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AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 Essentials: Autodesk® Official Training Guide: Essential by Eric Chappell

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Creating Profile View Labels

You have just seen how useful profile labels can be as they are applied to the entire profile and continuously watch for new geometric properties to label. However, this dynamic nature may not be ideal in certain situations or you may need to provide annotation in your profile view that is not related to any profiles within that view. Profile view labels are the solution in this case.

Profile view labels are directly linked to the profile view: the grid, grid labeling, and bands that serve as the backdrop for one or more profiles. Because of this, you can use labels that are independent of any profiles. For example, you might use a station and offset label to call out the location of a pipe crossing through the profile ...

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