Profile by Vertical Offset from Element
You can access this tool from the following:
Use the Define Profile by Vertical Offset from Element tool to define the profile of an element based on a vertical offset. The results are similar to Profile by Variable Slope tool, except that, instead of transitioning two slopes, two vertical offsets are used.
Select the Define Profile by Vertical Offset from Element icon.
When you move the cursor into the View, it is equipped with a command prompt requesting that you choose a "Slope Style", so navigate the options by striking the up or down arrow key then strike the Enter key.
When prompted to "Locate Plan Element to Profile", data point, example, left-click on the element that you wish to give an elevation.
Options for slope style are:
- Constant - uses a constant fixed slope
- Linear - slope transitions between a start and end value using a linear method
- Reverse Biquadratic - slope transitions between a start and end value using a reverse biqudratic transition method
- Reverse Cubic - slope transitions between a start and end value using a reverse cubic transition method
When prompted to "Locate Reference Element", move the cursor to the element that will serve as a reference for the profile then data point.
Use one of the following methods to set the Start Distance:
Use one of the following methods to set the End Distance:
When prompted to provide the desired Vertical Offset, enter the value and strike the Enter key.