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mikepo
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Profile labels

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09-17-2012 04:08 PM

I created a profile label (see attachment) that labels the tangent grade at the middle of a profile line.

The problem is it will only the line in the first profile. If a second profile includes part of that same line, I can't label the line in the second profile.

What am I missing?

 

 

Mike Porter
www.ppeng.com
Civil3D 2014 SP2
Win 7 Professional - 64-bit
HP Z230
Xeon 3.20Ghz
24GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

Capture.JPGSteve,

I added a line component using Anchor Tangent Start in View and End in View, but it still won't draw that line in the second profile view.

I attached a picture to try and show what's happening. The green line just above elev 390 is the line component attached to the profile line. As you can see in the profile view on the left, the line goes to STA 124+00, but it doesn't show in the second view from STA 124-125 even though I have that profile labeled with the same label.

 

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sboon
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Re: Profile labels

09-17-2012 10:53 PM in reply to: mikepo

Need to clarify your terminology first.  Do you have two separate profile views and cannot label the line in one of them, or do you have a single split profile view?

 

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mikepo
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 08:00 AM in reply to: sboon

It is a series of separate profile views for plan & profile sheets.

So a single profile tangent line may start in one profile view and end in another view.

When I created the label, I used "tangent grade" for the field and "tangent mid point for the insertion point of the label.

 

I can accomplish something similar by using a profile view label and picking two points on the profile line, but then that label isn't tied to the profile line so it wouldn't automaticallly update if the profile changes.

 

Thanks for the help,

Mike Porter
www.ppeng.com
Civil3D 2014 SP2
Win 7 Professional - 64-bit
HP Z230
Xeon 3.20Ghz
24GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
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sboon
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 09:00 AM in reply to: mikepo

Your problem is that the tangent mid point used for the insertion of the label doesn't fall within the profile view, so it isn't displayed.  You'll need to make use of the "in view" anchor options to do this.  Unfortunately Autodesk did not provide us with an Anchor Tangent Midpoint in View option on the list, but you can get around this problem by creating a construction line for the label to attach to.

 

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Edit your label style by adding a line component.  This line will start at the Anchor Tangent Start in View, and end at the Anchor Tangent End in View.  Once you're happy that it's working then turn off the Visibility switch for the line.  Now you can change the anchor point for the text to the midpoint of that new line.

 

Note - this style will not work for split profile views, the temporary line gets drawn from the start to the end, not parallel to the tangent.

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tcorey
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 09:32 AM in reply to: sboon

Nice solution, Steve.

Tim Corey, Owner
Delta Engineering Systems
Redding, CA
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sboon
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 09:40 AM in reply to: tcorey

Thanks.  There are some interesting tricks that you can do with labels using construction lines, and offset values.

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mikepo
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 09:48 AM in reply to: sboon

Nice!

I think this will give me what I want.

What's frustrating is that it's always another workaround to do something that seems like an elementary request.

So goes my love/hate saga with C3D.  :smileyfrustrated:

 

Thanks,

Mike Porter
www.ppeng.com
Civil3D 2014 SP2
Win 7 Professional - 64-bit
HP Z230
Xeon 3.20Ghz
24GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
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sboon
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 09:54 AM in reply to: mikepo

But once you have the workaround you can add it to your template and it becomes part of the toolset that you use every day.  That's really the big advantage for Civil3d users - once you have something that works it becomes the new normal for you.

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mikepo
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 03:06 PM in reply to: sboon

Capture.JPGSteve,

I added a line component using Anchor Tangent Start in View and End in View, but it still won't draw that line in the second profile view.

I attached a picture to try and show what's happening. The green line just above elev 390 is the line component attached to the profile line. As you can see in the profile view on the left, the line goes to STA 124+00, but it doesn't show in the second view from STA 124-125 even though I have that profile labeled with the same label.

 

Mike Porter
www.ppeng.com
Civil3D 2014 SP2
Win 7 Professional - 64-bit
HP Z230
Xeon 3.20Ghz
24GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
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sboon
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Re: Profile labels

09-18-2012 04:33 PM in reply to: mikepo

I copied a style in one of the tutorial drawings.  Check this file and see if it will work for you.

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