Generating Profiles

To plot a profile report:

  1. Begin by selecting Print > Subsurface Profiles.
  2. Use the source selection options discussed in this section to select the borings that will appear on the profile. Note: LOGDRAFT won't automatically separate borings that you feel should go on different pages, so when you're plotting a profile choose only those borings that you want to appear on that profile.
  3. Once you've chosen the borings you may want to save that selection as a cutline. Cutlines are just lists of the borings that appear on different profiles -- they save you the time of selecting one by one the borings that make up a given profile. This section gives directions on saving cutlines.
  4. Next, choose the horizontal and vertical scaling that will be used with the profile.

    One point to keep in mind when selecting the vertical scale for a profile: Borings that run off the bottom of the profile aren't continued onto a following page (unlike a regular boring log which can continue the same boring over multiple page). Be sure to pick a vertical scale that allows you to print all of the profile's borings from top to bottom -- this may be especially difficult on elevation-adjusted profiles if the borings were drilled on widely varied terrain.
  5. Choose the report form that will be used for your profile.
  6. When printing profiles the "Report Form" tab of the Report Settings dialog includes Figure Number and Page Number fields that you may need to fill in.
  7. Next, if you'll be saving your report to a file, check the instructions given in this section.
  8. Finally, click on the Print button if you're going to be sending your report to a printer, or the Output button if you'll be saving your report to a file, or the Preview button to view the profile on-screen.

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