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. . . . . . .5 6 6 6 8 8 Chapter 3 Entering Observations . . . . The Survey Observation Database . . . . . . Inputting Sideshots using the Sideshot Editor Contents | iii . . Establishing Drawing Settings Establishing Data File Settings Exiting Autodesk Survey . . . . . Using the Survey Command Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing on a Single Computer . . 13 . . . . . . . . . Media Browser and Installation . . . . . . . . . . 18 Entering Survey Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . Using a Data Collector . . . . . . . . . .1 2 3 3 3 4 Chapter 2 Getting Started with Autodesk Survey Starting Autodesk Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Menu Commands . . . . . . . . . . .Contents Chapter 1 Introduction to Autodesk Survey Autodesk Survey 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing on a Network . . 17 . . . . . . Entering Observed Data . What’s New in Autodesk Survey 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Traverse and Sideshot Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autodesk Survey Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .Chapter 4 Adjusting Data and Working with Figures . . . Editing and Adjusting Survey Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 20 20 21 23 23 Index . . . . . . . . . Drawing the Traverse Topology/Route . Working with Figures . . . Adjusting a Traverse . 25 iv | Contents . . . Creating Breaklines from Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

including an explanation of the installation process and the new features in this release.Introduction to Autodesk Survey 1 In this chapter ■ Autodesk Survey 2006 ■ Installation ■ What’s New in Autodesk This chapter is an overview of the Autodesk Survey program. Survey 2006 1 .

which you can later define as breakline data for a surface. and digital lasers. Using the Autodesk Survey standard traverse balance routines and the 2D and 3D Least Squares adjustments.Autodesk Survey 2006 You can use Autodesk Survey to download. total stations. You can add points and set up description keys to automatically add detailed descriptions and symbols. 2 | Chapter 1 Introduction to Autodesk Survey . and automate symbol placement and line work. Autodesk Survey provides a complete set of tools to collect survey data. Autodesk Survey is part of the Autodesk Land Solutions suite of products that includes Autodesk Land Desktop. create. You can use figure commands to automatically draw lines and curves. you can draw and control field-located line work by using either point descriptions or the figure commands. perform surveying calculations. you can reduce field data for analysis. within a data collector. and analyze survey data. the field crew can upload proposed grade points back to the data collector for stakeout. As an add-on product. makes the mapping process much more efficient. when the design project is done. You have the ability to convert ASCII and coordinate data to and from a wide range of data formats. In addition. Autodesk Survey extends the base functionality of the Autodesk Land Desktop platform by streamlining the process of transferring field-captured survey data to and from the office. and Autodesk Survey. Coding point data in the field. Then. You can communicate with over 60 different types of instruments including data collectors. Autodesk Civil Design.

in the Media Browser. Media Browser and Installation | 3 .Media Browser and Installation You install Autodesk Survey from the Media Browser that opens automatically when you insert the product CD. consult the Network Administrator's Guide. and access other useful extras. simply click the Install link on the first page of the Media Browser and follow the instructions on screen. find information about technical support. The Media Browser (see illustration) gives you access to several pages of links. from which you can open online versions of the documentation. Installing on a Network If you need more extensive information about deploying Autodesk Land Desktop 2006 on a network. Installing on a Single Computer If you want to install Survey 2006 on a single computer. To access this guide. click the Network Deployment tab.chm). and then click Quick Start to Network Administration (.

A setup item preview window is displayed when you select a setup item. The Figure Settings dialog box has an option you can select to export figures with their referenced COGO points. Exporting Survey Figures to a Field Book You can export Figures to a field book file from both the Network item and the Figures collection. Survey Toolspace Enhancements Enhancements have been made in the Survey Toolspace to improve performance. 4 | Chapter 1 Introduction to Autodesk Survey .What’s New in Autodesk Survey 2006 Survey Command Language There is a new Survey Command Language command that gives you the ability to define multiple points on a curve within an active Figure.

