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Vertical Curve Labels on Profile

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01-11-2013 03:38 PM

I just created a profile by choosing my PVIs and linking them together with tangent curves.  How do I add labels to show the vertical curve properties (K value, curve length, station of PVI, elevation of PVI...)?  I'm guessing I have to edit the label style?  Any help is appreciated!



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Re: Vertical Curve Labels on Profile

01-11-2013 04:47 PM in reply to: accarr03
  1. Select your alignment
  2. Add labels
  3. Type: Geometry Points / Profile Geometry Points
  4. Add

Let me know if that works for you. Like you said, you'll most likely have to tweak the styles.


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Re: Vertical Curve Labels on Profile

01-12-2013 08:14 AM in reply to: accarr03

It sounds as if you are not using a template file with the required label styles.  Import the the "out of the box" template file by clicking on the Manage tab and at the far right, click on Import.  Browse to C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D 20??\enu\Template and choose the _AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt. 


After you do this,select your proposed profile, in the contextual ribbon, select Edit Profile Labels.  Once in the dialog box, at the bottom right, select Import Label Set.  Then select the Complete Label Set.  Click OK and they will show up.

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Re: Vertical Curve Labels on Profile

08-11-2014 10:43 AM in reply to: Pollmuller

I would like to label my verticial curves in my profiles as described above, however when I select my alignment and click the add lables button typing "geometry points" does nothing and there is no geometry points option in the add labels thread....I have tried editiing lable sytles in my profile but there does not seem to be anywhere to select to add this information...???



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Re: Vertical Curve Labels on Profile

08-11-2014 11:03 AM in reply to: marlenesadaj

The "Profile" should be selected, not the Alignment.


Open the tutorial drawing "Profile-3A.dwg" and select a vertical curve label > right click > select edit labels.


The tutorial drawing can be found here:

<AutoCAD Civil 3D installation location>\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings

For example 2014 is here:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings\Profile-3A.dwg


Reviewing the Labels here should provide some insight as there are "Geometry Points" included in profile labels.




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