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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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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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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Survey Figure Editor, figure edit, figures, 2012, 2013, 2011, survey db, survey

I often get variations of questions surrounding Best Fit Alignments and Best Fit Profiles. Both are really useful AutoCAD Civil 3D commands particularly when you have gathered Survey data and must supply something that delivers and documents the real world. One of my favorite questions:

How am I supposed to create a Best Fit Profile?
The command…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, profile, best fit, Profile View, survey, survey figure, figure

Earlier this week I wrote a post on the concept of employing NOT Keys in Description Key matches. Hopefully, you'll spend a few minutes scratching you head and consider how NOT Keys might help you and your organization. Someone asked for a bit More clarity...

A Simple NOT Key Structure for Manholes

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