AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database - Delete Figure Prefix & Linework Code

Jun 7, 2013

I created new linework code to test and now I want to delete them from my toolspace but I do not get an option to delete.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Assign Mline To A Figure Style In Figure Prefix Database

Oct 29, 2013

I am using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011.  I am wondering if there is a way to assign an mline to a figure style in the Figure Prefix Database.  Ultimately I am trying to create storm drains that have a width automatically (ex. 12" SD would come in at 12").  Right now I have a single center line that comes in and I manually offset the line to create a width or I place an mline over the center line. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Figure Prefix Database

Aug 25, 2013

I am trying to work on my figure database and have run into an issue I don't understand. Curious as to weather or not it's something I am doing, or just a bug.

I wanted to look at every possible line that could be imported so I created a dummy point file using the Figure prefix data base and imported it into one of my blank templates and ran into to curious issues.

Issue 1

CP is connecting to AA

Issue 2

OC only connects if the point has an identifier behind the OC, for example OC01.

Here is a copy of the figure database and point file I am using. I understand you will not have my layers, but the connectivity should be the same. Let me know if you need anything else.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Figure Prefix Database And Break Lines

Aug 26, 2013

I am running Autocad Civil 3D 2012. I created a figure prefix database that our surveyors were familiar when coding in the field. It is a numeric code list. I received a survey last week that had 6 break lines coded in the point file. Only one of the 6 acts as a break line.

All break lines start and stop with the right line work commands but they fail to break crossing triangle legs. I've checked everything I can think of and the setup looks correct . The only difference between the one break line that works and the others is that break line has sequential point numbers while the other break line codes are scattered throughout the point file.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Delete Survey Database

Jan 19, 2010

I am running AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010. I am a new user and just going through some tutorials and created a couple of survey databases for practice. The problem I am having is I can't figure out how to delete them. When I exit Civil 3D and restart it, those databases are still there under the survey tab in Toolspace even though I haven't even opened a drawing yet. Also, do I need MS Access installed on my workstation to run any functions within Civil 3D?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Unable To Delete Points From A Survey Database

Jan 2, 2014

I am unable to delete points from my survey database. What could be preventing me from performing this task?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Matching Letters In Figure Prefix And Description Key Set

Mar 15, 2012

I have Figure prefix of GPNT for painted gas line and GP desciption key for Guy Pole. Imported survey text file, linework for GPNT came in correctly but at each shot the symbol for GP (Guy Pole) came in. Is there a way to fix that without creating a description key for GPNT. Have others with the same situation. Wanted to avoid adding description keys for items that were displayed all the same.

Civil3D 2013
Windows 7, 64 bit
Intel i7 2600 @ 3.40Ghz
16 GB RAM
Nvidia Quadro 600

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Create Figure Prefix Form Excel Spreadsheet / Access

Apr 19, 2012

Is there a faster way to create figure prefix i.e form excel spreadsheet or access.

I have one tip also. When you modify the figure database "C:ProgramDataAutodeskC3D 2013enuSurvey" by using notepad and you add "*" after each figure it will connect during linework codes that much the prefix code and will exclude the integer, EPN1 and EPN2 will be treated as EPN

The aterisks can not be added from the civil3d .

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Figure With Bad Elevations?

Jun 29, 2012

I have a survey figure that no matter what will not come in with the correct elevations, its a spline (continous) curve that the elevations get blow up on.

Only thing I can think of is the when it starts to interpolate the curve it cant get the elevations correct, this only happens in the curved area, once it goes tangent everything goes back to normal.

C3D11
C3D12-13
Win7x64 6gb

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Figure Default Style Ignored?

Jul 26, 2013

When bringing in some figures that don't match the figure prefix database in a drawing with a set default style for figures (settings tab>survey>edit feature settings) it is being ignored and the "standard" style is being created and used. Is there another setting?

(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Project Survey Figure To Profile

Oct 15, 2013

I have a survey figure in plan view that I want to project to a profile.  I have a projection style set, and the command settings use this style.  When I project the figure to the profile, nothing shows up. 

If I try it again, the command tells me that an object already exists in the profile and will update it. What am I doing wrong?  What is the correct procedure to project these lines to a profile?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Labeling Extended Survey Figure Properties

May 16, 2012

I've added an extended Figure Property to a Survey Database called 'WegAsNaam' (Name of the Road).

Filled this attribute on several Survey Figures and now want to Label this Extended Property which should be able in Civil 3D 2013.

I don't see my own created Extended Figure Property in the Label Style composer to choose?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Figure (linetype Generation) TOGGLE On And Off?

May 23, 2013

I am happy that survey figures now have the long awaited "linetype generation" on in 2013 but sometimes I need it off. Is there a toggle or am I now STUCK with it on all the time?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Figures - Update Without Processing Linework?

