Survey Database Point Groups

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, Point, Point Groups, Points, Survey, Survey Database, Construction, Civil 3D Survey, database 0 Comment

When importing points into Civil 3D within the Survey tab (into a survey database) a point group is created automatically within the Prospector tab named the same as the point file or FBK file.  What if you do not want this functionality. Yes, you can simply delete the point group and the points remain, but there is a way to turn off the option so that no extra point groups are created. . .

  1. You must first go through the process of importing the points (specify the database, specify the data source, specify the network), but in the "Survey Data - Import Options" dialog box you must toggle off the option to insert survey points:
  2. Then proceed to the Survey Points in the database tree and insert from there:

  3. Back in the Prospector you'll see you have only one point group. . ._All Points!!!