I have received a survey from a someone who is using Civil 3D. In it there are "survey figures." These appear to be feature lines used in surveying, but I can't find a simple definition of the term in C3D help. How are these different than feature lines, or 3D polylines? They seem to be uneditable, but I need to change them since I know there are errors in them, like closed circles that are currently not closed, or breaks in the edge of pavement where there shouldn't be.
I appear to have several problems:
The associated survey database is not available. Is this something I can get a data short cut for, or do something similar? I got the C3D drawing file from the prime on the job. What do they and I need to do to get the database for my copy of the topo drawing file?
I can't get linetypes to apply correctly, or even consistantly. My linetype for skip pavement markings is set up for 1:1 application in model space. When I just draw a simple line, the linetype scale is off by 10X, but I can't change the linetype or linetype scale in properties for a survey figure. I can't use bylayer as the survey figure is configured since some of the lines need to be contineous and others need to be skips.
Look under your Toolspace->Settings->Survey->Figure Styles. You can create different styles to apply to the figures in your drawing.
If you have layers with linetypes assigned to them you need one figure style that is set to layer 0 and has ByLayer for the linetype, then the survey figure just need to be placed on the right layers. Or you can make different styles with different linetypes and apply them as needed.
I found the problem. It has a little to with survey figures, but a lot to do with how they set up their drawings compared to the way we do using annotation scales, linetype scales, linetype definitions, paperspace linetype scale, and block insertion scales. I think I deal with this now. Thanks.
Actaully, much of what you just listed does have to do with the survey figures and the properties associated with the styles assigned to a particular figure.
It doesn't sound as though you need them to be "survey figures", do yourself a favor and just explode the darn things then convert them from a 3d poly to a 2d poly. Life will be much easier.
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