AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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danthron
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Registered: ‎10-21-2012
Message 1 of 5 (210 Views)

Importing survey data

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10-21-2012 04:11 PM

I am bringing in the points by importing survey data because I don't want anyone to be able to edit the point data.

Vive noticed that they can be erased and that you can explode them.

Does anyone no what Im missing to do so they can't be modified in anyway?

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Importing survey data

10-21-2012 05:39 PM in reply to: danthron

Hi,

 

IMHO you can't avoid modifications of drawings except of locking the layer (but that layer could be unlocked then), so it's either training "to not modify the points", or you write a tool that cancels specific commands, but make sure that everytime one of your drawings are loaded your app is also loaded.

 

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SurveyorLee
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Message 3 of 5 (201 Views)

Re: Importing survey data

10-21-2012 05:43 PM in reply to: danthron

I agree.  You can lock the the points or the layers, but they can be unlocked with a click of a button. My recommendation is to give them a copy of the drawing on which to work.  At my office, the engineering guys can copy the survey files, but do not have write permissions to survey.  To do design on the files, they have to copy them over to an engineering directory.

 

Surveyor Lee

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engrtech
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Registered: ‎05-05-2008
Message 4 of 5 (149 Views)

Re: Importing survey data

10-22-2012 08:31 AM in reply to: danthron

danthron wrote:

I am bringing in the points by importing survey data because I don't want anyone to be able to edit the point data.

Vive noticed that they can be erased and that you can explode them.

Does anyone no what Im missing to do so they can't be modified in anyway?


As much as I dislike the survey database, you could go that route to prevent others from modifying the points.  

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randcdavidson
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Message 5 of 5 (126 Views)

Re: Importing survey data

10-22-2012 12:19 PM in reply to: engrtech

As much as I dislike the survey database.... 

 


May I ask why? It's fantastic IMHO.

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