Getting Started with Autodesk Survey 2 In this chapter ■ Starting Autodesk Survey ■ Autodesk Survey settings ■ Exiting Autodesk Survey This chapter describes how to start the Autodesk Survey program and establish the drawing and data file settings. 5 .

you must make the Survey workspace current by clicking Survey in the Workspaces toolbar. To display the Edit Settings dialog box. The first time you run Autodesk Survey. Autodesk Survey Settings You can establish the settings for a Survey drawing from the Edit Settings dialog box and Data Files Settings dialog box. and survey figure data. see Autodesk Survey Toolspace and Panorama in the online Help. the default Autodesk Land Desktop menu is displayed. For more information. choose Projects ➤ Edit Drawing Settings. To display the Survey menus. it starts whenever you launch Autodesk Land Desktop.Starting Autodesk Survey After you install Autodesk Survey on your system. Establishing Drawing Settings The Edit Settings dialog box is a centralized location where you can edit settings that are specific to each drawing. Data Collection/Input and Analysis/Figures. To launch Autodesk Survey. TIP Autodesk Survey 2006 has a new interface for managing and editing survey control point data. 6 | Chapter 2 Getting Started with Autodesk Survey . see Autodesk Land Desktop Getting Started. For more information about starting drawings and projects. survey observation data. survey setup data. select the Autodesk Land Desktop 2006 icon either in the Autodesk program group or from the Windows desktop.

If you change the drawing settings. You can establish the settings once and then apply them to each new drawing. The default drawing settings are based on the project prototype that you select when you create a project. Click the Edit Settings button. Autodesk Survey Settings | 7 . and Autodesk Survey. Existing objects are not updated with the new drawing settings. only new objects are affected. Select the program that has the settings you want to edit. however. 3. the Edit Settings dialog box provides an easy way to change different settings simultaneously and then save them back to a prototype. Key Concepts ■ ■ ■ ■ The drawing settings are controlled on a drawing-by-drawing basis unless you save them back to the prototype on which the project is based. If you change the drawing settings for a drawing. There are settings for Autodesk Land Desktop. the settings are used automatically whenever you create a new drawing in a project that is based on that prototype. Select the settings you want to edit. Autodesk Civil Design. These settings are available elsewhere in the program. The settings are arranged by program so that you can easily locate the settings that apply to a project. 2. By saving the settings to a prototype. This is designed so that individual drawings in a project can have different settings. then you can save them back to the prototype and use them for new drawings that you create.1.

Type exit or quit on the command line. you can edit ■ ■ ■ Command synonyms Equipment settings Figure Prefix Library 1. 3. Select the program 2. and Autodesk Survey. Click the close box in the upper-right corner of the program window. Exiting Autodesk Survey You can exit Autodesk Survey by using any of the following methods: ■ ■ ■ From the File menu. Using the Survey program.Establishing Data File Settings You can use the Edit Data Files dialog box to access data files for Autodesk Land Desktop. Select the data file that you want to edit. Autodesk Civil Design. 8 | Chapter 2 Getting Started with Autodesk Survey . Click the Edit Data button. choose Exit.

database ■ Entering observed data ■ Using the Traverse and Sideshot Editors 9 .Entering Observations 3 In this chapter ■ Entering survey data ■ The Survey observation This chapter has information about the different methods provided in Autodesk Survey that you can use to enter data into a drawing.

