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RAY629
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Adding data to points

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12-06-2012 12:17 PM

Is there a way to have multiple elvations on a single point?

Such as with a top & bottom of curb.

I have tried to add a component to the style, assign the name as the control, and put in the elevation

I want, but you can't have multiple points with the same name.

anyone.................

Thanks

 

For situations where I need a top & bottom of curb I created an expression with a consistant elevation difference.  I also have times when I have a wall top and then changing ex ground elevations. For these I used the UDP

and both are working great. Thank you for your help

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LisaPohlmeyer
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Re: Adding data to points

12-06-2012 01:31 PM in reply to: RAY629

If the elevation is a consistant difference, as your example of top & bottom of curb, you could write an expression then add that to the label style for the elevation.  In this case I've created the expression of Point Elevation - 0.5 and shown that below my TC: elevation as FL: (gutter).

Lisa Pohlmeyer

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mikeevans
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Re: Adding data to points

12-06-2012 02:55 PM in reply to: LisaPohlmeyer
Not got civil3d in front of me but throwing ideas about. You could do this using referance text, perhaps a dummy point or a dynamic Feature line. You'd need to set each one manually so time consuming. A simpler way would be to perform a cross section set out report and edit so that you use point codes in a csv file. Then with description keys you could set up for each desired value and display on the channel using the full description. Won't be dynamic but will work.
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stacy.dunn
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Re: Adding data to points

12-06-2012 03:24 PM in reply to: RAY629

You can add the additional elevation as a UDP and then it can use it in a label style component.

Stacy Dunn
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ericcollins6932
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Re: Adding data to points

12-07-2012 06:20 AM in reply to: RAY629

To answer the original question, you cannot have a vertical wall in C3D (otherwise known as a point with equal xy and different z.

 

You will have to offset your top of curb horizontally a hair. (Scientifically speaking, a hair being a very small amount)

Eric Collins, P.Tech.(Eng.)

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mikeevans
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Re: Adding data to points

12-07-2012 09:20 AM in reply to: RAY629
Untrue. You can have a vertical wall in civil 3d which i often do but you can't have two points co-existing in the same xy plane in a surface model and generate a vertical surface.

Mike Evans

Civil3D 2013 / 2014 British UK
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IanMcClain
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Re: Adding data to points

12-07-2012 11:15 AM in reply to: stacy.dunn

As Stacy suggests, User Defined Properties are a good way to do this.

 

see here for some info:

http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2012/ENU/filesCUG/GUID-31D42176-1ED4-4074-99D3-A348CB832F1-585.htm

 

I also have used expressions for things like curb and gutter, where all you want is a label that takes the point elevation and adds or subtracts a curb height to it.

-Ian McClain
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mikeevans
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Re: Adding data to points

12-07-2012 04:45 PM in reply to: IanMcClain
Thank god for English was afraid the op would get lost with the term udp. I was for a bit. If the kerbface is constant use that method otherwise you may need to manually edit the point label. Different styles for kerbface but you can override the text on each point. (And other labels) . Few methods for this, none dynamic yet so take ur pick.
Mike Evans

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RAY629
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Re: Adding data to points

12-10-2012 12:42 PM in reply to: mikeevans

Thanks

 

For situations where I need a top & bottom of curb I created an expression with a consistant elevation difference.  I also have times when I have a wall top and then changing ex ground elevations. For these I used the UDP

and both are working great. Thank you for your help

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onsionsi1
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Re: Adding data to points

12-11-2012 11:31 PM in reply to: RAY629

can you explain the stepses to do that. I don't know what do you mean of UDP.

For your advice

 

Thank you.

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