Before getting into the specifics of the modeling tools that make up Civil 3D, it's important to look at some tools that cover all aspects of the model and design. These tools are designed to be part of the overall picture as opposed to any particular function or task. Although this isn't part of the modeling operation per se, these tools cover tasks that many users of the data consider important, such as the generation of inquiries, reports, and spreadsheets.
This chapter discusses the following concepts:
Using the Insquiry tool to understand the model
Generating and customizing data reports
Using the tool palettes and catalogs
As soon as the first piece of a model has been built, users want to know ...