During my AU class, "Best of the Blogs," I created a style for a Vertical Curve label that didn’t fall apart when the profile view was manually clipped in the middle of a vertical curve. The stock label for curves looks like this picture if you clip the view in its midst.
To fix the problem you’ll need to adjust the attachment points of some components. I’ll show you where after the jump.
To fix this label style, I’m going to simply modify the style via the Settings tab of Toolspace. I find it easier to adjust labels this way because I can use the magic of the apply button to see what the heck I’m doing.
I found the label style in use, and then expanded to find it in the Profile-Label Styles-Curves label branch. I’m going to edit the Parent (Crest and Sag) label style because I want this change to effect all the children.
Open up the Crest and Sag label style editor and jump to the layout tab. Another tip I mentioned in class is changing the COLOR of an individual component when you’re dealing with complex styles. This makes it easier to verify which piece you’re modifying. In this case, I’m changing the Start Line to yellow so I can see it. Change the Start Point Anchor Point and End Point Anchor Point to Anchor Curve Start in View and Anchor Curve Start In View Dimension respectively. The "In View" options are the key here!
I’ve repeated the process with the End Line in this image, and clicked apply. Note that the PV in the drawing has updated, and we now have a properly placed (for my uses at least) line in the profile view. But the dimension line and text are still broken, so let’s fix that now.
Once you have the components drawing as you need them, be sure to go back and fix the colors so that you’re dealing with the print characteristics you need!
Hope all of you that were in my class enjoyed it, and I hope to see most of you again at AU next year.