WHEN WE TOOK THE CICVIL3D CLASS THE INSTRUCTOR SAID SURVEY POINTS COULD NOT BE MOVED OR ROTATED ONCE THEY WERE INSERTED INTO A DRAWING. OUR SURVEY DEPT. USES THIS EXCUSE TO REMIAN ON OLDER VERSIONS (LAND), AND SINCE, I'VE KEPT MY EYE OPEN FOR ANY ROUTINE THAT MAY ALLOW MOVE/ROTATE OF ANY SURVEY POINTS. I RECENTLY DISCOVERD THE "TRANSFER POINTS" UNDER THE POINTS IMPORT/EXPORT POINTS PULL DOWN ROUTINE AND HAVE EXPERIMENTED WITH IT SOME. IT WOULD APPEAR ITS MEANT TO USE THE CANNED COORDINATE SYSTEMS
AND NOT FOR USER COORDINTES AND ROTATIONS.
Q: IS IT TRUE SURVEY POINTS CAN NOT BE ROTATED/MOVED STILL?
Q: IS "TRANSFER POINTS" WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR TO CHANGE THE NORTHING AND EASTINGS FOR POINTS?
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If the points are brought into the drawing through a survey database, then they are locked and cannot be moved or rotated unless you unlock them or do a transformation.
Then someone should call autodesk and have them remove the option to do so.
Joe, I think he is referring to moving and rotating based on assumed coordinates.
True. Even if you brought points into the drawing through a survey database, you still get the option to move it with the grip rollover, but it will not move.
What we've found is if you simply erase the points and then do an UNDO command the points will return and you can then simply move/rotate them.
We've done this quite a few times with good success - just make sure you check your survey database units if your setup is anything like ours - you'll need to change it from International Feet to US Survey Foot. With that being said;
The method we've come to use is the erase/undo.
The other method we did for a couple weeks was to write the points out to a text file and then re-import them (with US Survey Foot being set).
We've also become accustomed to taking all the figures and copying any that need to be breaklines onto a SRF-EG-FLT layer. Then flattening all 2d type linework (utilities, buildings, etc...) The reason we flatten our building linework is because our survey crews will sometimes shoot them direct and the elevation we'd get was 6-8 feet above existing ground.
Anyway...I've gotten away from the answer about how to move/rotate your points based on a coordinate you need/know them to be at.
Try that and let us know...
This actually does work. But it loses its relationship to the survey database; which is a good thing because it does not affect the database unless you import points from the current drawing back into the database.
OCCASIONALLY OUR SURVEY CREWS MAKE MISTAKES IN THE FIELD USING A WRONG BACKSITE FOR INSTANCE. AFTER DOWNLOADING THE POINTS THE PROBLEM IS DISCOVERED AND PART OR ALL THE POINTS NEED TO BE ROTATED AND/OR MOVED TO THIER CORRECT LOCATION. THIS WOULD BE A MASS EDIT TO THE POINTS.
I ASSUME THERES NOT BEEN A ROUTINE TO DO THIS. I HAD HOPED ONE WOULD BE WRITTEN FOR LATER VERSIONS....2010,2011,2012...ETC.
I'M STILL USING CIVIL3D 2009.
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