HI Peter, thanks for the replies. I think I have a grasp on the cogo editor functions now. I was confused as to why there could only be a non-zero closure value when the pob was chosen to coincide with the point of closure, but I remembered that the traverse is based on the polyline (at least in this case). So that's where the actual closure error data existed.
As for the output reports, the cogo editor's is pretty, but doesn't contain the depth that the mapcheck's does (.lso, lsi, .trv). But the mapcheck report data is simple text data, not the nice C3D report that you can get for just about everything else in C3D, including that for the cogo editor.
I think I"m good now. If I have further issues, I'll get back to this thread.
Mapcheck has been a simple method of checking closure and calculating areas since AutoCad bought out Soft Desk more than a decade ago. I'm sure the code is lying around AutoDesk and adding it the 2013 is doable.
Please bring it back!!!!
Mapcheck is in Civil 3D. You can do a parcel report that will include a mapcheck, there is a command that will mapcheck based on selected labels, there is a mapcheck report in the COGO Editor, there is mapcheck in the survey database. The Civil 3D 2014 help file list 67 topics related to mapcheck.
Peter, when you are checking a sketch of a legal description that has over 100 calls including curves it is very cumbersome to click on the text for every leg of the traverse. In the past you created a polyline and simply clicked on it once and there was your report. Why was that discontinued? It seems like surveyors are not your priority. I work for a State Government agency that has many licenses of your product but that may change as we heavily rely on the old Mapcheck command to do our QA/QC of legals that we write and those submitted to us by private surveyors. I have searched the help file regarding the Mapcheck command and everything leads back to this new way of doing it. The Cogoeditor does not give you an accurate closure as someone else reported here before. If it's operator error on my part I apologize but please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thanks, Jorge
Make parcel; thence Toolbox > Reports Manager > Parcel Map Check Report. From the end of your last course to the begining of your description is your closure. Done.
Draw a line from your last course to the POB to create a parcel so you can use reports. This last segment is your (mis)closure.
Understood. Take the misclosure length and divide by the overall perimeter length.
Clearly the options in C3D are not tailored to us surveyors. I wish they would bring back the wishlist.
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