Very few programs do this, at least with the simplicity that it does CivilCAD
What we expect, in general, is a report of the plots, by block, with its table of directions and distances, boundaries and use. Let's see how to do it with CivilCAD, using AutoCAD although it also works with Bricscad which is cheaper and works in the same logic of AutoDesk:
The routines that I am going to show are used from the Reports menu, it is at the bottom of the bar that I have cut for the purpose of this exercise. Basically it allows three important aspects: Define the objects, locate them once defined and then generate the reports; in terms of objects, it allows to work points, adjoining areas, lots and blocks (although these last ones do not exist graphically but are an attribute of the properties and their extension is the sum of these)
1 Indicate External links
For this, the menu is used: CivilCAD> Reports> Indicate> Connections
Then what we do is touch the boundaries of the block that adjoin the main street, then we do Enter and we write the adjoining. The signal that has been processed is that they change color, passing to the layer called CVL_COLIND. Quite similar to what Microstation Geographics did Assigning attributes, Although there is no database here.
We do the same with the boundaries that adjoin the other street, in the case of example:
- 11 STREET
- AVENIDA MEMORIAL
- CALLEJON LOPEZ
This is what creates an attribute to the objects, associated with the name of that neighborhood.
To see the adjoining, it is done: CivilCAD> Locate> Colindancia. We write the boundary and the map display will be centered in the full length of that boundary, just as Bentley Map does with the geolocate. For each of these routines there is a text command, the case of this is -LOCCOL.
2 Indicate plots and apples
To indicate which are the plots, it is done with: CivilCAD> Reports> Indicate> Lotification
We get a panel where we choose the criteria for labeling the lot: the size of the text, if we want to enter the number of the property, the apple or use. As it is a process of self-generation, we must define what the initial number is.
The signal that is being processed, is that a closed polygon is created that is located in the layer CVL_LOTIF.
Has slight limiting this process, including that numbers can not place 01, 02, 03 ... but places like 1, 2, 3 so if Cadastre manual states that must use two digits have to edit them.
But in general the command is great, it is not necessary that the boundaries are generated, the lisp is done using the BPOLY command, obviously you have to zoom in closely so that it does not take long since this command in AutoCAD makes a scan of the entire visible area and it can be delayed with a very large deployment. It also generates problems when there are rounded corners or splines that do not constitute easy topologies for work from the CAD.
It is obvious that for this process it is required that the map has Topological cleaning, if not, it will generate erroneous areas. In case of badly labeled a property, in the wrong order or that we have made changes, only the polygon is deleted and rebuilt, because the attribute is in the shape. Each shape is associated with its extent, farm number, apple and use.
3 Indicate the points
For the system to generate the nodes of the subdivision, it is done: CivilCAD> Reports> Indicate> Point
The panel that stands up asks us if we want to generate points individually or per block. We can also choose the format of the point, size of the text and in what number it starts.
Simply impressive, we are asking what apple we want to generate points, and the system does a process in which it analyzes all the nodes in which the generated boundaries are intercepted, creates them a point, labels them and makes them an attribute with spatial association of such Way that you can later find again with the option: CivilCAD> Reports> Locate> Point.
All generated points are saved in the layer CVL_PUNTO and the annotations in CVL_PUNTO_NUM
In the same way you can locate an apple or a lot, although in practice it is not so simple if the numbers are repeated. It will depend on the system of cadastral nomenclature, many allow the repetition of apple in different quadrant map and obviously the farm numbers are repeated for each block.
3 Generate a technical or descriptive memory.
Here comes the best. CivilCAD can generate different reports such as:
- Summary of Areas: This first summarizes the apples, indicating the area dedicated to each use for each property, then below the summary of uses in each block and finally the summary of uses for all the selected apples or the entire associated map.
- Points Report: This generates a list that includes four columns: the point number, the X coordinate, Y coordinate and elevation.
In the case of the Descriptive memory. If we request that apple, the report is generated indicating the name of the map, the date, and then one by one the batches are described with their calculated area, use and boundaries as seen in the following image. See that the system makes an analysis of boundaries in common, so it calculates not only with whom the batch adjoins to the external, data obtained from the boundary of the apple but also with who adjoins the inner part of the block.
If I want to generate a type report Technical memory, the table includes for each lot: the stations of the boundary, the course, distance and coordinates of the vertex. Also the area, use and this is iterated for each property of the indicated blocks.
There is another report that is a combination of both, but because of the way AutoCAD manages the memory it is not advisable to execute massive reports if they are many the premises because it can generate us a fatal error to the collapse the memory.
In conclusion, nothing bad to be a CAD program. Solves common routines in the design of developments or cadastral management.