Since everyone else is writing about Civil 3D 2008 I might as well be a conformist and do the same. Ed: Watch it, or we’ll give youÂ a permanent job.
How many of you out there (in 2007) have wanted to freeze station labels or structure labels, or even just change their colour (yes I did spell check…I’m Canadian remember)?Â I’m sure you clicked about 72 times going into the component editor to see what layer the labels were on because the labels are a nested object within the alignment or structure.Â
Well NO MORE.Â We put our collective feet down and Autodesk answered. See what I mean below!
List most any label now and you’ll get something interesting;
AECC_ALIGNMENT_STATION_LABEL_GROUP for station labels
AECC_STRUCTURE_LABEL for the structure label.
What does this mean?Â Well, when you create your labels they go on their own layer and they are their own objects, not to be nested or confused with their respective objects.
Not good enough for you?Â Ok.Â See station 0+060 above?Â Take a look below.
A CTRL+Click and a delete and it’s gone.Â Try that in 2007.
Want to bring all them deleted labels back?Â Right click and…
There you go.Â I think this is my favorite feature of 2008.Â From the standpoint of a user who knows drafting like nobody’s business, but may not know how to determine the layer of a nested object in Civil 3D, this will be a huge advantage.