AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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markpeterson4503
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Surface Contour Labels - layering conventions

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05-22-2012 02:11 PM

Is there a way that I can set the layer of a contour label based upon what type of contour line it crosses?

 

I would like to have layers in my file of Terrain - Labels - Minor and Terrain - Labels - Major. 

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seattlesurvey
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Re: Surface Contour Labels - layering conventions

05-22-2012 03:18 PM in reply to: markpeterson4503

Yes, you can create styles for Major contour labels and Minor contour labels, and those label styles can send their respective labels to different layers (as set in the style).  When you go to add contour labels, the Add Labels window will have options for you to select a Major contour label style and a Minor contour label style.

 

HTH.

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markpeterson4503
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Re: Surface Contour Labels - layering conventions

05-22-2012 03:35 PM in reply to: seattlesurvey

Thanks for that tip - I had always just inserted contour labels by going to Add Labels> Contour Single.

 

The only problem I have now is that even though my contour label style calls for the label to be on layer "Terrain - Labels Major", the default setting for TIN labels is to be on layer '0'. Now all my labels, even though they appear to be on the correct layer, are on layer '0'.

 

Doing a Select Similar doesn't work, as it grabs both major & minor contours, even though they appear differently (different text heights, different layer colors).

 

 

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seattlesurvey
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Re: Surface Contour Labels - layering conventions

05-22-2012 03:51 PM in reply to: markpeterson4503

Well, even though your contour label object is on layer 0, the labels can be selectively frozen, thawed, turned off, on, etc, by manipulating the label layer that's set in your style.

 

HTH.

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markpeterson4503
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Re: Surface Contour Labels - layering conventions

05-22-2012 03:57 PM in reply to: seattlesurvey

My label style is set to use layer "Terrain - Labels Minor".

 

My labels are actually (upon closer examination) responding as though they are on layer "Terrain - Labels Major" even though they appear as though they are on the minor layer.

 

I cannot quick select the minor labels, as C3D thinks the labels are all the same, though they clearly are not.

 

 

Must be yet another glitch in C3D.

 

Thanks anyways, seattlesurvey.

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