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

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Using Inquiry Commands

A large part of a surveyor’s work involves querying lines and curves for their length, direction, and other parameters.

The Inquiry commands panel (Figure 2-30) is on the Analyze tab, and it makes a valuable addition to your Civil 3D and survey-related workspaces. Remember, panels can be dragged away from the Ribbon and set in the graphics environment much like a toolbar.

Figure 2-30: The Inquiry commands panel

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The Inquiry tool (shown in Figure 2-31) provides a diverse collection of commands that assist you in studying Civil 3D objects. You can access the Inquiry tool by clicking the Inquiry Tool button on the Inquiry ...

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