AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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agbell
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎05-07-2007
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Feature Line Label Arrows

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06-25-2007 04:53 PM
(Civil3D 2008)

Is it possible to label feature lines with the grade and a direction arrow so that the arrow is pointing downhill ie from high point to low point?

At present, the arrows seem to point in the direction in which the feature line was drawn, with the label text being negative or positive to indicate direction of fall.
*Jeff Mishler
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Re: Feature Line Label Arrows

06-25-2007 05:27 PM in reply to: agbell
In the "Grading Best Practices" White Paper it shows how to make this style.
Crazy thing is I JUST read it and saw your message within 30 seconds.....

http://civilcommunity.autodesk.com/blogs/blog/4/blogpost/5893/


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(Civil3D 2008)

Is it possible to label feature lines with the grade and a direction arrow
so that the arrow is pointing downhill ie from high point to low point?

At present, the arrows seem to point in the direction in which the feature
line was drawn, with the label text being negative or positive to indicate
direction of fall.
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agbell
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎05-07-2007
Message 3 of 6 (502 Views)

Re: Feature Line Label Arrows

06-25-2007 06:16 PM in reply to: agbell
That was fast jeff!

And it's just what I was looking for, however... when I go into the label style composer I can't select "Grade Check" in the rotation angle box of the arrow component. All I can do with it is to type in an angle or select one on-screen.

Any clues?
*Jeff Mishler
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Re: Feature Line Label Arrows

06-26-2007 09:27 AM in reply to: agbell
The dwt Template file "_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS Extended" includes
the "Grade Check" Expression. IOW, if you don't have the option for the
slope, you will need to create your own Expression. Here is the formula
needed:
IF({General Segment Grade}<0,0,pi)




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That was fast jeff!

And it's just what I was looking for, however... when I go into the label
style composer I can't select "Grade Check" in the rotation angle box of the
arrow component. All I can do with it is to type in an angle or select one
on-screen.

Any clues?
Contributor
agbell
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎05-07-2007
Message 5 of 6 (502 Views)

Re: Feature Line Label Arrows

06-27-2007 01:11 AM in reply to: agbell
Thank you. Works like a charm.
I can see Expressions require some serious looking-into.
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rsBria
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎08-30-2007
Message 6 of 6 (416 Views)

Re: Feature Line Label Arrows

04-27-2011 05:19 PM in reply to: *Jeff Mishler

Thanks this is a real life saver. I'm doing a rather large parking lot for a college and labeling gutterline slopes manually would be brutal and a waste of valuable budget time.

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