Reference Polyline From Profile

Reference Polyline From Profile



In the civil design, a reference/guide line created of an existing ground profile can be helpful. This tool can help to make a polyline by vertically move or offset from Profile as a reference/guide line.

Move mode:

Make a polyline which has same shape with an existing Profile, then move it vertically upward (positive distance value) or downward (negative distance value).

Offset mode:

Make a polyline which has same shape with an existing Profile, then offset it to upside (positive distance value) or downside (negative distance value) of the Profile.


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About This Version

Version 1.0.1, 12/19/2019
updated to support Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2020.

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Customer Reviews

9 reviews
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  • 支持、兼容C3D2023软件
    周 某某 | January 05, 2023


    We strongly hope that this plug-in can support compatible C3D2023 software, thank you

    Jessica Lawson | April 10, 2023

    Yes, I agree, please update!

  • needs update
    Anas I | December 15, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    can you please update it to Civil 2022 ?

  • update for 2022
    Ion Bobeico | September 29, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)


     The app dosen't work for 2022 version. It is possible to update it?

    Thank you!


  • Me gustaría instalarlo en Civil 3D 2021
    José Luis Ponce Filios | January 14, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Me gustaria probarlo en C3D 2021. Ojalá pueda actualizarlo. Le doy like.

  • Great tool for offsets in profile
    Theyo Elam | November 30, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This tool is great when you need to show offsets within a profile (pavement sections, or even a simple line representing a utility line) 


    Please update, to make it compatible with civil 3d 2021!

    Clint Kingsley | December 08, 2020

    Agreed. And please update to C3D 2021.

  • Works Perfect
    Christian Grau | January 10, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This tool will make my Profile jobs much easier, thank you!

  • great for profile
    Tomislav Vargek | December 09, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I'm sorry that I missunderstud the purpose of this app, all the time I was trying to get it to work on cross section and not profile (and it's not working on it) hence my previous review..

    sorry for that, as for profile it's great app


    Kesong Zhang (Publisher) | December 12, 2019

    First of all, thanks for you time. 1. You can attchive same effect by inputting 0 when prompted to "Enter distance from profile to reference polyline". Then you can do anything you want to the generated polyline, offset/move/copy etc. 2. The feature of this tool, is generating a polyline from a PROFILE with same shape, without exploding the original PROFILE. Without this tool, if you would like to genete a polyline froma PROFILE, You have to do like below: or using other tool like this: ; 3. It's NOT nice to give only 3 points to a FREE application just because it cannot offer what you need. Actually, I am always ready to impove the tool/add some new features if you can email me first. Thank you.

  • Great Tool
    Indra Giri | September 23, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Please update, to make it compatible with civil 3d 2020

    Kesong Zhang (Publisher) | October 23, 2019

    Thanks for your feedback, I will update it soon.

    Kesong Zhang (Publisher) | November 03, 2019

    Hi, I think it works with 2020 by input command directly.

  • Works Perfect
    Clint Kingsley | July 11, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works Perfect

    Kesong Zhang (Publisher) | July 12, 2019

    Very pleased to hear that, thank you very much for your review!

    Clint Kingsley | February 11, 2021

    I'm not getting this to work for 2021.

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