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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015: Autodesk Official Press by Ishka Voiculescu, Cyndy Davenport

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Chapter 16Advanced Workflows

The Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® program is unique in that with a few exceptions, the data you create is stored in the DWG file. Using data shortcuts will allow you to divide the work among your co-workers and keep your drawing size down. Using data shortcuts will also enable you to keep your existing surface in your topographic survey file and reference it into your design files.

In this chapter you will also look at LandXML as a tool to share data. Using this file format, you can transfer “intelligent” data without a DWG file.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Create a data shortcut folder
  • Create data shortcuts
  • Export to earlier releases of AutoCAD
  • Export to LandXML

Data Shortcuts

A data shortcut is a link ...

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