, provides a way to take digital cross sections, specify an accompanying horizontal alignment and create a surface. Of course there is a little more to it than that, but I'll leave that to a video.
Here is the tool. I've packaged it up to use Application Plugins. Simply run the self-extractor taking the defaults and you should have a new command available called "XSECT2SURF". I've compliled it for both Civil 3D 2012 and 2013.
This tool will be the first of several things geared towards the horizontal construction market. Any comments or suggestions with this tool or any other tool for the construction market would be greatly appreciated.