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Civil 3D Volumes

Does anybody out there know how to get a comprehensive volume report out of AutoCAD Civil 3D.So far I have only been able to get a three line report showing cut, fill and nett but I would really like something a little more intensive.Heres hoping someone out there knows more than me.Thanks for your helpDarrenNoble Consulting SurveyorsSurveying Western Australia
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I ran across something unusual the other day.

I'm by no means a computer geek so I will try to explain this the best I can. I was working on an AutoCAD drawing and had the drawing minimized so it was using half of the monitor's screen area. On the other half of the screen I was viewing a survey of record available online from the County Surveyor's office as a .tiff file which is made available by way of a Java application or platform (not sure of the correct terminology here). Well anyway I walked away from my computer for a while and when…
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You know...Any of you can post Here

Just in case it isn't as self-evident as I think it is, this space is for any of you to post your breaking news or interesting anything you deem newsworthy, as long as it has to do with the fantastic world of surveying of course...In other words, this blog is your blog to the community! Use it with authority and share...

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New Profile Info

You can now add other social networks that you belong to within your LSU profile. This is a terrific way to build even stronger bonds with your friends and other members of the community. Simply go to "My Page" and edit your profile questions at the top. Obviously, the more profile questions that you answer, the better you look to search engines and credibility in the group. For example, take a look at the page I made for my father, Skip:…
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I recently was making a new friend on Land Surveyors United and he sent me an email with a quick note implying that the economy wasn’t too good where he worked and jokingly made reference to going “mining” if things don’t pick up. What caught my attention is when he mentioned that 2 months ago he was “flat out” and now has very little work. This didn’t surprise me and I now know, from experience, that this is just the beginning for him, and things may get worse.

If you look at the…

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In these tough economic times new work is harder and harder to come by. While cost cutting is so very important, you shouldn't cut back too much on your marketing efforts, if you can afford it. Some of the following strategies to get more work, however, cost very little and can be implemented quickly.


  1. Call Your Existing Clients: Call your existing clients to see how they're doing and ask if they're considering any new work to let you give them a price.…
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Inspiring Quotation for Surveyors

"The problems of boundary lie at the foundation of all surveying, for one must know where a line is before he can measure it, and the solution of these problems calls for the same powers of accurate observation and of consecutive and logical thought that are demanded for successful work in any branch of modern science. It is needless to say that the successful surveyor must be accurate in his instrument work and in his computation; yet, if he would really succeed, he must go beyond this. He…
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If you care to start chatting with other surveyors about other surveying related stuff, check out this new chat room i created over here at Lingr. The idea here is simple: Surveyors are a tight net group, but usually when they are in the woods or in the bar. I would like to see the same type of friendships built online. Check it out. It takes 2 minutes to create your profile and you can find other surveyors instantly.…
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