InRoads Tip: Display References in Roadway Designer

Written by: Bob Mecham

As part of the InRoads design process it can be useful to display all the necessary design features in Roadway Designer instead of having to go back to the MicroStation view to see where they are.  For example, if you want to view where your Right-of-Way is located in plan view or in section view or perhaps where a driveway opening or turning lane is located.  Both Horizontal Alignments and Surface Features can be viewed through the Roadway Designer.

From the Roadway Designer dialog Corridor > Display References.  The Display References dialog will appear.

Pick the radio button for Alignment and select the alignment name from the drop down and then click the Add button.

Change the radio button to Feature and select the Surface you want to display the feature from and click the Add button.

Inroads Roadway Designer Display References Dialog

When you have completed adding all of your display references click the Close button and the references will appear.

Because it is typical to display ROW in the Roadway Designer there is an additional check box to Display as Right of Way so the symbology will appear different in the plan and section views.

Inroads Roadway Designer Display References


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Bob Mecham

Bob Mecham

Bob joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002. He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads. Bob instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design. Bob received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992 and has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.

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