I can't sufficiently express my disappointment that this hasn't been addressed by Autodesk yet, a full release and a tenth later than your post. This is not a which-coast issue. I can't think of a single recorded document that I've ever seen (on the left coast) that contains a legal discription that uses other than radial bearings to describe non-tangent curve directions. What the hey, I've only been surveying since 1972 in California so I can't have read more than say 30,000 deeds, written between say 1870 and the present. Some describe a curve by radius and arc length, most describe it by radius and delta, but they're all consistent in that, where a bearing is used to describe the direction of a non-tangent curve, it is the radial bearing that they use.
What makes it truly teeth-grinding is knowing how easy it would be for Autodesk's programmers to cure.
At our company, we generally add (R) to the tag itself, and not to the table. See the attached picture. You can do that by selecting the tag, right-clicking it and selecting "Edit Label Text". (Sometimes you have to select it again). Then to the right where is says L<[Label Tag Number]>, you can add (R). so it says:
"L<[Label Tag Number]> (R)"
You could also try creating an expression and using that in your tag tables, although I don't think you will come up with anything that resembles your current way of doing things.
Thanks for commenting.
That's what we're doing now, it's just pretty clunky. I'm hoping to catch some Adesker's attention here since IMO it would be quick and easy to build into Civil3D2012.1
We area almost approaching 3 years of this discussion and sadly Autodesk still ignores Surveyors. This issue is more than simply adding Radial Bearing to the Curve labeling and Curve Table it also involves the plotting of Parcels as read in a deed or plat map. Weither your Parcel Mapcheck or drawing Lines/Curve to plot the parcel there is NO WAY to draw a non tanget curve using Radial Bearings. The only work around is to manually calculated the Chord Bearing or to draw the Radial Line, then rotate the line 90 degress then draw a Tangent curve.
I've been logging into my Autodesk Subsription account daily looking to install Civil 3D 2013, however its still not availble for download yet. Hopefully, if Radial Bearings are included they include that feature across the entire aspect for Surveying, not just labeling. Non-Radial Curves should be included in Mapcheck Analysis, In the Line/Curve Menu and be included as a transparent entry mode such as 'RB.
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