Sometimes, one needs to dig a little bit further to understand things that you do not know. AutoCAD Civil 3d does have tons of settings that do a lot of different things. After reading the discussion group earlier this week before my service provider cut out, and watching James tweak the masking of the new 2010 offset alignment, this tip is due.
The problem lies at the feet of the old Land Desktop precision settings. Back in LDD/SDSK/DCA days, the precision setting covered everything – labels settings to a listing of the alignment. Subdivision parcels block strings that were off by 0.01 foot was a pain-in-my-side.
Civil 3d nicely puts away with the one-size-fits-all unit precision. The problem can occur at the end of the alignment with the dive down to zero when the profile stops a few 0.001’ off or a 1/3 of a mm.
The tip is fairly simple.
Visit Prospector Settings Tab > Drawing Settings > Ambient Settings > Station > Precision.
Increase the value to three.
Since the value of the station Label is does not change based on this setting, increasing the station value in the Ambient Settings increases the display values in the Corridor Properties dialog box.
Now, what other ambient setting have I not adjusted…