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Mastering AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 by Louisa Holland, Richard Graham

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Labeling the Surface

Once you’ve created the surface model, it is time to communicate the model’s information in various formats. This includes labeling contours, creating legends for the analysis you’ve created, or adding spot labels. These exercises work through these main labeling requirements and building styles for each.

Contour Labeling

The most common requirement is to place labels on surface-generated contours. In Land Desktop, this was one of the last steps because a change to a surface required erasing and replacing all the labels. Once labels have been placed, their styles can be modified.

Placing Contour Labels

Contour labels in Civil 3D are created by special lines that understand their relationship with the surface. Everywhere one ...

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