How can I create a "Site Parcel" (being the property boundary of a
subdivision) and then create the internal lots without having the Site
Parcel reduced with each new lot (or sub-parcel) that is created.
When you create parcels, the parcel topology is collected into what Civil
3D refers to as a "Site". Sites can be named and created by the user.
When you create the outer parcel boundary, Civil 3D will create a site for
you and give it a default name of "Site 1". (You can also create a site of
a different name and specify that site when you create you parcel boundary).
Within Site 1 you will find nodes for Alignments, Grading Groups and
Parcels. If you have just created one closed boundary, expanding the
parcel collection will show a single parcel. If you further sub-divide the
Parcel boundary, you will see the additional lots appear under the parcel
node. The properties of the original boundary is preserved and you can
access these properties by selecting the Parcel node -> Right Click ->
Properties. The properties dialog that appear contains the information of
the Site. You will also notice that there is a control for the "Site area
label style" on the "Composition" Tab. By default, that is set to .
If you select a label style, you can then display the properties of the Site
in a label. An interesting way to see the extents of the Site is to type
the command "offset". Select either the distance (or ) and then
select the Site label as the "Object to offset". You will get a lwpolyline
that is an offset from the "Site".
ISD Civil Development
"Alan" wrote in message news:403a0283_3@newsprd01...
> How can I create a "Site Parcel" (being the property boundary of a
> subdivision) and then create the internal lots without having the Site
> Parcel reduced with each new lot (or sub-parcel) that is created.