If you’ve been fighting the beginning or end station labels on Autodesk Civil 3D Alignments, here’s the fix. Sadly, the answer has been around for a long time.
Civil 3D End Station Label
We often manually add our end station label, customized how we like, and in the case of some plans, the end station is denoted in a separate table. In all cases, the end station is automatically generated on the Civil 3D alignment.
- It is usually useless, and is traded out for a more useful end station geometry label
- It is ALWAYS in conflict with something
You can select the label, but it is a function of the entire label set, and highlights the whole set accordingly. If you delete it, you will delete the entire set.
There is a fix that is so easy, you will laugh until you cry from the frustration of it all
Use CTRL + DELETE
That’s right. Hold the CTRL key and pick all the specific labels your hear desires. Release the CTRL key, and push the DELETE key. It is that simple. The labels will be gone.
Use the Station Label Control Dialog
AUGI member Anthony Rhodes answered such a question in January of 2009. He noted the how the Station Label control dialog is supposed to be used, and the fact that it does work. Edit the alignment labels. Enter in the desire stations to start and end the labels.
In this example, any stations after 10+00 will be removed.
While I don’t have a copy of the awesome book “Mastering Civil 3D” handy, I’ll bet money that this information is in there.
The answer for this has been around for a long time. So long that I wanted to credit those who pointed it out.
Autodesk Expert Elite – user wfberry – June, 2012: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D-General/Turn-off-end-Alignment-Label-in-Plan/td-p/3518008
CadTutor user CyberAngel – Nov, 2011: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?64025-Removing-End-Point-Label-in-Profile
James Wedding and Dana Probert – 2008-2009: Introducing AutoCAD Civil 3D books; Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D books
Autodesk Expert Elite – Christopher Fuggit – July, 2009: Article on not only how to delete, but programmatically hide the labels.