Aug 8, 2013

I have imported surveydata into the survey database from FBK and processed linework. I do as many edits to my figures as I can by editing point codes and processing linework, then I fix the rest of the figures manually editing them and pushing the changes back to the survey database.

Once you have started manually editing figures you can no longer 'process linework' as you get double ups of figures you manually edited.

My issue is that I have made some adjustments to some of my control point coordinates after manually editing figures, so that all my survey points move. I try to update the survey figures so that they move with my points but Civil3D tells me that it cant update them because they were made by processing linework.

Is there anyway I can get my figures to match my points without reprocessing linework and then making all the manual edits again or exporting an FBK from the database, remove the figures and points from the dwg, reset the network and import the new FBK?

We should be able to update figures without processing linework, even if that was how the figures were originally made!

Civil3D 2014 - Windows7 64bit

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Linework Coding - Multiple Lines

Jun 11, 2012

We are trying to switch over in our office to importing all the points with linework already drawn in from the field. Our problem is when we are toping an area with a roadway, we commonly do cross sections. We get 2 of every line, such as the edge of pavement. I have set up our C3D to handle all our codes, but if our crews jump from one side to the other with their linework it will create a zig zag line instead of 2 parallel lines. Does C3D recognize the line code along with a number?

For example, our code for edge of pavement is EP. So the start of a pavement line would be B EP. Since there's 2 lines, we're wondering if we can do something like B EP1, then use B EP2 on the other side of the street. Will C3D still import both of those lines onto the EP layer that I have set up?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Convert Figure To Feature Line - Export Survey Figures To Genio?

Sep 12, 2013

I have a client who uses Bently MX Roads for road design and requires that survey data be supplied in GENIO format. I realise that there are many possible options to get Civil3D survey data into MX, but I am trying to explore the use of the Subscription Extension to Import/Export GENIO.

Surfaces - no problem. Points - I see how I can get that to work. But the only linework that can be exported is Feature Lines, and it is also important that the feature lines have a name (likely related to the layer it is on).

I can convert survey figures to feature lines and name them one by one but would be very time consuming for a whole survey. Is there any way of doing all figures at once?

I'm guessing not and that it is probably easier to do the Genio creation from dwg in MX itself.

Civil3D 2014 - Windows7 64bit

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Conflicts With Using Linework Code Set / Description Key Sets?

Oct 15, 2013

i have a bunch of pipes we surveyed in the field, the linework code we were using was p01 B 10"

the "B" being "begin"

my description key set is set up as follows:

p## = Code

and

Ex Pipe $1= format

the trouble is, this works nicely for all of the inbetween shots, but for shots containing "B" and "E" it uses the B for the $1 instead of the desired 10" pipe size. How do I prevent this from happening? 

We were origially using the code B p01 10" but the description keys were geting hung up on the B and not sorting the point to the desired layer.

what is the best method for coding in the field? and how do I get the 10" to show up in the label instead of the B and E

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Description Key Set - Hide Linework Code Set Codes

Aug 9, 2012

Can I use the description key set to not show point parameters with particular characters?I use the Linework Code Set codes to control survey figures and so the linework codes show up in the Raw descriptions. That's great for editing survey data.

But when the survey is passed on to the designers I want to show a full description that does not show the linework codes.For example when surveying a road culvert I will code the first point,

"CULV B 32 600" - (CULV is the code for culvert, B is to begin the figure, 32 is the culvert number and 600 is the diameter)

The second point is coded, "CULV 32 600"I want to show full descriptions of "CULV 32 600" for both points, ie I don't want a parameter that is a "B" to show up.Can I use the description key set to not show point parameters with particular characters?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database Coordinates Off

Feb 23, 2012

i have a point file specifically a PNEZD file. when i import points into the survey database the coordinate in the database is correct but the coordinate on the drawing tends to be 5 feet off one way and 1 foot off the other. When I import point through the points pull-down menu the coordinates are correctly shown. When I import point into survey database from drawing the coordinate is incorrect in the database but correct on screen.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Moving A Survey Database

Dec 7, 2011

Are there any issues with coping a survey database to different directory?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Point Database

Mar 6, 2012

How are you or your company managing points as in field shots, storage, dulplicate point numbers?

are you using vault?
are you using the point database?
are you using one drawing file to import and store the points?

what we are doing now is using the point database as a storage location but it fails for notification on when a point # is duplicated.

surveys has a drawing file they use to import, store and build the existing ground surface from the points. this allows the notification of when a  point  number is duplicated. but it is not as secure or flexable as the old LDD way.

We don't use field books just text files from the collectors imported in. Vault is not an option for us. (at this time)

so what i am looking for is how others are adapting to this change, and what worked or not.

