Creating the cross-sections
Begin the process by Creating MX Cross-Sections. This describes the process to create cross-sections in MX. including the procedures for skewed drives and special station sections.
After creating the sections in MX, some options are available for adding extra details:
- Adding Details to Cross Sections describes the MX add-in to store certain detail features on cross-sections. It currently can add poles, trees, and hydrants. The details are stored as separate cross-section sets in MX and overplotted on a cross-section drawing that can be plotted from MX or transferred to MicroStation. List of String Labels used for detail sections.
- If Right-of-Way and/or Wetland information are available in MicroStation, you can add that annotation to the cross-sections. See Transferring MicroStation Right-of-Way Lines to MX and Transferring MicroStation Wetland Lines to MX for more details.
Once all this information is in MX, the sections should be drawn so they can be transferred to MicroStation. This process is described in Transferring MX cross-sections to MicroStation . That process uses the XS-MS macro to draw the sections. Details of the macro and a sample input files are shown in Sample XS-MS Macro Input File.
After transferring the data from MX, Working With MicroStation Cross-Sections will explain some additional editing that needs to be done such as adding borders and modifying drainage features.
If there is a need to replace the cross-sections because of a change to the profile or template, follow the procedure in Updating MicroStation Cross-Sections.
Documentation is also available for Earthwork and Select Material Calculations