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Far be it for me to instruct surveyors and civil engineers about the vagaries of properties recorded and found. That would be like instructing my childhood chicken farmer neighbor on the art of sucking eggs. Speaking of fertile eggs and chicken farming, I still have one question,

Am I planting them too deep or too far apart?

There are classic CAD means; methods in…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  COGO, COGO Editor, Traverse, Survey Figure Editor, survey, video, tools

I chatted about the Survey Figure Editor in a few posts earlier last month. It’s probably time to talk about its kissin’ cousin – the COGO Editor. How are these tools related? Let’s see.

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In a post last week I tossed out a basic primer on AutoCAD Civil 3D Figure editing. By the way,

“Thanks for the encouraging emails and comments I’ve received. I’m glad the post helped some folks out.”

Here’s a few other Figure Feature related “issues” that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  2011, 2012, 2013, figures, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, block, symbol, points, Survey Figure Editor

An InstantOn Basic customer asked me to clarify and summarize the basics of Figure editing in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and 2013. Makes sense to me.

Where the Heck is the Figure?

The first user head space issue to resolve is,

“Where are the real figures?
Are they in my drawing?
Or are they in the current Survey Db?”

I think…

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