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rdlongbow
Posts: 114
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Message 1 of 12 (408 Views)

Profile Masking

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07-29-2010 10:18 AM

It would be useful to be able to mask profiles the way that you can mask alignments. To get what our clients want for a profile view, we need to create 3-viewports and go thru a few gyrations to get things to look right. Being able to mask the EG, FG and text, and leave the grid, would make our jobs much easier.

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publicworksengineer
Posts: 39
Registered: ‎03-30-2009
Message 2 of 12 (300 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

06-11-2012 01:39 PM in reply to: rdlongbow

second.

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rdlongbow
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Message 3 of 12 (254 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

08-30-2012 03:37 PM in reply to: rdlongbow

The command CONVERTLINEWORKTOMASKBLOCK does the job now. Previously, when used on profile text, the un-masked text all changed to TXT font. It would still be nice to be able to specify a User Range and get the finished product I need without the extra steps just like the Automatic Station Range.

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yee-fan
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
Message 4 of 12 (218 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

12-19-2012 05:21 PM in reply to: rdlongbow

Darn.  I third it.  I was just about to start a new post asking how to mask profiles.  Currently I have to split up the profile views, and it's a pain to deal with my bands at odd stationings.

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troma
Posts: 2,520
Registered: ‎05-21-2008
Message 5 of 12 (205 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

12-20-2012 11:17 AM in reply to: rdlongbow

I think you should be able to assign different styles to each component  of a profile.


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yee-fan
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
Message 6 of 12 (202 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

12-20-2012 11:21 AM in reply to: troma

Sorry, can you clarify that?  I would like to stop showing one profile at station 55+05.35, say, and start another profile at that same station.

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troma
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Message 7 of 12 (194 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

12-20-2012 01:46 PM in reply to: yee-fan

I think you should have one style that applies to the whole profile, but also be able to override it for each individual tangent or curve within the profile.  This way you could have a profile that changes from continuous to hidden, or to a no-plot style for a portion of its length, and then back again to the default style.

 

I'm not sure what you're looking for, coz you certainly can stop one profile and start another at the same station.


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yee-fan
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Message 8 of 12 (191 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

12-20-2012 02:08 PM in reply to: troma

I want to continue my profile view, but show only part of my profile in the middle of the profile view.

 

The controlling factor is the station limit, and could be in the middle of a tangent or a curve.

 

Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying.

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publicworksengineer
Posts: 39
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Message 9 of 12 (187 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

12-20-2012 02:12 PM in reply to: yee-fan

I have no idea what troma is talking about either. I think maybe troma has misunderstood the problem. From the original poster: "It would be useful to be able to mask profiles the way that you can mask alignments."

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troma
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Message 10 of 12 (176 Views)

Re: Profile Masking

12-21-2012 10:21 AM in reply to: publicworksengineer

I've never tried or needed to mask an alignment, so that's probably where we're missing each other.  But my idea still stands as a wish.  If the subcomponents of a profile could be put on differnet styles it would give you the flexability to hide or show as much of a profile as you want.


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