by Geoff Woodhead
In this White Paper I will be covering Creating Survey Databases and their Dependencies. Before we get started let’s first talk about how Civil 3D handles Survey Data and what it needs from us in order to be able to do so.
In Civil 3D Survey Databases are stored separately from drawing files. This is to facilitate sharing and control of collected data and provides the ability to manage it from one location. It is also an excellent way of ensuring that the most current data is always available and used as Civil 3D will flag out of date Survey Networks as such, prompting the user to update them.
Before we can import Raw Survey Data into Civil 3D we must first configure the application to understand our Survey Language and Linework Code Set. If you intend on carrying out any Least Squares Calculations some information about the device the data was captured on will also be required.
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