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Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

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11-22-2013 09:29 AM

I have a 10 foot profile view and a 15 foot manhole. I want to show the manhole but not the bottom 5 feet. It is extending beyond my profile view.

 

Tim Grant
Civil 3D 2014 SP1
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Tim,

 

Both 2012 & 2014 do the same here.

 

One way to accomplish what your after is to print it from a Layout use the VPCLIP command. Create a polygonal Viewport which would hide the manhole beneath the grid.

 

I'm not aware of any way to trim the structure at the Profile View grid limit from within Model Space.

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Re: Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

11-22-2013 10:35 AM in reply to: grantt

Can you post a screen capture of what your seeing and how you want it to appear?

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Re: Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

11-22-2013 10:56 AM in reply to: Jay_B

Jay

I can't seem to get a screen shot or PDF small enough in file size to post. Any help in getting this done?

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Re: Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

11-22-2013 11:01 AM in reply to: grantt

Sure, In Windows 7 go to Start>Accessories>Snipping Tool> Create a capture of the pdf image.

 

Click the little tree icon on toolbar above, browse to the .png file created and insert the image.

 

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Re: Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

11-22-2013 11:56 AM in reply to: Jay_B

Jay

Thanks for the new info to get the screen shot. The manhole extends below elevation 3144 and I need to cut off what extends out of the profile view.

Structure-1.PNG

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Re: Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

11-22-2013 02:37 PM in reply to: grantt

Tim,

 

Both 2012 & 2014 do the same here.

 

One way to accomplish what your after is to print it from a Layout use the VPCLIP command. Create a polygonal Viewport which would hide the manhole beneath the grid.

 

I'm not aware of any way to trim the structure at the Profile View grid limit from within Model Space.

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Re: Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

11-22-2013 02:44 PM in reply to: Jay_B

Jay

Thank you for looking into the matter. I will try your solution.

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Re: Structures in a profile view extending outside the profile

11-22-2013 03:09 PM in reply to: grantt

No problem, glad to help.

That's just how I would go about it in most cases, if you have to print from Model for some reason you could use a Whipeout or trace the structure walls Polylines with a set width using color 255 which is white. But in those scenarios "Draw Order" is often a constant battle.

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