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Draw Longitudinal Profile from Quadri

The function generates the Longitudinal Terrain Profile from the database along the requested line and draws the same to the working AutoCAD drawing. The function draws terrain surfaces, soil layers, saved road lines and surfaces available from all the active groups are shown.

Run the function form the following locations:

MOUS_ICO Toolbar: Draw Longitudinal Profile from Terrain Model... Draw Longitudinal Profile from Quadri…
MOUS_ICO Menu: Novapoint > Terrain Information > Draw Longitudinal Profile from Quadri…

KEYB_ICO Command Line: Not available from the command line

The dialog 'Select Horizontal Alignment' will pop up.

Step-1: Horizontal Alignment

  1. Select the baseline using the buttons 'Select', 'Browse', or 'Pick' - the baseline can be:
    • an alignment/object from the terrain model - use 'Select'
    • an ASCII file with the alignment data (*.TIT, *.LIN, *.DAT, *.INH, and *.LI) - use 'Browse'
    • a line/polyline/arc or alignment from the current drawing - use 'Pick'
  2. Define interval for longitudinal profile at 'Calculation interval (m)'
  3. Define interval for longitudinal profile at 'Calculation width(m)'
  4. Define a offset line on left side at 'Terrain at Left Side, offset (m)'
  5. Define a offset line on right side at 'Terrain at Right Side, offset (m)'
  6. Define your 'SubSurface Information' and choose the wanted 'Material' for all your 'Levels'
  7. Click 'Next' to open the dialog 'Draw Longitudinal Profile from Terrain Model' and define the output parameters

Note: The first point of the CAD entity will be the start point for calculations and presentation in case the baseline is a CAD entity

Step-2: Output Parameters

The active Terrain model and the base line information can be viewed on top of this dialog.

Longitudinal profile settings

'Start chainage' is the start point at your longitudinal profile. 'Datum' is the option to place the longitudinal profile at the best position in the frame. 'Insertion point' to place the frame in the AutoCAD drawing. You pick the wanted point in the drawing and the dialog will pop up again and show the coordinates X and Y.

Frame settings

Uses the length of your line to 'Frame length'. The scale in the AutoCAD drawing gives the 'Frame height' and the 'Vertical exaggeration'.

Additional Drawing Objects

'Main Alignment' and 'Main Alignment info' is available if 'Select' or 'Browse' is the choice at Step-1.

If you want to show other 'Wireframes', 'Other alignments' or 'Existing objects' choose them.

If you like to see the terrain at bought sides of the terrain line, choose 'Terrain offset left' and 'Terrain offset right' with the values you selected at Step-1.

The option Drawing style setting you choose wich pedefine standard you want to use.

  • Use the button 'Back' if you want to change the 'Input Parameters'
  • Or execute the function with 'Draw'

Note: The Longitudinal profile will be inserted on predefined layers

Last modified: 2012/12/12 15:00 by camilla