OpenSite Designer

Profile by Slope From Element

Used to define an elementÖ‚s profile by projecting a fixed slope from another element with a design profile.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Geometry > Vertical > Element Profiles split button

Use the Define Profile by Slope from Element tool to define an elementÖ‚s profile by projecting a fixed slope from another element with a design profile.

  1. Select the Define Profile by Slope from Element icon.

    • The Define Profile by Slope from Element dialog opens.

    • Checking the box next to any of the fields locks in the associated value.

  2. When you move the cursor into the View, it is equipped with a command prompt. Select the element that you wish to define the profile.

  3. When prompted to "Locate Reference Element", move the cursor to the element that will serve as a reference for the profile then data point, example, left-click.

  4. When prompted to provide the desired Slope, enter the value then strike the Enter key.

  5. When prompted to choose a Point Selection Adjustment, navigate the options by striking the up or down arrow key then strike the Enter key.

  6. When prompted to choose a Profile Adjustment, navigate the options by striking the up or down arrow key then strike the Enter key. Options are:

    • None - no adjustment is performed

    • Minimum - of the points used in previous step, select the minimum elevation and use this value for the entire profile

    • Maximum - of the points used in previous step, select the maximum elevation and use this value for the entire profile

  7. The vertical offset is an additional adjustment to the profile after all the above slope computations are complete.