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Introducing AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010 by Rick Graham, James Wedding

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Chapter 3. Lines and Curves

In civil engineering, lines and curves are indispensible. Lines and curves "connect the dots" to represent simple things such as fences, walls, and property lines, all the way through complex highway centerlines, wetlands delineations, and more. In Civil 3D, these lines and curves serve as foundation geometry for parcels, alignments, corridors, and pipe networks.

This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Drawing deeds with lines and curves

  • Creating a property line by best fit

  • Labeling lines and curves

  • Creating a segment table

Drawing Deeds with Lines and Curves

One of the most common tasks at the beginning of any land development project is re-creating deeds. These deeds could represent single family lots, roadway centerlines, ...

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