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I'm trying to create a new surface in Autocad Civil 2012. I have elevations for a landfill, and it seems like I'm following all the correct steps. But when I check the surface out under Surface Properties/Statistics, it appears the X,Y & Z coordinates have been scaled down by 3 decimal places. I'm using UTM coordinates to create the points.


Min elevation = 0.071m Min X = 481.510m etc.

Any help greatly appreciated!

-jason m.

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try to output a raster. I could be wrong but I think Civil is just "showing" 3 decimals. the actual data should still contain the full field setting. – Brad Nesom Mar 27 '13 at 13:47
or do a cross section and output the text. – Brad Nesom Mar 27 '13 at 13:54

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