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3D Lines

Post by raconsultnv » Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:34 am

Glen ....
I lost something and can't find a one set aproach to fix the problem. I need to draw a range of lines ..... pt 2345 to 2375 but I need 3D lines not 2D. I know in auto map somewhere there is a setting I am looking for ...please helpand thanks in advance.

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Post by rwhatman » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:04 am

I am not Glen, but hope this helps.

The range of points that you want to join with a 3D line will have to have the same description.

Just go to the Automap Library. You can edit or start a new description of
the points you want to join. Just pick join lines and then pick 3d lines.

Then just process the Automap Connections.

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3D lines

Post by raconsultnv » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:28 am

NO ........ I had MS2004 set to draw 3D line without going to auto map ... different descriptions ...... Point number was the controlling factor not the descriptions .......

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3D Lines

Post by Glen Cameron » Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:05 am

If you are thinking of a routine to draw 3D linework based upon point numbers only - then it is a two step procedure.

1) You can use the command, MsTools menu -> Lines -> Lines by Inversing (dot to Dot). This permits you to enter a point number range to join with lines. They will be 2D lines.

2) You can convert any inversed line from 2D to 3D by going to the MsTools menu -> Lines -> Convert 2D Lines to 3D. Then window all of the lines inversed by the routine in step one - or via COGO - and they will be converted to 3D lines.

I hope this helps,
Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

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