AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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lambertb
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EG profile

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06-20-2013 01:13 PM

I need to make a profile from my existing ground and then do editing from there. My EG has a million verticies.

 

Is it possible to make a profile based on a surface, that weeds itself, so that there is only a PI every 25'?

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Jay_B
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Re: EG profile

06-20-2013 02:12 PM in reply to: lambertb
One method that allows weeding is the "Best Fit Profile".
http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2013/ENU/index.html?url=filesCUG/GUID-C61468FD-30A3-43DB-A95F-C772D3C...
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BrianHailey
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Re: EG profile

06-20-2013 02:49 PM in reply to: lambertb

There's no way to do it automatically. I'm sure someone like Jeff Mishler at www.quuxsoft.com could program something for you pretty quick if it's something you will do a lot (or he might already have something).

 

HERE is one way to do it. There are other ways and I'm sure some of them are better ways. 

 

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Jay_B
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Re: EG profile

06-20-2013 04:31 PM in reply to: lambertb

Another way to create a profile with a PVI every 25' would be to create a report in Reports Manager.

 

Toolspace>Toolbox>Reports Manager>Profile>Incremental Station Elevation Difference Report

(This is only report I'm seeing that allows to choose XG profiles.)

 

Rt. click on Incremental Station Elevation Difference Report>Execute>Report settings>uncheck all except regular interval>Station Interval=25>Save Report To>click folder icon and change Saveas type to Excel>Save file.

 

In Excel delete all columns except  "Station" and "Elevation Existing" and top extra rows.

Copy?paste both columns into notepad. remove all =,m,'  and extra spaces between text.

 

Format must be st. / elev. in .txt file

00.00 900

25.00 901

50.00 902

 

Create Design Panel>Profile>Create Profile From File>Import newly created txt file.

 

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fcernst
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Re: EG profile

06-21-2013 06:06 AM in reply to: lambertb

Run a LaneSuperelevationAOR subassembly (or any SA with a Crown point code) down a corridor using the EG alignment and surface profile as the baseline at a frequency of 25'.

 

Then execute Create Profile from Feature Line choosing the Crown corridor feature line.

 

Easy Peasy...like the Aussies say..

 

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