Correct the Contour of an Existing Line

You may sometimes find it necessary to change the contour of an existing line, for example, if the line was drawn incorrectly.

This figure shows an example of a line drawn incorrectly that requires changing its contour.
  1. Open a job in the Manage Earthwork Estimates screen.
    Note: To open a job in the Manage Earthwork Estimates screen, click Estimating > Earthwork > Manage Earthwork Estimates in the All Tasks pane. Click Open Existing Job. Then select the job you want to open, and click OK.
  2. Select the Takeoff tab, if it is not already active.
  3. Click Select on the speedbar and select the line you want to modify.
  4. Position the cursor on the line at the location you need to correct until the cursor changes to a four-headed arrow ( ) .
    Note: This location is typically the point at which the line strays the farthest from its intended contour. If a point does not exist at this location, you need to insert a point on the line. See Inserting a Point in an Existing Line for more information.
  5. Hold the mouse button and drag the point to its proper location.
  6. Release the mouse button.
  7. Repeat steps 4 - 6 as necessary.