Autodesk released a new tool for calculating and analyzing volumes in Civil 3D 2012 for subscription users. This new tool allows the user to quickly visualize and report surface volumes for an entire project or specific areas of the project in a single interface. This is somewhat similar to the Volumes Tools found on the Analyze Tab on the Ribbon with a few enhancements.
Some enhancements are:
- Quickly add boundaries to volume reporting
- Calculate volumes for an entire project
- Calculate Sub-Areas
- Analyze Net Graphs
- Create Reports
- Insert Volume Calculations into the drawing
After installing the extension the tool will be found in the Toolbox > Subscription Extension Manager > Volumes Dashboard.
For more information go to http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2012/ENU/contexthelp/VOLUMES_DASHBOARD.htm