If you’re someone who creates geometry or cogo data from deed information, you may be interested in the updated traverse functionality included with Productivity Pack 3 for Civil 3D 2016. In there, you’ll find two new tools: “Traverse Editor” and “Traverse Adjustment”.
The Traverse Editor allows you to create a traverse (composed of cogo points and/or lines) using keyed in entry, or by selecting existing geometry. The tool provides several ways to define bearings, distances, turned angles and arcs. As you work, your traverse remains dynamic, allowing edits to be made by simply adjusting the underlying data.
The Traverse Adjustment tool is then used to calculate the error of closure and then balance the traverse using a selected adjustment method. After an adjustment is applied, the results can be exported to a report and/or displayed graphically on screen. The tool is also flexible in that in can accommodate open or closed traverses.
If you are interested, Wes Newman has created a pair of videos that demonstrate the capabilities of each of these tools. (As always, Wes does a great job presenting this material in a way that makes it easy to get up to speed using these applications!)
Exploring the Traverse Editor...
Exploring the Traverse Adjustment tool...
NOTE: Productivity Pack 3 is a free of charge subscription benefit for Civil 3D users. Instructions for accessing Productivity Pack 3 can be found here... http://tinyurl.com/c3d-pp3-get