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Digitising field drawings
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We seem to have drifted from digitising to wider Post-Ex process!

Kevin, I agree that a heck of a lot of PX can be done just with the scanned pencil drawings, especially if they get georeferenced (CAD or GIS, it's easy enough in either system) and any surveyed linework is added. Then, once you know what you want to see in the report illustration, the digitising can begin! After all, the scans and the permatrace serve as archive enough - the vector derived from them is secondary. But I still prefer to do that digitising in CAD. (Learning Illustrator, but nowhere near proficient enough...)

ShadowJack, I feel your pain! You do know ACAD searches in its own folder first regardless of xref path settings, so if you copy all the scans from the server to your desktop machine (along with the CAD file) then it'll at least remove the constant network traffic during work sessions. Assuming of course you can put things on the local HD...

As for being asked to do the impossible with crap data - that's what heavy throwable objects in the office are for! Remember - an infinite number of monkeys might produce the odd script for Hamlet, but you'll also get a lot of broken typewriters...
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Digitising field drawings - by Steve H - 4th February 2014, 11:47 AM

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