Profile View Creator

Profile View Creator

Win64, English

Ajor BIM
Creates multiple profile views quickly for multiple alignments, with network parts in the profile views based on their horizontal distance to the alignments.

General Usage Instructions

Installation

Simply use the installer file that you download from this website. Please make sure you run the installer in the administrator mode.

Licensing

You can freely use this product over the trial period. After that, you will need a license key that you can obtain from www.ajorbim.com. Please note that a license key is required even for free products.

General Use

This application can be used to create multiple profile views from multiple alignments. It can also display pipe networks in the created profiles based on their distance to the alignments.

To run this application, type in MULTIPROFILEVIEW and press Enter or Space. Alternatively, you can press the application button on the toolbar.

Toolbar Button

The application comes with a partial menu customization file that creates a button in the Add-Ins tab automatically. However, you can choose to exclude this menu customization file from the package (through manually editing the PackageContents.xml file) if you prefer fewer buttons on the Add-Ins Ribbon. In this case, you should run the command through the command line.

Depending on the user-selected options, the application can also create a button programmatically on the Ribbon when it is run for the first time in the current session. This can be in Add-Ins tab, or in a separate Ajor tab. If you exclude the cuix file and choose to add buttons programmatically, you will see the application button only after running the command through command line in each session; i.e. when you really want to work with this application.

If you are using the provided cuix file or have created your own toolbar button for this app, make sure you set the app options properly to prevent it from creating another button.

Selecting Alignments to Create Profile Views

In the first tab, check the appropriate boxes to select the alignments to create profile views. If you had alignments in your selection prior to opening this app, they will be automatically checked in the list.

You can also select a name for the profile view (note the automatic fields), and description. You can put auto fields in description as well. You can also select a profile view style and layer name for the created profile views. As shown in the picture, the user can select a custom layer name using the layer of the alignment.

Creating Stacked Profile Views

To create stacked views for each profile, check the appropriate check box in the first tab. Clicking next will take you to the next tab, where you can set options for stacked views. Note that this tab is not visible if stacked views are not selected.

Setting Profile Display Options

You set the profile display options in the third (or second, if stacked views are not selected) tab. If stacked views are to be created, you will see a list of views on the top of this and the next tab to select display options from. For each view, you can choose the profiles to draw, split at or clip grid. You can also set profile description, update mode, layer and style override.

Note that each profile view can have exactly one profile to split at, and exactly one profile to clip grid.

Setting Pipe/Pressure Networks

In the next tab, the user can select the pipe or pressure network parts that are displayed in each view. This can be done by directly selecting the parts, or by the distance each part has to the selected alignments. If stacked views are selected, the top of this tab will show the list of profile views to select from.

Specifying a distance to alignment to include pipes and pressure networks makes creating multiple profile views very quick and easy. If this option is selected, the app automatically examines the horizontal distance of each network part to the closest point of each alignment. If the distance is equal to or smaller than the specified value, the part will be shown in the created profile view.

Selecting Band Set Style

Band Set Styles can be selected in the last tab of this application.

Inserting Profile Views

Also in the last tab, you can select how the created profile views will be inserted. You can choose to insert them one by one, stacked horizontally (recommended if you are not inserting them one by one), stacked vertically, or at the same location. Note that the last option is useful if you have selected the alignment layer as part of the layer of the resulting profile view, and the selected alignments are different.

Other Notes

The user can immediately create multiple profile views in any tab once he/she is finished selecting the proper options.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

MULTIPROFILEVIEW

Create multiple profile views from multiple alignments.

Installation/Uninstallation

Download the app from the Autodesk App store.

Run the app as Administrator to start the installation process.

Follow the instructions on your screen. 

To uninstall this plug-in, you can run the installer again, or click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Ajor BIM
Support Contact: info@ajorbim.com

Author/Company Information

Ajor BIM

Support Information

Use feedback functions within the app, or email info@ajorbim.com with feature requests, bug reports, or other questions.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

0.7.60

Bug Fixes. Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2019.

0.7.50

Bug Fixes. Improved Error Handling.

0.7.40

Supporting Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2018

0.7.37

Addition of support for non-EG profiles Better handling of strings in cultures other than En-US

0.7.25

Improvement of button creation logic Removal of references to 32-bit systems
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