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neilyj
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Plan and Profile Sheet Production Problem

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11-30-2011 07:52 AM

I am having a "problem" with creating plan and profile sheets due to the large level differences in my profile. The plan and profile sheets are produced but the profile gets chopped off and I can't figure out how to get around it short of manually creating the sheets (which is a bit counter intuitive given Civil 3D's capabilities)

 

Is there a way of getting this to work??

neilyj
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My findings:

 

For some reason the profile views do not scale vertically, so you need to go into the Profile View Properties for each profile that was generated for each sheet and specify the minimum and maximum elevations:

* Select Profile View in model space for a given sheet
* Select Profile View Properties
* On Elevation tab:
       * Uncheck Split Profile View if checked
       * Select User Specified Height
       * Specify Minimum Elevation and Hit Apply
       * Specify Maximum Elevation and Hit Apply, OK

* Type REGEN to update drawing

Note that is also helpful to draw frames on your original profile so that you know what minimum and maximum elevation you are going to need for each profile section.

This is based on the following post and my additional observations:  Plan-Production-Tools-Profile-Height

 

As far as I know there is not a way to have the Plan Production tool take care of this part automatically.

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gjrcmb
Posts: 326
Registered: ‎06-21-2011
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Re: Plan and Profile Sheet Production Problem

11-30-2011 10:44 AM in reply to: neilyj

My findings:

 

For some reason the profile views do not scale vertically, so you need to go into the Profile View Properties for each profile that was generated for each sheet and specify the minimum and maximum elevations:

* Select Profile View in model space for a given sheet
* Select Profile View Properties
* On Elevation tab:
       * Uncheck Split Profile View if checked
       * Select User Specified Height
       * Specify Minimum Elevation and Hit Apply
       * Specify Maximum Elevation and Hit Apply, OK

* Type REGEN to update drawing

Note that is also helpful to draw frames on your original profile so that you know what minimum and maximum elevation you are going to need for each profile section.

This is based on the following post and my additional observations:  Plan-Production-Tools-Profile-Height

 

As far as I know there is not a way to have the Plan Production tool take care of this part automatically.

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neilyj
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Re: Plan and Profile Sheet Production Problem

12-01-2011 12:52 AM in reply to: neilyj

Thanks for this - my expectations of C3D's capabilities in this area were higher than reality.......!!!!!!

 

Now I can tweak the profiles to get them to best fit

neilyj
(No connection with Autodesk other than using the products in the real world)


IDSP Premium 2015 (mainly Civil 3D 2015 UKIE & Infraworks with some limited 3ds Max Design)
Win 7 Pro x64, 240Gb SSD, 1Tb HDD
32Gb Ram Intel Xeon CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.6GHz (32 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
NVIDIA Quadro K4000, Dual 27" Monitor, Dell T5610
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gjrcmb
Posts: 326
Registered: ‎06-21-2011
Message 4 of 7 (1,606 Views)

Re: Plan and Profile Sheet Production Problem

12-01-2011 09:22 AM in reply to: neilyj

No problem.  Glad that helped.  Yes, it seems that the vertical scaling should be automatic, but at least there is a work around.  Good luck with project.

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mostafa-ace
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-18-2012
Message 5 of 7 (1,116 Views)

Re: Plan and Profile Sheet Production Problem

10-20-2012 10:21 AM in reply to: neilyj

Dear Friends,

Hear is my problem:

I have created an alignment and a design profile for it (without any surface).

when I generate Plan-Profile sheets for it in a new file,  the lowest point of design profile falls down exactly on the bottom axis. In fact, I want to put some space between bottom axis and the lowest point of design profile.

(I should say I tried "padding" in the profile view style window, but it didn't work.) 

Tnx

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mostafa-ace
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Registered: ‎10-18-2012
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Re: Plan and Profile Sheet Production Problem

10-31-2012 09:44 AM in reply to: mostafa-ace

a bit help pleaze with this problem!

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jesseyusufu
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎10-25-2012
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Re: Plan and Profile Sheet Production Problem

11-02-2012 11:08 PM in reply to: mostafa-ace

My candid opinion on this you have to check your vertical scale on the profile view style. adjust it to your desired satisfaction that is increase or decrease the scale

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