I've created a curbs by using a complex profile and a custom linetype. First of all it works in 3D but the 2D is not being friendly. Basically I have a curbs section I pasted into a complex profile. I want different line types on the different sides of the curb to indicate which side is which. Therefore i created a special line type with a hotspot offset. You can see everything in the vid. If you have any other suggestion I'm happy to listen :).
I need accurate 2D and quantity. I have no probs modeling nice 3D curbs but that's actually not the most important part. I'm creating a template for our landscapers and they need as good as or better compared to what they can do with their Autocad plugin.
i found that creating curbs using the beam tool with a complex profile is fine for simple flat sites. if you need some change of elevation, angled beams do OK too. where it gets tricky, is when you have one end of beam curb that's lower, the other end is higher AND it's a curve. i found that you can't have curved angled beams higher at one end than the other. maybe a morph tool using the same complex profile will work -- i haven't tried it yet.
with regards to your video question, after you've drawn the first straight curb, instead of clicking the button in the pet palette for a curve, keep drawing the straight curb for both curves for now. re-select the beams, then edit them to be curves. (shared video below. i hope it works)
Hmmm... yes, it does require some playing with the representation settings and what is shown where... I separated the part above ground into "toprail", the foundation into "handrail", etc...
It is probably easiest to do only for the modeling with the morphs (hint: for closed outline, ALWAYS join at the middle of the straight portion) but the quantities come out waaaay better with the railing.