A profile gives you a vertical section of your elevation model along a line. This article teaches you how to convert a polyline into a profile on your drone data.

The To Profile tool is available in the Create group of the TOOLS tab for Polyline.

Quick Guide 

  1. Select a polyline.
  2. Go to the TOOLS tab.
  3. In the Create group, click on To Profile
  4. The profile view automatically opens and displays the elevation profile.
Hint: The original polyline is kept as a disabled item in the project view.


  • Convert a road center line into a longitudinal road profile.

  • Use polylines from a 2D CAD plan to place a profile in your project. You can easily import a CAD plan by dragging and dropping it in the project view.