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    By John van Rijn

    The UKIE template has nice styles, but it doesn’t fit your requirements and you want to make your own style. Is this hard to do? No!  You are only a few steps away and this workflow will show you how

    The label set we want to change is a part of the section, label styles, Grade Break.

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    Goal section profile label, 60 degrees line with a without pointer.

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    With the following steps we create a new label for section, based on Grade breaks and feature lines surface. How do we create a label? The next steps explain the workflow:

    The first step is to copy an existing label and modify

    Open the Tool space, tab Settings, item Section, Label Styles, Grade Break

    Copy FG Sections and change the name to XXX_GB_Height  (example)

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    Modify the label:

    Select Tab “Layout” and change the following component values:

          1. Delete “Offset data” and “Level and Point Code”

          2. Add, new “Line” and “Text” components

          3. Change component “Level Line ”,

    • Change property, General,
    • Name, “Level”
    • Start point anchor component, “Line”
    • Start point anchor point, “End”
    • Change property, text “Line”
    • Fixed Length, “10.00mm”
    • Angle, “300”

    Press “Apply”

           4. Change component “text”,

    • Change property, General,
    • Name, “Level”
    • Anchor component, “Level Line”

           5. Change property, text “Contents”, press

    • Tab Properties, Section Elevation
    • Precision, “0.01”
    • Sign, “sign always”
    • Add
    • Text Height “2.50mm”
    • Attachment “Bottom left”

    Press “Apply”

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           6. Change component “Line”,

    • Start Point Y Offset, “0.00mm”
    • Start point anchor component, “Line”
    • Start point anchor point, “End”
    • Fixed Length, “10.00mm”
    • Angle, “210”
    • Change component “Line.1”,
    • Change property, General,
    • Name, “Level Line”
    • Start point anchor component, “Line”
    • Start point anchor point, “End”
    • Fixed Length, “10.00mm”
    • Angle, “210”

    Press “Apply”

    Select Tab “Dragged State” and change the following component values:

    • Change component “Leader”
      • Set Arrow Head Style, “None”
    • Change component “Dragged State Components”
      • Set Text Height, “1.80mm”

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    The section label is ready to use. Next step is to configure the corridor and use the created label into practise.

    Define your corridor as usual, create a surface with Feature line. Dependent on which lines you add, the grade breaks will be created.

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    Next step is creation of sections and add this label into the section.

    Create own label set

    Add created label style

    Change weeding to fit your section. If kerbs are used within the subassemblies, set the weeding value to 0.15m.

    Select the section to add label in.

    Edit section labels, select section, import label set, or add “grade Breaks”, change value “weeding”.

    Result:

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