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New point elevations – running...

This function calculates the elevation for a new point elevation based on the distance from the last point and the current slope. The points can be set out running, with the previous point as reference, untill the function is terminated by pressing enter. By using different options at any time at the command line, it is possible to:

  • Lock the elevation. The slope changes when the distance changes
  • Change the slope value (default value is 2%)
  • Lock the distaance. The next point will be at a specified distance from reference point
  • Specify the slope and the height and the distance from the reference point is calculated.
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Working procedure

Entering the function, the command prompts:

Specify basepoint or [Pick Height]:

Pick a position of the basepoint in the drawing, alternatively press ´P` and select an exsisting point elevation.

When a new basepoint is chosen, the command prompts:

Enter height <0.0000>:

Type z-value, press 'Enter'

The first point elevation is now defined, by moving the cursor you will se the next point elevation and distance change in real time, based on the set slope. The command prompts:

Specify next point [Pick height/Elevation/SLope/Distance/Height&slope]:

Pick a position for the next point elevation, or change the setting by the following
  • ´Pick height`: type ´P` - select a new point by clicking it.
  • ´Elevation`: type ´E` - locks the elevation to see how the slope changes in realtime
  • ´SLope`: type ´SL`- enter the new value for slope, press 'Enter'
  • ´Distance``: type ´D`- enter value for distance, press 'Enter' - a circle with radius equal to selected distance appears. Point out direction to set out a new point elevation on the circle. It is possible to snap to apparent intersections (the circle and lines in drawing). The circle is removed by option [Remove lock] - type ´R`.
  • ´Height&slope`: type ´H`- specify new elevation, press 'Enter', then specify new slope value and press 'Enter'. A circle with radius equal to calculated distance appears. Point out direction to set out a new point elevation on the circle. It is possible to snap to apparent intersections (the circle and lines in drawing). The circle is removed by option [Remove lock] - type ´R`. Arrows point downwards onto lower heights. Press the ctrl-button to get a positive slope.
Tip:

The next point elevation is automatically set at a lower level according to slope (slope arrow is pointing away from reference point.) Switch direction by pressing Ctrl-button during set out - the next point elevation will then instead be placed at a higher level according to slope.

About point elevations in Novapoint Landscape

  • Point elevations are blocks with insertion point in the “+”-sign. The z-value for the block will always be equal to the written text.
  • It is possible to use osnap when setting out point elevations - the z-value in the specific point snapped to will show in the command prompt. To use the snapped z-value instead of typing in a value - just press 'Enter'.
en/np/landscape/menu/levelling_tools/new_point_elevations_running.txt · Last modified: 2011/07/18 08:21 by vn_no_sfi