Creating 3D Points
Pedro Ferreira sent a tip for Creating 3D Points at the Location of Selected Text Objects (Tip #2047). This utility is a simple LISP module containing the function PMSFPTWTXT. The function will ask you to select text objects containing the elevation value. That is, you create text objects where the value of the text is the elevation (z value) you want to use. The text may be the result of another custom application that reads data. The text is extracted from each text object in the selection set and used to formulate the z value of a point. The x and y values are obtained from the text object itself. The resulting point is placed in 3D on a layer with the same name as the command PMSFPTWTXT. This tip is a great seed module that you can modify to make use of z values in text that need some conversion before use. Thanks, Pedro!