Click the Path Profile Toolbar buttons below to jump to information about each tool.
For Path Profile tools with Lidar data, see Using the Path Profile Tool with Lidar Data
The Path Profile Menu options available in the floating window are also available when the Profile window is embedded as a map view. These menu options will appear in the context menu when right clicking on the Path Profile.
The File menu contains options allowing you to save the path profile / line of sight data to a file. The individual options are described below.
Use this option to save the contents of the path profile window to a Windows bitmap (BMP) image file for use in other applications or placing on a map layout.
This option allows registered users to save the contents of the path profile window to a Window bitmap (BMP) file and then display that BMP at a fixed location on the main map view. This is the equivalent of using the Save to Bitmap menu command, then closing the dialog and using the File->Open Data File at Fixed Screen Location menu command in the main map view.
The Path Setup Menu menu allows you to set the start (Select From Position...) and end (Select To Position...) position of the Path to profile, using coordinate values. You can also define maximum and minimum elevation values to include in the profile, in addition to setting the sample count and spacing (Specify Sample Count/Spacing Distance...).Select From Position and Select To Position
Thiese options allow for redefining the starting and ending points of the profile line. From the Select Location window specify the new coordinates using the current display projection, geographic coordinates, or MGRS coordinates, or press the Select From Map... button to select the new location from a map view.
Specify Sample Count/ Spacing Distance
This brings up the Path Profile Spacing Setup window. This option controls the sampling of elevation values along the profile.
Sample Elevations at Fixed Number of Regularly Spaced Locations — This setting will sample elevations at evenly spaced location along the length of the line.
Sample Elevation at Fixed Distance Interval — This will sample elevations at a fixed distance along the length of the line.
Sample Elevations at Profile Vertices/ Endpoints Only—This option will sample elevations at each vertex of the line.
Keep All Original Vertices — This option is available when using Sample Elevations at Fixed Number of Regularly Spaced Locations or Sample Elevations at Fixed Distance Interval. In addition to sampling elevation at the selected locations, it will also sample at each vertex and the endpoints of the line feature.
Show Path Details...
Path Profile Settings...
The Display Options menu allows the user to set up the display for the Path Profile/ Line of Sight window. Here units, fonts and colors can be managed for the display.
Control the styling of the Path Profile window with the above options.
The Calculate menu offers setup options for the calculation of Line of Sight and Cut-and-Fill Volume calculations, in addition to point feature creation at minimum and maximum elevation locations.
Line of Sight
Pressing the Line of Sight button or selecting the option from the Calculate menu brings up the Setup Line of Sight/Earth Curvature dialog (pictured below), which allows the user to configure a line of sight calculation along the selected path. Go to the Line of Sight page for more information about this analysis.
Pressing the Cut-and-Fill Volumes button or choosing the option from the Calculate menu, brings up the Setup Volume Calculation Parameters dialog. This allows for cut-and-fill volume analysis along the path using the loaded terrain data. See the Measure Tool for more information on cut-and-fill volume setup.
Once you have performed a cut-and-fill analysis, the cut line will be displayed on the path profile allowing easy visualization of the cut and fill areas along the path, as evidenced by the picture below.
Create Point Features at Minimum and Maximum Elevation Locations
This option will create point features in the User Created Features Layer showing the minimum and maximum elevations along the path.
This option is available when the path profile window is docked in a multi-view pane. This allows un-linking a path profile graph from the path profile tool, so that a new path profile can be generated in a new window.
If a line of sight path is active, this option removes it.
If a volume cut line is drawn, this option removes it.
This setting creates a new point feature at the current cursor location in the path profile. By default this will be a three dimensional feature with a height value matching the cursor location (the y-axis value) in the path profile window.