For reasons AutoCAD Civil 3D Beta and More, I've been playing around a lot with Offset Alignments and Widenings. Indeed I am somewhat torturing the poooor Autodesk Beta QA people with a some baffling array of "challenges". Good news. They are being responsive and that means 2012 will be better :)
Wilder Widenings from Offset Alignments
So just for fun in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011...Above are some NASTY lots built from Offset aligments with some self-contained Widenings... My total time to construct this horizontal control example was about 15 minutes - Practice helps.
I kept the CL Alignment simple to make what's happening here clear. Obviously, doing a bunch of lots this way with alignments and their offsets and Widenings has some interesting potential.
One Offset alignment has a single Widening Group.
The other More complex one has 3 different Widening Groups that were tweaked into this configuration.
Naah. The offset alignment created Parcel features won't multi-segment label. They have to be annotated the hard way - one segment at a time. Yuck!
A Landxml out to a LOT publish drawing does make the parcel annotation fast enough.
Did you think Offset Alignments could do that?
Maybe it's time to bone up some More.