Civil 3D Description Keys and Figure Basics

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Civil 3D Description Keys and Figure Basics



Kyle Groves, a Technical Specialist at ATG, explains how Description Keys and Figures work in Civil 3D.
From the ATG YouTube Channel.


This is a decent walk through of Description Key Set, Figure Prefix Db, and Linework Code Set mechanics in Civil 3D.
You got to love the CTC Survey Sweeper, but Kyle - Where you run the Process Linework command from in the Civil 3D Survey interface matters.

A better Civil 3D Survey requires that you externalize the creation, upkeep, and maintenance of the resources. Excel works great for some things.
One Description Key Set and one Figure Prefix Db makes about as much sense as one Civil 3D Template that does everything.
The Framework for Civil 3D provides all these Civil 3D Survey Adaptive Resource details in considerable depth.
The Frameworks's many Spreadsheet Tools, wonder of wonders, also work well with the CTC Software Tools.