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AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 Essentials: Autodesk® Official Training Guide: Essential by Eric Chappell

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Using Tag Labels and Tables

Sometimes, it is better to put all the geometric data for an alignment in a table rather than labeling it right on the alignment itself. This can clear up a cluttered drawing and provide space for other types of annotation. You can accomplish this in Civil 3D by using tag labels and tables.

Creating Tag Labels

A tag label is a special kind of label that assigns a number to a curve, tangent, or spiral. Common examples are C1, S1, or L1 for a curve, spiral, or tangent, respectively. Tag labels can be created ahead of time if you know you're going to use a table, or you can convert “regular” labels to tag labels on the fly. In fact, you can convert just a few of the labels to tag labels and use a combination of a table ...

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