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joegayeski6344
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Registered: ‎11-09-2009
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MCS AND MCE

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11-10-2009 11:58 AM
I process my data in Terramodel, export a points file..convert to a field book file using the Survey Link DC 7.5.5 and import the field book file into AutoCad civil 3D 2009. The MCS Line Code does not make a curve.

this is the ASCII FILE:
1349,356567.61,13454014.08,649.59,B 5531
1350,356568.93,13454014.69,649.62,MCS 5531
1351,356572.31,13454016.15,649.61,5531
1352,356576.07,13454018.65,649.45,5531
1353,356576.77,13454020.03,649.39,5531
1354,356577.71,13454022.46,649.33,5531
1355,356577.71,13454024.34,649.32,MCE 5531
1356,356577.92,13454030.03,649.28,E 5531

5531 is the field code for "CURB LINE #1"

this is the converted FIELD BOOK:
BEG 5531
NE SS 1349 356567.61000 13454014.08000 649.59000 "5531"
END
NE SS 1350 356568.93000 13454014.69000 649.62000 "MCS 5531"
END
NE SS 1351 356572.31000 13454016.15000 649.61000 "5531"
NE SS 1352 356576.07000 13454018.65000 649.45000 "5531"
NE SS 1353 356576.77000 13454020.03000 649.39000 "5531"
NE SS 1354 356577.71000 13454022.46000 649.33000 "5531"
END
NE SS 1355 356577.71000 13454024.34000 649.32000 "MCE 5531"
END

I think the "MCS" should appear on the line above 1350 and on the line 1350 I should not see the "MCS" at all. Has anyone experienced this?
THANKS
JOE
*Jason Hickey - Autodesk
Message 2 of 5 (432 Views)

Re: MCS AND MCE

11-10-2009 12:14 PM in reply to: joegayeski6344
TDS Survey Link does not recognize the MCS or MCE command to rip it out to a
FBK file. You will have to use either a different method of creating the
file or do a manual search and replace for MCS and MCE and put them in their
correct locations.

--
Jason Hickey
Autodesk, Inc.
http://beingcivil.typepad.com


"joegayeski6344" wrote in message news:6286620@discussion.autodesk.com...
I process my data in Terramodel, export a points file..convert to a field
book file using the Survey Link DC 7.5.5 and import the field book file into
AutoCad civil 3D 2009. The MCS Line Code does not make a curve.

this is the ASCII FILE:
1349,356567.61,13454014.08,649.59,B 5531
1350,356568.93,13454014.69,649.62,MCS 5531
1351,356572.31,13454016.15,649.61,5531
1352,356576.07,13454018.65,649.45,5531
1353,356576.77,13454020.03,649.39,5531
1354,356577.71,13454022.46,649.33,5531
1355,356577.71,13454024.34,649.32,MCE 5531
1356,356577.92,13454030.03,649.28,E 5531

5531 is the field code for "CURB LINE #1"

this is the converted FIELD BOOK:
BEG 5531
NE SS 1349 356567.61000 13454014.08000 649.59000 "5531"
END
NE SS 1350 356568.93000 13454014.69000 649.62000 "MCS 5531"
END
NE SS 1351 356572.31000 13454016.15000 649.61000 "5531"
NE SS 1352 356576.07000 13454018.65000 649.45000 "5531"
NE SS 1353 356576.77000 13454020.03000 649.39000 "5531"
NE SS 1354 356577.71000 13454022.46000 649.33000 "5531"
END
NE SS 1355 356577.71000 13454024.34000 649.32000 "MCE 5531"
END

I think the "MCS" should appear on the line above 1350 and on the line 1350
I should not see the "MCS" at all. Has anyone experienced this?
THANKS
JOE
Member
joegayeski6344
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-09-2009
Message 3 of 5 (432 Views)

Re: MCS AND MCE

11-10-2009 12:54 PM in reply to: joegayeski6344
Thanks for the reply,
Is there another meathod to create the fbk file that would recognize the MCS or MCE, or another way to code it in the field to creat a curve with multiple shots?
Thanks,
JOE
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BrianHailey
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Registered: ‎04-27-2005
Message 4 of 5 (432 Views)

Re: MCS AND MCE

11-10-2009 01:17 PM in reply to: joegayeski6344
I know you are using 2009 but, in 2010, you don't even need a fieldbook. You can set up a linework code set and import the points and it will create the survey figures for you. Not positive about the MCE and MCS but I'm pretty sure you could just change the linework code set for begin curve and end curve to use MCE and MCS respectively.

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*Laurie
Message 5 of 5 (432 Views)

Re: MCS AND MCE

11-10-2009 01:56 PM in reply to: joegayeski6344
Hi Joe,

There is a way of doing it using "Regular Expressions". Most decent
text editors have this capability . In MS Word 2007 there is at least
some of the functionality with "Use Wildcards"

These are sophisticated "search and replace" functions which would
enable you to create the field book in the format you posted with MCS
and MCE not handled by the Survey Link software.

{code}
BEG 5531
NE SS 1349 356567.61000 13454014.08000 649.59000 "5531"
END
NE SS 1350 356568.93000 13454014.69000 649.62000 "MCS 5531"
END
NE SS 1351 356572.31000 13454016.15000 649.61000 "5531"
NE SS 1352 356576.07000 13454018.65000 649.45000 "5531"
NE SS 1353 356576.77000 13454020.03000 649.39000 "5531"
NE SS 1354 356577.71000 13454022.46000 649.33000 "5531"
END
NE SS 1355 356577.71000 13454024.34000 649.32000 "MCE 5531"
{code}
END

and replace

END
NE SS 1350 356568.93000 13454014.69000 649.62000 "MCS 5531"

with

MCS
NE SS 1350 356568.93000 13454014.69000 649.62000 "5531"

Whether you want to go through the learning/testing process to use
regular expressions (http://www.regular-expressions.info/reference.html
is one resource) or try to get Survey Link updated to deal with the
multiple curve features of a field book is up to you.


Regards,


Laurie Comerford

joegayeski6344 wrote:
> Thanks for the reply,
> Is there another meathod to create the fbk file that would recognize the MCS or MCE, or another way to code it in the field to creat a curve with multiple shots?
> Thanks,
> JOE
>
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