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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 had a government customer send me some sample survey data. They wanted some customized Production Solution product. Along the way I asked him if he used the Figure Prefix Db functionality in Survey in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

“We don’t need that. It’s a waste of time for us.”

Really?

Their simple municipal roadway data produced…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags figure edit, figures, survey db, survey figure, point group

Everyone builds surfaces. AutoCAD Civil 3D now has some great tools to edit our breaklines which is one of the classic challenges for all who seek to be TIN wizards.

Are You a Tinman?

Today I’m a big fan of Survey Dbs and the Survey technology tools in Civil 3D. The Survey tools allow us to both visualize and manage the surface data gathered in almost any classic form much better…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags figure, figure edit, video, suface

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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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags COGO Editor, COGO, Survey Figure Editor, alignment, parcel, figure, figure edit

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