AutoCAD Civil 3D Wishes

AutoCAD Civil 3D Wishes

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Point Symbol Legend

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07-29-2011 12:26 PM

I wish you could create a symbol legend for survey points or points with active description keys, with options to included or exclude individual points or descriptions. I think Land Development had something like this, though I didn't use it for reasons I can't recall. A dynamic legend for my topo maps would be neat.

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)
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Re: Point Symbol Legend

08-01-2011 06:59 AM in reply to: IanMcClain

I agree, but being a designer, I'd also like to add that a legend should include proposed work as well.  It should have the ability to include not only point objects (existing hydrant, proposed streetlight, etc...) , but also linear objects (existing gurad rail, proposed 18" storm sewerl, etc...), and area objects as well (proposed fill, proposed cut, etc...).


I am not a programer, just an engineer, however, it seems that styles based legend table should be fairly easy to develop.


" which drawings to include in the legend table (by default all xrefs, drawings associated with the project)...; which styles to include in the legend (by default all styles in use, {dynamic/static})..., ...define table categorization..."




Nathan Selles-Alvarez, P.E.
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Re: Point Symbol Legend

08-18-2011 11:24 PM in reply to: el_nath

It's actually not as easy as you might think...  :smileywink:


We've added a LegendBuilder command to the Sincpac-C3D that does a lot of that, although it's not dynamic.  We're still working on improvements to this command, though, and are open to all feedback.

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