Civil 3D Survey

Civil 3D Survey Video Training

Useful Basic Civil Training from Civil 3D Survey Experts and Consultants

    Civil 3D experts and consultants produce a wide range of survey specific video content. This pages features videos about survey tasks in Civil 3D.
    These may range from the very basic to advanced topics. Get your Survey Db running even if you only do design.

    Please visit included links to the original postings. Those may contain details not included here for the sake of brevity.

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 How Basic Survey Linework Codes Work

How Basic Survey Linework Codes Work



Jeff Moris, a Senior Application Expert for IMAGINiT, steps through some Civil 3D Survey automatic Linework generation fundamentals for Linework Code Sets and their relationship to Figure Prefix Dbs.
Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page



This truly is Linecode 101 - How to get a start in automatic linework generation in Civil 3D Survey from ground zero.

Jeff does skip the Survey and Survey Db Settings setup steps that are necessary to make this work to focus on the basics of automatic linework generation from a raw PNEZD text file.
It really isn't necessary to Reimport the data file each time. You can reprocess the Figures with new Linework Code Set and Figure Prefix Db settings with the Process Linework command.

The Survey Db data format is upgraded in Civil 3D 2020. Linework generation does still function the same.


 Overview of Civil 3D Survey Basics

Overview of Civil 3D Survey Basics



Seth Cohen of Digital Drafting Systems Inc walks through a review of the many aspects of survey functionality available to surveyors, and how you can automate field surveying.
From the Digital Drafting Systems Inc YouTube Channel.


Seth does a good job of covering the essentials of Survey functionality in Civil 3D without getting bogged down in the details.
We could wish that he covered the use of Survey Query tools, but he covers the rest in less than an hour.

The little bit about the use of asteriks in the Point Code field of a Description Key isn't exactly true, but never mind.

The Framework for Civil 3D includes 2000+ Codes, matched Description Keys, Figure Prefix Dbs, and all the above resources. This makes it a better place to start.


 Add Degrees Minutes and Seconds Symbols to a Civil 3D Report

Add Degrees Minutes and Seconds Symbols to a Civil 3D Report



Jason Porter of Applied Software walks through how to add Degrees Minutes and Seconds symbols to Metes and Bounds Reports.
From the Jason Porter's YouTube Channel.
See the Applied Software blog.


Remember to keep a copy of any edited xsl reports somewhere separate from your Civil 3D install location.
If you have other users, you will also need to get them pushed around.

Jason's issue with the double quote character in the video are because a double quote character is a reserved character in xsl. They must be escaped to be read literally. His work around works.

Special CAD Character Codes in Unicode like the ones employed in the video are important for more reasons than you want to know.
Read the Our Special Friends have Character post. It is an golden oldie. It contains a table of useful codes too.