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This post steps you through the process for creating a Sheet List table in a drawing so that you can easily access relevant sheets directly from the title sheet.
This post by Autodesk's Heidi Hewett a frequent contributor to the offical
You can download the entire free Mastering AutoCAD Sheets Set ebook
How to employ the FONTALT system variable and the ACAD.FMP file
Basic AutoCAD stuff we might need to know about AutoCAD automatic font replacement.
Left unsaid are the serious issues with Special Characters and Unicode support in font definitions.
The NCS and the ISO employ the Windows Arial True Type font for a number of reasons. The special characters are included and the full depth of Unicode characters is supported.
Both the NCS (National Cad Standard) and ISO (Internation Standards Organization) are explicit about the fonts you should use.
This is about readability - readability at various plotted scales and with multiple applications on varied hardware and software.
The issue other critical issue being that in the font mapping exchange text might not come over with the correct characters.
To better understand Special Character issues see Our Special Friends have Character
That post includes a list of special characters in Unicode and how to get them.
The NCS and ISO Standards specific font issues are covered in In Font of the Face of Horror post.
Tips and Tricks for the Conditional Horizontal Target Subassembly
Alan Gilbert of Autodesk delivers some handy tips and tricks about the nuance of the Conditional Horizontal Target Subassembly in Civil 3D.
Alan's Tip 2 in this useful video really is - we need to read and understand the specifics of the subassembly parameters.
We all tend to be easily tricked into bad assumptions based on what Civil 3D shows us on the screen.
We include the online Subassembly Reference Help links on our Autodesk Online Help page.
In the real world we'd probably use Offset Alignments not polylines for the horizontal targets.