Engineering Designer Marta J. Quinlan gives us a tip on drawing pipes in profile view in AutoCAD Land Desktop.
"The Profile Menu/FG Centerline Tangents command asks for a station or a point, plus the elevation, and will connect the stations together with a line. I then change these lines to the proper layer, offset them to indicate the pipe size, and I have my pipe system. You can type in the same station with a different elevation to show a drop through a structure as well.
"I also use it to set in the structure symbols by drawing a line from rim to rim, and for interference pipes crossing over and under my pipe system. It seems to be much faster than using the Pipes Menu, and comes in very handy when drawing in an existing pipe system which is already stationed with existing elevations. You simply type and it draws the pipes at the right elevation and stations. All you have to do is change the layer and do a little trimming at the structures. Unless you have a typo, the pipes come in at the right elevation and station no matter what your exaggeration is set to."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: We weren't able to test this tip, but based on our familiarity with the software, we give it the thumbs up. Land Desktop's final release was the 2008 version; Autodesk has replaced it with Civil 3D.