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Stream Cross Sections

Brad Ott
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Is this statement correct?

Stream cross sections are drawn from left to right, looking downstream.

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2022 7:30 am
Learner
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That's correct if it's how your legend or section label says....

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Posted : May 13, 2022 7:47 am
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MightyMoe
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That's how I've always seen it and how I've done them. Stationing for streams begins with 0+00 upstream increasing as you go downstream, and the cross-sections move like you read, left to right. The banks are defined by looking downstream, left and right. 

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Posted : May 13, 2022 7:56 am
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Brad Ott
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I did six miles completely opposite.  Live and learn.

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2022 8:09 am
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holy cow
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Just hold the drawings up to the Sun and look at them from the back.

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Posted : May 13, 2022 8:15 am
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Learner
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@brad-ott 

If you haven't submitted or signed them yet, consider the mirror command, and the mirrtext setting.....

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Posted : May 13, 2022 8:23 am

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Posted by: @holy-cow

Just hold the drawings up to the Sun and look at them from the back.

Had to do that in 1987 with some architect drawings on a clock tower in a strip mall.  They drew one tower and just noted that the other was a mirror image.

You should have seen how bowed out of place that steel was at thirty feet up!

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2022 9:28 am
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Posted by: @learner

consider the mirror command, and the mirrtext setting.....

Seemingly small comments and tips like this make this site so valuable.  Made us look good for a new client, without redoing 40-hours of drafting.  My thank you $ note to Wendell whenever I do send it, will be woefully inadequate, as usual.

Thank you, too @learner.

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2022 1:23 pm
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RADAR
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Just tell them you're dyslexic


GIF

 You're welcome...

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Posted : May 13, 2022 1:45 pm
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Andy Bruner
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Posted by: @mightymoe

That's how I've always seen it and how I've done them. Stationing for streams begins with 0+00 upstream increasing as you go downstream, and the cross-sections move like you read, left to right. The banks are defined by looking downstream, left and right. 

I believe that FEMA cross sections begin at the confluence of the steams as 0+00 and increase as you go upstream.  At least that's the way I remember it.  It has been a while since I reviewed sections though.

Andy

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Posted : May 13, 2022 2:39 pm
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Brad Ott
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@andy-bruner yeah, we were told to start stationing 0+00 at downstream confluence where the ditch meets the creek and run stationing upstream from there.  But draw sections from the viewpoint perspective looking downstream.  This last bit was counter-intuitive for me.

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2022 2:49 pm
BlitzkriegBob
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Posted by: @brad-ott
Made us look good for a new client, without redoing 40-hours of drafting. 

It took 40 hours to draw cross sections? 😯 

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Posted : May 13, 2022 7:22 pm
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Brad Ott
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@blitzkriegbob well…that’s what the project log says (& it was our first time)…

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Topic starter Posted : May 14, 2022 12:24 pm
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