centerlines. and then import the files into a drawing. and equipment data that you enter for each project. Use menu commands to define baselines. TIP The new Survey Toolspace interface enables you to view. traverse definitions. Identify and query these figures for closure. or use the figures as surface breaklines. For more information. you can ■ ■ ■ ■ Process and correct the information. sideshots. you can ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Download data from a data collector. In Autodesk Survey. including the following: ■ The station points where you set up the instrument and obtained sightings of other locations around the traverse. Input survey data and create figures using the Survey Command Line. one observation database holds all the observed angles and distances for each point. Create figures. and distance report information.Entering Survey Data Autodesk Survey has several options that you can use to enter data into the Survey Observation database. Display angle and bearing information about existing points. Create field book files—text files that contain the observed point data— which you can import into a drawing. Convert raw files. recording direction and distance (which gives you the point locations). and edit the traverse network and figures as well as edit individual observations. created using previous versions of Autodesk Survey. bearing. To enter data in Autodesk Survey. manage. and then balance and adjust the traverses and sideshot data. 10 | Chapter 3 Entering Observations . into field book files. and intersections.odb contains all the measurements. After you enter observations. The Survey Observation Database The Autodesk Survey observation database <project name>. see Autodesk Survey Toolspace and Panorama in the online Help.

c:\Land Projects 2006\<project name>\cogo\points. Use the Traverse and Sideshot Editors. The observation database is stored in the project folder. Equipment settings for the survey instrument. You may want to experiment with several methods to find the one best for you.■ ■ The sideshot data. or the Survey Command Line. You can enter observations from a data collector or total station. menu commands.mdb. All the point data (northing. Regardless of the method you use. c:\Land Projects 2006\<project name>\survey\<project name>. For example. Entering Observed Data | 11 . You can modify observation data. top and bottom of slopes. Use the Survey Command Line to enter information using the Survey Command Language. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Download data from a data collector. When you make traverse adjustments. Use the menu commands. Traverse or Sideshot Editor dialog boxes. all the observation data used to create the points is stored in the observation database. Use the Survey Toolspace. such as manhole and hydrant locations. the coordinates you reduce from the field book file are updated in the drawing and in the project point database. and corner locations of buildings. drainage ditches. if you need to make adjustments to the traverse loop for closure. making a field book file that you can import. positions along features such as driveways. and description) goes into the point database. elevation. you can adjust the observations by using a traverse adjustment or Least Squares methods.odb. Entering Observed Data You can enter survey information into both the Survey observation database and the project point database in the following ways. easting. Import a batch file of point and observation data.

and convert the raw data files into field book files automatically. or Geodimeter) must be set the same. Survey supports data transfer from Leica/WILD. which you can import into a drawing and point database. then you can download that information directly into a drawing using one of the data collector programs included with Autodesk Survey. It is important to note that field book data is stored in the same format as would be entered with the Survey Command Line. the settings for the collector and the collector program that you are using in Survey (Survey Link DC. and Survey Command Language. description keys. then you can use point codes in your data collector to both match the figure prefixes and plot the figures that you collected. sideshots.Using a Data Collector If you capture field observations with a data collector. To successfully download the data collector and convert the raw data file into a Survey field book file. You can also edit field book files to correct information that may have been missed in the field. creating a field book is the best way to import survey information. and Geodimeter data collectors. To provide maximum flexibility. Survey Link DC or Geodimeter. are ASCII text files that organize your observed data using the Survey Command Language. The Survey Link DC and Geodimeter data collection programs take the observations entered into your data collector (traverses. Sokkia/Leitz SDR. To eliminate data entry errors. You can also use the Data Collection/Input ➤ Other command to customize your menu to run other data collection software programs. If you enter figure commands into your data collector when collecting field data. and point symbols). linework. Data Collectors set up with description key codes plot symbols at point locations and provide layer control for points and symbols when you import a field book file. make sure the collector is recording raw angles and distances. set the communication parameters that are particular to your data collector. After you are familiar with the Survey Command Language you can manually create field book files in a text editor and then import these files into a drawing. Key Concepts ■ ■ ■ When locating survey data. the collector should be set to record raw angles and distances. You can set up these data collectors to use Survey figure descriptions. When setting up the communication. Topcon FC4. TDS. You can use description key codes in the field to automatically plot symbols at point locations. The field book files. 12 | Chapter 3 Entering Observations .

