This option is for viewing and designing the vertical alignment for a road.

On the Road Tools button road tools toolbar in a plan view, click the Road Vertical Alignment road vertical alignment button.

You will be promtped to select a road from the drawing. As you move the mouse cursor the nearest road centreline is highlighted. Click to select. The road's longsection is shown in a new window along the bottom of the screen.

Road Vertical Longsection

The section drawing is fully constructed with levels and chainages annotated in tables below the section lines. These tables will automatically update whenever the design is modified in vertical or plan.

The section through the existing ground survey is drawn as a green line. The road centreline section is in red.

If a storm and/or foul drainage system has been added to the design, that is also shown, with annotation in a table above the section lines.

Vertical Longsection with drainage

On the left edge of the view is the design toolbar and longsection design tools.

Save button Save the current longsection to a DXF/DWG file
Print/plot button Print/plot the longsection
Centreline vertical tools button for roads or Centreline vertical tools button for path Centreline vertical tools
Drainage vertical tools Drainage vertical tools
House vertical tools House vertical tools
Toolbox tools Toolbox tools
Eathwork tools Earthwork vertical tools

On the right edge of the view is the view toolbar. This contains the snaps tools, construction line tools, and view properties buttons.

Snap mode button Change the snap mode for the Long-Section tools
Construction line mode button Add construction lines to the Long-Section
Long section row order button Edit the properties of the current Long-Section
Long section properties button Edit display properties for all Long-Section

By default, the centreline vertical tools will be open. These tools allow you to design the vertical alignment of the centreline.

Centreline Tools Add vertical IP button Add vertical curve button Move vertical IP button Delete vertical IP button Level to surface button Road properties button Close toolbar button

Add vertical IP button Add a Vertical IP (Intersection Point) into the Road Centreline
Add vertical curve button Fillet a Vertical IP with a Parabolic Curve
Move vertical IP button Move a Vertical IP
Delete vertical IP button Delete a Vertical IP
Level to surface button Allows you to select a surface to level the centreline onto
Road properties button Edit properties of the road
Close Toolbar button Click this button to close the Road toolbar

See Also: