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AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 Essentials: Autodesk® Official Training Guide: Essential by Eric Chappell

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Annotating Surfaces

images As you have read, surfaces are used to tell a story about the shape of a piece of land. I have presented nearly a dozen different ways to tell that story but have yet to discuss the most obvious and most common way to tell that story: with text. In this section, you will use the following three types of labels to annotate a surface:

  • Spot elevation labels
  • Slope labels
  • Contour labels

Adding Spot Elevation Labels

To annotate a surface using spot elevation labels, follow these steps:

  1. Open the drawing named Labeling Surfaces.dwg located in the Chapter 04 class data folder.
  2. Zoom in to the north end of the project near the location ...

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