JTB Spot Elevation

JTB Spot Elevation

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
JTB Spot Elevation is an app to insert surveying Spot Elevation blocks and manage them on an Edit Properties spreadsheet.

General Usage Instructions

The commands are all revolving around an object: the Spot Elevation block. A Spot Elevation block has many properties: Elevation, Insertion Coordinates, Number, Unit, Group, Color and Scale:

+ Elevation unit can be feet, inches, mm, cm or m.

+ Normally spot elevation shows Elevation attribute. But it can be switched to other visibility showing its number.

+ Elevation attribute can be shown in many precision mode. For example, 12.2' can be shown as 12.20', or 12.200'.

All above Spot Elevation properties can be changed in bulk through powerful Edit Properties window in SPEDITPROPS command. You can work as quickly as in an Excel. Feature commands are:

+ Renumber selected rows

+ Filter tool to show and edit only spot elevations of specified number(s), group(s) and color(s)

+ Adjust datum of selected rows

+ Change units of selected rows

+ Change display precision of elevations.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

SPEDITPROPS

Open a design spreadsheet to edit many spot elevation properties. Here are some hidden useful gestures for you while working with Edit Properties spreadsheet: + Right click to show the pop up menu. Click "Copy All to Clipboard" to have current worksheet data on clipboard. Then, you can paste them elsewhere, for example, Excel. + Right click to show the pop up menu. Click "Paste Data from Clipboard" to insert clipboard data as new spot elevations. Data must have same format as the one you get when copying to clipboard. Otherwise, the application will reject + Right click on color cell to open Autodesk® AutoCAD® Select Color dialog box. This equal to F2 key. + Select multiple cells in a column, then pressing Ctrl+D will copy the top cell's value to others. + Select multiple cells in a column, type new value, then pressing Enter key will populate new value to all selected cells. + To delete Spot Elevations, selected entire rows and click Delete key. + Ctrl+Z to undo

SPCONVERT

Convert lines and texts on "Topo" layers to spot elevation blocks. These lines and texts are manually drawn, or exported from other application. If 2 lines and 1 text form a shape look similar to spot elevation. They will be converted. Requirement are: + 2 lines are approximately equal length and crossing each other at midpoint and right angle + text has numeric value, and text size should approximately equal to half the line's length + text's position is not too far away from 2 lines New inserted spot elevation's scale, layer and color will match the source objects.

SPSETTINGS

+ Change layer name filer pattern of SPCONVERT command. + Enable or disable locking Spot Elevation's rotation.

SPINSERT

Insert new spot elevation block. + Type "D" to open dialog with more setting options: change default unit, show/hide unit, change number, change display precision. + When enter elevation, you can also enter an additional text label which will be inserted on top of spot elevation. + You can specify unit directly by enter: 12', 158", 12' 25", or 125 mm. If no unit detected, default unit will be used.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. On Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (older than Version 1703) click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add. On Windows XP click Control Panel > Programs > Remove Programs.

Additional Information

For more details visit the JTB Spot Elevation app page.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.2.1

Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2020. Upgrade the installation

1.2.0

Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support. No change in version number.
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