Win 7 pro 12gb
NVIDIA Quadro 2000
LDD 2009
IDS 2014

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database Is Not Readable

Apr 4, 2012

One of my users is getting the following error when creating a survey database.

It always stops at the same size? How do we resolve this? The user has full access as well.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Figures Not Associated To Database

Jul 18, 2012

I have a drawing that is about a month old with survey data and a surface in it. I went in to modify the surface and noticed a crossing breakline message that was never addressed. I attempt to do a grip edit on the survey figure that is crossing ,and update the database from drawing and I get a message saying the figure is in not in the database. I know I have the correct database, because if I select the figure in the prospector tab It highlights the one I'm working with. Somehow the objects in the drawing have lost association with the database.

Any solutions short of re-inserting all my figures from the database? I'm not going to do that in this case since the edit was small and is already done.

(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: LandXML Import - Survey Database

Aug 27, 2013

Well I have a LandXML and I import the file into the SDB, it gives me line work but only Station Setups. I have no turned angles or points short of the Occupation Points. What is going on here. I have tested this in C3D12 on one PC C3D13 & 14 on another PC and have the same issue. However a co-worker imports to a student version of 12 using my template and gets points and lines.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database Point Data

Apr 16, 2012

Is there a way to "data shortcut" information imported from a data file into multiple drawings?  If so, is there a way to lock the data points "in place" and not be able to adjust the point location/elevation, but allow the movement the text information around within the drawing.

The goal is to have multiple drawings with these data points and be able to move the text information from the style, but not (in a million years) be able to move the data point itself.  There may be multiple drawings with these points located within them.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Creating A New Local Survey Database?

Sep 4, 2013

It started happening whenever I try to "create a new local surveydata base" in Civil 3d. After clicking OK the folder for the database gets created, but does not show up in the toolspace window. It does show up in windows explorer in the place which I had specified on the pc. I have just installed Civil3d 2014 on my pc and I still have Civil 3d 2012 on it as well. I get the same problem from each version.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database Creation Errors

Oct 3, 2012

I have a 64-bit Windows 7 computer that we are running Civil 3D 2013.  We have attempted to create a survey database but get the attached .NET error. 

Repairing the .NET throught Control Panel as well as running the Microsoft .NET Repair Tool.  (After repairing the .NET we would get another error shown below)We have changed the UAC (User Account Control) for Windows 7We have also tried to find any .LDB for the database and did not find any Checked the folder settings which this user is an admin on his computerWe also created a survey database from other computers which are using WindowsXP 32bit and he was not able to access the database that way either Second error: 

'DbProviderFactories' section can only appear once per config file error

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Removing Points From The Survey Database?

Jan 2, 2014

I would like to remove certain points from my survey database. I have all the points that i want to remove queried into a point group. Is there a quick way to delete these from the database?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Database And Point UDP Labels?

Nov 26, 2012

When I import Points (w/o Survey Database) that contain Point UDP's they come in just fine, (see attached).  However, when I import those same Points thru the Survey Database it does not populate the addition UDP info on the Point Label (see attached).  Why?  I have created the Styles, Point File Format and I have even added data to Survey DB Extended Properties.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Line Work Through Database

Dec 13, 2013

C3D 2012 SP 4
Win 7 Pro

Can I have combination raw descriptions on one shot?  Example: bc1 e sw1 st

where I am ending the back of curb shot and beginning a sidewalk at the same point.

If I start linework with a curve, 3 shots, Example: ea1 pc, ea1, ea1 pt

Do I need a an extra shot (tangent) preceeding ea1 pc to get the curve to draw correctly?, or can I use

ea1 pc, ea1, ea1 pt to draw the curve?

Or do I have to envoke the st (begin) like this, ea1 pc st, ea1, ea1 pt

How does C3D handle reverse curves? Is ea1pc, ea1, ea1pc, ea1, ea1 pt the correct sequence fro drawing a reverse curve?

In a situation where a symbol is needed in a combination shot, the code for the symbol is first, then the linework, correct? Example: sanmh ss1 st

where a sanmh symbol and a line draw for ss1 (sanitary sewer line) are the same point.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Translate Survey Database Rotating?

Jan 8, 2014

I am trying to rotate a database through translate survey database and after I input all of my info (rotation basepoint etc.) it is rotating all of the points no where near where they are suppose to be. I was experimenting with the command a bit using various rotation angles, and it seemed to work at first, but I got out of my drawing without saving and got back in and I tried to do it again using the same rotation base point etc. the location of the points are all out of whack now. Did I do something unintentionally to the points or do I maybe have to re-import the fieldbook?

I thought not saving the drawing would be a safe way to not save any of my translating....

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