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Displaying elevation labels on a Civil 3D surface.

A - answer The display options for DTM surfaces in AutoCAD Civil 3D do not offer displaying of point elevation labels. If need to show elevations on a surface model, you can use the SurfacePoints utility.

The free LISP utility CADstudio SurfacePoints automatically creates point objects on the selected surface of your edited terrain. You can label these points with customized formatted annotations. Points are created in a separate, overwritable point group "CADstudio-SurfacePoints".

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DTM elevations

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See also:
Tip 11511:Assigning elevations to 2D contours (isolines).
Tip 11068:Unknown icon in an AutoCAD Civil 3D project.
Tip 11054:Difference volume (3D solid) between two TIN surfaces (sets of coordinates)
Tip 10365:Coordinate Tracker vs. Track Coordinates - how to track XYZ in Civil3D?
Tip 9917:Cannot create terrain model from attached point cloud in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015.

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