AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Survey Attributes To Scale Block?

Jun 28, 2013

We have our description keys set to use parameters to scale blocks. We would like to use attributes in survey for more flexibilty. Is there a way you can scale using a style or description key via atributes?

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C3D 2014 SP1
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We process survey data using Attributes to add extra intelligence and reduce errors.

For example, when shooting trees, the RAW file will contain something like this:

SS,OP 50,FP1299,AR308.2057,ZE91.0918,SD128.282,--TREE

or when shooting a street sign:

SS,OP 50,FP1437,AR324.1135,ZE91.4728,SD123.235,--SIGN

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The AT codes list the attributes name TN and then the TV reports its value.

Is there a way to preserve these attributes and their data when processing them into an FBK? Ideally, they would need to become part of a point description.

When processing this for that "other" CADD package, I am able to use these values in building labels for my survey points.

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At first everything looked fine.  Sheet number was correct, sheet title was correct, even a couple of the custom properties were alright and displaying properly in the layout.  BUT THEN I noticed that a few attributes weren't showing up at all in the layout.  When I would edit the title block itself, all of the attributes would be there but when I would try to insert a field into their 'default' parameters, the 'custom sheet set' properties wouldn't exist (like this sheet was not associated with this sheet set).  But some of the attributes in the block WOULD be able to reference the custom sheet set properties, so that's not the issue.

My issues are inconsistent.  Some attributes work, some don't, some update according to sheet set properties in the layout, others change in the block editor.

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Assuming that I don't know the first thing about attributes (I now know a little, but I'm afraid that it might be wrong), but I know AutoCAD well (for what I do as a surveyor) what is the process of creating an attribute, and importing bulk amounts of data into it. The data would include:

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Using Land Desktop 3 I am able to create AECC points, but I do not have any Land Desktop experience at all, so I would rather stay away (I have no real need for it).

I do not have any 3rd party software that I know of that creates attribute points from a survey file, except for Trimble Geomatics Office, but it does not give me the format or all the data that I require.

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(left=original, middle=ROTATE, right=PROPERTIES)

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I need to rotate several blocks at once with PROPERTIES, because I don't have time to rotate each one separately.

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Works great, but when I try using the non-inter op, all the example insert new Attributes and not add block with existing attribute (so I end up with duplicate attributes for each block - i.e "Salt water" attribute is added to the block each time I run the code), 

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