After lots and lots of drama in our office we have found that the only workable way to deal with these very unsurvey friendly survey figures is to us the 2DEXTRACT command that comes with the SINCPAC-C3D software. http://www.ejsurveying.com/sincpacc3d.aspx I just don't see any other workable way to deal with this. It's sad but true. Hopefully Autodesk will look into adding such feature to there own software.
Edited by: tinakae on May 22, 2010 4:39 PM
Something else to keep in mind when you do the File SaveAs - if you have mtext with background on, the text will be separated from the background. The background will appear as a solid rectangle with color of 250. You won;t see it in model space, but you will in paper space. I can't tell you how many people I've told about this caveat and they still sent the the drawings out that way only for me to receive a 'nastygram'.
Thanks, Rick coauthor Mastering Civil 3D 2012 I blog at http://simplycivil3d.wordpress.com