Written by: Bob Mecham
Working with superelevations in the OpenRoads SS4 release is much different from previous versions of InRoads or GEOPAK. Here are 5 things to know when when you start defining your first superelevations.
1. Superelevation has to be built in its own CAD file
Once the 2D file is created it is referenced and associated with the corridor.
2. Superelevation in a Color Coded Display
After you have created your superelevation sections and lanes you will want to view your superelevation in the MicroStation view.
- In the View Attributes dialog toggle ON Fill
3. Superelevation Flag
For each template point that you wish to be controlled by superelevation, you need to toggle ON the Superelevation Flag. Allowing OpenRoads to control the point even during horizontal transitions.
4. Adjust Superelevation in the view using Textual Manipulators
By selecting the calculated superelevation graphics in the MicroStation view; the Textual Manipulators will appear allowing you to modify either the station value or the superelevation value.
5. Place Temporary Dimension Lines to help evaluate your superelevation
In cross section view, consider placing a temporary dimension line to evaluate lane slope and width.
Can you tell me where I can purchase a manual or textbook on openroads SS4? I desperately need in order to enhance my understanding of the software.
Thanks in advance.
If you do some googling most DOTs have publicily available resources. There are many how to videos available on Bentley’s website and youtube.
Not all of our books are available for purchase (some you need to enroll in a class to receive) but you can find all of our training manuals here https://envisioncad.com/software/bentley/
While you’re there, be sure to check out our available training sessions that are guaranteed to enhance your skills.