During input, refer to the Tracker’s Z field to check the elevation of the newly created element.
You must activate Show Z in Tracker from the Tracker’s drop-down menu in the Standard toolbar. (This command is available during editing/input.).
If you are inputting a Wall, Column, Beam or Object using the Gravity function, the Z value will reflect the elevation of the underlying Slab/Shell/Roof/Mesh.
If you switch the Show Tracker control to Always in Options > Work Environment > Tracker and Coordinate Input, then the Tracker’s Z field will display elevation values even if input is not yet underway; just move the cursor to get feedback.
The Tracker can display elevation values in one of three different forms depending on your choice:
•from the Project Zero
•from the current Story (or in 3D, the User Origin)
•or one of the two optional Reference Levels defined in Options > Project Preferences > Reference Levels.
To determine which reference level the Tracker’s elevation (Z) feedback should use:
1.Open the drop-down menu of the Tracker icon from the Standard toolbar.
3.Choose the desired reference level.
Define Reference Levels at Options > Project Preferences > Reference Levels.