Existing Ground Cross Sections
To create existing ground cross sections, open the cross sections base dgn file, XX####_XS.dgn, and open the project manager.
Go to Directory>Current Working Directory, next Select Project, Select OK, and then Select User [name] from Project Users menu.
Select Existing Ground Cross Sections tab on the Project Manager menu.
The Select Run menu will appear. Create a new run. Go to Run>New.
Enter a run name and description.
Select created run and then OK
If the Working Alignment definitions are up to date in the Project Manager, much of the design data will be filled in automatically, such as chain and pattern line information.
Settings for the XS Cells tab.
Settings for the Surfaces tab. After all data fields are filed, select draw.
Select Yes to save settings when closing menu.
Preferred update options..
Using Line for type will draw existing ground will be draw as connected individual lines. Use Line String setting when using dense tin files to will keep files from getting too large.
Level symbology will be inherited from the definition of working alignments. Below is the correct settings
Us Customary settings are Horizontal = 0.1 and Variance = 0.03
Metric settings are Horizontal = 0.03 and Variance = 0.009
Standard practice is to detect voids. Suggested settings are below. Be sure and to sure to add Color (red) when defining existing ground in define working alignment features.
After Draw existing ground cross sections,
view using the cross sections navigator.
The Cross Section Navigator. Press F1 key after activating navigator for help on using the navigator.
Use the Super Cross Section Navigator
Cross sections can be stepped through or played as a movie at user controlled speed and can also be referenced to a profile.