3 Transfer the raw data from the data collector to your computer. While entering information at the Survey Command Line. use the Survey Link DC Help. Using the Menu Commands You can enter your point data using the menu commands. To download from a data collector Steps 1 From the Data Collection/Input menu. you can record your entries in a batch file. You can import existing “raw” data files into a drawing. After you start the DC Link program. choose Edit Field Book to edit the field book to correct any mistakes. The program recognizes an open traverse by ending on a different point than the point at which you started the traverse. which is a helpful way to become familiar with the Survey Command Language. Collection Link If you have specific questions about the use of the program. When you select a command from the menu and enter the data you are prompted for. choose Import Importing an Existing Field Field Book to import the field book and plot the surveyed Book data. After you create a batch file. you can access documentation for the program by choosing Help ➤ Index. 4 Convert the raw data to make a field book.■ ■ ■ ■ ■ The program recognizes a closed traverse by ending on the same point number you started the traverse with. 5 From the Data Collection/Input menu. and then use the Run Batch File command to import the data into the drawing and database. From the Data Collection/Input menu choose the Convert Pre-7. Use to locate Working with Data Collectors 2 Set the communication parameters in the Survey Link DC Working with Data program and in the collector. the comparable Survey Command Language is displayed at the command line. Entering Observed Data | 13 . Editing a Field Book File 6 From the Data Collection/Input menu.6 Raw Files command. choose Data Collection Link to launch Survey Link DC. you can edit it.

To quickly access the Survey Command Language when the Survey Command Line is active. Enter traverse and side shot observations. Anything in [ ] brackets is required. Once you become proficient with the Survey Command Language. You can also enter an optional description for the point. Create figures. intersections. To define a baseline using menu commands Steps 1 From the Data Collection/Input menu. 14 | Chapter 3 Entering Observations . For example.. Create. edit. type help to display a list of commands that you can use to enter your information. and vertical angle. This file lists the following command syntax you must use to complete the command: ■ ■ ■ Anything in ( ) parentheses is optional. distance. 2 On the Survey Command Line you are prompted to enter the baseline origin point number. and you can enter commands using the Survey Command Language. choose Baseline ➤ Define Baseline. and list points. then a point number (optional). You must separate each item with a space. you may find that this is the most efficient way to enter and query data. and centerlines. The Survey Command Language has commands that you can use to ■ ■ ■ ■ Establish equipment settings. the Angle Distance command syntax is: AD VA (point) [angle] [distance] [vert angle] (descript) If you type AD VA. Use to locate Using Baseline Commands Using the Survey Command Line To enter data by typing command names. use the Survey Command Line method by choosing Data Collection/Input ➤ Survey Command Line. The command line prompt changes to SURVEY>. you must include the angle.

You can enter observation data directly into a text file. The command line prompt changes to SURVEY>. and description to place a beginning point Syntax using coordinates. or type exit to return to the AutoCAD command line prompt. 3 Type BD. and description to place a point using a bearing and a distance. You can then “run” the batch file to update the drawing with the correct information. Using the Survey Command Line easting. The syntax for this command is BD (point) [bearing] [quadrant] [distance] (description). To use the Survey command line Steps 1 From the Data Collection/Input menu. select the Use Batch File check box in the Autodesk Survey Command Settings dialog box (available from the Edit Settings dialog box). To record each entry you make at the Survey Command Line. you can start by setting up your station and backsight points on existing points in your drawing. and then type the point number. 4 Continue to use the Survey Command Language to place points. such as Microsoft® Notepad. Type the information into a text editor. If the points do not exist. From the Data Collection/Input menu. distance. 2 Type NE. and then type the point number. choose Survey Command Line to begin using the Survey Command Language. The syntax for this command is NE (point) [northing] [easting] (descript). then you are prompted to enter known northing/easting/elevation coordinates. choose the Import Field Book File command to place the observations into your drawing. using the Survey Command Language. quadrant. northing. This creates a file that you can edit if you make mistakes. Place spaces between each item that you type. Creating a Point Using a Bearing and a Distance Use to locate Observation Input at the Survey Command Line Entering Observed Data | 15 . bearing.Key Concepts ■ ■ ■ When you enter observations using the Survey Command Language.

