Friday, August 25, 2006

OK, SO WHY do we NEVER migrate parcels?

I had a break in the excruciating emotional minutiae that is my life the past few weeks, so I was able to throw together a quick appeal to ALL Civil 3D users out there who have fallen into the temptation of migrating parcels from Land Desktop, importing parcels from LandXML or creating parcels from closed polylines.

I need to get off my duff and post a "Fundamentals of Topology" which may demystify some of this... but until then...

Read my article at Civil3d.com on this subject.

Parcel Migration and Parcel Import- Don't Let them Bite You

5 Comments:

The Dinosaur said...

Oh GREAT! I had finally buried all of the specifics of the nightmare that was my first Civil 3D project. I had learned this lesson - not the why as you have explained it, but I never tried parcel migration again. Now, that entire devil month is restored in all of its gory detail and I am having flashbacks whenever I see the Civil 3D splash screen.
Thanks for the terrific article.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dana;

Just another tiny bit of "minutiae" for your otherwise uproarious day. ;-)

Spell Check works wonders, but after the look on your face in the photo, I'm fairly sure this won't have a chance of making your day either. :-(

Don Reichle

Mr. Brady did this to moi fairly recently also. :-o

Dana Breig Probert, EIT said...

I'll run the spell check, Don. Thanks for the tip.

I must have been busy learning Civil 3D instead of latin.

I'll be sure to scour your blog for errors from now on- in the sense of community.

Dana Breig Probert, EIT said...

Damn, Don. Losing your touch. I had also misspelled excruciating

As in, fixing a drawing where parcels have been migrated is excruciating

Anonymous said...

As you've noticed over the years (I'm sure) Dana - no one's perfekt. ;-)

Don R