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Mastering AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 by Louisa Holland, Richard Graham

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Profile Utilities

One common requirement is to compare profile data for objects that are aligned similarly but not parallel. Another is the ability to project objects from a plan view into a profile view. The abilities to superimpose profiles and project objects are both discussed in this section.

Superimposing Profiles

In a profile view, a profile is sometimes superimposed to show one profile adjacent to another (e.g., a ditch adjacent to a road centerline). In this brief exercise, you’ll superimpose one of your street designs onto the other to see how they compare over a certain portion of their length:

1. Open the SuperimposeProfiles.dwg file. This drawing has two profile views created, one with a layout profile.

2. Change to the Home tab ...

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