Today I’m pleased to release my AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing template: AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey 2D Points Essential Template Framework (2011). This includes a digital download dwt (2011) template file and a sample point file.
Many land surveyors and designers have asked me to create this template so that they can work with points like they’re 2D. Have you been frustrated by AutoCAD Civil 3D having too much “3D-ness” (my word)? – Then this is the template for you!
My goal was to create an AutoCAD Civil 3D Template that treats points as if they’re really in 2D, for those of you looking for an affordable base framework in which to build upon to create and customize your own template. If working in AutoCAD Civil 3D has frustrated you because of:
- Drawing lines between points creates those lines with endpoints of varying elevations, which become difficult to impossible to work with.
- Then, it’s frustrating when trying to measure or draw lines, like wanting to draw a perpendicular line from a point to one of those unnecessary 3D lines mentioned above.
- Line text gets distorted when drawing lines between points of different elevations.
- Line symbols also get distorted when drawing lines between points of different elevations.
This template solves all those problems and lets you concentrate on doing your non-3D land surveying tasks, with ease. Read the rest of this entry →