I need to have my eccentric manholes shown in profile view with the cone either upstream or downstream depending on the jurisdiction standards. If I rotate the manhole in plan view, it does not change in profile view. I found that by going into the manhole style, under the profile tab, and changing the structure display from "display as boundary" to "display as solid" made the rotation in plan view show up on my profile view structures, but the styling is then all wrong. It then shows facet edges on the profile view structures instead of just an outline of the structure. The only work around I have found is to draw the structure in profile view, put it on a no plot layer, but leave the label on the proper plotting layer. Then draw a polyline around the structure and mirror it about its center, putting that polyline on the proper structure layer. There has to be a better, more dynamic way to do this. I have dabbled in the parts builder, thinking that creating an identical manhole part that is rotated would remedy the problem, but part builder seems to be written in greek. Any solutions???
I am new to this also but playing with the tutorials I discovered that you can highlight the structure in the profile view and right click to Structure Properties. You can set the rotation there. Default is 0 degrees for the cone to be downstream in the tutorial. Rotating it 180 places it up stream. Hope this is what you needed.
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Unfortunately, that does not affect the structure if you are displaying it with a boundary or block, only with solid. Solid works correclty for rotation, but Mike is trying to make the solid look like an outline so he does not have additional lines, which make his output look messy.
I have asked Autodesk tech support about this and was told solid is the only way to do get the profile representations of structures to rotate when the plan version is rotated.
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