Visualize the location of an object in relation to a surface profile or section.
The elevation of a projected object can be set to Use Object. This is a dynamic setting that ensures the elevation of the projected object and the source object are the same. If the source object is edited, the projected object reflects any changes. Elevations can also be set to match a specific surface or profile.
Grip editing the vertices of feature lines or 3D polylines in a profile view also changes the elevations of the source objects in plan view. This behavior is useful for editing feature lines in relation to profiles. Grips appear on 3D polylines only if the elevation is set to Use Object.
Grip editing point or block objects in profile or section views does not affect the elevations of source objects, but it does break the dynamic link to the source object elevation. The Elevation Options setting changes to Manual. At any time you can change this setting to Use Object, or to match a specific surface or profile.
The object and label styles of a projected object are independent of the styles used by the source object in plan view. You can edit the styles of a projected object without affecting the source object.
The display of a multi-view block in section or profile depends on the projection style. A projection style contains multiple display representations, which control how the multi-view block is represented in different contexts. Each display representation contains a set of view blocks that represent the object at different view directions. Each view block has a flag that indicates whether it will be drawn in any of the view directions.
Project AutoCAD or AutoCAD Civil 3D objects from plan view into a profile view.
Change the appearance of a projection, without affecting the source object.
Select a projected object and remove it from the profile view.
To view projected objects on sheets created with the Plan Production tools, you must project the objects after using the Create Sheets command.