This page contains various articles pertaining to Autocad and Surveying.
- Working with Grid Coordinates (PDF, 0.5MB)
This white paper (posted as a PDF) explains Grid (e.g. State Plane or UTM), Localized,
Project (Assumed), and Surface (Ground) coordinates, and how to work with them.
(Last edit: August 14, 2009)
- Coordinate Transformations in Civil 3D
An overview of Civil 3D's Transformation Tab. This article assumes you
have a basic understanding of the topics covered in the "Working with Grid
Coordinates" white paper listed above.
- Civil 3D Point Styles
Pointers on how to use Point and Point Label Styles in Civil 3D.
- Named Plot Styles
An overview of using Named Plot Styles and STB Files.
- Using the Sheet Set Manager
A basic overview of some of the features of the Sheet Set Manager introduced in
- Drawing Orientation in Land Desktop
Explains the mysteries of Land Desktop's "Drawing Orientation" feature, and how
it can help with label and text placement in Land Desktop.
- Land Desktop Text and Dimension Styles
Describes Land Desktop's STP files, their impact on Text Styles, and pointers
for defining Dimension Styles that work for any DIMSCALE.