I have to apologize for not writing more often, but the nature of our work has changed and we have less time for Being Civil. I hope that will change in the future but until then....Anyways, I got something worth sharing as some of you may find it useful. I had a report where customer created a surface and profile with ditch in it. In the profile view instead of seeing the ditch shaped like "U" he was seeing a drop that looked like "V" shape.
Likely because your surface cannot traingulate the ditch due to the points having X and Y values identical and Z values different at the ditch. This basically creates a situation where points are on top of each other. Notice that points A and B and points C and D are on top of each other.
To resolve this issue, you may need to create a feature line from a polyline to "act" as your alignment and then project it into your existing profile. Here are the steps:
1. First create a polyline that matches your alignment by tracing it
2. From Home ribbon select Create Feature Lines from Object under Feature Line drop down or Create Feature Line from Alignment ( to skip step 1)
3. Select your polyline, check "Assign elevations" and then OK
4. Pick from surface and select your surface
5. Then select your existing profile view where you would like to project the feature line
6. From Contextual ribbon that will show up click on "Project Objects To Profile View"
I hope this helps.