Sunday, March 28, 2010

Civil 3D, My Elevation is Off by a Factor of 12

Occasionally settings can be different than what we expect in Civil 3D. Sometimes an elevation or distance can me off by a factor of 12 (or some other conversion factor).


To get the correct value go into the Settings tab of Toolspace and either change the feature settings for the entire drawing or the individual object type and change the distance, elevation, etc to the correct units.

You can overrule all child object by double clicking on the down arrow if it exists. If the arrow doesn’t show up that means that all of the children objects are the same units as the drawings.

This Screencast goes over the steps:

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