Short post today folks, but not short on usefulness. One thing I hear a lot of is “I love the auto-linework I get from the survey database, but I can’t use that linework for my construction drawings because of two things.
- There is no Linetype Generation for survey figures or feature lines.
- If I have a significant difference in elevation between the start and end points, my linetypes are visibly different than that of a flat line.
Here is what things look like in 2012. The top two lines are polylines, the top has simply been selected to show the number of vertices. The bottom is a feature line (could be a survey figure too). Note that the linetype generation is messed up in the feature line due to the number of vertices.
Here is the same feature line in 2013. Note that the linetype is identical to the polyline. Limitation 1 fixed!
Below are 2 lines and a feature line. The top line is flat. The middle is a line whose left vertex is 0 and the right is 100. The bottom is a feature line whose start is 0 and its end is 100. Note the linetype is identical to the flat line. Problem 2 fixed! This is a case where Civil 3D got it right and AutoCAD is still showing an exaggerated linetype.