- In MiTS 2
- In Civil 3D
In MiTS 2, users are able to import more than one set of survey point groups and customize their appearance to easily distinguish each of the groups. These very same features are also applicable in Civil 3D. However, modifying each survey point group is significantly simpler in MiTS 2 than in Civil 3D.
In MiTS 2 #
To modify the appearance of the survey points in MiTS 2, users must first import them, which is a straightforward process outlined in the ‘Steps to Import Survey Data’ article.
Once the survey points have been imported, users can then customize their style to their liking as per below.
Checking of Survey Points Groups #
Users are able to check on the imported survey point groups by going to the Survey Point Group Manager or the RHS Properties tab.
Go to Main Tab > Go to Survey Points & Soil Info section > Click on the Import Manage > All the survey points imported will be listed as per the image below.
Style Customization of Survey Points in MiTS 2 #
In MiTS 2, users are allowed to change the styling such as the visibility, color, size, and presentation of the survey points which will be reflected on the Input Screen.
However, users need to be mindful of the Active Survey Points group selected at the RHS Properties tab shown on the image above. This is because, in MiTS 2, any alterations made to the style of survey points will only apply to the selected group as the active points.
Display of Survey Points #
By default, the survey points displayed on the Input Screen are the selected Active Survey Points which can be found under the RHS Properties tab.
Go to Survey Points & Soil Info section > Click on Edit > Go to RHS Properties tab
Changing Active Survey Points #
At the RHS Properties tab > Go to the Active Surveyor Point Group > Click on the drop-down button
To Display All Survey Points Group #
Users are also able to display all the survey points groups imported in the software by following the steps below.
At the RHS Properties tab > At ‘Show All’ section > Change the setting from No to Yes by clicking the drop-down button
Text Display for Survey Points #
Users have the option to display the x, y, and z-coordinates of the survey points with the unit. The height and rotation of the text can also be customized.
At the RHS Properties tab > Go to Text Display Setting section > Go to ‘Show Value’ and change the setting from No to Yes by clicking the drop-down button > Go to ‘Option’ and click the drop-down button to choose the coordinates that need to be shown
By default, the unit will be shown together > To hide the unit, change setting from Yes to No by clicking the drop-down button for ‘Show Unit’
Go to Height or Rotation > Input a suitable value > Press Enter for the changes to be applied.
Visibility of Survey Points #
Users can change the visibility settings to display or hide the survey points.
At the RHS Properties tab > Go to Visible > Change the settings to Yes (to display) or No (to hide) survey points
Changing Size of Survey Points #
Users can enlarge or reduce the points size by following these steps.
At the RHS Properties tab > Change the point size to a suitable value > Press Enter
Changing Color of Survey Points #
Users can distinguish the imported survey points by assigning them in different colors.
Under Main tab > Go to Survey Points & Soil Info section > Click on Import Manage > Click on the color > select a new color under the color palettes
At the RHS Properties tab > Click on the color at the Survey Point Color row > Select a new color under the color palettes
In Civil 3D #
All the designs in MiTS 2 can be exported out into Civil 3D, including the surveyor points. Users have the options to export one survey group or more depending on the settings made at the RHS Properties tab.
Exporting from MiTS 2 to Civil 3D #
Open the Input tab > Click Export
Style Customization of Points in Civil 3D #
Display of Points #
The survey points exported will appear in Civil 3D as the ACAD points that include the x, y and z-coordinates information.
Changing Point Mark and Size #
Users are able to change the point mark style and size in Civil 3D by using the command ‘PTYPE’ as per below.
Change Point Mark #
Type ‘PTYPE’ at the command line > Press Enter > click on any the of the mark from the options available to change the style > Click OK
Change Point Size #
Type ‘PTYPE’ at the command line > Press Enter > User can change the size (1) by Relative to Screen or (2) in Absolute Units > Click OK
Changing Point Color #
With only one survey point group #
Select one survey point > Right Click to ‘Select Similar’ > Type command ‘PR’ for properties > Click on Color > Select from the drop-down list
With more than one survey point group #
The exported groups of survey points will be displayed with different colors, following the color assigned in MiTS 2, but they are the entities of the same layer ‘E-Surveyor Point’. Hence to change the color will require users to select points for each of the groups which can be done as per below.
- Type in command ‘QSELECT’ > Press Enter
- Change the Object type to Point
- Select Properties ‘Color’
- Set the Operator to be ‘=Equals’
- Set the value to the original color of the survey points
- Click OK
Once the points have been selected, users may proceed to change the color at the Properties tab as per in the steps above.