Monday, January 5, 2009

Using Profiles to Import Elevations

I recently had a dilemma where I was given distances along a line with corresponding elevations and asked to create 3d polylines from them.  In order to avoid the difficulty of manually importing the points, the process can be automated with ease.  Creating a vertical profile allows you to enter tab delineated information.  By using this feature in conjunction with a simple corridor – it is possible to create a proposed profile.  Using the proposed profile in conjunction with a simple corridor setup, you can extract a feature line from the simple corridor with grips set at the distances and elevations you import from a space delimited text file.