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*ABS
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digitize contours

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01-05-2005 06:34 PM
How can i make contours in civil 3D? Used to be easy in LDD as there was a command to do so as well as label etc... Can anyone tell me? I would be most greatful!! Best regards Allan
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CharlieO [Microdesk]
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Re: digitize contours

01-06-2005 06:11 AM in reply to: *ABS
In Civil 3D, contours are not individual objects like they were in LDT. Here, contours are part of the surface object, and are displayed by choosing a style that displays contours.

If you are digitizing polylines you can add these to a surface similar to how you would do it in LDT. Assign elevations to your polylines; create a new surface; right-click on breaklines, choose Add; select your polylines; then choose a style (or edit the current style) to display the contours.

Otherwise you can still use LDT to create contours from polylines, and block them into C3D - they just won't be intelligently linked to a surface. Which may be fine if you don't need surface data...
Hope this helps...

Charlie Ogden, PE - Application Engineer
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