Profile Line to Element
You can access this tool from the following:
Use the Profile Line to Element tool to construct a profile line, at a delta slope, from a designated location to a reference element.
Note: If your View isn't in Profile mode, an error message will indicate that you need to Open Profile Model.
When prompted to "Locate Reference Profile", move the cursor to the element to which you wish to draw a line then data point on it.
Establish the Delta Slope or Length; choose between the two by striking the left or right arrow keys to toggle between them.
To trim the element at the intersection with the Profile line or to extend the element to intersect with the Profile line, strike the up or down arrow keys to choose a Trim/Extend option.
Use of ALT key
During the operation of the command, the ALT key can be used to switch between alternate solutions. When Delta Slope is locked, pressing the ALT key switches between the two alternates.
Right-click on the Place Profile Line to Element dialog to customize it for specific tasks or to personal preference.
Manipulators are available for:
Station of endpoint
Elevation of endpoint
Drag a grip to dynamically adjust end point location
A manipulator is available for Offset so long as the value is not zero.
To View the new element's properties, equip the Element Selection tool.
Select the element in the View then let the cursor hover over it. Click the Properties icon to access rule data for the chosen element.
These pre-customized versions provide a simplified prompt sequence for many common construction tools. Right-click on the Profile Line to Element icon then choose Show/Hide Arc from Element Tools to access the following option: