I am adverse to using alignments because, as I currently understand, to display these alignments on the cross-sections would involve individually adding hundreds of profile grades to the view group properties. (This is a very large project and I am assuming one alignment is needed for each feature.)
I am unclear of how the the surface method would be done. Would the wetland / utilities surface include only non-destructive breaklines created from the appropriate features? Would the breaklines then be annotated with an appropriate marker style in the cross-section views? Clarification would be much appreciated.
We have devised a workflow in which a corridor is created that contains the wetland and utility features. That corridor file is then Xref'd into the file containing the cross-section views. The corridor is sampled into the section views and displays the appropriate marker styles in the section views. This allows the base file containing wetland or utility features to be dynamically displayed in any section view set.
Now, if we could just bypass the process of using assemblies to target features just to create a corridor that outputs the same features. In other words, does anyone know of another method to create a corridor that contains existing features?
To try and be clear, I am assuming you want to show a flag or offset line to the wet land in section. for this alignment/ profile is how I would approcah it.
You don't have to have a profile view to use alignment - you don't even have to show the alignment (although using your wetland boundary line would be the way I would go); name the alignments "wetlands01 through n# sample the the ground and your done. Create a General>> MultiPurpose style marker of a block of your choosing. Add the pgl to the sections and they are there. You can probably achieve something similar with a dummy pipe network.
If you are looking to see some representative extent of wetland in section I would approach it this way: Make a new surface Wetlands and paste EG into it, raise or lower a tiny bit, extract the outer boundary and add it as a hide boudary, then add all you wetland boundaries a show boundaries. Create a surface style that only shows in section in a diffrent style that your EG or FG , add it to your sampl line and you should see a line paralell to EG that would be the WL within the section limit
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