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xgeneration
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Help Needed: Creating Points Displaying Cut/Fill Depth between Two Surfaces

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10-18-2013 09:36 AM

Hi, I created a volume surface between the as-built and design surfaces, now I would like to show the points that display the cut/fill depths between these two surfaces.  I tried modifying the surface property of that volume surface but doesn't seem to offer what I want.  Does anyone know how to do it?  I know isopach may be the way to go but never had done it.

 

Thanks.

I don't see a screenshot either but I am going to GUESS you are looking for red cut and green fill text (seems to be the standard request.  Here is a link to a Being Civil blog that goes thru the process:

http://beingcivil.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/02/color-cutfill-surface-labels.html

 

Hope that is what you are looking for.

Ryan

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Avera737
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Re: Help Needed: Creating Points Displaying Cut/Fill Depth between Two Surfaces

10-18-2013 11:53 AM in reply to: xgeneration

Sounds like you've created a TIN Volume Surface already, and that would be the first step.  Next you just need to add elevation lables.  Up to you how you want to do that.  If you want actual text labels, just do elevation labels on a grid.  The elevations of the TIN Volume Surface will be + or - the required fill or cut.

 

You could also create a surface style which shades ranges of cut and fill.

 

If you need more assistance let us know.

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xgeneration
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Re: Help Needed: Creating Points Displaying Cut/Fill Depth between Two Surfaces

10-18-2013 12:01 PM in reply to: Avera737

Sorry I just realized I forgot to include the attachement.  I would like to display like this.  Using two colours to distinct cut and fill as well.

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Avera737
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Re: Help Needed: Creating Points Displaying Cut/Fill Depth between Two Surfaces

10-18-2013 12:06 PM in reply to: xgeneration

No attachment but I'll take a stab at it anyway.

 

Go to your surface style, you'll want to edit (or create a new style) that displays "Elevations."  Once that is set select the surface and go to properties.  On the analysis tab select "Elevations" as the analysis type.  Change "Number of ranges" to 2.  Make one range negative to zero and one zero to positive (whatever the default lowest value and highest value are).  Change the colors to whatever is desired.

 

Let me know how you make out.

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rnoyes
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Re: Help Needed: Creating Points Displaying Cut/Fill Depth between Two Surfaces

10-18-2013 01:35 PM in reply to: xgeneration

I don't see a screenshot either but I am going to GUESS you are looking for red cut and green fill text (seems to be the standard request.  Here is a link to a Being Civil blog that goes thru the process:

http://beingcivil.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/02/color-cutfill-surface-labels.html

 

Hope that is what you are looking for.

Ryan

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Re: Help Needed: Creating Points Displaying Cut/Fill Depth between Two Surfaces

10-18-2013 01:44 PM in reply to: rnoyes

I don't want to hijack the original subby's post, but that's a great link.  Thanks for the tip, Ryan.

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xgeneration
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Re: Help Needed: Creating Points Displaying Cut/Fill Depth between Two Surfaces

10-21-2013 11:03 AM in reply to: rnoyes

Yes this is what I need! thank you very much!

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