How Parcel and Building Linework Codes Work

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How Parcel and Building Linework Codes Work



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

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.

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