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johnwilson0805
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Create cross sections in a separate drawing

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11-22-2012 07:50 PM

I want to create cross sections in a blank drawing via a Data shortcut Project.

My intent is to keep my file size to a minimum. I can include surface, alignment and profile per data shortcut

but not my corridor. My corridor is 3000 feet long and when I do cross sections in the

same drawing, it runs real slow.

 

Thanks John Wilson

Xref the corridor drawing into the sections drawing. You still need the alignment Dreffed, and possibly the surfaces, but the corridor will be picked up through the xref.

You can also create the crosssections in three separate files say 1000 feet each. Just dref the alignment and the design profile and xref the corridor in each file. No need to dref surfaces c3d will extract them from your corridor file.
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Re: Create cross sections in a separate drawing

11-22-2012 08:40 PM in reply to: johnwilson0805

Xref the corridor drawing into the sections drawing. You still need the alignment Dreffed, and possibly the surfaces, but the corridor will be picked up through the xref.

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper
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Re: Create cross sections in a separate drawing

11-22-2012 10:04 PM in reply to: johnwilson0805
You can also create the crosssections in three separate files say 1000 feet each. Just dref the alignment and the design profile and xref the corridor in each file. No need to dref surfaces c3d will extract them from your corridor file.
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Re: Create cross sections in a separate drawing

11-23-2012 09:21 AM in reply to: GZE

No need to bring in your profile for cross sections either as cross sections don't care about profiles. 

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johnwilson0805
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Re: Create cross sections in a separate drawing

11-24-2012 07:57 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

Thanks Jeff it works great That what others have said too

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johnwilson0805
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Re: Create cross sections in a separate drawing

11-24-2012 07:58 AM in reply to: BrianHailey

Thanks Brian. I learned alot. it works great

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johnwilson0805
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Re: Create cross sections in a separate drawing

11-24-2012 08:00 AM in reply to: GZE

Thanks Humphrey

 

It sure saves me time it runs fast

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