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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.”


Their simple municipal roadway data produced…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

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

What the heck is an Alignment based Point Group? What? You’ve never had to produce Plan and Profile sheets? Aren’t there lots of points you have to label and or symbolize relative to those View Frames slapped down along an Alignment? Sure View based Styles and Label Styles help a lot.

The Long and Winding Road

You know that’s not enough. You’ve all face this…

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Last time we talked briefly about how to Get the Old Way Working for point data. Most, but not all organizations are over that AutoCAD Civil 3D hump I hope.

Point Display Strategies - Part 1
Two Paths Out of the Woods - Part 2
The Point Director Method - Part 3
Point to My Match in Civil…

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Seems to me there’s always one more important thing you forget to mention whenever you talk about anything in AutoCivil 3D. Survey Figure generation is no exception. In my last post I brought up the ongoing big ones that seem to puzzle and perplex many surveyed users.…

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Just about a year ago I wrote a post called Point Dreams in the Annotative View Space which dealt with some of the issues we all have with AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Features. There are lots of posts here about the Points beast for a host of reasons – mostly customer…

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