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What options are there for creating and viewing profiles? Can the software create profiles (Long sections) automatically for all the branches in the model towards the outfall?
Profiles can be generated in the below ways:
In the Storm and Sewer products, there are two different styles of profile: "Standard" and "Engineering". The "standard" profiles appear when double clicking the profile in the Profiles manager, and are best suited for viewing the model and quickly viewing ir during model creation. The "Engineering" profiles can be access from right clicking on the profile name and choosing "Engineering Profile", and are best suited for presenting results, as you can customize it including annotations.
Individual profiles can be exported to a few different formats, for example to open in other applications or include in reports. First, both the standard and Engineering style profiles have an option to export to DXF format, from the options icon in the upper-left corner.
Second, the standard profiles (the one that appears when double clicking the profile name in the Profile Manager) have a few other options to export to, from the Chart Options dialog accessible by right clicking in the profile and choosing Chart Options.
List of Profiles
If you have a need to export or report on the list of profile names as seen in the Profile Manager, first consider if the branch labeling tool (Tools > Tools > More > Branch Labeling) and/or Sort Dendritic option (Flextable > Right click column header > Sort Dendritric). This enables you to label elements based on their network branches, and sort the flextable based on it as well. See more: Sorting and relabeling a flextable
If you still need to export a list of profile names - although it is not supported, you could try using a SQLITE database viewer such as "SQLIte Expert Personal" to open the model's SQLITE database and retrieve the names from the HMIModelingElement table (SQL statement: SELECT Label FROM HMIModelingElement WHERE ElementType=10) Or, consider taking a screenshot of the list from the Profile manager and include that in your report.
If you have a need to print/export the profile view of multiple profiles (for example for printing purposes), it must be done one-by-one (DXF or image). As of September 2019, a batch export ability is not yet available, but will be considered by product management for a future release via Enhancement # 897501.
Exporting profiles to .DXF files
How can I see the existing ground profile in the Engineering Profile View?