Enhancements to the Figure Prefix Library in Civil 3D 2008

Another day, another hotel, and I’m finally getting time to send in one of my contributions to the month’s festivities…after having a TON of work dumped on me in the past two weeks, I’ve suddenly become slammed with work. Between ongoing projects, Tech Camp in Orlando, and upcoming 2008 rollout seminars, I don’t have time to sit down and catch my breath. As it is, working nights and weekends is becoming a reality yet again – I thought that would end once I left a production environment 😉

So tonight, I’m going to tell you all about adding to the figure prefix library. OK, not ALL about it, but I’m going to show you how it’s improved in 2008. Click on through to see what’s new…

To change settings on a figure prefix in 2007, you had to type in things like layer and style. I can understand the reasoning – the FDB is not a part of the drawing, so how does it pull in information from the drawing for you to pick from? Still, it was a pain having to type in all those layers and HOPING that you got it right. Here’s how it used to look:

Here’s how it looks now….notice the addition of pulldowns that allow you to pick from layers and styles currently in the drawing – very nice addition.

Have fun!

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