Label 3D Contours

The function is used to label several 3D contours with their respective elevation. The function reads the elevations of the contour lines and labels all the selected contours with respective elevations. Function prompts for an insertion point for each elevation label. This function is also available from Novapoint Base.

Find it here:

MOUS_ICO Menu: Terrain > Elevation label > Label 3D Contour(s)

Working procedure

Command prompts for:

Select objects:

Select the contour lines for which elevation labels are to be inserted. Make use of AutoCAD's selection options (fence, crossing window, etc., and confirm the selected objects with the key RETURN or Right mouse button.

First fence point:

If you have used a fence, as here, pick the first point for the fence line and confirm by RETURN.

Undo/<Endpoint of line>:

Pick the next fence for the line or select U to regret the first fence point. Confirm your choice by RETURN.

Undo/<Endpoint of line>:

Pick the next fence point for the line or select U to regret a second fence point. Confirm your choice by RETURN.

Select objects:

Select several lines if desired or confirm the ones you have chosen by RETURN. Further, you have to pick the direction for the orientation of the texts. Each text is inserted perpendicular to the line you pick.

Text Angle: Pick start point:

Pick the start point and the end point to define Text Angle or define the rotation angle at the command prompt.

Number of decimals <3>:

Enter a numeric value for the desired number of decimals places to be included in the contour elevation label and confirm by RETURN. Further, for each contour elevation, you will have to pick the insertion point for the label belonging to the current contour. This is illustrated in the example below.

Pick text position <7619.02,5453.85,1000.00>:

Pick the insertion point for the text label. The label with contour elevation will be inserted at the selected point. Command continues to prompt for Pick Text position till all the selected contours are done with Elevation labels.

Tip: The contour lines in the order of selection will be highlighted to indicate the respective contour for elevation value.