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Display Elevation Texts

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Display Elevation Texts

ds_display_elevation_textsDisplay Elevation Texts tool draws a grid of labels which display the surface elevation. The exact location of the elevation can be marked by a point marker or by the decimal point of the elevation text.

To display elevation texts:

1. Select the Display Elevation Texts tool.

The Display Elevation Texts dialog opens:

display_elevation_texts

2. Define settings.

3. (Optional) Click on the Options button in order to open the Elevation text settings dialog and define settings for elevation label symbology.

4. Click OK to the Display elevation texts dialog.

5. If Enter origin is switched on, enter the origin point of the grid with a data click.

This draws elevation texts for the selected surface model on the given level.

Setting

Effect

Surface

Name of the effected surface model.

Mode

Display mode for elevation texts:

Write to file - elements are written and stored in the CAD file.

Grid size

Distance between elevation text locations.

Level

Number of the level in the CAD file on which elevation texts are drawn.

Enter origin

If on, you can enter the origin point of the grid with another data point. If the point is inside the surface area, an elevation text is drawn at this location.

Options

Opens the Elevation Text Settings dialog. See Elevation text settings for more information.

Elevation text settings

The Elevation Text Settings dialog defines the symbology and other display options for elevation texts created by the Display Elevation Texts tool.

elevation_text_settings

Setting

Effect

Justify

Location of the placement point (= point of elevation measurement):

Left, Center, Right | Top, Center, Bottom - placement point location relative to the label text box.

Decimal point - placement point is located on the decimal point.

Offset dx

Offset between the placement point and the label in x (left-right) direction. Given in millimeters on paper. Not active if Justify is set to Decimal point.

Offset dy

Offset between the placement point and the label in y (up-down) direction. Given in millimeters on paper. Not active if Justify is set to Decimal point.

Symbology

Color and line weight of the elevation text. Uses the CAD file color table and line weights.

Font

Font type of elevation texts. Uses font types available in the CAD platform.

Size

Text size of elevation texts. Given in millimeters on paper.

Accuracy

Number of decimals of elevation texts.

Display plus

If on, the plus sign is displayed for positive elevations.

Display minus

If on, the minus sign is displayed for negative elevations.

Point marker

Type of the placement point marker:

None - no point marker is drawn.

Character - a given character is drawn as point marker.

Zero length line - a line element of zero length (= point) is drawn as point marker.

Symbology

Color and line weight of the point marker. Uses the CAD file color table and line weights. This is only active if Point marker is set to Character or Zero length line.

Font

Font type of the point marker character. Uses font types available in the CAD platform. This is only active if Point marker is set to Character.

Size

Text size of the point marker character. Given in millimeters on paper. This is only active if Point marker is set to Character.

Character

Character used as point marker symbol. This is only active if Point marker is set to Character.

Weight

Weight of the point marker zero length line. Uses CAD file line weights. This is only active if Point marker is set to Zero length line.

TerraModeler User Guide   13.07.2021   © 2021 Terrasolid Ltd