I need to create points on along the edge of pavement and top back of curb that reference the centerline alignment. Example: points at station 1+00, 2+00, etc.
If you have the alignment and the Linestring(s) you could do any of the following
1) Create a Corridor and reference the Linestring if 3D Line already
2) Create a Template
3) In the Template create an instruction that uses Offset (2D Line if a Polyline) or that connects HAL to EOP if a 3D Linestring Referenced to the corridor
4) Look at the properties f the Template and change the Template Interval from Project Setting to This template and then set the interval to what you want e.g. 100'
5) Explode the Corridor Surface Model that was created from the Instruction(s) above - you will have Linestrings that have nodes every 100' but also wherever the original Line had nodes also - so maybe not exactly what you want.
Alternatively you can as the others stated above use Linestring and switch from Coordinate Mode to Station and Offset Mode and then you can pick your HAL and create Points (using a linestring to do so) by entering your required Station values and for offset use the Perpendicular snap to find the point on your original line to derive the correct offsets.
If you know the offsets - you can also just enter the Station, Offset values into Excel and use the Station, Offset, Elevation importer to bring the points into the project.
If you label your HAL at the interval required you will also create Tick Lines - those Tick Lines you could Elevate using Data Prep Tools to the Linestrings (elevate by Crossing Lines) (provided the Tick Lines are long enough - if not use Trim / Extend to make them long enough) and then create points at the end points of the Tick Lines for example using Create from CAD - that can be quite a quick way to create 3D points at uniform intervals along a road
You can also run the Station, Offset, Elevation report, select the HAL, the Lines and the Interval that you want and then that report opens in Excel - convert it into a Station, Offset, Elevation Format (Header line is TBC Excel, Report Lines are P, S,O,E,D or S,O,E,D) and then import the edited file back into TBC and create Points not Stored Cross Sections using the Station Offset Elevation Importer.
I agree that a faster way to do this would be a dedicated command to create points at Stations defined vs a HAL and at Offsets either manually entered or along selected linestrings / polylines - but in the meantime the above all work as possible solutions to your problem
In your edit linestring box you pick Station/Offset instead of coordinates or Point ID. Then select your reference alignment and you're set to create a linestring.
Edit:Whoops, I read your post a little too quickly. You can use this method to create a line where you want the points then snap points to this line. Or you can create points at a line's stations in the Create Points dialogue box. Put your cursor in the Northing line and right click and select "Offset" then "Offset Line."
Then select the alignment, station, and offset and hit OK. The correct Northing and Easting will be input into the create point coordinates.
Are you looking for 3D information that's tied to TBC and EOP? If your EOP and C&G is all the same width as the road you could use the "Create Points at Intervals" command. It would be nice to be able to select an alignment you want to reference for station information then just choose the TBC or EOP line and have them generated along the interval you choose.
I'm not sure of a quick way off the top of my head to elevate the points to the line elevation though.
My best workaround was to create alignment labels every 100', and make the tick lines 2". That made them long enough to extend past the back of curb. I then elevated the tick lines to cl, eop, and tbc. I then created points at the intersections of the tick lines and the cl, eop, and tbc lines. Turning off all of the snaps except "intersection" made pretty quick work of that. That seemed to be by far the quickest way.
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