AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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yazzie91
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Registered: ‎09-14-2011
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Surface Elevation labels display

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10-30-2012 03:21 PM

I need some help. I have a project I designed and grading plan is almost done. My proposed surface lables read as 1256.50. How can I get them to read just 56.50? I have a FG surface I created and am labeling using surface elevations. I am running out of room and need to free up some space. I don't want do drop my surface 1200'.

 

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sfuller
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Registered: ‎01-04-2008
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Re: Surface Elevation labels display

10-30-2012 04:02 PM in reply to: yazzie91

Create an expression to subtract 1200 from your surface, then use it in your labels

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yazzie91
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Registered: ‎09-14-2011
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Re: Surface Elevation labels display

10-30-2012 04:15 PM in reply to: sfuller

That worked! Thanks, just had to create my top of curb expression to -1199.5.

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mathewk
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Registered: ‎07-09-2003
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Re: Surface Elevation labels display

10-30-2012 10:11 PM in reply to: yazzie91

That works, but what happens when you have a different number to subtract?  Try the method in the link to truncate a more reliable way.

http://www.civil4d.com/2008/01/truncs-arent-just-for-elephants/

 

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Cansel - Autodesk Division
http://www.cansel.ca/
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