AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Same Surface Contour Labels On Different Layers

Mar 29, 2012

So I have an existing grade surface and I am laying out a number of different site designs.  I've got all my surfaces from those site designs on different layers each displayed in a different layout. I need to label existing contours on each layout in different places. I've setup additional contour label styles (two for each design, major, and minor) and layers (two for each design, major, and minor). However, when I add labels to my existing surface, they come in on the right layer, but whenever I freeze any of the many layers my contour labels are on, they all turn off. The only workaround I can figure is to make copies of my existing surface for each design option and label each independantly. However, this is inacceptable as far as data management goes, since my one file will be hundreds of megs with all those surfaces. 

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Aug 21, 2012

How do you apply certain contour label styles to certain surface styles (i.e. When I have an existing surface i want the default contour labels to be an "existing contour" style).  Right now the default is a "finished contour" label style for all surfaces.

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Sep 20, 2011

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Dec 16, 2013

I am using Civil3D 2012 and have a drawing that will not allow me to add Contour Labels.

Unable to create contour labels

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Dec 20, 2012

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Feb 15, 2012

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Jan 23, 2013

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When I try to add single and multiple contour labels to the existing surface, I cannot select a contour line. I try to click on a contour line, using osnap, and I just keep getting prompted to pick a contour line.

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Jun 26, 2012

I have a drawing containing a surface with contour labels. There are two tabs representing two separate drawings. On one of the drawings I want to change the viewport color of some of the layers so certain features will plot lighter than on the other drawing.

When I change the color of a layer within the viewport, however, the masking on all the contour labels takes on a color (not associated with the color of the layer they're on, or anything else for that matter). Once the masking takes on the color, you can't undo it. You have to exit the drawing without saving it and call it up again in order to have the labels appear properly.

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Oct 15, 2012

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May 13, 2013

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I have looked to take it off but can not find it.

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Jul 19, 2013

I have a basemap with labeled contours and the text sizes I am using all look good both in model and paper space, but when I xref the same basemap into another drawing, the xref of the basemap looks good in model space but the size of the labels on the contours from the basemap in paper space look way to small..

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Mar 11, 2013

I have a topo drawing containing contours which are labeled with elevation.

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Is there a way for the labels to show up automatically when XREF'd?

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Oct 25, 2010

i am trying to change my contour label precision from 700 to 700.50, i am working in a very flat area and i placed .25' and 1' contours on my site plan but can only get even foot labels to show. where do i change the precision, i tried in units, no luck.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Contour Labels Vanish On Rebuild

Apr 9, 2013

2012. I have contours from a corridor merged into a full surface. I labeled the contours, then had to rebuild the corridor after the profile changed.

The contour labels all vanished and had to be redone. While surface contours work well for roadway corridors with few intersecting roads.  I am not finding them to be useful for parking lots.  I am thinking I will have to go back to the extract all contours from model and neaten them up for acceptable graphic presentation, then label them using the label line function and pray they don't change.  i.e. old LDD work flow.

The automatic outside boundary also does not work well when updating parameters and rebuilding.  The old fashioned LDD boundary from polyline seems to work better most of the time.

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Jan 7, 2013

I am trying to make my contour labels visible, indepently of the Visible status of the contours in the surface style of the original surface that I am working on. I have to do this due the final topo looks strange in the borders so I am displaying another contours -that do not have elevation- and make look the drawing better. The problem is that if I turn off the Visible property of the contours, the labels turn off even that they were created in a different layer and attached to a label style with its own layer property.

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Mar 11, 2013

just a general question regarding contour labelling.  Does it refresh automatically after I modified the labelling setting?  My experience is no. Here is what I did, given an existing surface.  Go to Surfaces -> Add Surface Labels -> Contour-Multiple at Intervals, I gave a decent interval, labels the entire surface with a few runs.  Later on I decided to say hide the contour label lines, so I would go to Settings ->right click on Surface->Contour Labelling Defaults->set Display Contour Label Line to False, click Apply.  So this setting will affect all the contour labelling created thereafter, but does it change the contour labels that I already created?  If not, how can I change those labels?

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Aug 1, 2013

I have a drawing with two viewports. One needs to show topography. The other does not. When I freeze the surface layer in the second viewport, the contour lables leave behind a dash. It's on layer 0 so I can't VP freeze without losing other things. 

