Slope Arrows

Use this function for the following:

Having a set of slope arrows connected to the object in the drawing or the database (Quadri model) shall be a powerful tool for designing the slope surfaces and elevation for various Civil Engineering design situations.



Slope Arrow Calculations

The slope can be calculated based on the following:

All the above options are also applicable to calculate the elevation.


Run the function from the following locations:

MOUS_ICO Toolbar: Elevation Tools:  Slope Arrows

MOUS_ICO Menu: Road > Elevation Tools > Slope Arrows

New arrow <

Use this button to define the new slope arrows. It is possible to define several slope arrows in one operation.

Command prompts for:

Pick start point:

Pick the start point for the slope arrow.

Pick end point:

Pick the end point for the slope arrow.

Create next arrow or press <Esc> or <Enter> to quit.

Continue for the next slope arrow or exit the command prompt.

Tip: Use object snap modes for precise selection of start and end points of the slope arrows.

The details of the slope arrows will be listed in the dialog.

Upper table

Shortcut menu on the upper table

Shortcut menu can be activated by locating the cursor on the upper table and using the right button of the mouse.

Lower table

Details of the active slope arrow (selected/highlighted in the upper table) will be listed.

Shortcut menu on the lower table

Shortcut menu can be activated by locating the cursor on the lower table and using the right button of the mouse.


Use this option to delete the slope arrow from the table and erase from the drawing.

Tip: Multiple slope arrows can be selected by holding the Shift or Ctrl keys.

Arrows along Baseline

Use this button to define slope arrows along the selected baseline. For further details, refer to the topic Arrows along Baseline.

Create 3D polyline

Use this button to create a 3D polyline for the line, to which slope arrows are connected. The calculated height of the slope arrow start and end points is transferred to the connected line.


The icons Move Up/Down move the active slope arrow respectively in the upper table of the dialog.

Redraw all

Use this button to update the slope arrows in the drawing when the parameters are modified or the setup is modified.


The drawing setup, representation of slope arrows, representation of contour lines, calculation parameters, etc., can be configured using this button. The dialog Slope Arrow Properties will pop up with this button, which tabs for slope arrow setup and contour lines setup.


Slope Arrow / Contour Lines: All slope arrows/contour lines will be saved as a group in the drawing.

Note: The function will not check existing group names and will overwrite in case of duplicate names.