Question - Can I annotate corridor levels in a profile?
I'm trying to display my proposed corridor levels in a single 200m long profile which runs through an existing terrain and a simple corridor. I can create the profile and show the existing ground levels in the horizontal data boxes underneath the profile but don't know how to show the levels of the proposed corridor. Is this even possible? I'm using ORD 2020 R2. I've searched the Bentley forums, You Tube and the Bentley Learn Server but nothing has appeared under any search, any knowledge or information on this subject would be greatly received.
What is a level of a corridor? Pavement lifts?
Not sure I fully understand your question. The corridor is a road corridor showing proposed ground level and pavement depths and end conditions of cut and fill slopes.
Do you mean Elevations?
When you say "Level" we automatically think of element attributes.
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Hi, thanks for your response. Sorry, when I say level I mean z elevation and not level/layer. What I'm trying to do is add the elevations of the bottom and top of slopes, and other points of my highway corridor, as in the image below, creating a cross section does achieve this, so I'm sure it must be possible somehow in a profile.
To do what you are trying in a profile you would have to project a certain feature, say the CL at each pavement lift to your profile. Each of these FD would need to have an annotation group associated with it in order to be annotated on a profile.
Are you sure you do not mean you want to annotate on a cross section view?
Here is an example of annotating elevations for the top and bottom of a retaining wall on a profile. Fast forward 27 minutes https://bentley.sharefile.com/d-s9648d53fe9144da9bfec85cba3f9fce7
Answer Verified By: Alan Dean
Thanks Paul, that's the kind of thing I'm looking for, although in your good example you're cutting a profile along a centre line and projecting the wall top and bottom on to the profile. I get that bit thanks. So how does it work if the elements you wish to show on the profile run at right angles to the profile instead of parallel to it. Would it just show a dot where the feature is cut by the profile, ie top of slope and bottom of slope. I think I need to try to figure it out using your video as a guide, unless you can do another video showing me how to do it. In my mind, I basically need something that has all the benefits of a cross section but has the zero chainage starting at the beginning of the profile. Thanks again, this video has given me somewhere to start.
A profile 3D Cut can be used to show all features crossing the profile within a defined area however there is currently no annotation support for those features. See https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/41757/video-create-3d-cut-in-profile
Alternatively, a profile intersection point can be individually created for each crossing feature. This also does not yet support bulk annotation when creating drawings but they can be annotated individually with the civil labeler. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSTJlTbqiyo
Civil Labeler is in the drawing production ribbon as shown here here https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/56085/video-civil-labeler-tool-method-select-elements
So it looks like I can't do what I need to do straight out of the box, but with the help of those videos and some manipulation of the setting I should be able to get something close to what I need.