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

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Pay Item Files

Before you can begin running any sort of analysis or quantity, you have to know what items matter. Various municipalities, states, and review agencies have their own lists of items and methods of breaking down the quantities involved in a typical development project.

There are three main files associated with quantity takeoff in Civil 3D; the pay item list, the pay item categorization file, and the formula file. Each file serves a different purpose and is stored externally to the project. Once a file has been associated to a DWG, the path to the external file is stored with the DWG.

Pay Item List When preparing quantities, different types of measurements are used based on the items being counted. Some are simple individual objects ...

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