I must admit I do some of these posts so I can remember how to do some of these tricks myself when I am not always working with the software.
Here’s one of those I lost in emails.
So draw out your linework/area in Map 3D or Civil 3D, 2D is fine unless you have specific levels you want to use.
Here I am drawing against my InfraWorks model via the FDO link in Map3D/Civil 3D pointing to the SQLite file and also drawing in the Bing imagery using the ‘Geolocation’ feature
Ensure there is a break in the line and that the polyline is set to open, otherwise InfraWorks will treat it as an area.
Type ‘Mapexport’ and save to a SDF or SHP file
Import the file into InfraWorks and choose ‘Barriers’
Select your 3D model that you want to array along the line
Under ‘Table’ tab set the spacing, here you need to know to know the length of your 3D model, in my case its a fence panel of 2m
**If your output is rotated, you can come back to the rotation in this table on the Z axis**
You can choose the drape option which will stagger your models on their insertion point or fix a ground level/elevation
Thought I would do a playground as the kids are off on holiday now here in the UK and kept my son entertained for 10 minutes while working from home.
Quick quiz, who recognises where I got my 3D blocks from?