AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Surface Elevation Labels

Jun 26, 2013

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.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Surface Elevation Labels

May 3, 2012

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.

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Attached is a pdf showing the issue I'm having with the way elevations labels appear on the outside edges of cross sections. 

Issue #1:

I added the dimension to show that the bottom of the cross section is actually at 97.5 but is labeled as 98

Issue #2:

I would prefer the bottom of the cross section to be at an even elevation (98 not 97.5)

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This is what I have


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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.

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