5 AutoCAD Civil 3D Settings Professional Land Surveyors Need To Know

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It's frustrating as heck trying to learn how to setup and use AutoCAD Civil 3D and also get projects completed. You're not a professional student; you're a Professional Land Surveyor, Engineer, Designer, etc.

Whatever you are, you're trying to get the job done right and earn a living!

Depending on what's in your AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing, there can be hundreds of settings, if not more. Many of  these settings may only control how something looks and is eventually plotted, but several are really important settings controlling important elements of your work. You must ensure that your data, the input and output, is handled appropriately with the software for land surveying uses.

Here's a quick rundown of 5 AutoCAD Civil 3D Settings Professional Land Surveyors Need To Know. I've covered a few of these topics before but wanted to mention them again, because lately I've been getting questions related to these settings and it's so important to get these settings right.

I can't emphasize enough that you need to set these settings appropriately for your projects, or you will not see the results you were expecting.

5 AutoCAD Civil 3D Settings Professional Land Surveyors Need To Know:

  1. Units and Zone AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Settings.
  2. AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Units and Zone Settings

    AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Units and Zone Settings

  3. Survey Database Units and Zone Settings.
  4. AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Database Units and Zone Settings

    AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Database Units and Zone Settings

  5. LandXML Data Imperial Units Settings.
  6. AutoCAD Civil 3D LandXML Data Imperial Units Settings

    AutoCAD Civil 3D LandXML Data Imperial Units Settings

  7. Angle Format Settings.
  8. AutoCAD Civil 3D Angle Format Settings

    AutoCAD Civil 3D Angle Format Settings

  9. Drawing Scale Settings.
  10. AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Scale Settings

    AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Scale Settings

There are so many more settings you need to know, but these 5 AutoCAD Civil 3D Settings Professional Land Surveyors Need To Know are important ones to get you going.

Setting these correctly in your templates can save you a lot of time when it comes to creating an AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing to work on a surveying and/or development projects and will ensure correct results.

Eric D. Colburn, PLS, "The Geo-Business Innovator", helps geo-professionals improve through innovative solutions, mastery of marketing and business growth strategies, and coaching/training. Eric is a successful, serial entrepreneur, podcaster, industry writer, product development consultant, and RI licensed professional land surveyor.

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One comment on “5 AutoCAD Civil 3D Settings Professional Land Surveyors Need To Know
  1. Gregry Letts says:

    Thanks good tips

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