Adding Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds Symbols to Civil 3D Reports

11 December 2018All, Architecture and Engineering, Civil 3D, Services & Support



When Civil 3D was first introduced, there was a lot of excitement regarding its ability to generate reports almost automatically. Those of us who spent hours writing up tedious metes and bounds reports were about 95% happy.  Why not 100%?  Well, the reports generated would not express the bearings of degrees, minutes, and seconds in a manner that was not traditionally desired.  For years we accepted this minor bump as the norm and moved forward with it.  Recently, through some deep exploration (and the help from some great Civil 3D experts), I’ve figured out how to change the format.  Take a look at this a short video that describes the process of adding degrees, minutes, and seconds to a metes and bounds report in Civil 3D:



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