Use to locate 4 Select the Use Batch File check box. select Autodesk Survey.To use a batch file Steps 1 From the Projects menu. 2 From the Program list. 5 Enter a batch file name. choose Edit Drawing Settings to access the Edit Settings dialog box. Survey Command Settings 3 Click Edit Settings to display the Survey Command Settings dialog box. Creating a Batch File 16 | Chapter 3 Entering Observations . select Command Settings. 6 Click OK. and from Changing the Autodesk the Settings list.

The Traverse and Sideshot editors have a spreadsheet-like interface. Use to locate Editing a Survey Batch File Running a Survey Batch File Running a Survey Batch File in Slow Motion Walking Through a Survey Batch File Using the Traverse and Sideshot Editors From the Analysis/Figures menu you can open the Traverse and Sideshot editors to make modifications in your survey data.To view the batch file Steps 1 From the Data Collection/Input menu. see Autodesk Survey Toolspace and Panorama in the online Help. This opens the batch file in Notepad where you can edit the observations you entered. choose Batch File ➤ Slow Motion to view each change. Using the Traverse and Sideshot Editors | 17 . and display the data you enter line by line. You can use different observation techniques such as turned angles or observed bearings to locate different points. choose Batch File ➤ Edit Batch File. You can define the points as you begin. TIP The new Survey Toolspace interface enables you to view. 3 From the Data Collection/Input menu. 4 From the Data Collection/Input menu. choose Batch File ➤ Walk Through to watch your drawing update point by point. Points do not have to exist in the project to create a traverse. and edit the traverse network and figures as well as edit individual observations. For more information. You can enter multiple observations. You can use this editor to calculate level loops with no distances. Changes that you make using the Traverse and Sideshot editors are made in the observation database. 2 From the Data Collection/Input menu. Key Concepts ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ The Traverse Editor can work with open or closed traverses. choose Batch File ➤ Run Batch File to automatically update your drawing. manage.

field books. To open the Sideshot Editor choose Analysis/ Figures ➤ Sideshot Editor. some observations can be turned angles. 18 | Chapter 3 Entering Observations . You can enter sideshots at any station in the traverse. You can enter sideshot data through the Sideshot Editor. field books. where you can enter sideshot information. you can see the data entered on the previous line. set up like a spreadsheet. You can enter multiple observations for each setup and station. data collectors.■ ■ The Traverse Editor has an option you can use to create a field book file from the data that you enter into the dialog box. For example. You can enter traverse data through the Traverse Editor. As you enter information. data collectors. and Traverse entry menu selections. Survey Command Line. Inputting Sideshots using the Sideshot Editor You can use the Sideshot Editor to make changes in sideshot data. Survey Command Line. Key Concepts ■ ■ ■ You can use different observation techniques to locate different points. and others can be observed bearings. batch files. The Sideshot Editor is a dialog box. The data from the previous shot is also copied automatically to the next line to help speed up entry of multiple shots. and Sideshot menu selections. batch files. and have multiple setups per station.

survey data ■ Adjusting a traverse ■ Working with figures ■ Creating breaklines from figures ■ Drawing the traverse/ topology route 19 .Adjusting Data and Working with Figures 4 In this chapter ■ Editing and adjusting This chapter describes different methods for adjusting a traverse and how to use figures to represent the linework in a survey project.

