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Decimal DMS

Before you get working in a drawing, whether it’s new or not, you might want to check your angular settings.

Go to your settings and right click on the drawing header at the top of the list.

TOOLSPACE->SETTINGS TAB->DRAWING NAME at the top->Right click and select EDIT DRAWING SETTINGS

Select the Ambient Settings tab, and scroll down to Angle, and to Direction.    


In the Format field for both, select (decimal dms).

This is where you can format the input of the prompts. After you change these settings you should pay close attention to the command prompt during input. The system will indicate what input format it expects. You should see Decimal DMS come up.

 
 

 While you are in there, you might want to check your Units tab as well. Make sure that drawing is set to US Survey Foot. When you start seeing XML transfers go bad, this may be why.


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October 16, 2008 Posted by | AutoCAD Civil 3D | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Points – LDD convert Preserve Layers

Does the “Preserve Original Layers” check box work when converting Land Desktop Points?  

This question was posted recently on the Discussion Groups. The answer is ONLY IF YOU FORCE IT.  

Go to TOOLSPACE->SETTINGS Tab->POINTS->COMMANDS->CREATE POINTS->Right Click and Edit.

Go to Points Creation, and set MATCH ON DESCRIPTION PARAMETER to False

Set DISABLE DESCRIPTION KEYS to True.
This will override the keys, and then the application should respect the check box

Even if you don’t have keys loaded, the application will still see the Use Desc key options, and ignore the other instructions.

October 16, 2008 Posted by | Points | , , , | Leave a comment

Surface Patching

In this exercise we will begin with the data imported in the previous posts, Import points scenario.

In this post we will Import a point group into an existing surface, and edit the surface to get rid of any legacy data. 

We will cover:

  • Cleaning out legacy points from a surface
  • Importing Point Groups into a surface
  • Exporting and Importing XML data for surfaces Continue reading

October 16, 2008 Posted by | Surfaces | , , , , , , | Leave a comment