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How can I draw large numbers of 2D seabed profiles along a 3D stretch of wall?

Question asked by Andrew Taylor on Dec 6, 2016

Hi everyone,


I know the question is very confusing but I can't think of a better way of putting it. Below is a 3D image of the canal wall that our company has inspected:


Our divers inspected this 1km stretch of wall and took readings of water level, top of wall, seas bed at wall, seabed 5m away, seabed 10m away like below:


canal profile.jpg

This data was taken every 5m along the wall so I have 200 sets I need to model.

My question is; is there a way of automating this process to draw these sections perpendicular to the wall at their 5m increments so I can join them in a surface to create the 3D model? I have used excel previously to draw simpler sets of data for me, but with the shape of the wall not being straight I'm a bit stuck this time.

Do any of you very kind people have any idea if this is possible?


Thanks in advance,