Does ANYONE know how to set a the elevations of a collection of civil geometry points (COGO points??) to be that of a named terrain model in ORD Connect?! I see the question asked many times, with the answers all coming from "If you use the InRoads tool _____," or "Using GEOPAK tool _______" — but I am NOT using those products; I am using ORD 2019 R1 and am desperately trying to find out how to do this seemingly very simple task.
Alternately, I would appreciate it if someone would simply say "You can't do that in ORD/Connect" if that is indeed the case. Seems a simple enough task, though.
Thanks to all in advance.
Have you tried the Geometry > Points > Modify Points tool? It can add elevations to your Points using Alignments, Terrains, Meshes, etc.
Very first (and second, third, etc) thing I tried, but it had no effect whatsoever. I even tried moving my points into the terrain model file directly and tried it there, still no joy. I would have thought that this particular tool would have done it, but apparently not. I tried selecting individually, pre–selecting and responding with a data–point to accept, all that . . . it just wouldn't update.
But thanks, though. Any other ideas? Perhaps I'm not using the tool correctly. Let me know if I should post some files or anything, I'll be glad to. All I'm trying to do is set the elevations on a bunch of points on each of three surfaces, one at a time. Then run a report to ultimately wind up with an Excel file of Northing, Easting, and Elevation for each of the three surfaces for the same XY points (I need them at differing stages). I don't really need the points in the design model, I just thought that would be easier than analyzing the surface and writing down the elevations for 92 points, X3! So my plan was to drape them on the first surface, generate Excel 1. Rinse, lather, repeat for the three surfaces, then dump the points.
I made them as points under SURVEY, so perhaps that was the wrong approach? I'm not yet an expert on the "new way," so any guidance you or anyone may be able to throw my way is greatly appreciated! We could do this all day long back in the InRoads days, but I no longer have that installed, nor do I want to go backwards.
Thanks a bunch for the thoughts . . .
If you have the points drawn, and you want the elevations - try the 'Analyse Elevation' option in Terrain > Analysis > Points. Select the points, and you will get XYZ in the report.
Hmm...one thing that is annoying is that you need to select the 3d points it creates in the 3d model to get elevations shown in reports, could that be it?
Mark - I just created a point in the 2D model for the report, I have nothing in the 3D model.
Once I add elevations they appear in 3d for me. Then when I report them I don't get elevations reported unless I select the 3d points?