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

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Creating Parcel Tables

As you can guess, property drawings can become quite cluttered with many areas, bearings, distances, and curve dimensions. As the drawing becomes more complex, it might make sense to put all that information in a table instead of trying to place it directly on the lines and curves. Line labels can be replaced with tags such as L1, L2, and so on, and the same can be done for curves. These abbreviated labels take up much less space than the full bearing and distance labels, making the drawing appear less cluttered and easier to read. Of course, the trade-off is that now the person viewing the drawing will have to scan back and forth between the drawing and the table to obtain all of the information that pertains to a given ...

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