The modification distance made to each leg is such that the sum of the squares is a minimum. For a closed traverse loop. see Autodesk Survey Toolspace and Panorama in the online Help. all the directions and distances along the traverse loop are calculated to establish traverse point coordinates. Figures represent the line work from the survey. manage. You can preview figures and also flag specific figures to use as surface modeling breaklines. and edit the traverse network and figures as well as edit individual observations. Adjusting a Traverse When you adjust a traverse. Crandall Rule: A method of balancing a traverse where all the angular error is distributed throughout the traverse and all adjustments to the traverse are due to modifying the traverse distances. The closing errors in latitude and departure are distributed according to the ratio of the length of the line to the total length of the traverse. The traverse loop may not close exactly because of instrument inaccuracy and human error. These adjustments can update both your project points and the line work entered with your survey. Corrections corresponding to the closing errors assume that the closing errors are random and normally distributed. and that all the angular error has been adjusted prior to the adjustment routine. Autodesk Survey provides four methods to adjust traverse information: ■ ■ Compass Rule: A corrections method where the closing errors are assumed to be as much due to errors in observed angles as errors in measured distances. For more information. and to provide descriptions for boundary areas or linear features. You can also use figures to make breaklines for the terrain modeling functions in your project.Editing and Adjusting Survey Data You can use several methods to edit and adjust your survey data for closure. the endpoint should match the start point. TIP The new Survey Toolspace interface enables you to view. The traverse adjustment tools use the data you entered in the observation database. 20 | Chapter 4 Adjusting Data and Working with Figures . You can use these lines to check bearings and distances. then you can adjust the traverse. but if it closes within a user-specified tolerance.

roadway centerlines. You can manually adjust traverse data that you enter using the Traverse Editor. They may represent edges of pavement. data collector. Working with Figures | 21 . Working with Figures You can use the Survey Figure commands to draw lines and arcs that represent important line features in your survey. Each figure consists of points or locations that have some sort of relationship to one another. or parcel boundaries. You can adjust the data for either an individual traverse loop or a traverse network. Least Squares: A method of balancing a traverse. you can print the results to analyze and review. TIP Using the new Survey Toolspace interface. or Traverse/Sideshot menu commands. The squares of the differences between the unadjusted and adjusted measurements (angles and distances) are summed and reduced to a minimum. if located from multiple observations. Least Square adjustments can be two dimensional or three dimensional. The format for figure entry differs for various data collectors but you can enter all figure commands into your data collector and then transfer this information into a field book file. Key Concepts ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Traverses can be adjusted to correct closure error. You can easily create figures as you enter data into your data collector. see Autodesk Survey Toolspace and Panorama in the online Help.■ ■ Transit Rule: A method of balancing a traverse where the closing errors are assumed to be caused less by the errors in the observed angles than by the errors in measured distance. Any adjustment can update sideshots and figures located from that traverse. field books. ditches. At each step in the adjustment process. For more information. This method weights the individual measurements according to the specifications set in the Equipment Correction settings to determine the source of error. streams. Corrections are distributed according to the ratio of the latitude and departure of each leg of the traverse to the sums of the latitude and departures of the entire traverse. you can preview figures and also obtain inverse and mapcheck information for figures. Survey Command Line. batch files.

If more than one figure has the same name. You can use figures to calculate closure information. You can use figures as surface breaklines. Key Concepts ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ To begin a figure. When you assign a name to a figure and a prefix match is found in the Figure Prefix Library. All figures are polylines with extended entity data. you can collect points for edge of pavement. then you should give it a unique name. and edge of pavement. 22 | Chapter 4 Adjusting Data and Working with Figures . such as perform a mapcheck on a figure that represents a particular parcel. centerline. By referring to the figure name. either select Analysis/Figures ➤ Figure Creation or type Figure Creation commands directly at the Survey Command Line. Autodesk Survey Toolspace and Panorama in the online Help. and check the figure for closure information. or you can create figures by entering data in cross section format. and then move up 50 feet and collect points for the next cross section. For example.By using figure names with figure prefixes. You can establish figure prefixes in the Survey Prefix Library. you can simplify the process of turning observed data into lines and curves in a drawing. then some commands may not be able to find the correct figure. For more information see. Using the Survey Toolspace Figure Inquiry commands you can display the figures. For example. to use the Centerline or Baseline commands. You can create figures by referencing observed points in point-to-point mode (as if you were walking around the figure). you can use the figure commands to do the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Continue a figure Offset a figure Inverse a figure to list its courses and area Mapcheck the figure to determine its closure List the figure area Figure prefixes control which layer each figure is drawn on. a figure must have a unique name. the figure is automatically placed on the correct layer. list figure names. You can also enter Figure commands and figure names directly into a data collector. If you plan to query a figure.

