I spend a great deal of time managing data moving through the office. One of my regular duties is to ensure the accuracy of design vs field construction layout. I use formatted Point Styles to speed up my inspection time.
Anyone who survived my Autodesk University 2011 class knows that Point Groups are king when dealing with data, and use them for everything. In this example I added all the incoming check locations that the crew’s automated stake out application generated into a separate Point Group to a) catalog the data, and b) to control it’s appearance independently.
I keep a Point Style in my template for horizontal tolerance checking. The size is set to ‘Use size in absolute units’ and the value is set to my allowable tolerance. The Marker is set to the OEM circle.
When the ‘tolerance’ style is applied to the Point Group Marker Style, the check locations highlight and give a clear picture of how well the stakeout was established.
Rocket Science this is not, but it is a handy tip that I find very useful to speed up my daily grind.