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

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images Labeling Design Surfaces

As you have done with every other type of design in this book, you need to annotate your surface design. Like all annotation, the information you convey here is almost as important as the design itself, particularly with regard to grading.

From a strictly documentation standpoint, the primary final product of a grading design is a set of design contours. By themselves, the contours are not very useful for construction, but once they are labeled, they begin to show the contractor exactly how to shape the land to meet its desired function. In some areas, contours alone do not provide enough detail and must be supplemented ...

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