Next time, just write "Jon there isn't a way to rotate your PV" and be done with it.
With due respect to your post, there is a reason that many people do not just do what you propose above.
In many cases, a person thinks they know what they want, but sometimes a better answer is available. So many times we do ask "why do you want to do that?" so that other alternatives can be explored, not to ridicule the OP.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”
― Henry Ford
" If Jon wants his profile view rotated than by golly he should be able to rotate is profile view"
I don't agree with that at all. What if I want to fly my car should I get upset because the maker didn't put wings on my car? We are not working with LDD or AutoCAD we ar using C3D and it is a very different tool.
Besides if he wants to rotate the view so he can work just like he did with some other program he can but when you force C3D to work like the old programs you lose funtion and waste time. Jon just doesn't want to change his workflow to what id recommended. So be it.
"what id recommended"
That should be, 'what is recommended" and that is from Autodesk not me.
Please do not tell me you are one of those guys that rotated LDD profile grids jmayo? People that did that use to drive me nuts.
On topic, I think the OP has a good point. Why not be able to rotate a profile view? Not exactly sure the full reason of why. I would just use the vports command with a 2 view horizontal and a way I go. I mean the commands you would have to use are about the same amount to do it this way anyway. Oh wait I do do long profiles this way
Oh I think you know the answer is no. At least not with Softdesk, LDD or C3D profiles but if I only had AutoCAD to work with (no civil eng'g functions) and I had to manually draft cross sections I might use something like this.