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    Default How do I create cross sections and profiles

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    Hey guys I know this is a beginners question. I am having to figure all this out by myself. I am using Land Desktop 2005 w/ Civil 2005 and I have no idea on how to create a profile/cross section. If possible could there be any way to walk me through this. My scope of work is as follows: The land for survey is approximately 1,500 feet by 110 feet. The survey shall consist of cross sections every 200 feet along the length of the rectangular shaped piece of land equating to no more than 8 cross sections. I am use to just doing regular topos and boundaries. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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    Could you draw PLINES and then join/edit ?

    I presume it's not a solid model but a GPS type surveyed file ?

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    sorry.... I had to teach myself CAD... what do u mean join/edit
    thanks
    p.s. sorry for such a remedial question

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    1. Create your surface(s) (aka - terrain model)
    2. Create an alignment down your roadway, ditch, etc.
    3. Sample your existing ground: Profiles > Existing Ground > Sample from Surface
    4. Create your profile: Profiles > Create Profile > Full Profile
    5. Pick insertion point for profile
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    The method for creating cross sections is very similar except use the Cross Sections menu and sample ground > section plot > pick insertion
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    Look here for more help > http://www.caddigest.com/subjects/ad.../tutorials.htm
    Sorry I don't have time to give you much more than that right now. I'm leaving work early today and will be gone for a week and a half. Consult your help file and any other tutorials you can get your cursor on. Also check out AUGI and/or theswamp.org forums. There is good help there, especially theswamp.

    Alternatively you can manually draft the profiles/sections.
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    thank you for your time

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    Yip, good help, he obviously knows his land sections etc.

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    KNOLL13, how are things going with those profiles and sections? I don't actually leave town til Monday afternoon. Yesterday I had to leave early to get some things taken care of before the trip. I might find time to answer questions along the way if you need the help. Otherwise if I get the chance while I'm gone I'll try to chime in and then when I get back I'll have more time.

    I've been in your shoes before and I know it can be difficult to learn at first and hard to get training since it is so expensive. Once you get your bearings on though you realize how simple it actually is. Tutorials and forums can really close the gap in training and fill in the many blanks that are left in the help file.
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    I am most confused This thread appears in the "How do I...?" and the "Tutorials & Tips'n'Tricks" sections.

    Before I go and lie down to recover, I would like to make a point or two.

    Is the survey done? or are you going out to do it?

    If you scroll down to Similar threads in the "How do I...?" you will find that all is revealed

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    sorry, well essentially i have an alignment for 1800FT i am still having problems with it generating cross sections every 225FT for a total of 8 cross sections.... also I can get the Grid up put it displays incredibly crazy.... if possibly you know of a thread that can take me thorough it from the beginning would be great... as always thank you for your time....

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    Maybe you need to have a look at your section settings.
    Cross Sections > Section Plot > Settings > Section Layout
    Get these settings straight and it should straighten your grids up.

    For your eight sections you may need to add additional stations when you sample the existing ground at the locations of your desired sections. Then when you do Section Plot select those stations again. Otherwise if you just run sections it does them according to your Section Sampling Settings (Projects > Drawing Settings > Program: Autodesk Civil Design > Cross Section Sampling).
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