Don't know exactly. I haven't opened up Civil this morning yet. I'll check when I have it open. Is the shape file one that is publicly available? If it is, post a link. Then we can check it out.
I had to convert a metric point cloud to imperial a couple of weeks ago. That was really painful!
No setting obvious in Style. However I can duplicate your problem in reverse. In an imperial drawing if I go to Ambient Settings and change Foot to Meter in that imperial drawing. The Surface elevations come up in Metric.
I don't know if this is your problem, just that it duplicates it.
Thank you for your efforts. I edited the units in the projection file (changed METERS to FEET) and repeated my surface process. (SHP import, save, attach to new drawing, query altered elements by object data, and create surface.) The surface is in meters, my drawing is in meters, and once again all is right with the world. Thanks again.
Changing the elevation parameter on the ambient settings tab is an easier solution than editing the projection file and repeating the map import process. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for posting your solution. That was creative and I don't think I would have thought of that myself.
I wouldn't consider what I did a "Solution". I would never recommend changing an Ambient Setting in an imperial drawing to metric permanently. It was only a test to try and duplicate your problem.
Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register