Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bootcamp Day Four - Survey and Grading

It has been four days, and there is only one to go. For as much information as has been shared, there is still much more to go over.

What does that mean? It means that there are a LOT of additions, improvements, and tweaks to Civil 3D in the 2007 version.

For example the new Survey capabilities. These not only replace what many may have used in the Autodesk Survey add-on to Land Desktop, but they do much more in an easier to use interface that speeds up corrections.

Take the ability to look at the observation object and see, based on the raw data, where the points will be located. Errors (busts) can be seen, easily corrected, and the fixed data converted into good cogo points.

I really enjoyed working with all of the new Feature Line tools. Considering the amount of users that do site grading that I've interacted with lately I know that these new tools will be VERY MUCH appreciated.

Like what you may ask? Certainly, the Stepped Offset command, (similar to the Create Curb command in LDT), was long overdue, but things like feature line vertex weeding, smoothing, fit curve, and filleting, to name a few, give us abilities that are easy to learn and we will want to use.

Tomorrow I will be seeing the new Corridor stuff. I can't wait.

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