I meant that the with the alignment I can only control the network I will later insert horizontally.
To edit the pipes vertically, I must have already created the network.
The biggest problem I run into is having to re-enter my pipe inverts every time I change my layout in plan view. I wish there was a way that when I move the nodes in plan view I wouldnt lose my inverts in my profile. It's very annoying because my profile views typically only show between El. 700 and 730 (30' or so) and when I move my nodes in plan, the pipes drop off of the profile view entirely and I have to re-enter my inverts via pipe properties just to get them back on the profile view for adjustment. There has to be a better way.
for me the alignments from part has worked fine, editing postion after the fact nevergot in the waywhen I grip the structure I grip the pi at the same time. the pipes and the profile view change with the plan edits. The vertical edits, eh... Its engineering : stuff happens.
Just my small contribution to the whole discussion. My personal opinion is that, regarding pipes, concept of alignments (way how it is now implemented) is wrong or not effective.
If you have just pipe network, I would like to draw profiles without alignments, just through sequence of sections and nodes. And, yes, if I would like to edit something, not to take care about editing both network elements and alignments to update profile view.