AutoCAD Civil 3D Customization

AutoCAD Civil 3D Customization

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Section/Section View of a 3dpolyline along the 3d polyline

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10-12-2012 03:00 PM



I am working in Civil3d and have a 3d polyline that i want to generate a 2d section line of i.e the path of the section plane is along the 3d line


Is there a built in function in the API that does this. 


Justin Ralston
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Re: Section/Section View of a 3dpolyline along the 3d polyline

10-29-2012 09:13 PM in reply to: ralstogj

Hi Justin,


You might have to create an Alignment from the polyline and then create Profile / Profile view.

Or create a Featureline from the polyline and create a Profile.


Do you see any UI tools in Civil 3D which does similar job ?  Other than _AeccCreateQuickProfile which Draws temporary profiles along line, arc, polyline, lot line, feature line, survey figure or selected points, I am not aware of any other UI tools. If there is an equivalent UI tool, I can investigate to find if there is any equivalent API.



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