ASE Project Work Flow diagram

Sheet Views


The Profile Display system creates the profile view of an improvement sheet and provides tools by which a designer can easily manipulate its appearance. The process involves attaching the Profile Drawing as an XREF, creating an array of viewports in the layout tab, panning to the appropriate station range of the profile, and fine-tuning the visibility and location of each component (L1, CL, R1, etc.) The entire process is accomplished through ASE Civil's menus and toolbars. 


Before a Sheet View can be created, the following limitations and conditions must be satisfied.

Singular Layout Tab

The improvement sheet must contain a single PaperSpace layout tab


Empty Profile Region

The profile region of the plan sheet must not contain any viewports

No Residual Objects

The plan sheet must not contain "junk" or extra objects outside the extents of the title block

Title Block Present

The title block must be drawn, inserted or attached to the plan sheet

Layout Extents

The PaperSpace extents of the title block should measure approximately 36" x 24" (+/- 33%)

Supported Scales

ASE Civil Sheet Views may only be used for 20-scale or 40-scale applications

3-road Sheet View configuration is only available for 40-scale plan sheets


Identifying Configurations

The Sheet View menus [sv**] contain all the commands necessary for creating Sheet Views on improvement sheets.



There are 6 Sheet View menus, each designed for particular type of improvement sheet arrangement.

It's important to identify, select and use the menu that is appropriate for the type of configuration to be created on a specific improvement sheet.

Naming Convention
  • [svL1]  = "Local 1" : The profile view consists of a single roadway.

  • [svLS]  = "Local Split" : 1 road, vertically-split-views, independent elevation ranges & vertical adjustment controls

  • [svL2]  = "Local 2" : 2 roads, one on each half of the profile grid area.

  • [svL3]  = "Local 3" : 3 roads, each occupying 1/3 of the profile grid area

  • [svD1] = "Divided" : 1 road w/ medians

  • [svDS] = "Divided Split" : 1 road w/ medians, vertically-split-views, independent elevation ranges & controls


View Selection


Identify the Right View

When choosing a configuration, the plan sheet considerations are:

  • Road Classification

  • Number of independent roads to show on the sheet

  • Vertical Relief


Road Classifications

ASE Civil currently references 2 roadway types:


Local Roads (No Medians)

Configuration names containing a capital "L" are for local roads only:

  • [svL1]

  • [svLS]

  • [svL2]

  • [svL3]

ASE Civil's Sheet Views will display separate stacked profiles for the L1, CL, and R1 components.


Divided Roads (With Medians)

Configuration names containing a capital "D" are for divided roads only:

  • [svD1]

  • [svDS]

ASE Civil's Sheet Views will display separate stacked profiles for the L2, L1, R1, and R2 components.

The centerline profile is not displayed exclusively in divided road-type configurations.

Number of Roads on the Sheet

Sheet View menu names indicate the number of roadways that will be displayed in the new Sheet View configuration:

  • [svL1] = 1 road

  • [svL2] = 2 roads

  • [svL3] = 3 roads


Vertical Relief

ASE Civil Sheet View configurations include vertically-split versions of 2 primary configurations to support steep roadway conditions:

  • [svLS] : Creates a "Local - 1" configuration with an adjustable vertical split line. 

  • [svDS] : Creates a "Divided- 1" configuration with an adjustable vertical split line. 


Create a View

The sequence for creating a new Sheet View is essentially the same for each configuration, with minor differences. A designer can open an improvement sheet and use the Sheet View menu to:

  • Attach the profile drawing(s)

  • Create the viewports array 

  • Adjust the visible station & elevation ranges

  • Format the Sheet View components & fine-tuning the appearance

  1. Open plan sheet

  2. Ensure Sheet View Restrictions have been satisfied​

  3. Check or set the ASE Project Data Folder

  4. Using ASE Sheet View commands attach the associated profile drawing(s)

  5. Menu-Select:

    • [sv??] - Create

The new Sheet View is created in its saved format and style. The various profile components will be visible with vertical separation for final presentation.

Adjust the View

Adjust the appearance of the Sheet View as well as the positions of the profile stations and elevations as-needed.



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