Chapter 5. Points

In civil engineering, points are the foundation of all geometry—both existing and design. When a project is started, points are often used to represent ground elevations, feature locations, property corners, and other critical elements. When working through a project, a designer might set points to assist with grading or to mark special areas. Finally, the project cannot be built in the field without a survey crew marking out the design through a list of points from the engineer.

This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Importing points from a text file

  • Creating point groups

  • Changing a point elevation

  • Creating points at parcel corners

  • Creating points at alignment and profile geometry points

  • Creating tree points along an alignment ...

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