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About

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

Run SPINSERT command to insert Spot Elevation block. You can enter elevation value at command prompt or via a dialog window.

If your drawing have these spot elevation already drawn by lines and texts, you can run SPCONVERT command to convert these lines and texts to standard Spot Elevation blocks.

Run SPEDPROPS command to open a design spreadsheet window for editing many Spot Elevations all at once. On this spreadsheet, you can renumber Spot Elevations in increasing order, adjust their elevations by a specified distance, change their colors, scales, unit settings, and many more. This is a powerful command to manage Spot Elevation properties.

Trial version usage is limited to drawing file size of less than 700 objects only.

JTB Spot Elevation is available as an AutoCAD app on the Plug-ins or Add-ins tab.

Download

JTB Spot Elevation trial is available as an AutoCAD app on Autodesk App Store.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

Customers can contact us directly for access to download the full version.

Newsletter

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System requirements

AutoCAD 2012 or later or verticals based on AutoCAD where AutoCAD 2018 is the most recent version supported.

All verticals or flavors based on AutoCAD should be working like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), Architectural Desktop (ADT), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

BricsCAD or other CAD software with LISP functionality can be supported upon request.

Compatible with those operating systems AutoCAD runs on like Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Older Windows versions might also work but are not directly supported.

JTB World is an Autodesk Authorised Developer

       

Purchase

25 USD for one license of JTB Spot Elevation or less depending on the quantity of licenses.

If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

JTB Spot Elevation from the Autodesk App Store site or by contacting us.

To activate full license, click "Activate" command on Edit Properties window.

The activation window also automatically open if you are running SPEDITPROPS command on drawing has more than 700 objects in Model Space.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

Available payment methods depending on country where payment is done from: Local Bank Transfer (Canada), Wire Transfer to Canada, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque (to Canada). Via BlueSnap (Global Payment Gateway) these methods may be available (not a complete list as it is updated from time to time by BlueSnap): Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Apple Pay, Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney, SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, Sofort, Giropay, iDeal and Alipay (SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) - Refund policy

Documentation

Installation

Use the AutoCAD app installer that also puts a button on the Plug-Ins or Add-ins Ribbon tab.

Usage

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 quick 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 datums of selected rows

+ Change units of selected rows

+ Change display precision of elevations.

Command SPEDITPROPS:

Open a design spreadsheet to edit many spot elevation properties all at once.

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 else where, 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 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.

+ You can press Ctrl+Z to undo changes anytime.

Command 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.

Command 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.

Command SPSETTINGS:

+ Change layer name filer pattern of SPCONVERT command.

+ Enable or disable locking Spot Elevation's rotation.

Version History

  • 2017-03-21 - version 1.2 update
    • Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 support.
  • 2016-08-18 version 1.2
    • Add feet, inches, mm, cm, dm and m unit setting and convert command
    • Enhance SPINSERT command,
    • Enhance SPCONVERT command
  • version 1.0
    • First release

License agreement

The license agreement is found here.

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