Suggestion: If Trimble able to add an option in station/slope table. Some of the plans have roads with few slopes given and it varies. No cross-section provided only spot grades along the side of the roads. Please see attachment for illustration.
Thanks for the great suggestion, detailed explanation, and illustration. I will make sure the product team reviews this.
I whole heatedly agree.
Right now we can just do a cross-slope table. It basically creates a super-elevation diagram. Being able to enter a table for dimensions, offsets, elevations, delta elevations and possible others would be fantastic. It would be especially helpful if we could reference a .csv file. That would allow users to readily import these values.
I would also like to see this feature added. So much productive to do it in the program, instead of have to calculate then input.
You can simply edit the slope as a Ratio using the distance and delta Elevation provided to compute the slope
In a slope Table - if you have an offset of 12' and a delta Z of -0.38 then enter -12:0.38 or 12:-.38 n the table field for slope and it will convert it into a XX : 1 (-31.58:1 in this case) slope ratio for you. You can mix data entries as eg -2%, -12:0.38, -4% etc as you are given them on the plans. This works today.
Appreciate that this is not exactly what you are asking for but it works in the way that you are asking for. Also appreciate that the values entered get converted which makes it harder later on to track back to where you got the values from to generate the slope that is shown in the table. Having said that it works well with those caveats.
While we wait on this feature you can always use a spreadsheet to do the dirty work for you. Just as your example shows, create columns for known station, offset distance, elevation, and then formula for slope. Then just hide the offset and elevation columns and you'll have your station and slope data ready to input into TBC.
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