Can I save my Surfer contour level information to use again?

Yes, you can save your contour level information as a level file LVL and load it at for use at a later time.

To save an LVL file, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Contours layer in the Contents window.
  2. In the Properties window, click the Levels tab.
  3. Set the Level method to Advanced.
  4. Click the Edit Levels button.
  5. In the Levels for Map dialog, change any of the contour parameters, including the contour levels, line properties, fill properties, contour labels, and hachure information.
  6. After the settings are what you want to save, click the Save button.
  7. In the Save As dialog, type the name of the level file and click Save.

The level file is saved with an LVL extension.

To use a level file with any contour map, click the Load button in the contour Levels for Map dialog. All contour maps using the level file must have comparable Z data ranges, otherwise contour lines and fill will not appear on the map.

Updated September 19, 2017

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