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Problems with Contour Labeling

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07-10-2012 12:16 PM

I have recreated two surfaces for my design, existing and proposed.  I had used polylines for contours for in each surface.  I tried labeling the contours but it will not let me select the contour itself.  I then tried to make the contours to 3d polylines and again added them to the surface and rebuilt.  I still am not allowed to label the contour since it doesn't let me select the polyline.  I am able to select the surface however.  What am I missing?

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Re: Problems with Contour Labeling

07-10-2012 12:36 PM in reply to: Robert_Merkel

A Civil 3D contour that can be labeled is a depiction of a surface. A polyline can be used as contour data to create a surface, but it is not recognized as a contour. Set your surface display style to show contours and then you will be able to label them. I suggest going through some of the surface tutorials that deliver with the program.

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