The Drawing View allows you to view the tagged traverses in both Plan and Profile view.

Tagging Traverses

The Drawing View displays a profile line for each tagged traverse. To include a traverse in the profile, set its tag in the Traverses Manager. To exclude a traverse from the profile, un-tag it in the Traverses Manager or right click its profile line and choose Traverse Tools | Untag Traverse.


In profile view, TPC displays the station and elevation of each control point in the selected traverses. The beginning station in the profile is the smallest station value in the tagged traverses and the ending station is the largest station value in the tagged traverses.

Miscellaneous Profile Settings

When you view profiles, you can tell TPC what vertical scale ratio to use, how to label the stations, whether or not to draw vertical curves, and more.

To edit these settings, right click a blank part of the drawing and choose Drawing Settings | Miscellaneous.

Individual Profile Settings

To edit the settings for all the profiles at once, right click a blank spot on the drawing and choose Drawing Settings. Choose the settings you want and choose OK. TPC will redraw the profiles with the selected settings.

To display each profile with its own line type, color, symbols, labels, etc. right click any line or label associated with the profile you want to edit, then choose Traverse Drawing Settings, select the options you want and choose OK. TPC will redraw the profiles using each profile's own settings.

Viewing a Single Profile

To view the profile of a single traverse, open the Traverse View for that traverse, right click the Drawing View and choose Profile View.

Adding a Grid

To add a grid to the profile choose Insert | Grid.

To modify the grid, move the mouse over any of the grid labels, right click and choose Properties.

By default, the grid covers the extents of the profile (minimum station to maximum station and minimum elevation to maximum elevation) but you can extend the grid as needed in the grid dialog.

Adding Profiles Lines to the Legend

Right click the line and choose Append to Legend. TPC displays the Legend Item Description dialog. Enter your description of this profile line.

Related Topics

Adding a Grid
Miscellaneous Profile Settings
Editing Profile Settings
Cross Sections
Editing Cross Section Settings
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom Window
Zoom Page
Zoom Previous
Zoom Extents
Zoom Points
Window Extents
Find Point
Draft Mode
Paper Space Mode
Object Snap Mode
Show Hidden Objects
Display Empty Blocks / Pictures
Delineate Paper Space Objects
Delineate Survey Space Objects
Delineate Topo Points
Profile View