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    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.

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 How Parcel and Building Linework Codes Work

How Parcel and Building Linework Codes Work

8/12/2019

 

Jeff Moris, a Senior Application Expert for IMAGINiT, walks through examples of how to employ Civil 3D Survey parcel and building coding techniques for Figure Linework.
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This Jeff's Linecode 103 or Linecoding Part 3 of a series.

The video explores the more topics from the Special Codes page of the Civil 3D help file.
Topics Covered:

  • Parcel creation from figures and the setup details
  • Point coding to create building and similiar closed planar Figures
  • Figure creation that includes RT and RECT codes
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Like I said last time you can probably figure out why Jeff changes his default delimiter and default escape character in his Linework Code Set from the example results, but he really doesn't clarify why he wants to employ the space character differently.
I'm not sure I like his default delimiter alternative for other Civil 3D Survey string interpreter reasons, but to each his own.

Just so you know Jeff applies different Linework Code Sets as a demostration technique. Do not do this is working projects. It is impossible to track.
Jeff implies and employs a method that includes the immediate creation of Figures inside the output drawing in this series. The Survey Db creation and drawing creation are separate events that we can manage to our advantage.
For example you may only want parcel related figures in one output drawing and not in another. You can do this to a template that resolves the site and parcel style results much better and automatically.

Linecode Video Series

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.

 

 How Advanced Linework Breakline Codes Work

How Advanced Linework Breakline Codes Work

8/12/2019

 

Jeff Moris, a Senior Application Expert for IMAGINiT, walks through examples of how to employ some Civil 3D Survey advanced coding techniques for Figure and Breakline Linework.
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Comments

This Jeff's Linecode 102 or Linecoding Part 2 of a series.

The video explores the contents and topics of the Special Codes page of the Civil 3D help file.
Topics Covered:

  • Begin and End Curves - sorry no discussion of tangency in detail
  • Point coding to create nodes in multiple Figures
  • Figure creation that includes connections to previous points - RPN and CPN codes
  • Child Figure creation with horizontal and vertical offsets
  • Adding both Figure Prefix Db defined breakline figures and other figures as breaklines to a surface

You can probably figure out why Jeff changes his default delimiter and default escape character in his Linework Code Set from the example results, but he really doesn't clarify why he wants to employ the space character differently.
I'm not sure I like his default delimiter alternative for other Civil 3D Survey string interpreter reasons, but to each his own.
He makes the really important point that editing FBK and/or point files in the shop is useful and very productive.

Linecode Video Series

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.

 

 How Basic Survey Linework Codes Work

How Basic Survey Linework Codes Work

7/11/2019

 

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.
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Comments

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.

Linecode Video Series

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.