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C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« on: June 03, 2008, 04:16:07 PM »
I need to create a spot elevation thingie that looks like the picture below.  What's the best option: Point or Surface Label?

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 04:48:17 PM »
Well, after some fiddling around with label styles and marker styles and other unrelated styles, I came up with this point style (and associated label style).  Not sure if this is the best option, but it seems to be working for me.

Thoughts/comments/suggestions?

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 05:01:36 PM »
Well, it's up to you.  You can do the same thing in several ways.

Using a Point means you must create a Point for every label.  This can be OK, and can even be beneficial, or it can be unwanted overhead.  It depends on your circumstances.

You can create very similar Spot Elevation, or use Generic Note labels with Surface reference text.  If you use Spot Elevation labels, note that there's no way to change the surface associated with a spot elevation after you create it.  This may or may not matter to you, depending on what you are doing.  But if you think you may want to change a bunch of labels to point to a different surface after you create them, use the Generic Note Labels with Surface reference text instead of Spot Elevation labels.

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 05:03:26 PM »
Thanks for the input... I was unaware that you create a note style that references a surface elevation.

Thanks again!

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008, 05:30:39 PM »
This is a surface label the guys came up with for curb and pavement elevations.  The labels seem to be working well.

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008, 05:36:04 PM »
And you have a nice use of a(n) expression in there it would appear. Good Job!
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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008, 08:11:03 AM »
This is a surface label the guys came up with for curb and pavement elevations.  The labels seem to be working well.

I don't suppose you'd like to share?

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2008, 09:15:53 AM »
try this one
note could also be done with reference text for the surface name and set min width to truncate the value.
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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008, 09:23:01 AM »
...use the Generic Note Labels with Surface reference text instead of Spot Elevation labels.
I was just messing around with the note labels and couldn't find a way to reference a surface.  Can you post a screen shot?

Thanks.

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008, 09:29:04 AM »
I'll type you through it, we can land this baby, just keep the wings level.

In the Label Style Composer

On the Lay out Tab

You will see First A Named Component, it may be called Text.1 or something stupid, or it could be Surface Elevation. Just to the right is a LITTLE Black Drop down ARROW pointing DOWN Click on it and select REFERENCE TEXT,
Choose Surface type when offered a choice they are tasty!

Be sure to name your Text item with a good description......


And Have a Nice Day!


Want a screen shot? :lmao:
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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2008, 09:33:35 AM »
Oy!  I totally missed that one!  I remember seeing TICK and BLOCK but not REFERENCE.  :oops:


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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008, 09:39:39 AM »
Oy!  I totally missed that one!  I remember seeing TICK and BLOCK but not REFERENCE.  :oops:


*scurries back to hole from whence he came*

You have a case of MENU Blindness.
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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2008, 09:46:36 AM »
Oy!  I totally missed that one!  I remember seeing TICK and BLOCK but not REFERENCE.  :oops:


*scurries back to hole from whence he came*

You have a case of MENU Blindness.

No, it's not that... it's some sort of rash... I... uh... ummmm...   GOTTA GO!

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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2008, 10:50:21 AM »
Let's see your label when you are happy with it.
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Re: C3D - Point or Surface Label?
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2008, 12:03:54 PM »
Let's see your label when you are happy with it.

TA DAAA!!!

I decided to go with a Spot Elevation Surface Label Style.