OpenRoads Tip: Civil AccuDraw Working in Profile Views

Written by:  Bob Mecham

By now you have probably seen or maybe even started using Civil AccuDraw with Horizontal Geometry.  Did you know that Civil AccuDraw will also work in the Profile View?

When you are working in the Default Model view the Civil AccuDraw toolbar looks like the toolbar below.

civil accudraw horizontal geometry

However, when you change to a Profile View then the Civil AccuDraw toolbar changes the available icons to work with vertical geometry.

civil accudraw vertical geometry

There are 4 standard toggles to help you design vertical geometry as you use the heads up display.

Station and Elevation

Using the Station and Elevation Civil AccuDraw toggle will enable the heads up display to show the Station and Z field in addition to the Length and Slope option.

civil accudraw profile station elevation

Station and Delta Elevation

Using the Station and Delta Elevation Civil AccuDraw toggle will enable the heads up display to show the Station and dZ field which is showing the elevation difference from the previous point in addition to the Length and Slope option.

civil accudraw profile station delta elevation

Station and Profile Offset

Using the Station and Profile Offset Civil AccuDraw toggle will enable the heads up display to show the Station and also the Profile Offset of whichever profile is set to be active in addition to the Length and Slope option.

civil accudraw profile station profile offset

Station and Slope

Using the Station and Slope Civil AccuDraw toggle will enable the heads up display to show the Station and the slope which is showing the slope from the last point or origin in addition to the Length and Slope option.

civil accudraw profile station slope
Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob is a partner at EnvisionCAD and is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, instruction, development, and customization of both MicroStation and InRoads.

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