AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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*MH
Message 1 of 8 (109 Views)

Simple Drafting Tools

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07-25-2006 08:45 PM
Are there any toolbars or simple commands to insert barscales, north
arrow, borders, and misc. symbols without having to insert as a block?
Something similar to Eaglepoint drafting module.

Thanks,

MH
*Jason Hickey
Message 2 of 8 (109 Views)

Re: Simple Drafting Tools

07-25-2006 09:03 PM in reply to: *MH
MH wrote:
> Are there any toolbars or simple commands to insert barscales, north
> arrow, borders, and misc. symbols without having to insert as a block?
> Something similar to Eaglepoint drafting module.

If you've got Land Desktop Companion, here's a workable solution:

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com/2006/03/whered-my-symbol-manager-go.html#links

Maybe one day the development team will include symbol manager in C3D.


--
Jason Hickey

Civil 3D 2007, SP1A
Dell Precision M70
2 GIG RAM, 256 MB nVidia Quadro FX Go1400
Intel Centrino 2 gHz Processor

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com
*Dana Breig Probert
Message 3 of 8 (109 Views)

Re: Simple Drafting Tools

07-26-2006 05:39 AM in reply to: *MH
i kinda got the vibe that toolpalettes were supposed to be the substitute

but they aren't canned setup like the symbol manager..

duh, i just went and read your link, such is your solution.

everytime i get a good idea, Nick and James had it first. shucks.

--
Dana Breig Probert
http://civil3drocks.blogspot.com/
CADapult Ltd
Empowering Design With Innovative Solutions
www.cadapult.net
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"Jason Hickey" wrote in message
news:5248508@discussion.autodesk.com...
MH wrote:
> Are there any toolbars or simple commands to insert barscales, north
> arrow, borders, and misc. symbols without having to insert as a block?
> Something similar to Eaglepoint drafting module.

If you've got Land Desktop Companion, here's a workable solution:

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com/2006/03/whered-my-symbol-manager-go.html#links

Maybe one day the development team will include symbol manager in C3D.


--
Jason Hickey

Civil 3D 2007, SP1A
Dell Precision M70
2 GIG RAM, 256 MB nVidia Quadro FX Go1400
Intel Centrino 2 gHz Processor

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com
*Keith Biggs
Message 4 of 8 (109 Views)

Re: Simple Drafting Tools

07-26-2006 12:24 PM in reply to: *MH
I have been using the Symbol Manager from the days of Softdesk, so I have
built up quite a large library of blocks. Since Symbol Manager is not
included in Civil 3D, my only option is to recreate this functionality using
Tool Palettes. I have hard time justifying this effort, which is required as
a result of upgrading our software to a better and more advanced product
than Land Desktop, or is it? Granted, the design functionality is better,
however, for drawing production it is lacking. This means we have to use
both products to produce our contract drawings. Is this progress?

Keith Biggs


"Jason Hickey" wrote in message
news:5248508@discussion.autodesk.com...
MH wrote:
> Are there any toolbars or simple commands to insert barscales, north
> arrow, borders, and misc. symbols without having to insert as a block?
> Something similar to Eaglepoint drafting module.

If you've got Land Desktop Companion, here's a workable solution:

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com/2006/03/whered-my-symbol-manager-go.html#links

Maybe one day the development team will include symbol manager in C3D.


--
Jason Hickey

Civil 3D 2007, SP1A
Dell Precision M70
2 GIG RAM, 256 MB nVidia Quadro FX Go1400
Intel Centrino 2 gHz Processor

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com
*Connie B
Message 5 of 8 (109 Views)

Re: Simple Drafting Tools

07-26-2006 01:48 PM in reply to: *MH
That only means you had a good idea! :smileyhappy:

"Dana Breig Probert" wrote in message
news:5248714@discussion.autodesk.com...
i kinda got the vibe that toolpalettes were supposed to be the substitute

but they aren't canned setup like the symbol manager..

duh, i just went and read your link, such is your solution.

everytime i get a good idea, Nick and James had it first. shucks.

