Displaying Stations at Fixed Intervals
Updated May 19, 2016
This article applies to:
- Terrain 3D
- Terrain Forestry
- RoadEng Civil
- RoadEng Forestry
This example has its own set of tutorial files. Download them here: Displaying Stations.zip
In this example we will demonstrate how to display station labels at fixed intervals. The first part of the example demonstrates stationing based on cumulative horizontal distance. This stationing can be applied to any linear feature. The second part of the example demonstrates stationing based on a traverse. It only applies to a traverses imported from the Survey/Map module.
Part 1: Standard Station Labels
1. Start Terrain. Open file “Trav.ter” (this file should be among the files included with this example).
Figure 1 – Terrain File Trav.ter
Figure 2 – Interpolate Points Dialog
Figure 3 – Station labels
Part 2: Traverse Station Labels
The next section applies only to Traverse features imported from the Survey/Map module.
The Northcr-0 feature was entered into the Survey Notes modules and then imported into Terrain. As a result Northcr-0 is has traverse attributes (field station, bearings, distances etc.).
In Part 1 we interpolated the station (based on horizontal distance calculated from the feature coordinates). We will now do the same thing using the Station attribute (based on horizontal distance from the field notes). The station attribute will differ from the calculated station whenever adjustments have been done to the traverse.
1.Start Terrain. Open file “Trav.ter” (this file should be among the files included with this example).
2. With the feature “Northcr-0” selected (this should already be selected in “Trav.ter”), select menu Edit | Modify Selected Feature(s) | Interpolate Points
3. Set the Spacing to 50, Select Include existing points, Use traverse stationing and Use Default for labels and symbols
4. Click on the Labels button and turn on the display of Stations (S) (turn off all other label classes)
5. Click on the Symbols button and choose triangle for the symbol
Figure 4 – Point Interpolation using traverse stationing
Figure 5 – Traverse station labels
6. After pressing OK, the traverse station labels should be displayed in the plan window.