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Contour Styles

Contour Styles are used to easily display contours created in Land Desktop, and ensure adherence to a company standard. These styles may be adjusted or additional styles addes as needed.

Existing Contour Style

Proposed Contour Style

Existing Contour Style (metric)

Proposed Contour Style (metric)

Format Manager

The format manger contains formats for importing and exporting point data into Land Desktop. The formats found here are standard text file formats provided by Autodesk:

here are standard text file formats provided by Autodesk: Label Styles Figure 1 Labels are used

Label Styles

Figure 1

Labels are used in conjunction with Point Objects, Lines, Curves and Spirals. Each set of standards has some typical label styles that can be utilized and modified as needed.

The path to the folder containing the label styles is: …\data\labels

Project Prototype Structure

The user should start projects in one of the following ways:

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As you create a new drawing, use the Create Project button

2. Through Projects > Project MaLDD(2)LDD(3LLDDnager you can use the Create New Project button.

Do not use Windows explorer to create project folders. If a project is created this way the project settings and standards will not be followed.

When creating a new project, the Project Information field should contain a Project Number to easily identify the project.

The Project Description field should contain the Project’s Address and location. Best case it will contain a Street Address, City, State, Zip, POC (Point of Contact), and POC Phone number. At a minimum the Street or nearest road intersection, and county or city and state should be used.

The Keyword to be used when creating the project could be any string of words that helps identify the project. An example might be the Project Name, using Underscores for the separation of the Name. You can also use several keywords, separated by commas, such as client name, project street name, county, etc. (See Figure 2)

name, project street name, county, etc. (See Figure 2) Figure 2 As a project is created

Figure 2

As a project is created the project subdirectories will automatically be created as a result of selecting the appropriate Land Desktop Project Prototype. The following Table describes the Subdirectory structure created using the project prototypes:

Table 6 Project Directory Structure

ALIGN

Horizontal Alignments (Created as needed by LDT)

CALCS

Project Calculation folders (used for storing calculation spreadsheet that may be created and used during the project)

COGO

Project Point Databases and Description Key Databases (Created as needed by LDT)

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