AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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rjjohnstone
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Civil 3D Surface Label

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02-14-2014 04:27 AM

Can I edit a label style to allow it to label my surfaces with their Prospector name? I have searched online and a couple of people on other forums have said "this should be easy" but they have not described how to actually do it. I've no doubt it is easy and the answer right in front of me but I'd really appreciate some help as I have hundreds of these to label... Thanks in advance 

Ok, you can do it with a spot label

Go to the toolspace, Settings tab, expand your way down to Surface, Label Styles, Spot Elevation.

Right click on Spot Elevation and pick New.

 

On the Information tab, give it a name.

On the General tab, set the layer, text style, etc.

On the Layout tab, a component named "surface elevation" should exist. Set it's visibility to False

Click here to add a new text object.

addtext.png

 

For this new text object, give it a name, then go down to the contents part, click on the little button to open the editor.

addtext2.png

 

In the editor, highlight all the text on the right and erase it.

On the left side, choose the Name property, then press the Arrow button

This will add the code to the editor window.

addtext3.png

 

Click Ok. Now you're back in the label style composer window.

Make any other adjustments to placement, justification, etc.

Click OK to close.

Now place a spot elevation label using this style.

 

 

 

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rkmcswain
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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 04:32 AM in reply to: rjjohnstone
When you say "prospector name", do you mean the name of the surface?
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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 04:37 AM in reply to: rkmcswain
Yes, sorry, I overcomplicated it.
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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 04:38 AM in reply to: rjjohnstone
What type of label are you placing, a spot label?
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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 05:07 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

I only want to display the surface name. I looked at all the surface labels trying to find one I can edit to do just that. I looked at the spot label but couldn't find an option to add the surface name field?
I'm happy to use whatever label method will allow me to add the surface name alone.. I really appreciate your help on this

 

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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 05:17 AM in reply to: rjjohnstone
... how embarrassing, since you mentioned "spot level" I looked in the settings and there it is "Name" which works fine.. thanks for guiding me
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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 05:20 AM in reply to: rjjohnstone

Ok, you can do it with a spot label

Go to the toolspace, Settings tab, expand your way down to Surface, Label Styles, Spot Elevation.

Right click on Spot Elevation and pick New.

 

On the Information tab, give it a name.

On the General tab, set the layer, text style, etc.

On the Layout tab, a component named "surface elevation" should exist. Set it's visibility to False

Click here to add a new text object.

addtext.png

 

For this new text object, give it a name, then go down to the contents part, click on the little button to open the editor.

addtext2.png

 

In the editor, highlight all the text on the right and erase it.

On the left side, choose the Name property, then press the Arrow button

This will add the code to the editor window.

addtext3.png

 

Click Ok. Now you're back in the label style composer window.

Make any other adjustments to placement, justification, etc.

Click OK to close.

Now place a spot elevation label using this style.

 

 

 

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rkmcswain
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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 05:21 AM in reply to: rjjohnstone
Glad you found it. Maybe this will help someone in the future too.
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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 05:22 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

thanks so much and so quick, saved me hours.

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Re: Civil 3D Surface Label

02-14-2014 05:24 AM in reply to: rkmcswain
it will, thanks again
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