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Moving Survey Point Elevations to a Surface

 

 

 

 

You can use the Move Elevations to Surface command to display the Move Elevations to Surface dialog and move existing survey points to a surface.

 

Move Elevations To Surface (3:15) - Learn how to update elevations of survey points, moving them to an existing surface.


Example

You might create a grid of points to stake out a finished grade. Just create the points, then move them to the Finished Grade surface you created earlier.  TPC will update the elevation of each survey point selected so that it lies on the Finished Grade surface.


Move Elevations to Surface Dialog

You move the elevations in the the Move Elevations to Surface dialog where you select 1) what you want to move and 2) the surface you want to move them to.

This dialog also gives you options to move protected points and protect points you move. Plus it has Undo and Summary options so you can keep track of what you moved when.


Selecting Survey Points to Move to a Surface

The Move Elevations to Surface dialog uses the What list to tell TPC which points you want to move to a surface. The What list reflects items that are currently tagged or selected in each of the following views.

When you initiate the Move Elevations to Surface command from a view, TPC automatically updates the What list to reflect the selected or tagged items in that view.

Traverses Manager

In the Traverses Manager, select or tag the the traverse you want to move to a surface and choose Tools, Move Elevations to Surface....  You can also right-click any traverse and choose Move Elevations to Surface... from the context menu.

From the What list, choose Entire Traverse: traverse name.

Points Manager

In the Points Manager, select or tag the the points you want to move to a surface and choose Tools, Move Elevations to Surface....  You can also right-click any point and choose Move Elevations to Surface... from the context menu.

From the What list, choose x items selected in the Points Manager.

You might want to sort the points in the Points Manager based on their elevations first. This will let you see which points have a zero elevation or some other elevation that indicates their elevations are not yet on the desired surface.  Then select these points and move them to the surface.

Traverse View

In a Traverse View, select the points you want to move to a surface, then choose Tools, Move Elevations to Surface....  If you want to move the entire traverse, don't select any points, then choose Tools, Move Elevations to Surface....

When you select points in the Traverse View, the What list includes an option like 18 Selected items in "traverse name" Traverse. But if you pull down the list, you will also see an option Entire Traverse: traverse name. So even if you have selected multiple traverse points, you can sill choose to move the entire traverse.

Drawing View

This is a great way to move just one or two points that you may have missed with an earlier move.

In the Drawing View,

first select the survey points you want to move, by selecting any of their drawing objects, like point symbols, line labels, end of a survey line, etc.

then right click one of those points and choose Move Selected Point Elevations to Surface....

you can also select any drawing object for the surface you want to move elevations to (contour line or label, tin line, etc.) and TPC will select that surface in the Move Elevations to Surface dialog when it opens.

The Move Elevations to Surface dialog What list will display 3 Selected objects in "drawing name" Drawing.


Related Topics

Surface Elevations

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