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 ...