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Monday, January 03, 2011

Water Main Coverage – An Alternative

If you didn’t like any of the two methods for determining water main coverage covered, or linked to in the last post, I’ve got a third method. This method doesn’t require any extra surfaces or profiles, but may cause drawing performance issues.

First create a Line Profile Label Style with just a line. Set the line to have Y Offsets that equate to the cover and the drawings scale.

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You can take this further and have the Y Offsets to be expressions that take in account the Drawing Conversion Scale. Make sure the Orientation Reference for the label is set to View. Now add the label to the profile to show the cover.

Since you may be adding numerous labels into the drawing, it may cause performance issues with having to draw the labels. Also this wouldn’t work for a design profile which has vertical curves, without additional expression work.

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