Set a Reference Point on a Line

Setting a reference point enables you to mark an individual elevation point on the line for use when you set grid properties in the Grid tab or when using matchlines to work with multiple drawings.

You can view the reference points after setting them by clicking Layers on the toolbar and selecting Reference Points. When you create a reference point, Viewpoint Estimating automatically activates the layer on which the reference point was created.
  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. In the Active Layer field on the toolbar, click to select the layer you want to view.
  4. Click on the speedbar.
  5. Select the line on which you want to set a reference point.
  6. Click on the speedbar.
  7. Select the point you want to use as a reference point. The point you select in the list is highlighted in the Takeoff tab.
  8. Click Ref Point.
  9. In the Enter name of reference point field, enter a descriptive name for the reference point.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click OK.
For information on renaming, editing, and deleting reference points, use the Matchline Point Manager screen.