I always use the feature lines as "real" lines. Having lines on top of lines makes my brain hurt. Gradings are usually a means of obtaining a feature line for me.
Inevitably, one set of lines doesn't get updated. The surveyors can also use the feature lines to generate stakeout points without having to do a lot of offsetting and calculating.
It is a good question. It will be interesting to read how others are waorking.
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I try to plot them but it doesn't always work out with LTGen. Most of my smaller site plans have FL elevation labels which all print on sheets through xref with the FLine layer set to no plot. I almost always have a 2d plan laid out for bulk zoning, parking, surface cover calcs, etc.
I do think the process could be improved so we don't need to reinvet the wheel for 2d and 3d.
I've always struggled with the mixed 2D and 3D environment we have in Autocad. Not only are linetypes a problem but hatching and line labels as well. Also in my experience, building models often requires extending or breaking linework in ways that are not condusive to plan production. Too, a base drawing often is needed for exhibits and other roles that only require a plan view of the site. It is much easier for those consumers to work in 2D.
Looks like the majority opinion is that most of us still live with underlying 2D line work as much as we would like to do differently.
Maybe someday we'll get there, but meanwhile back at the ranch....
Thanks for the input.
When using Eric Chappell's island grading method, do you make one island at a time or incorporate multiple islands into your surface? Thanks,
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