Creating a cross-section template

Cross-section templates are used to display the trench cross sections on trench sections. In the cross-section templates, the size of the display of the cross sections, the maximum trench occupancy and the arrangement of the ducts in the trench are controlled.
The user can define any desired number of trench cross-section templates, which are then available for selection in the trench form.

Procedure

Start the workflow in Workflow Explorer > Survey-plan workflows > Create cross-section template by double-clicking it, from the context menu or by clicking the mceclip3.png button in the lower right area of the workflow explorer:

mceclip0.png

mceclip1.png

The existing cross-section templates are displayed. (1)
The name of the new cross-section template must be entered. (2)
The number of snap points that should be available next to each other in the template must be selected. (3)
The number of snap points that should be available one above the other in the template must be selected. (4)
The horizontal distance between the snap points must be entered. (5)
The vertical distance between the snap points must be entered. (6)
The distance of the snap points to the side edge must be entered. (7)
The distance of the snap points to the lower edge must be entered. (8)
In Geometry option, it is possible to select where the reference line between the cross-section image and trench is to be created, whether only the display of the ducts and cables—without decoration—or only an identification of the trench floor is to be created: (9)
mceclip2.png
Click OK to create the cross-section template. Created cross-section templates are available immediately. (10)


Note
For the distance between the snap points and to the edges, the digits immediately before and after the decimal separator must be separated by a period.
If the distance between the snap points is to be individually configured, the cross-section template must be created manually.

Creating a cross-section template manually

If you do not want to create symmetrical cross-section templates such as those created in the workflow, the cross-section templates can also be created manually.

Procedure

In Industry Model Explorer > Cross section > “Digitize with form”, the origin, lines and snap points of the cross-section template are digitized. The process starts with the origin of the cross-section template.

The snap points, the cross-section origin and a cross-section line must be digitalized.

mceclip3.png

A position number must be assigned to the snap points. If the user does not select a snap point when assigning ducts to trenches, the duct is automatically assigned to the snap point with position number 1 or the next free one.

mceclip4.png

In Industry Model Explorer > Cross section > Templates > “Create from selection”, you are prompted to select all elements of the cross-section template in the illustration.

mceclip5.png

First, the objects in the illustration are selected. The reference point and the alignment of the cross-section template are then determined.

mceclip6.png

mceclip7.png

This will open the template manager.

mceclip8.png

The name of the new template is entered and saved.

mceclip9.png

The new cross-section template is displayed on the left in the list.

mceclip10.png

The FID of the cross section (cross-section origin) creates the connection between the individual trench cross-section template elements. The FID is entered in the “Cross section” field for the respective elements.

mceclip11.png

The entry of the FID for the snap points via “global change” mceclip13.png is recommended.
The trench cross-section template is immediately available and can be assigned to a trench.

mceclip12.png

Note
Already-defined trench cross-section templates are displayed in the template manager. Templates that are no longer needed can be deleted here.
To define duct cross sections, please read on under Creating a duct template.