I would like to print out the profile slice views that can be created in TBC. I have created an existing ground surface and I would like to be able to show sample profile sections at different points around the surface, is there a way to do this?
Agree with this, be able to slice and then plot a cross section view without the need for alignments etc
The only way I've been able to do this without alignments is just do a screenshot and paste it into paint and print it off.
Been a request of mine/others in uk for quite a while to be able to simply slice across and produce a cross section with alignments.
I am new to the #advanced#drafting with #tbc, and I am loving it so far, almost replaced my need for #C3D So, am I to understand that I can only print profiles if I create a plan set, which requires alignments and corridors? If you have existing ground that you are trying to show to engineers I won't need an alignment, although they're simple enough to create, and I for sure won't have, or need, a corridor. A screen shot is a good work around, and I may use my SnagIt software to do that, but that isn't going to look to professional.
How do you submit a request for something like this?
I know that you can create a alignment with a line string, then attached a
surface to a corridor and do it that way. If you want detailed instructions
let me know.
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But for those of use that don't deal with alignments and corridors(much) yet still want sections this option would be useful. Maybe be able to just select a line string instead and use that to create sections from?
@Erik Petersen could you send me the instructions for
"create an alignment with a line string, then attached a
surface to a corridor and do it that way."
It would be appreciated as its slow going with trial and error methods
Yup. Should be on the office a little later on today.
Draw your line through your project. I'm using an existing CL for the road for this example.
Then choose create alignment, click "Use an existing line" Then tab to the line box and choose the line you drew. You can ignore the vertical on your alignment and just leave the horizontal information.
The click Create Corridor, Name it, choose the horizontal alignment you created, Click ok. Begin station 0+00, New definition. Under instruction type choose "Surface", Click the surface you want to reference in the pull down menu, click Add.
This should generate a surface along your alignment that you can scroll through and look at the profile.
If you want to get more into depth and have the Drafting module you could then generate cross sections along that surface to see them at different station etc.
Let me know if you have any troubles.
As others have stated this is not currently something that can be done without alignments. It is something we can look into though, thanks.
I used to use CivilCAD/Magnet for design before coming 100% to TBC, and they had a really handy routine for creating X-secs from a line of separate points (say, a river cross-section).
The method was similar in principle to TBC but didn't require a surface (not possible with a line of individual points as far as I know). First, you created an alignment that was approximately perpendicular to the 'section' and set the routine to search outwards either side to 1) a set distance and 2) a set width of corridor (see scree shots below).
The great thing about it was that you could generate all of the usual cross section tables/annotations as per a full alignment design.
I agree that collecting a few extra points to generate a surface would be the work-around in TBC, but that takes time and isn't always sensible if you're up to your groin in a flowing river or ducking site/road traffic.
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