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Mastering AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 by Louisa Holland, Richard Graham

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Setting Up the Databases

Before any project-specific data is imported, there is a bit of onetime setup that will improve the translation between the field and the office.

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Your survey database defaults, equipment database, linework code set, and the figure prefix database should be in place before you import your first survey. You can find the location of these files by going to the Survey tab in Toolspace and clicking the Survey User Settings button in the upper-left corner. The dialog shown in Figure 2-1 opens.

Figure 2-1: Survey User Settings dialog

It is common practice to place these files on a network server so your organization can share ...

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