--
Dana Breig Probert
http://civil3drocks.blogspot.com/
CADapult Ltd
Empowering Design With Innovative Solutions
www.cadapult.net
----------------------------------------------
"Jason Hickey" wrote in message
news:5248508@discussion.autodesk.com...
MH wrote:
> Are there any toolbars or simple commands to insert barscales, north
> arrow, borders, and misc. symbols without having to insert as a block?
> Something similar to Eaglepoint drafting module.

If you've got Land Desktop Companion, here's a workable solution:

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com/2006/03/whered-my-symbol-manager-go.html#links

Maybe one day the development team will include symbol manager in C3D.


--
Jason Hickey

Civil 3D 2007, SP1A
Dell Precision M70
2 GIG RAM, 256 MB nVidia Quadro FX Go1400
Intel Centrino 2 gHz Processor

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com
*Connie B
Message 6 of 8 (109 Views)

Re: Simple Drafting Tools

07-26-2006 02:09 PM in reply to: *MH
Sometimes when you get a newer better car, you have to clean out the trunk
on the old one. Or when you buy a new house, you still have to pack up and
move, and reorganize.
Is that progress? That depends on what your goals are.
Technology is a changing animal. If you build your operation on it, then you
will have to expect several significant changes during a lifetime of a
career, and plan for them. Budget, time, effort, motivation all that goes
into it. It's the cost of running a business.

"Keith Biggs" wrote in message
news:5249466@discussion.autodesk.com...
I have been using the Symbol Manager from the days of Softdesk, so I have
built up quite a large library of blocks. Since Symbol Manager is not
included in Civil 3D, my only option is to recreate this functionality using
Tool Palettes. I have hard time justifying this effort, which is required as
a result of upgrading our software to a better and more advanced product
than Land Desktop, or is it? Granted, the design functionality is better,
however, for drawing production it is lacking. This means we have to use
both products to produce our contract drawings. Is this progress?

Keith Biggs


"Jason Hickey" wrote in message
news:5248508@discussion.autodesk.com...
MH wrote:
> Are there any toolbars or simple commands to insert barscales, north
> arrow, borders, and misc. symbols without having to insert as a block?
> Something similar to Eaglepoint drafting module.

If you've got Land Desktop Companion, here's a workable solution:

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com/2006/03/whered-my-symbol-manager-go.html#links

Maybe one day the development team will include symbol manager in C3D.


--
Jason Hickey

Civil 3D 2007, SP1A
Dell Precision M70
2 GIG RAM, 256 MB nVidia Quadro FX Go1400
Intel Centrino 2 gHz Processor

http://beneaththelines.blogspot.com
*James Wedding
Message 7 of 8 (109 Views)

Re: Simple Drafting Tools

07-26-2006 06:34 PM in reply to: *MH
My question would be how much of a project time do you spend percentage-wise
inserting north arrows versus stationing and doing design. Looking at C3D on
an individual element level is a losing proposition. Look to the entire
process to see the returns.

--
James Wedding, P.E.
Engineered Efficiency, Inc.
Civil 3D 2007
XP Tablet, SP2, 2GHz, 2G
www.eng-eff.com
www.civil3d.com
*wfb
Message 8 of 8 (109 Views)

Re: Simple Drafting Tools

07-27-2006 11:41 AM in reply to: *MH
Well, some of old "retards" had a time adjusting to "North always up!" (NR
Days, DO NOT START NR!)
Now it is a piece of cake with "Silver 3D".

Bill

"James Wedding" wrote in message
news:5249854@discussion.autodesk.com...
My question would be how much of a project time do you spend percentage-wise
inserting north arrows versus stationing and doing design. Looking at C3D on
an individual element level is a losing proposition. Look to the entire
process to see the returns.

--
James Wedding, P.E.
Engineered Efficiency, Inc.
Civil 3D 2007
XP Tablet, SP2, 2GHz, 2G
www.eng-eff.com
www.civil3d.com
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