Overall, I’m a fan of 2009. A really big fan. It’s ugly, but I think James already discussed that at length. But there are two features of the new release that I hold very near and dear to my heart – want to find out more? Follow the link…
What does that look like to you? It looks like a parcel, doesn’t it? I mean, it simply HAS to, since only parcels can have tag labels, right?
Nope, what you see above is a simple polyline labeled with Civil 3D 2009. The table to the right holds the line and curve values for the tags. Pretty sweet, right? Haven’t you been asking for this?
So can I do anything else with this? What about a mapcheck? That seems to be a pretty big request in the past as well. I’m not going to get completely into the mechanics of HOW this works (save that for later) but I’ll post a few grabs of it:
The closure report in the panorama interface:
The mapcheck uses the labels of the linework to calculate closure, and the output can be set to the panorama, sent to MTEXT in the drawing, or copied to the clipboard for posting into your favorite word processing program.
Mapchecks can be saved and a polyline representing the mapcheck can be inserted into the drawing if needed.
I have other favorite new features, but they’ll come a bit later.