Civil 3D Elevations: Labels Along Feature Lines

May 04, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

I was recently teaching a custom Civil 3D grading class where the client wanted to label a Feature Line’s elevation, at will, along the length of the line, without adding extra points.

There is NO out of the box label, but after poking around, I came up with a possible workflow:

  1. Used a Note type label
    (found in the TOOLSPACE Settings tab > General > Labels Styles > Note )

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  1. The Label is configured to pull the Point Elevation value at its inserted point.

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  1. Using the will work in space, on Civil or AutoCAD object.

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  1. If the labels are grip edited, the original value will be held.

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  1. Labels are to be repositioned using the AutoCAD move command along with the insertion OSANP

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A word of caution...  Labels are tied to a X,Y,Z point in space, not on an object!  If the elevations on the Feature Line are changed or the line relocated, the text will NOT update.

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