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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

Feature Line Baselines in Corridors are a big deal in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017. I also like the basic cleanups in corridors with angular horizontal control. It’s been a long wait for them. Technically, I wish Autodesk had implemented them differently and gone the extra mile. Here’s a brain bender. What’s the difference between a Feature…

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You employ the Civil 3D Import Points tool all the time. This can be a good thing employed properly or something very scary. It could be a flashback to 1984 or Animal Farm and be horribly Orwellian. You may recall that “All pigs are created equal”.…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey, survey db, survey figure, point, point display, setup, settings

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

Autodesk first introduced Survey Queries in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013. They improved them some in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 by adding export and import functionality. These days you can employ standardized Survey Queries shared among multiple Survey Dbs.

Me, I’m admittedly a long-time Data Geek. Because I am that I’ve become a CAD, BIM, and…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags query, survey, survey figure, survey point, video