Offset 3D Lines

Use this function to design 3D objects (curb stones, hard shoulders, carriageway edge structures, etc.,) along an existing line (baseline) and present the same in plan. This function is also available from the modules Landscape, Road, and Civil Construction. 


 Run the function from the following locations:

MOUS_ICO Toolbar: Terrain design: Offset 3D-lines

MOUS_ICO Menu: Terrain > Terrain design > Offset 3D-Lines

Tip: Shortcut to this function:

MOUS_ICO Toolbar: Novapoint Base:  object_menu

Command prompts for:

Select an Entity:

MOUS_ICO Pick a 3D Polyline (Baseline)

MOUS_ICO Select the flyout menu option '3D - Lines'

Select side of baseline for Kerb:

MOUS_ICO Pick a point to the left or right side of the baseline to define the direction of the object

The dialog 'Create Parallel 3D-Line' will pop up.

Select Template

The dialog 'Cross-section Template' will pop up with this option. All the existing templates will be listed in the pull-down menu at 'Width and Cross Slopes'.

Modify an existing template

Create a new cross-section (object) do the following


Draw Cross-section

Use this option to draw the cross-section of the active template.

Command prompts for:

Select a point:

MOUS_ICO Pick an insertion point (baseline) for cross-section

Enter direction by point:

MOUS_ICO Pick a point that indicates the direction from the cross-section with the baseline (left/right side)

Widths and Crossfall

a, b, c, h, s, and 1 are the parameters as illustrated in the preview of the dialog 'Create Parallel 3D - Lines'

Reset Values

Resets all parameters (if changed) to original values of the template 'Kerb'

Line Control

Use this option to add more break points to the parallel 3D lines in the plan for the active object.

Pick Baseline <

Use this option to pick the baseline, along which the 3D parallel lines in the plan are to be drawn. 

Command prompts for:

Select a baseline:

MOUS_ICO Pick the baseline

Select side of baseline for curb:

MOUS_ICO Pick a point to the left or right side of the baseline to define the direction of the object


Use this option to present the 3D parallel line.

Object menu (NCO)

For the associated functions of the lines drawn using this function, run the function 'object_menu'.

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