AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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sboon
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Message 11 of 41 (678 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

01-17-2012 02:30 PM in reply to: TerryDotson

Both 2D and 3D distances would be useful.  Also vertical difference, and slope or grade between points.

 

I would prefer to see the inverse reported in Azimuths, instead of by quadrant bearings.

 

Thanks Terry.

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TerryDotson
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Message 12 of 41 (663 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

01-18-2012 08:06 AM in reply to: sboon

Okay, all that has been added, download the ZIP again and update your VLX.

 

IMPORTANT: This routine has not undergone thorough testing and could report incorrect results.  It is simply something we put together quickly for freeware to address the requested problem, it is not based on our time tested MapWorks code.  As such you should scrutinize it's results !!!

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TerryDotson
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Message 13 of 41 (633 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

01-18-2012 03:31 PM in reply to: sboon

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890

 

By the way, I have that same notebook as a test machine.  Very nice but the glossy surface is a fingerprint magnet that drives me insane.

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Sinc
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Message 14 of 41 (619 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

01-18-2012 11:40 PM in reply to: sboon

SBoon wrote:

Both 2D and 3D distances would be useful.  Also vertical difference, and slope or grade between points.

 

I would prefer to see the inverse reported in Azimuths, instead of by quadrant bearings.



Spoken like a Sincpac-C3D user...

 

I *think* the PTINV command will display azimuths, if that's how the drawing settings are set, but I need to go back and verify.  If not, they'll do that in the next release.  It already does both 2D and 3D distances, along with slope and grade, as well as incorporating the ability to include "running totals".  We've also now incorporated an OSNAPZ toggle in the Status Bar, which Autodesk inexplicably removed after the 2008 (or maybe 2007) release.

 

Jeff, Christopher, and I all actually USE Civil 3D in real work, so we understand how important these things can be.  The big question is "What's going on at Autodesk?"  Why do they keep doing things that make life so difficult for C3D users?

Sinc
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kettledrum
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Message 15 of 41 (582 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

01-31-2012 11:34 AM in reply to: TerryDotson

This is a great tool and a godsend.  This is much easier than the solutions available in vanilla C3D.  Thanks!

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jmayo
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Message 16 of 41 (562 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

01-31-2012 01:19 PM in reply to: TerryDotson

Thanks Terry!

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jtroutt
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Registered: ‎01-11-2012
Message 17 of 41 (540 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

02-01-2012 05:31 AM in reply to: TerryDotson

Thanks Terry.  I agree w/Kettledrum.  This program is great and works much better.  Thanks to all for listening.

 

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dnicholson
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Message 18 of 41 (415 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

04-15-2013 10:21 AM in reply to: sboon

It is completely ridiculous that you would have to acquire a freeware routine for such a simple cogo task that Civil 3D should do anyways. Boo on Autodesk. I just purchased C3D through my company and after a few months of the honeymoon with it my production is WAY WICKED down. All the vendors do a great job of pumping it up because they have to. It stinks. I have a long list of all the "it used to do that" 

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troma
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Message 19 of 41 (411 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

04-15-2013 10:35 AM in reply to: dnicholson
What program were you using previously?


Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.

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dnicholson
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Message 20 of 41 (402 Views)

Re: direct point inverse - rant

04-15-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: troma

LDC2009. Now C3D 2013. I have been using this product since its inception. DCA, Softdesk, LDT, Civil 3D. Autodesk weaves in and out of profiling this software secifically for site development. Autodesk should note that the majority of it's users are not in the subdivision business. I think they are trying too hard to compete with microstation instead of giving its customers what they need and want.

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