Have you ever run a report in Civil 3D and were not happy with the precision or units?
After the jump learn how to master these settings.
Running the report “General_Legal_Descriptions_for_Parcels” for the first time on my PC there were a number of issues:
1 . distances were in meters (vs. feet).
2. distance precision was to the nearest ten-thousandths of a meter.
3. areas were being measured in square-feet (vs. acres)
4. bearings were to the nearest tenth of a second
5. angles were to the nearest tenth of a second
You might hunt for the place within Civil 3D to change these setting, but you won’t find them. Note the ‘XSL’ icon in front of this and other reports.
That indicates to edit the settings of the report you need to look to the ‘Autodesk LandXML Reporting 7’ tool.
For our example, proceed to the ‘Settings’ tab in the LandXML Reporting tool, ‘Legal Descriptions’, and review the settings (image below).
I.E. for distances to measure in feet and to the nearest hundredth of a foot, go to ‘Report Units’ and set it to ‘USSurveyFoot’ (within US) and then to ‘Distance’ and set it to two decimal places.
Review the rest of the settings as well for everything else…
After you have the settings adjusted close the XML reporting tool and go back to Civil 3D and re-run the report.
Eureka, the report looks just like the way I want it to!
Note some of the other reports have a different icon in front.
For these setting you do NOT go to the XML reporting tool. Proceed to the ‘Settings’ tab in the Civil 3D Toolspace and right-click on the feature that you are reporting on. Again, in our example it is Parcels. Then select ‘Edit Feature Settings’ and make the adjustments under the appropriate group (i.e. for bearings go under ‘Direction’ and for angle of curvature go to ‘Angle’).
Thanks and I hope this helps… 🙂