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Long Sections: Working Drawings v8i


Create Profiles...

is used for creating and displaying profiles.  It includes a drawing module for creating profile drawings.  

In MX from the Analysis menu, select Create Profiles...   Supply the Reference String details to advance to the Profile Surface Details panel.  For details using the Profile Surface Details panel, refer to Creating MX Profiles, this page is a continuation from that.


Create a Drawing  Working Drawings button

From the Profile Surface Details panel, select the Working Drawings button to obtain the Long Sections: Working Drawings panel shown below.

                   Working Drawings panel

The Section Details Tab

This tab is used to define color, style, datum annotation and ordinate display for each profile.  The Section Description area presents a list of every profile that was identified as a Surface on the Profile Surface Details panel.  The top entry is always the reference string.  Annotation boxes can be added to the bottom of the profile for elevation, grade, station, elevation difference, cross slope and offset.  The available options depend on profile hierarchy.  Set these options for each entry of the Section Description.

The Scales and Range Tab

This tab is used to define the drawing scales, station range (Start and End) and profile origins.

The Page Setup Tab

Amongst various advanced page settings are annotation options including Date and Time, Drawing Scales, and Additional Text allowing for a project or road name.

The Horizontal Tab

This tab is used to add a horizontal schematic diagram of the reference string in an annotation box.  Annotation boxes always appear at the bottom of the profile.

The Vertical Tab

This tab is used to add a vertical schematic diagram of the reference string in an annotation box.  Annotation boxes always appear at the bottom of the profile.

The Widening Tab

This tab is used to add a widening schematic diagram in an annotation box.  Annotation boxes always appear at the bottom of the profile.

the Superelevation Tab

This tab is used to add a superelevation schematic diagram in an annotation box.  Annotation boxes always appear at the bottom of the profile.

The Box Layout... Button

This option allows adjustment of the;

  • Title box height.
  • Title box width.
  • Title box order.
  • Decimal point accuracy.
  • Box color.

Save Settings

Saves the current drawing settings to a file (*.lsu).

Save Layout.../Open Layout...

Saves/opens the drawing settings of a non-model specific drawing settings to a file (*.lss).

 


Generating the Drawing

After each tab is addressed on the Long Sections: Working Drawings panel, select Apply to generate the profile drawing.  It's name is derived from the original working drawing name plus (long section_dr_001.dpf).  Make desired adjustments to the Long Sections: Working Drawings panel and continue to select Apply until the drawing is satisfactory.

Select OK to accept the drawing and close the Long Sections: Working Drawings panel.  MX offers a choice of returning to the original working display, the decision is yours.

                                          Working Drawings option box

Next, MX needs direction with respect to a temporary model generated by this wizard. 

                            Rename Temporary Model panel

From the Rename Temporary Model panel, choose Delete Model.  Supply the receiving model name if the Delete Model option is not used.  Select Finish to return to MX.

 





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