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

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Alignments as Objects

Beyond the simple nature of lines and arcs, alignments represent other things such as highways, streams, sidewalks, or even flight patterns. All these items have properties that help define them, and many of these properties can also be part of your alignments. In addition to obvious properties like names and descriptions, you can include functionality such as superelevation, station equations, reference points, and station control. This section will look at other properties that can be associated with an alignment and how to edit them.

Renaming Objects

The default naming convention for alignments is flexible (and configurable) but not descriptive. In previous sections, you ignored the descriptions and left the default names ...

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