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

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Using Design Check Sets and Criteria Files

You first learned about design criteria files and check sets in Chapter 5. These two features enable you to check your design on-the-fly to catch any errors or design flaws as you work. Of course, what's considered right can differ from place to place and from design type to design type, so these checking tools are customizable. The task of setting them up is usually left to a CAD Manager or one of the top CAD users in your company or organization. This is true of most Civil 3D customizations.

As discussed in Chapter 5, the actual details of how design criteria files and check sets are configured can be driven by government entities such as a department of transportation or planning commission, or according ...

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