### Author Topic: Z values of points  (Read 2535 times)

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#### Nardino

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##### Z values of points
« on: July 23, 2015, 01:58:31 PM »
Hello to all, does anybody know of a way to:.........
Basically I have received a file from my client containing all the spot elevations of a surveyed area. These spot elevation (points) are nothing more than text where the insertion point is a northing, easting and an elevation. Unfortutely all of the Z values (elevations) are set to zero, which means I cannot create a contour drawing out of these points. So what I am asking is if there is a way to move all of these text contents to its equivalent z values.
I have more than 15 thousand points and doing it one by one is not a task that could easily be done.
Many thanks...

« Last Edit: July 23, 2015, 02:41:08 PM by Nardino »

#### mjfarrell

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##### Re: Z values of points
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 02:09:22 PM »
one could use MAP

query in those TEXT object,

use alter properties
to change elevation
using .tvalue as the expression evaluate

If you don't have Map, I could do that, to a posted file and return the results to you.

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#### huiz

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##### Re: Z values of points
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 12:48:52 AM »
In Civil 3D there is a function for that.
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#### mjfarrell

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##### Re: Z values of points
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 08:59:01 AM »
In Civil 3D there is a function for that.

Not sure if I've ever seen that command?  What is it's name?

I had to look that one up....I guess I was using the Map function out of habit.

Ribbon
Select a surface. Surface tab Surface Tools panel  Move Text To Elevation
Surfaces menu UtilitiesMove Text To Elevation
Command Line
MoveTextToElevation
« Last Edit: July 24, 2015, 09:02:34 AM by mjfarrell »

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#### huiz

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##### Re: Z values of points
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 09:08:08 AM »
In Civil 3D there is a function for that.

Not sure if I've ever seen that command?  What is it's name?

I had to look that one up....I guess I was using the Map function out of habit.

Ribbon
Select a surface. Surface tab Surface Tools panel  Move Text To Elevation
Surfaces menu UtilitiesMove Text To Elevation
Command Line
MoveTextToElevation

That is the command

It is understandable that you use other functions out of habit. Especially if you do a lot with Map3D. But sometimes there is an easier way Another great function that I like is import contourlines from Shapes directly in Civil3D (AeccCreateSurfaceFromGISData) without need of Map3D.
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#### mjfarrell

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##### Re: Z values of points
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 09:34:39 AM »
I've used that one a few times as well as AeccImportGISData to get storm/sanitary networks into a file.

I should dump out my KIT and see if some of the tools in there should be replaced.  Thanks for the nudge!