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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

  • With the feature “Northcr-0” selected (this should already be selected in “Trav.ter”), select menu Edit | Modify Selected Feature(s) | Interpolate Points.
  • Set the Spacing to 50 and unselect Use Default for labels and symbols.

Figure 2 – Interpolate Points Dialog

  • Click on the Labels button and turn on the display of Stations (turn off all other label classes).
  • Click on the Symbols button and choose triangle for the symbol.
  • After pressing OK to begin the interpolation. Your screen should show station labels as shown in Figure 3.
  • Choose File | Exit Do not save changes.



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.


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