A colleague’s Civil 3D installation was pooched – some of the menu choices were simply not working. Some of these menu choices could have been show-stoppers but thanks to Autodesk’s insight, I could show them workarounds until I had time to fix the installation (which happened yesterday).
By far, the easiest place to get many labels (not all of them, mind you) is from the General pulldown. When the dialog box comes up, you are given the choice of labeling Notes, Lines and Curves, Alignments, Parcels, Profile view, Section View, Surface and pipe Network. Whew! That’s alot of labels found in one place!
The Lines and Curves, Alignments, Parcels, Profile view, Section View, Surface and Pipes can be found in their respective pulldowns.
The holdouts in this are found in the Survey and Grading pulldowns and is the figure labeling. I’m not sure why Autodesk didn’t include these in the General section.
The Survey,Line/Curve, Parcels, Grading and Alignment pulldowns offer the same table look and feel. You can enter in the same data – its just a matter of picking what type you want.
The Points, Surface, Sections and Pipes Tables are unique. I’m not sure why the General pulldown does not have a place for tables like it does for Labels – another wishlist item.
These are placed in many of the pulldowns. These are broken down in many places to the task you want to do; elevations or geometry.
In the Survey pulldown, they are shown as Edit Figure Elevations and Edit figure Geometry.
In the Parcels pulldown, they are shown as Edit Parcel and Edit Parcel Elevations.
In the Grading pulldown, they are shown as Edit Feature Line Elevations and Edit Feature Line Geometry.
And of course, don’t forget about the all-inclusive Feature line icons.
Simplified locations even made easier!