So I want to insert a plain old point or node (not from "Point Styles," mind, but a POINT from the standard ACAD drawing menu) into a drawing. I type "point," as was done in the hoary past, and WHAMMO! a BEHEMOTH + symbol appears!
I do not want a + symbol, nor a little circle, nor a tiny square nor an x. I want a POINT, what used to be called an "autoCAD point," one of those infinitesimal, well, point-like objects that does not change size, does not occupy space, etc. A tiny point.
I'm sure this is very simple, but as is so often the case, the "help" function knows only "point styles," and does not seem to refer to the old drawn point or node: How do I change the defaults in Civil 3D 2014 in order to get such a point marker each and every time I choose to draw or display a point?
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I think you want to look at the PDMODE and PDSIZE variables. The default for both should be 0 for regular AutoCAD but your template may have other defaults. The same would happen in regular AutoCAD if these settings got changed.
This is a global change, so if any of your POINT STYLES use the AutoCAD point marker for the symbol then all of those cogo points will change.
You can also manually select the "AutoCAD" point style by typing in DDPTYPE.