Add labels to the contour lines to specify their elevations. It reinforces the quality of your survey map and makes it easier to understand.
This article shows a workflow on how to add labels to the contour lines using point annotation in Virtual Surveyor.
- Display Contours on the Surface and Hide the TIN
- Draw Points on the Contours to Add Labels
- Edit Point Z Label Annotations
- Tips and Tricks
Display Contours on the Surface and Hide the TIN
In the Project View, enable the surface TIN you want to add labels to.
- Select your surface TIN and go to the TOOLS tab and click Show Contours.
- To make Points snap to the contours easier, it is best to hide the TIN and turn off all other survey items.
Draw Points on the Contours to Add Labels
- Use the Point tool available in the Home Tab to place points on the contours where you want to add labels.
- Turn on the Geometry Snapping feature to place the points exactly where you want on the contour lines.
Edit Point Z Label Annotations
- Select all the Points and go to the TOOLS tab.
- In the Annotate group, turn the Z label on.
- This makes the Z labels visible next to the contour line.
- You can edit the size and the color of the labels in the Annotate group.
- As the point symbols are not relevant in this situation, you can minimize the size of the points in the Styling group to make them less visible on the map.