New Point Elevations Setup
Here we can create styles for point elevations and slope arrows.
Find it here:
MOUS_ICO Menu: Terrain > Elevation label > New point elevations setup
MOUS_ICO Toolbar: > Elevation label > New point elevations setup
Starting the function opens the dialogue Settings - Levelling Tools. There are two different default styles and we may add a number of our own. These styles will follow the dwg file.
We start with two different default styles - “Default” and “Default - existing”. The style “Default” is the active default style and defines the appearance of point elevations and slope arrows set out in the drawing. The exception will be point elevations from the terrain model - created from the use of functions Point elevation from terrain or Point elevations from terrain (grid).
Create new style
We may however create new styles from our “Default”-style:
Double-click in the drop-down list when the style “Default” is marked.
Type a new name and set the new parameters under “Point elevations”.
When all parameters are set, press the OK'-button - the new style is created and automatically set active.
All the new styles will be found in the drop-down list and may be selected to be set to active. These styles will follow the dwg file.
“Default - existing” cannot be multiplied - change parameters directly in this style if you want another appearance for existing point elevations. This style will never interfere with ordinary point elevations.
Tip: Every point elevation belongs to the style that was active when set out. If parameters are changed inside a style - point elevations will change accordingly.
Use the 'Delete'-button to delete styles. This does not apply to “Default” or “Default - existing”
Text - style - The function uses AutoCAD text styles. Choose the style from the drop-down menu
Text - height - Type the text height (mm in the printed drawing). The value must be defined correctly according to window settings. The text height will relate to the Novapoint scale.
Show slope as - The slope may be formatted as a percentage or a fraction.
Point type - It is possible to choose “+” and “X” in different sizes.
Precision - elevations/slopes - Type the number of decimals to be written in the drawing to decide the accuracy.
Layer - elevations/slopes - Set layer name and color for point elevations and slope arrows. Color will follow the layer! If two different styles have the same layer name but different layer colors - the active style will set the color to point elevations in both styles!
Attribute - It is possible to set attributes like underlines, parentheses, and boxes, manually with functions Change to point elevation retained, Change to point elevation omitted, and Terrace height. However, we may also let this be automatically defined in our styles. The option 'Ignore' is set default - manually created attributes will not be affected then.
Follow Novapoint scale - Point elevations will always follow the active Novapoint scale when set out. If the scale is altered, point elevations already in the drawing will maintain their size, whereas new ones will get their size according to the active scale. By selecting 'Follow Novapoint scale', point elevations will automatically change size in the drawing if the scale is altered.
Apply to selection - Use this button to select point elevations in drawing to be part of the selected style. This style will also be set active.
About point elevations in Novapoint Terrain
The leveling tools are a set of functions working within the dwg file as well as interacting with the active terrain model. Editing and calculating point elevations must be done by using the leveling tools only. It does not work to use AutoCAD functions like move, copy, copyclip/paste, properties, attribute editor, etc. in order to edit or manage the appearance of the point elevations