You may have wished to fill your parcels to highlight the areas but found there isn’t a way to designate the fill transparency. The resulting fill blots out everything (even some parcel lines). Here is a workaround (using layers) to achieve it.
We have reached a fork in the road on our Civil/Survey and Mapping add-ons. For years we attempted to provide one package that ran inside plain CAD engines as well as Civil3D while using the best objects available. The problem is that it meant a weaker (than possible) Civil3D connection, prevented us from adding tools only (currently) possible in Civil3D and created confusion on what parts used Civil3D objects.
We are occasionally asked why our products don’t directly import point ascii files.
Keep in mind that TXT/ASC files can contain anything (even the paragraphs of this post content) so we process it differently. We have a Point > File > Convert Text which handles any text file, regardless of the delimiter. It lets you preview the content, specify the delimiter and column order then parse the results into a defined point format.
If your ascii files are P,N,E,Z,D you can simply change the extension to .AUF and the program would read the files directly.