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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Essentials by Eric Chappell

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Chapter 8

Displaying and Annotating Profiles

Now that you have captured the nature of the existing ground along the road centerlines using surface profiles, and reshaped it using layout profiles, it’s time to specify how you intend your design to be built. A wavy line in the drawing simply isn’t enough information for a contractor to build with. You need to provide specific geometric information about the profile so that it can be re-created in the field. This is done with various types of annotations.

In addition, it is also important that the framework within which the profiles are displayed is properly configured. As you learned in the previous chapter, the grid lines and grid annotation behind your profiles is a profile view. In this chapter, ...

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