OpenRoads Tip: Change Profile Symbology of your Terrain

Wrtitten by Bob Mecham

Does your Terrain Element end up on level Default when you view your Profile?

With a little setup of your Feature Definition and Element Template you can make sure the Terrain Element will end up with the level and symbology you are looking for.

openroads-profile symbology terrain element

1. Open the file with your Terrain Element.

2. Select the Terrain Element and go to Element Information and see what the Feature Definition is set to.  In our case it is Existing 10′ Mjr – 2 Minor.

openroads profile symbology feature definition

3.  Go to the Project Explorer dialog and under the Civil Standards tab locate that Feature Definition Existing 10′ Mjr – 2 Minor.  Right Click and select Properties.

openroads profile symbology element information

4. Set the Profile to a defined Element Template. In our case the Element Template name matches the Feature Definition name.

5. Go to the Element Templates dialog and define the Level under the General Settings section to what you want to see in the Profile.

openroads profile symbology element template

6. Now when you cut a profile view the Terrain Element will be displayed on the correct level.

openroads profile symbology
Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.

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