ProjectExplorer 5 for AutoCAD Civil 3D

User Guide | Layout Options Window

Layout Options Window

General Options Tab

This tab controls the formatting of numerical values, station/chainage values, and angles in outgoing reports and in the ProjectExplorer user interface.

The Layout Options window is used to control both the layout of outgoing reports and the layout of the ProjectExplorer window. The effect of editing a value in this window therefore depends on the scope in which the window was opened. Refer to the Introduction topic for the Layout Options Window for further details.

Display Unit Options

Allows the number of decimal places to be specified for elevations, slopes/grades, areas, volumes, and other numeric values.

Station/Chainage Display Options

There are two ways of controlling the formatting of station/chainage values in ProjectExplorer. You can either allow ProjectExplorer to control the formatting, or you can use the current formatting settings from Civil 3D.

  • Use Formatted Station Values - Use this option if you would like to apply the current Civil 3D station/chainage formatting settings to your reports or to the ProjectExplorer user interface.
  • Use Raw Station Values - Use this option if you would like ProjectExplorer to independently control the formatting of station/chainage values. The advantage of using this setting is that different formatting settings may be applied to each outgoing report and to the ProjectExplorer user interface itself without modifying the station/chainage formatting settings in Civil 3D itself.

At the time of writing this user guide, Civil 3D exhibits a bug which can cause large station values to be incorrectly formatted. If you spot unexpected station values either in your reports or in the ProjectExplorer window, the suggested workaround is to use the Raw Station Values option and allow ProjectExplorer to format the station/chainage values.

Bearing Display Options

Allows the azimuth, direction, and format of all bearing/angle values to be specified.

As well as allowing values to be formatted in either decimal degrees or degrees, minutes and seconds - angles can be measured in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction from either a north or south azimuth.