Chapter 2Survey

The Autodesk® 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 for such things 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 process should incorporate the information from this chapter.

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