AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

Reply
*Expert Elite*
jmayo
Posts: 2,944
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 21 of 27 (160 Views)

Re: How to deal with visibility point label styles thru an X-ref

11-09-2011 09:16 AM in reply to: grafp

If it is not our survey work we ask for an xml file of the surface and 2d linework and text for the property and topographic surveys. We do not request or need their point objects specifically if we get the surface, syms and text labels.

 

John Mayo, PE
IDSP 2014
Win 7 64, Xeon ES165@3.2Ghz,
64 GB RAM, Quadro K4000 (x2)
*Expert Elite*
jmayo
Posts: 2,944
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 22 of 27 (159 Views)

Re: How to deal with visibility point label styles thru an X-ref

11-09-2011 09:18 AM in reply to: ralstogj

Me 2.

John Mayo, PE
IDSP 2014
Win 7 64, Xeon ES165@3.2Ghz,
64 GB RAM, Quadro K4000 (x2)
*Expert Elite*
LeafRiders
Posts: 331
Registered: ‎09-28-2010
Message 23 of 27 (147 Views)

Re: How to deal with visibility point label styles thru an X-ref

11-09-2011 09:51 AM in reply to: jmayo

That's nice, I was commenting for others sake who use these forums as a reference to finding solutions for potential issues.

 

The focus should be on what your subject line indicates, not a sub-topic that was introduced halfway though. Partially my fault for commenting on other's comments vs. sticking to what my main question is, and that's the visibility of points and point labels through and XREF. Maybe it's best to open a new thread since we're off on a major tangent.

Distinguished Contributor
Doug_000
Posts: 160
Registered: ‎11-13-2006
Message 24 of 27 (142 Views)

Re: How to deal with visibility point label styles thru an X-ref

11-09-2011 10:00 AM in reply to: LeafRiders

Major tangents, wait that's my job description. Sorry.... couldn't resist.

Mentor
mikehathaway2942
Posts: 257
Registered: ‎10-13-2009
Message 25 of 27 (126 Views)

Re: How to deal with visibility point label styles thru an X-ref

11-09-2011 12:31 PM in reply to: Doug_000

As many have stated, get your DWT setup the way you want it to function.  During your contract negotiations with the surveyor indicate in writing what they need to provide.  If they do not provide the product per the contract send it back.  After all, they are working for you.  You should not have to manipulate the data in any way beyond cosmetic layering changes so the survey data shows up correctly in your design product.

 

With that said, we have our own in house surveying (me) that sets up our survey data, labels, styles, etc.....  In civil3d we have a text layer and a point layer for each description code this allows us to freeze the text or symbols independently of each other. 

 

My 2 cents....

*Expert Elite*
LeafRiders
Posts: 331
Registered: ‎09-28-2010
Message 26 of 27 (111 Views)

Re: How to deal with visibility point label styles thru an X-ref

11-10-2011 11:08 AM in reply to: mikehathaway2942

I'm not exactly sure how extensive your surveys are.

 

If you're dealing with an existing site survey, with above and below ground locates, combined with a road survey... You're talking upwards of at least a 150 possible point descriptions and having a layer for both "point-description" and "point label-description" is not going to happen. High probability your drawing file would even open at that point.  :smileywink:

Mentor
mikehathaway2942
Posts: 257
Registered: ‎10-13-2009
Message 27 of 27 (106 Views)

Re: How to deal with visibility point label styles thru an X-ref

11-10-2011 11:22 AM in reply to: LeafRiders

Off topic, but that's precisely the type of work we do, our DWT has 517 layers all with appropriate filters to quickly turn things off and on.  You may have misunderstood.....we have a separate "SYMB" layer for each code that requies a symbol.  This is controlled by the description key set and then a separate "TEXT" layer that  contains the point number, elevation and code' which is controlled by the label style.  It works just fine and allows much flexibility in displaying points, markers, symbols and text.  Working on a site project right now with over 7000 surveyed points.

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.