Some of you may have played with this functionality a bit in the beta software. It is a pretty cool and straight forward new feature that allows you to project objects from your plan view onto your profile and /or section view. Simply clicking on a profile view will launch the specific Profile View Ribbon panel that will give you the option to project objects to profile view.
In familiarizing myself with this new feature, I focused on projecting Multi-View Blocks because there are some neat blocks you can add to your drawings, such as cars, trees, houses, people, utilities, etc. One main thing to remember when working with MV Blocks is to explode them
As with any Civil 3D object these projected object also will have there very own Style . In the Projection Styles you will find any number of options to control the look of your projected object. One particularly important option in the style is under the Summary tab, the vertically exaggerate options. If you notice when you first project an object such as a Multi-View Block, it will appear all “stretched out”. By default the Vertically exaggerate multi view block in profile view is set to “yes”. Changing this option to “no” will properly display your object in profile view. These option can also be changed if necessary for section views as well.
When you are ready to project your object into profile view, after selecting your Profile View and desired object, a dialog box will appear. In this dialog box you will be able to set your Projection Style, Elevation Options, Elevation Value, and Label Style. I my example I am using a cool little BMW multi view block, so I am going to assign it to the layout profile. If you had trees or a house you may want to assign them to a Finished Grade surface. At this time you would assign your Projection and Label Styles as desired. Click OK and there you go, you now have a BMW speeding down your newly created Layout profile!