Someone asked this the other day in our Webcast.
Is there a way to insert a symbol at the DTM elevation?
One of the Product Designers showed my how the "Coordinate Tracker" utility
can be used to both track and input X, Y, and Z data.
General -> Utilities -> Coordinate Tracker
The utility tracks the X,Y location from AutoCAD and the Z from the surface
that you define (you can change the current surface in the tracker). By
typing in "cntrl-Shift-Z" at the command line, the utility will capture the
XYZ of the curser. There are then 3 elongated buttons below the coordinate
values that you can use to input the following values into the command line:
Example. Start the 3D poly command (straight AutoCAD) with the Tracker
running. Move to the starting location and type the Cntrl-Shift-Z sequence.
Pick the long bar that inputs all 3 of those values. Now the first vertex of
the 3D poly has been drawn using the DTM elevation. One Note! - We just
discovered a bug that requires that you remove the unit value that shows up
after the Z value. For instance, when working in feet, you'll need to delete
the ft marker. In Meters, you'll see a M value. Just click in the Z edit box
in the tracker and delete the value.
Hope this helps someone somewhere...