Create a Profile With AutoCAD and AutoLISP (1 of 3)





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Uploaded on Nov 3, 2008

Are you a cad draftsman who does not have a vertical application and need an easier way to create profiles? Maybe you are an independent engineer and you do your own drafting. You would like to use a vertical application, but you find them too expensive for your budget. Perhaps you are a drafter at a firm that uses a vertical product, but on some projects you have no need of a 3d model, yet still need to create profiles.

This is a 3 video series showing how to create 2d profiles for your civil plans using regular AutoCAD along with a few lisp files that are available for free download on the internet.

To download the lisp files use the following links:

chelev link
quickprofile link
adgrid link


chelev.lsp can be used to move or "lift" your contour lines to their proper z value if your contours were originally created at a zero elevation making them usable for the quickprofile lisp.

1. be sure all contours are on the same layer
NOTE: it is best to turn off all layers but contours prior to running chelev.lsp

2. load chelev.lsp

3. type chelev

4. follow prompt to select point (low)

5. follow prompt to select point (high)

6. type starting elevation

7. type contour interval


Get the chelev.lsp file at the Autodesk Civil Community


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