Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Good evening everyone. I hope everyone is having a great xmas month so far. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I have lots going on with a second job now. Plus getting ready for the xmas and new years lol.

Anyways, the other day one of my engineers ask if the was simple way to remove Carlson points from base drawing but leave the tree description so he could send it to a client? Our Carlson point are cogo blocks displaying 3 attributes. (point number, point description, and point elevation) After a few minutes of thinking, I remembered the BURST command. For those of you that use Carlson cogo points for surveying, know that you cant just simply use the layer isolate feature to isolate the the point attributes. If you do all you will get is the point marker. You have to actually go into layer manager and turn on the description, point number, and point elevation layers. See image below.


Ok at this point, some of you might say “just simply explode the cogo points”. Well if you do that, you will lose all the attribute data. See image below.


To get around this problem, you will use the BURST command. What this does is actually separates your cogo point block attribute data into their individual layer. So it’s kind of like a explode and extract feature. After I typed my burst command and windowed all the cogo point, I was then able to use the layer isolate feature to isolate the point number and point elevation layer and delete from my drawing. My engineer was shocked after I completed this task within 1-2 minutes for home.


Anyways I just thought this was a cool command that everyone should know. I hope everyone has a great week.

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