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The Segment Curve LISP is insanely useful for simplifying superfluous geometry. It splits a curve into a user defined number of lines. Currently I just follow Segment Curve with PEdit Fit to turn them back into curves. The problem is that this method adds lots of unnecessary curves back in and isn't very clean, so its usefulness has a limit. I am wondering if instead of splitting into lines, it might be modified to split the curve into a user defined number of curves to follow the original one? Alternately, if there are other ways to simplify geometry that I didn't know about (especially ones that will preserve corners) I am open to those ideas as well.
I have been designing for 18 years and am tired of wasting time when importing surveys into my drawings. I have my own layer system for my home plans, and only use about 20 layers total. I like my drawings clean and simple. When a surveyor sends me the survey, their CAD file has about 50 layers, none of which I want or need. So what I have been doing for many years is spending about 30 minutes changing everything on the survey to layer 0 and then copy/pasting the survey into my drawing. The problem is, some of the surveyor's stuff is in blocks, so I also have to explode the block in order to change all the elements to layer 0. I would love to know if there is a simpler method to all this. I really don't like having 50+ layers in my drawings. I can consolidate everything on a survey into about 5 layers that I use (natural features, boundary and easement lines, buildings, flatwork, text, etc). Thank you for your help.