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Displaying an Offset Alignment in the Profile Window

Updated January 17, 2017

This article applies to:
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry

The Pt. Code III - Topo.component places a point code (PTOR) on the topo at a fixed offset. This example with demonstrate how to use this component to display an offset alignment in the profile window.

Figure 1 - Pt. Code III - Topo component

1. Choose menu Edit | Edit Templates to activate the template editor.

NOTE: If you don't have access to the internet you can skip the next step.

2. Click on the E-library button and select the Links and Connector components folder. Press Ok. When prompted, choose Ok to overwrite the existing folder.

3. Expand the Links and Connector components folder (by clicking on the + button on the side) and select the Pt. Code III - Topo.component.

4. Right click and choose menu Copy.

5. Expand the DF - DEFAULT TEMPLATE by clicking on the "+" beside it, and right click and choose menu Paste | As New - Left.

6. Select the Pt. Code III- Topo component and press the Shift Down button until the component is the last component.

NOTE: The topo surface is not effected by other components in the template so the order of the component doesn't matter. We positioned it at the bottom just for organizational reasons.

7. Double click on the Pt. Code III - Topo component to open the Component Properties Dialog. Set offsetX to 10.0 and GroundOffsetY to 0.0. Press Ok.

Figure 2 - Pt. Code III - Topo

8. Press Ok to exit the Template Editor. Choose Cancel when prompted to Re-calculate the alignment.

9. Activate the Profile window (Window | Profile) and choose menu View | Profile Options.

10. Enable the checkbox beside Template Codes and click on the "+" beside it to activate the Codes dialog box.

11. Click on the Add button, select code "PTORL" and add it and press Ok. Choose a distinguishing linetype and color. Press Ok and respond Ok when prompted to Recalculate the Road Alignment. Press Ok again to return to the main screen.

Note: the blue line below the profile is an offset alignment at 10 foot offset.

Figure 3 - Offset Alignment in the Profile Window