AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Create Automatic Point Groups When Importing Points?

Jan 8, 2014

Is there a way to create automatic Point Groups when importing points?  Sort of like a Desc Key for layers?  I know it probably is impossible but I have to ask.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: 2013 / How To Label (Name) Of Point In 2 Points Groups

Aug 12, 2013

I have created 8 points (from 4 locations with 2 depths in each location) in _All Points/Points. These 8 points are grouped into 2 Point Groups:

Points #1, #3, #5 & #7 for Point Group - (1) Depth#1 and
Points #2, #4, #6 & #8 for Point Group - (2) Depth#2.

The "Name" of Point is filled with the SampleID (like cdc-ss01-s1, cdc-ss01-s2,...) - see the attached file. From the HELP of AutoCAD C3D 2013,  I have read/studies the "Point Tables" and "Point Label Styles" and I cannot figure out how to label the 8 points to show the "Point Number", "Point Elevation", and "Name" of Point (i. e. the SampleID like cdc-ss01-s1 & cdc-ss01-s2, ....).!!  

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Create Sheets Generates Duplicate Point Groups

Aug 7, 2012

C3D2012. We have a master C3D template that includes a number of point filters (let say 20 of them) and a number of layouts (again, let say 20 of them) to accommodate our two sheet sizes. 

Here is the issue that I am running into, when the Plan Production tools use a layout to create plan and profile sheets from the same master template that is used to initially create the file, the whole process will duplicate each point group 150 times for every group (see attached).  So, what I ended up with is 20 point groups X 150.  In my example, I ended up with 3000 duplicate point groups.

The end result is a file that is somewhat unusable do to the number of point groups.  The other issue is now that all of these point groups are in the file you are unable to delete them all at once without "crashing" C3D.  So you are left to deleting a handful at time.  It is also best if you turn UNDO off while you do it.

I have been able to duplicate this in multiple files; however, from the same master template.  As a test I did create separate templates (which are pretty bare bones) for the plan production and all works well.  Therefore, there is either an issue with C3D and Plan Production and point groups or it is our template.

I would really like to nail down (as best I can) what is generating the 150 duplicates/ point group name to see if there is a way "around" this.

Currently, I am unable to share the template, but it shouldn't be too difficult to re-create.  Take any template, add some point groups to, add a plan and profile sheet to one of the layouts, create a new file from this template, finally create plan and profile sheets from the layout in the very same template.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Point Group When Importing Survey Points?

May 23, 2013

Sometimes when i import points Civil 3d creates a Point group in the drawing with the name of the point file, sometime it does not. I prefer when it does create this point group. It always seems to create a Survey Point Group. How do i control wether or not a point group is created in the import?

Civil 3D 2013
HP Z400 Workstation
6GB of RAM
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Oct 15, 2009

I just discovered survey figure groups and am playing around with them. Great way to bring certain figures in & out. What seems crazy is that I have to check them on/off one at a time. Am I missing something or is this the only way to add figures to a figure group?

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Oct 15, 2013

Is there a way to create a point group of random points within a drawing and adjust the elevations for the points within that group? Some of the points in the group may have been manually created and some may have been imported by way of "Import Events"..

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Feb 28, 2013

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Jun 20, 2012

How to set a default point style for point groups?  Whenever I import survey points, I always put them into their own point group, so I can display each day's worth of survey data differently.  For some reason, the point style always defaults to a certain style (our control point symbol).  I'd like it to default to Basic, so I don't have to change this every time.  Is it a template drawing setting somewhere?

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Jun 14, 2013

I'm using Civl3D 2013 and I have a drawing that crashed and a recover dwg was created.

I ran the recovery and now the points and groups are gone. Is there a way to get them back?

I can go back to an older drawing. But, i'm trying to avoid losing a few hours of cleanup.

Is this just one of the bugs that is in Civil3D?

Civil3D 2013
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Can you create point groups in your template to be used by all drawings or do they have to be per dwg.?

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Feb 28, 2013

I have two different point groups that I am using in my drawing.  One is from a survey done a few years ago and the other is from one that I did just the other day. 

I don't have a problem inserting the points or whatnot, but the issue I am having is that when I click "Datum" to adjust the elevations of my new point group (to make my benchmark 100.00'), Civil 3D alters all of my points; including the ones from the older survey. Is a way to adjust elevations to only one set of points.  

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Automatic Hyperlink On COGO Points

Jul 1, 2012

As survey data collectors now come with cameras intergrated, it would be very useful to be able to have a way of hyperlinking the imported survey points to the images. Images are normally named by the survey point number that they are associated with.

Can Civil3D import points and automatically have the hyperlink field of a COGO point populated?

Can this be achieved through the survey database? Or maybe via a point-file with UDP's?

