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02/07/07 03:05 PM
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I have been dying over this one with a project.


Is there a way to display contour intervals in certain areas and a different contour interval in other areas? We want to show 1' contour intervals along some ridges and go to 5' contour interval for the drop in elevation to the valleys. The only way to do this with our current knowledge would be to draw certain boundaries around our desired 1' interval locations, break at that boundary, and then outside of said boundary delete all 'undesired' 1’ contours so only 5’ contours remain. Is there a better way? Thanks for your contributions and time.

To clarify...does anyone know of a software function that would allow to specify some sort of weeding tolerance when contours get too close to one another? It would be great if users could set a tolerance when the contours get to close to each other in a 2D plane, then the operation would weed interval contours and keep only index contours...i must be dreaming now. Any help would be a Godsend.

Perhaps there is only one solution and that is to edit these contours manually, 1x1, using boundaries to clip or break and delete. What we are currently doing is creating a boundary around the 1’ contours and breaking those at the boundary where we wish to transition to 5’ contours.

Software used

Leica Photogrammetry Suite 9.1
Bentley Microstation 2004 edition
AutoCAD LDT 2004

Thank you so much for any input. Perhaps there is not a way to do this fast and drawing boundary and clipping is the only this case we can let our client know the state of contours.

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