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All devices can be assigned an elevation. The 2D and 3D blocks for the device will be inserted at the specified elevation. For 3D blocks, whether this elevation is the top, center, or bottom elevation is based upon the block.

If the elevation is not set, a default value of 0 will be used. This will not create any errors, but some features will not be useful if you do not provide elevations. The 3D model will not be correct, and distances between devices will not account for differences in elevation.

  •  🔘 Relative to alignment point area The elevation is relative to the alignment point area for the device. The elevation for the device is added to the elevation of the alignment point to give the true elevation of the device.

  •  🔘 Relative to ground This option is available only for distribution equipment. The elevation is relative to the ground. Typically, this option is used when the Generate Riser command will be performed before distribution equipment is inserted on a drawing.

Elevations are specified in feet-inches. For example, an elevation of 5 feet 6 inches should be entered as 5-6. A single number without a dash is interpreted as an elevation in feet.