Civil3D 2014 - Windows7 64bit

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Jul 29, 2011

For some reason I have three copies of my point groups. I have not inserted any drawings into my current drawing. Just been working with pipe networks. There are three copies of every point group even though only a couple of point groups are being used in this drawing if that matters.

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Feb 21, 2012

Is there a way to delete Multiple point groups?

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Oct 22, 2013

I have about 50 point groups that the client needs in an ENZ format, is it possible to export them all at once with the name of the point group being the name of the file?

if so, the more annoying part of this is that I actually have to make the ENZ file an ENZD file with the D being the name of the file for each point, if both of these things are possible

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Jul 20, 2013

Inclusion of “point groups” in a table, I wanted to include “point groups” in a table but couldn’t know what is the most appropriate command to accomplish this task. 

I tried the “extract data” command (attached) but sounds not to produce the required table.

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Aug 16, 2013

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The groups appear some time after I create the surface.

I've also noticed that this occurs in my list of grading criteria as well. 

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write out the steps involved in importing one set of points to a point group so that it is one color and on one layer and a different set of points onto a different layer with a different color? We gather survey data using different methods and want to be able to overlay the data sets for quality control purposes and them being the same color is crazy making

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Aug 24, 2011

In an effort to firm up my understanding of how styles, point groups, description keys and layers collide, I followed the recommendations of an article. How groups/deskeys function together for layer visibility.

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I stumbled on to this thread but I guessing that it's a different CAD year because my modify tab doesn't look like this. URL.....

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May 14, 2012

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May 1, 2013

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I was wondering what is the difference between importing points under the Prospector tab versus importing points under the Suvey tab? And how either of the two methods relate to using Data Shortcut?

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Jul 13, 2012

I am building a new template for our office and just finished building my Description Key Code Set, and Figure Prefix Database.  I stopped to do a quick trial run on one of our surveying files, but when I imported the file all of the figure lines imported correctly but the points all came in the default point style and label style.  I went to the Settings Tab/Points/Commands and made sure my "Disable Description Keys" was set to False.  This is not my first template and I have never had this issue before. 

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Jan 4, 2013

We're moving [slowly, painfully] from LDD to Civil 2012. When importing a survey fieldbook in LDD, my method has always been to "clean up" the fieldbook during the import. Rather than search through the fieldbook text file manually, I'll let the import process find the duplicate, overwritten points, or errant linecodes, and then exclamate them or change them in the fieldbook and, if necessary, reimport the fieldbook. Figures and breaklines use the initial coordinate, for instance, so sometimes a reimport is (was) necessary.

So our survey crews "overwrite" points in the field for bad rod heights, angles, descriptions, etc... During the LDD import process that point number is flagged and I am given the option to overwrite/average/etc.... In Civil 3D I seem to be stuck with an average of the two observations, and I'm not even alerted about which point numbers come from these "multiple observations." So I've no idea without sifting through the often substantial list of point numbers which points have duplicate data connected to them.

I've combed through the import options and I just don't see what I'm looking for, which, in a phrase, is to be alerted when there are duplicate numbers in the fieldbook.

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Aug 9, 2012

I have a .dwg file with an AT-LCC projection assigned to it. There are some .shp files connected to it.

Can I choose the projection of to-be-imported-points when I import some laserscan-files in ASCII format? So I can tell AutoCAD: these points are in MGI-AT.AUT-Central/GK projection, please convert them to my desired projection.

There is a method which takes much too long:

open a new document assign the origin-projection (here; MGI-AT.AUT-Central/GK) to the fileimport the pointsexport the points as .shp file, define a projection-system conversion to target projection (here: AT-LCC)open the file with the target projection assigned to it (here: AT-LCC)import the .shp file

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Our Surveyor created the Point Styles and description keys for processing our field work. These were incorporated in our template. Yesterday he brought in field work an noticed that only a few of the symbols incorporated into the markers came in.

The blocks exist in the drawing but when you go to edit the point marker only 8 out of 152 blocks show in the window below "Use AutoCAD BLOCK symbol for marker". I tried a backup of that template from 5 months ago and got the same results. I've verified that the blocks still exist in the drawing both by listing them and exploring them in Design Center. If I try other templates the window shows all the blocks.

I have tried Audit and Recover with no improvement. Thirteen errors fixed but the blocks still don't show. Additionally I found a backup of the template from Feb., 2013 and get the same problem but the lack of blocks only just occurred.

This is an example showing the depleted block list:

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I am trying to get point 1234 to show a label that says Point #1234 and then in a grading plan have that same point show up as a spot elevation.  I have tried making two point groups "Point #" and "Spot Grades" which include the same points in them with two different label styles for each group, however the point seems to only want to take one label style at a time.

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