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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014: Autodesk Official Press by Eric Chappell, Cyndy Davenport, Louisa Holland

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Chapter 2

Survey

The AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software supports a collaborative workflow in many aspects of the design process, but especially in the survey realm. Accurate data starts outdoors. A survey that has been consistently and correctly coded in the field can save hours of drafting time. Surveyors can collect line information such as swales, curbs, or even pavement markings and communicate this digitally to data collectors.

Civil 3D can often eliminate the need for third-party survey software because it can download and process survey data directly from a data collector. To enter data in a manner that is easily digested by Civil 3D, your survey ...

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