Alignments, Stationing and Creating Profiles from the Alignments


#1

Hello SketchUp community! I am in need of some SketchUp pros…

I am creating an alignment with stationing on my surface (the terrain where my site is). I then need to take sections of this alignment and display them as profiles. These alignments are not straight lines, mostly following the curves of rivers and ponds.

I believe Auto Cad has the ability to do this, but seeing as I don’t have or wish to use Auto Cad I was hoping that SketchUp had a similar feature or possibly an extension?

I’m using SU18 on my MacBook pro.

Thanks in advance!


#2

By “stationing” do you mean contours? Can you upload an example file that shows what you’re starting with? I’m sure there’s a way to do what you want but I’d like to see what you have to work with.


#3

I’ve uploaded a quick sketch of what I mean by stationing - giving the alignment set measurements along it.

The picture below shows a close up of my terrain/site plan with the mark ups of where I want to make the alignments. You only need to pay attention to the blue lines for this.

I hope this helps explain!


#4

Guide Points: Dividing a poly-line in even segments:
https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=58858


#5

There are a few extensions which copy a component along a path, and you can set the distance you’d like to use.

I don’t know which one gives the most accurate results in it’s spacing, or for that matter how they handle paths along changing elevations.

Example Using the PathCopy Extension:


#6

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