you can easily select the figures to use as breaklines. you can distinguish the key set up points from the other shots on your drawing and visually confirm the correct points are occupied. In the process of making a surface model. From the Analysis/Figures menu. choose Draw Traverse Topology/Route. or centerline of a ditch. such as a centerline of a road. and then displays them as a polygon figure. Type S. To create breaklines from figures Steps 1 Create at least one figure. This command connects all the traverse points.Creating Breaklines from Figures You can use figures located in your survey drawing. and then select the figures that you want to process. After you define breaklines. choose Create Breaklines from Figures. the surface triangulation follows the breaklines by placing triangle edges coincident with the breakline segments. to select all the figures in your drawing. or type A. You can right click on a Network Collection in the Survey Toolspace to draw the topology. 3 Type the name for the surface. edge of pavement. Key Concepts ■ ■ Using the Draw Traverse Topology Route command. as surface breaklines. 4 Select the figures by doing one of the following: Press ENTER. Creating Breaklines from Figures | 23 . 2 From the Analysis/Figures menu. Creating Breaklines from Figures Use to locate Drawing the Traverse Topology/Route You can quickly view the location of all the traverse points in your drawing as a polygon figure.

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20 data. 22 list area. 6 using menu commands. 10 See also data. 14 G Geodimeter data collector. 22 mapcheck. 11 creating files. network. editing and adjusting. 12 drawing settings. 6 Least Squares. 12 field book files. 21 creating breaklines from. 10 creating figures. 12 Survey Command Language.Index A accessing commands. 12 Topcon FC4. 12 Survey Link DC. 20 Crandall Rule. 12 figure commands continue. accessing Survey menus. entering exiting Autodesk Survey. 23 D data collectors. 23 C closure error. 22 inquiry. 12 Geodimeter. 21 description key codes. 22 figures. entering. 6 Autodesk Land Desktop menu file. 22 figure prefixes. 3 description key codes. 21 downloading data collectors. 12 data file settings. 21 Leica/WILD data collector. 6 Autodesk Survey exiting. 8 data. 8 starting. 22 offset. 12 L Land Desktop menu file. 11 sideshot data. traverses. 12 Leica/WILD. 20 commands. 8 B breaklines. 12 Index | 25 . 12 TDS. 20 F field books. 12. 18 Survey Command Line. 10 downloading. 13 deployment. 6 E entering data. 6 Compass Rule.

20 traverse loops. 20 traverse points. 7 Sideshot editor changing sideshot data. 10–11. 20 P point database. 23 triangulation from breaklines. 23 Q quitting Autodesk Survey. 18 starting Autodesk Survey. closing. 12 Survey Prefix Library. 12 Topcon FC4 data collector. 14 angle distance command. displaying as polygon figure. 7 T TDS data collector. 14 syntax. 3 O observation database. 6 surface breaklines. 13 menus Survey Workspace. 6 prototype. using figures for.M menu commands. saving settings to. 22 N network installation on a. 11 polygon figure. 23 Survey Command Language. 8 drawings. 8 26 | Index . from traverse points. 23 preference settings for drawings. 14 Survey Link DC. 6 S settings data files. 12 Transit Rule. 21 traverse adjustment tools. 6 saving to a prototype. 12–13 Survey Command Line accessing.