View Full Version : 2012 Creating Grade Line (surface profile) Over actual Pipe Location

2013-06-24, 02:18 PM
I would like to learn the easiest way to show a surface profile in my profile view that is over the pipe network, and still referencing the Alignment which is located along the centerlines of my roads. Are you all creating alignments for both roads and for pipes?

2013-09-10, 02:59 PM
if the pipe is running down the center of the road I will use only one alignment. if the pipe is offset from the center of the road then I will use two alignments. one for the center of the road and one for the pipe network.

2013-09-12, 01:26 PM
Like seven_tech we have also been running separate alignments for our pipe networks. If you prefer to show your pipe networks on the road centerline there are a couple of options I can think of to show the surface over the pipe.

You could draw a feature line over the pipe and assign elevations from the surface. Then project the feature line to the profile view.
You could create an alignment over the pipe network and a surface profile. Then superimpose the surface profile on the profile view that contains the pipe network.

2013-10-04, 08:21 PM
How do you show the alignment over the pipe on the Baseline Profile. Do you Superimpose the Pipe profile into the centerline Profile?

2013-10-04, 08:24 PM
Seven Tech
If you have a few miles of pipe, in an urban area, with driveways and such that you are crossing, it would be very time consuming to assign elevations to a line over the pipe. I would hope that a line should be able to read the elvations from a surface, other wise why bother with the 3d at all. Am I missing something here?