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GEORGEPUTMAN1247
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Registered: ‎08-29-2007
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Plan Production Tools Profile Height

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09-14-2007 03:22 PM
How do you control the height of the profile when using the Plan Production Tools?

We can create a profile in model space just like we want, but when we try to recreate it in a Plan and Profile sheet using the Production Tools the height of the profile view and the location of the profile within the grid are off?

What are we doing wrong?
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pcmanojkumar
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Registered: ‎06-13-2005
Message 2 of 6 (483 Views)

Re: Plan Production Tools Profile Height

09-14-2007 09:43 PM in reply to: GEORGEPUTMAN1247
Hi,

After generating the sheet profile views, select the profile and right click, profile view properties, select elevation tab and click user defined, give the datum elevation and top elevations, then click ok it will dynamically update your views.

Regards,
manoj
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GEORGEPUTMAN1247
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Re: Plan Production Tools Profile Height

09-17-2007 02:39 PM in reply to: GEORGEPUTMAN1247
Thanks,
*Himanshu Gohel
Message 4 of 6 (483 Views)

Re: Plan Production Tools Profile Height

09-19-2007 08:05 AM in reply to: GEORGEPUTMAN1247
gputman wrote:
> How do you control the height of the profile when using the Plan
> Production Tools?

By creating a viewport in your layout that will accommodate a profile
view of the desired height.

> We can create a profile in model space just like we want, but when we
> try to recreate it in a Plan and Profile sheet using the Production
> Tools the height of the profile view and the location of the profile
> within the grid are off?

When profile views are created through the Plan Production feature, the
height is automatically determined based on the height of the profile
view viewport in layout and the specified scale, including allowances
for any annotation specified by the profile view style.

The first profile views will have its datum set to the lowest elevation
of the profiles in that view. If you are using split profile option,
then the views will be split within that view.

The reason why profiles "with the grid [appear] off" is that the datum
is the lowest elevation of the profile, and if you have a relatively
flat profile, it will appear near the base of the profile view. In
these cases it would be best to adjust the elevation range so that the
profiles appear near the middle for a more pleasing appearance, as
another poster, pcmanojkumar suggested.

Keep in mind that if you modify the profile view properties after
generating sheets, you may modify it such that it does not fit within
the profile view viewport in layout.

Hope this explains how the tools work.

--
Himanshu Gohel. Civil 3D Team, Autodesk, Inc.
Autodesk Civil 3D Product Information: http://www.autodesk.com/civil3d
Civil Engineering Community Portal: http://civilcommunity.autodesk.com
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elittleton73
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎03-02-2007
Message 5 of 6 (483 Views)

Re: Plan Production Tools Profile Height

07-25-2008 08:31 AM in reply to: GEORGEPUTMAN1247
Are all the profile views updated when you do the steps as outlined. I am having to right click, go to profile view properties and change the datum for all views. It is very frustrating. Please help if I am over looking something. Thanks.
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dgordon
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Registered: ‎12-14-2006
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Re: Plan Production Tools Profile Height

07-25-2008 09:42 AM in reply to: GEORGEPUTMAN1247
you have to adjust the datum for each profile view seperately.

Dan
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