Creating a Profile from a Traverse
Updated October 18, 2017
This article applies to:
- Terrain 3D
- Terrain Forestry
- RoadEng Civil
- RoadEng Forestry
Road Design Example
A traverse document has been entered into the Survey/Map Module. This example will demonstrate how to display a profile of the traverse.
Note: See Getting Started section for file install folders (<Terrain> and <Defaults and Layouts>)
View| Retrieve Screen Layout <Defaults and Layouts>\Training\training terrain profile.ilt. This screen layout has Scroll Bars, TIN, Labels, Grid, North Arrow and Background enabled.
Home | Insert File. From the Files of Type pull-down choose Softree Traverse Document (*.TR1,*.DB1). Select <Terrain>\Survey\road.tr1. Press Open.
Figure 1: Insert File – Softree Traverse Document
Press OK to bypass the Import Options dialogue box.
Display the profile: View | New Window | Profile from drop down menu.
Profile | Profile Options. Change Ratio (V to H) to 10.0. OK.
Figure 2: Profile of a Survey/Map Traverse Document
Figure 3: Profile of a Survey/Map Traverse Document
The scale has automatically been set to fit the entire traverse into the Profile Window. To change the scale: activate the Profile Window. Profile | Profile Options as shown in the figure below:
Figure 4: Profile Window Options Dialogue
De-select Auto Scale. Set the Horizontal scale to 4000, the Vertical scale to 400 as shown above. Press OK.
At this point the Profile Window may be blank. Press the <Ctrl + N> key; the traverse should come into view.
Note: The <Ctrl + N> and <Ctrl + B> keys will change the current point (N=Next and B=Back).
To examine the profile near the proposed culvert at station 522 (the grid numbers in the X axis correspond with the stations). Using <Ctrl + N> and <Ctrl + B> move the current point to station 522 (as shown below). You can also use Previous Point and Next Point buttons in the Profile tab.
Figure 5: Profile with Current Station at 522
To display the station numbers: Profile | Profile Options. Press the plus button next to Labels. Double click to select Stations. Press OK to return to main screen. The Station numbers are now displayed.
Figure 6: Traverse Profile with Station Numbers Displayed
File | New. Do not save changes.