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New point elevations setup...

Here we can create styles for point elevations and slope arrows.

MOUS_ICO Menu: Landscape > Elevation tools - drawing > New point elevations setup…
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Working procedure

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 appearence of point elevations and slope arrows set out in the drawing. The exeption will be point elevations from terrain model - created from the use of functions Point elevation from terrain model or Point elevations from terrain model (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 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 active. These styles will follow the dwg-file.

“Default - existing” can not be multipled - change parameters directly in this style if you want another appearance for existing point elevations. This style will never interfere with ordinary point elevations.


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 on “Default” or “Default - existing”

Point Elevations

Text - style

The function uses AutoCAD text styles. Choose the style from the drop-down menu

Text - height

Type the text height (mm in printed drawing). Value must be defined correctly according to window settings. The text height will relate to the Novapoint scale.

Show slope as

Slope may be formatted in percent or 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 colour for point elevations and slope arrows. Colour will follow layer! If two different styles have the same layer name but different layer colours - the active style will set colour to point elevations in both styles!


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 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 activ scale. By selecting 'Follow Novapoint scale', point elevations will automatically change size in drawing if the scale is altered.

Apply to selection

Use this button to select point elevations in drawing to be part of selected style. This style will also be set active.

About point elevations in Novapoint Landscape

  • The levelling tools are a set of functions working within the dwg-file as well as interacting with active terrain model. Editing and calculating point elevations must be done by using the levelling 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 appearence of the point elevations
en/np/landscape/menu/levelling_tools_ii/new_point_elevations_setup.txt · Last modified: 2011/07/18 17:15 by vn_no_sfi