I'm having issues making the curve linework code BC and EC work. As I understand if I start a line with a code of 'EP BC' and follow it with any number of 'EP' codes and finally end with 'EP EC' it should create a figure with a curve drawn through each point. Similiar to the pline fit command. This is not happening. I am getting the curve drawn through the first three points, then straight lines connecting the rest. Any suggestions?
I think your understanding of it might be the problem here. I read it as only accepting 3 points for a simple curve code.
No and No. You can use a BC code then as many figure names (ie: EB) as you like, then end with an EC. I don't know why, but I changed the BC and EC code to PC and PT as suggested and it works great. FYI, I am using number figure names (31,32,33... is concrete, 41,42...is gravel). I am now having issues with it drawing lines between all my tree points. Not sure how to correct this. Trees are coded 410 12 (where 410 is code for Oak and 12 is caliper in inches). I'm sure the line issue is because C3D sees the 410 as an iteration of the gravel code. Any suggestions on this one?
Yes Matt, I think this is exactly what is happening. But what changes do I need to make to fix it? Our field crews use a data collector that has a numeric pad (it's an older Trimble CU) hence the use of the numeric code system. Typing letters involves several extra key clicks for each letter.