Where do these dashes come from? They aren't a visible part of the contour label. They only show up when the surface is on a frozen layer. The only purpose they serve is to show where a contour label would be if the surface wasn't frozen.

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Apr 27, 2011

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Mar 2, 2012

I have Civil3d2012 and have created a surface in one drawing and then referenced it to another.  It appears to be working, but the contour labels will not work on the drawing where the surface is referenced.  I have all the appropriate layers on.

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Jul 8, 2013

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Feb 24, 2012

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Heres a link i took of what i'm doing on youtube [URL]........

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Mar 4, 2012

I am using Civil 3D 2011 and wondering how to create just one contour on an existing surface at a specific elevation. I need to show where floodwaters would get to at a specific elevation so that contour would be the easiest way if I can contour the surface with just 1 elevation. I don't want to have to create 0.1' contours all over the site and then remove all the extras.

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Nov 26, 2013

I have 400 files each represent a tile of contour at 0.5m interval, if I xref all into one dwg it is extremely slow. These files have some 3d blocks which represent xyz and I made a .net program to open each file with "readdwgfile" method. However turned out that the points are not dense enough to generate the same accuracy contours as the 0.5m contours.

I am going home now to use my home computer and see if it can handle all these files xrefed and then bind and explode.

Worst case in make another program to extract only the contours and insert into a blank database. Always difficult when not given raw lidar point files.

Total size for these contour files combined is 327mb.

We have microstation capabilities not sure if it can put in the file in an easier way. I can work with the xrefed bogged down file. But is there a way to only export what's shown ? I have frozen the layers for all other objects from all the references.

I estimated total points from contours will be 20 million. Since each generate about 50000 points. Which is still workable. The computer i use in the office just make this more difficult. Slow cpu. Difficult day. Spent 7 hours programming and got it figured out but didn't solve the problem. I should have known better 20 points are not enough to generate that look in the 0.5m contours.

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Feb 11, 2013

I'm working on a topo survey and the contours are crossing each others (See attached pic) and what I did was edit the surface by adding points. I know that these points are fake, but how does this affect the terrain surface for design point of view? I did try swapping edge and deleting lines but makes it worse. Also as you can see in the pic, I don't see the added points like it did back C3D 2008.

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Apr 21, 2013

Which is better to do: contour smoothing or surface smoothing?  I did a little test with a surface with no smoothing, a surface with contour smoothing set to medium, and a surface with surface smoothing.  The results puzzled me.  The contours in the surface with no smoothing matched the contours of the surface with surface smoothing.  The profiile of the surface with no smoothing matched the profile of the surface with contour smoothing. Are these results typical?  I was surprised that the contours of the surface with surface smoothing didn't look smoother.  I was also surprised that the surface with no smoothing and the surface with contour smoothing generated the same profile. 

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Jul 28, 2011

I would like to create surface from contours and extract points (with value) from on it. I had contours in my drawing; each major and minor contours are single polyline with elevation (Z value).

If I create surface form CONTOUR, some polylines (major or minor) are not included in to surface. After the creation of surface, I tried to erase the existing contour lines (Polyline) from drawing but the surface will be disappearing.

If I create the surface from ''DRAWING OBJECTS'', I'm not able to select the polylines (attachment 01) .

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Oct 24, 2013

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Jul 24, 2012

Is it possible to weed contour lines displayed in a surface based on the slope?  I am having an issue plotting construction plans due to steep cut slopes and flat adjacent areas.  I have several cuts ranging from 33%-50% adjacent to flat areas around 1%.  Due to the drawing scale required by the client and the .2FT and 1FT contours required to detail the flat areas, my steep cuts appear as dark hatches due to the tight contour lines. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: How To Use Surface Contour Label Group Class

Nov 6, 2013

How to use the Surface Contour Label Group class in the .NET API.

My first guess was that I had to create an instance object of the class and name it, and then use a "Create" method (e.g., CreateMultipleAtInterval) from there, like this:

Dim labelgroup As SurfaceContourLabelGroup


However, this doesn't work, as Visual Studio told me "Warning: Access of shared member, constant member, enum member or nested type through an instance; qualifying expression will not be evaluated." 

I tried just saying: 


But that didn't seem to work either. How this class works and get it to add some contour labels to a drawing?

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