I am working out the kinks in my stage storage table (to be unveiled at AU this year during my SWM class), so for now here is a quick-n-simple way to get your contour areas out of your ponds.
This is also a great tool to use during your Civil 3D transition, because it is actually labeling a regular polyline. So until you break the drawing-your-own-contours habit, you can use this to help automate your labeling.
The procedure below is a variation on the theme of Labeling Polyline “Contours” and Other Lines in Civil 3D
More to come on this subject- but this will get you started. Not a lot of words in here, so let me know if you get hung up.
First you need a Pond Surface. Then…
DEFINE USER CONTOURS UNDER SURFACE PROPERTIES
COPY YOUR SURFACE
EXPLODE (yes I said it ) YOUR POND TWICE
MAKE A LINE LABEL STYLE
Good info. Can’t wait to see the final version at AU. Thanks Dana.
Are you creating the user contours for you odd or unique elevation information only?
yes Matt, just for special ones. but whatever you’d need them for, user defined contours are a neat tool.
Perfect for high water contours. Of course if all you are doing is labeling them, you don’t need to explode anything. Just create a Surface Contours label style called High Water Labels that has a “HW=” before the elevation. If I need to blog this for anybody, let me know.