AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Surface Elevation Labels Display?
Oct 30, 2012
I have a project I designed and grading plan is almost done. My proposed surface lables read as 1256.50. How can I get them to read just 56.50? I have a FG surface I created and am labeling using surface elevations. I am running out of room and need to free up some space. I don't want do drop my surface 1200'.
I have a drawing that someone else created that has a spot elevation label for a surface. It labels the surface (PAD) then automatically subtracts a set distance for another elevation (GFE) and adds a set distance for another elevation (FFE). After doing some research, it looks like it was created with an expression?
I have two questions:
First, where to go to get a better understadning of this? I'm not familiar with expressions.
Second, where can I find the expression in drawing to make an edit to the set distances. I can remove the GFE/FFE as they are separate components in the label style, but I don't see where to modify the distance it adds or subtracts.
We work with Hydro graphic surveys that have large numbers of points. We would like to be able to display girded spot heights colored to represent the elevation. (Similar to elevation banding)
I have created a surface and then created surface elevation points on a grid with spacing of 15m. I have tried looking at setting up a style that will adjust the color depending on the elevation ie 0 to -1 = red but haven't made any progress.
I have an alignment with horizontal PVI points that are coincidental with COGO points. I want to display in a profile view, a surface elevation at the alignment PVI points in a band style. Is it possible to do this? If so, how?
I am trying to create a surface rise:run slope label for our company template file. I have it set using the default values that I want. But right now the text is just 1:1...where we want it to read 1V:1H.
how I can keep the label dynamic to the surface, but put the V & H in the label after the values.?
I have several hundred cross sections for a surface that I need to label the major section breaks. Civil 3D gives the option of weeding based on distance, but I want to label only the major grade breaks (i.e. more than 1%). Is this possible, or is the only option manually labeling the section?
Is there a way to remove the extra (In) and (out) invert elevation from my labels? If the IN or OUT (I.E.) is the same there is no need to label them twice. So, can I remove them? If you can remove them, how do you do it?
This is what I have
NEW CATCH BASIN A-11 TOP=427.30 I.E.(IN)=421.60 I.E.(IN)=421.60 I.E.(OUT)=421.60
I created several cross sections for a roadway design utilizing sample lines. I created multiple sample lines along the CL alignment and inserted the cross sections without any errors. The peculiar part is when I try to inquiry or label any cross section, nothing happens. Using the inquiry tool, I get an message that reads "Warning: Specified point is outside the section view. Try Again." If you see the attached PDF, you'll notice that the point I selected is dead center of the particular cross section in question. When I attempt to use labels to mark elevations, in the command line, it repeats "Pick a Point" but does not insert a label.
I created other cross sections in the same fashion and do not have this issue.
Is it possible to rotate the point labels when working with point files from an elevation Survey in Ciivil 3D? When activating the labels visibility they are horizontal, but when I rotate the drawing to a side view I am can´t see them.
So far I was working with Autocad (importing a dxf). Is there a way to rotate at the same time all the points labels, wich in this case are just text items?
i created section view as in pic1. In Bands, Existing surface elevation labels at existing surface grade breaks, top of road elevation labels at top grade breaks, datum is the same. Can i add existing surface elevation labels at top of road grade breaks? (pic2)
I used the Volume dashboard to cal volume so when I view the surface in object viewer or 3D I see my TIN volumes surface at zero elevation is this right? I think the reason is because they want us to see both surface so they are not on top of one to another.
I have created a surface, when I hover over a contour on it I used to get name,style, layer, elevation. Now I get them all except elevation, I didn't change anything (not on purpose at least) in my drawings.
I've tried to create a surface analysis by using a point group reading xdata to set the elevations and when I set my surface properties to display the elevation shades it will only allow me to set the range to 5 or less. All of the other analysis settings for direction, slope, and slope arrows allow me to input the nuber of ranges I want, but I need the elevation analysis.
In the previous C3D 2012 version I was able to set surface transparency just setting it on a layer with defined transparency. Example: I set my "existing ground" surface to a created "EG" layer (example name) and set transparency layer to 50% (example, again) and it WORKS! My surface become transparent...
But now, in the C3D 2013, I can't get the same results... my surface is not getting transparent. I already tried to turn off/on hardware acceleration and adaptive degradation and show/hide transparency.
More details: I can get transparency on points, triangles, contours etc... but not on elevation, and this is my priority.
Autocad Civil 3D 2013 - Infrastructure Design Suite Windows 7 64 i7 860 @2.80GHz 8GB Ram Quadro 2000D
I got this plan from a third person and, the point from the survey have the property " bloc ". In their attribute property, I can see the elevation value. but in the z of the actual bloc, it shows zero. I would like to tell C3D to use the attribute elevation for his actual Z in the drawing. How can I achieve this ?
is it possible to export elevations from a surface at a given interval? i can easily export all the data i used to build the surface, but now I am wondering if its possible to export/extract the surface to a CSV or TXT file with a position and elevations, say, every 5 feet?
I have a surface with all sorts of heights, and want to add color to different heights. Getting the color there is not that difficult, but how do I swap them around? i.e. red is 'low ground' and blue is 'high ground'. In Holland we use it the other way around though, so blue should be low ground and red high ground.
Where exactly do I change this? I've tried it in the surface style tab, surface properties tab, analysis tab, and some others, but no success so far.
I am using Civil 3d 2012 and an trying to apply elevation banding (one color) to a surface that is completely flat. Everything seems to be in order but nothing shows up. If I add another point file to it that has a variety of elevations then the elevation bands show up, if i remove it it disappears again. I can view the boundary and get elevation readings when I mouse over the surface.
I just used 8 points to create a surface - see the right-hand-side of the 1st attached file.
I went to Settings => Surface => Label Style => Spot Elevation =>Elevation Only => Label Style Composer - Elevation Only => Text Contents: <[Surface Elevation(Uft[P2[RN]AP[SN|OF]>P<[Description(CP) - see the 2nd attached file..
I went to Prospector => Surface => Surface1 => Definition and I did not see any place for editing Elevation - see the left-hand-side of the 1st attached file.
How to make the Elevation and my stuff in Description show up in the DWG.
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.
Windows 7 x 64 bit NVidia Quadro 2000 Dual Monitor 6.00 GB RAM Intel Xeon W3550 @ 3.07 GHz Civil 3D 2013 SP 2, Civil 3D 2012 SP2, Civil 3D 2011 V3, Civil 3D 2010 V3
I need write Cut and Fill Labels on Volume surface in each 10x10 meters. Civil 3D can write Spot Levels on grid, but I need write Cut and Fill values in grid area. Using Surface >Utilities>Bounded volumes I can get the values on selected closed polygon, but write to all is very long work. How to do write Cut and Fill labels on grid.