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Civil 3D – Don’t forget the Field Book in Group Sorting

Ever get frustrated by the HUGE list of point groups you have developed in that 2 year + project?  Survey guys a bit overzealous with the Groups?  Reordering them is time consuming, but you can sort them in the Toolspace item view. 

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Simply click on the header of your choice.  The application will alternately sort the collection by Ascending, Descending, and Current Group Order each time you pick it.  One thing I like to do up is to list my Field Book data first thing in the description field.  Then I can sort by field book as well.

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You can sort by Name, Description, Style, Label Style, Number of Points, and Classification.  I can see using classification in the various sorting and collections coming in handy as well.

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Ok, back to my Part Builder topics……

Civil 3D 2009 Menu

November 22, 2008 Posted by | Points, Toolspace | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Part 1 of the Point Creation Scenario

Importing Points

This discussion regards impoting points into an existing database.  The focus of the discussion surrounds mechanical and visual organization.

We will discuss the following:

  • Importing Points
  • Point Groups and their importance
  • Renumbering Points for the current database
  • Visual sorting
  • Points and Point Label Styles
  • and more….

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October 9, 2008 Posted by | Points | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment