Editing the altitude text in a profile view

The Altitude Editor tool allows you to edit the altitude text by adding heights above the airport (QFE) and horizontal lines that indicate mandatory, minimum, and maximum altitudes. If a horizontal line is drawn by default when the profile view is created, the Altitude Editor tool allows you to override the automated over/underlining.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click View > Layout View.
  3. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aeronautical Terminal Procedures.
  4. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aeronautical Profile Edit.
  5. Click the Edit Instrument Approach Profile button Edit Instrument Approach Profile on the Aeronautical Terminal Procedures toolbar.
  6. Select an altitude text element.
    Example of an altitude text element selected

    The Altitude Editor tool is enabled.

  7. Click the Altitude Editor button Altitude Editor on the Aeronautical Profile Edit toolbar.

    The Altitude Editor dialog box appears and is automatically populated with the selected altitude text.

    Altitude Editor dialog box
  8. Type the altitude text you want to display.

    You can add multiple altitude text values by using a semicolon (;) to separate them.

  9. Click the appropriate option to specify whether the altitude is mandatory, minimum, maximum, or recommended.
  10. Type the QFE height if necessary.
  11. Check the Intercept Arrow check box if you want to add a glideslope intercept arrow to the profile view.
  12. Click Ok.

The altitude text changes based on the parameters you defined.

Example of modified altitude text

The length of the intercept arrow can be changed by moving the related altitude text.


To move the intercept arrowhead independently of the text with which it is associated, select the altitude text and the node with which the arrowhead is associated and click the Unrelate Elements button on the Aeronautical Profile Edit toolbar. You can then select the node and move it to another location. Refresh the view to see the updated arrowhead location. Neither the text nor the end of the arrow will move.