Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Abbreviated (short) elevations in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009

If you want to see elevations like 1234.56 as 34.56 in Civil 3D, you need to add special expressions. Warning: This method shows 1204.56 as 4.56 instead of 04.56. Update: I have discovered a method that corrects some bugs, but is much harder to do. See my new post.

Instead of referring to Surface Elevation in your Label Style Composer, Text Component Editor, create an Expression called 2-digit surface elevation that looks like this:

fmod({Surface Elevation},100)

formatted as "Elevation"

Then refer to "2-digit surface elevation" in your Label Style Composer, Text Component Editor. For more detail and screenshots about how to do this, see my updated post.

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