If you haven’t been able to resist the urge to explode Civil 3D objects, or you copied andÂ exploded a surface to extract some contour information, you may not realize that there are monsters lurking in your drawing.
Archive for Parcels
One of the things that became clear during the Spanning Label posts I wrote a few weeks ago was that you needed to weed out any unnecessary natural vertices in your linework before turning them into parcels.
Sure, you can use Map Cleanup to help with this, but I rediscovered a nifty Express Tool called “Overkill” that fixes vertex problems in a snap.
Click more to find out…
Would she just SHUT UP about the span labels?Â Jeez.Â
So James gave me a template to write, and being the big nerd that I am, instead of taking coffee breaks, I take spanning breaks.
I had been having a problem where for seemingly random reason, I would suddenly have natural vertices appear on my parcel segments where I had been so careful not to create any.
Well during my last spanning break, I figured out how I was breaking my span.
The past few days have been extra spantastic for me, if you couldn’t tell.Â I couldn’t rest without sharing a little bit more about how these labels work…. and how you can really REALLY understand what they are doing and how to get them to work for you every time in a predictable way.Â
Tonight’s post is kind of like Picture Pages with Bill Cosby.Â Remember those when you were a kid?Â The idea is that youÂ build a sampleÂ style and play along to see how things react.Â I may leave you with more questions than I answer tonight, but guaranteed you will have a better grasp on what is actually happening to your labels.
I put together a spanning label style that has some “indicators” built into it.Â You shouldÂ build something similarÂ and go through some trials with this sample label so that you can better understand how the spanning label behaves.
I will not be repeating too much from yesterday’s posts, so please be sure to refer to them for more information.