OpenRoads Tip: Three Ways to Change the Starting Station

Written by Bob Mecham

By default the starting station for OpenRoads Geometry is always 0+00.  There are three ways to modify this value.

openroads change stationing

Number 1:

Go to Tasks > Civil Tools > Horizontal Geometry > Start Station

Identify the element.  Then type the distance from the start, usually zero, then accept.  Type the new starting station you want into the heads up field.

openroads change stationing Show Station


Number 2:

Using the Text Manipulators you can select the horizontal alignment with the Element Selection tool.  Once it has been selected the Text Manipulator for Starting Station will appear.  Click on the text for Stationing and in the on-screen prompt type the new starting station.

openroads change stationing text manipulators


Number 3:

Identify the horizontal alignment using the Element Selection tool.  From the right click pop up menu select Properties.  The Element information dialog will appear.  Drill down to the Stationing section of the dialog and modify the Assigned Station value.

openroads change stationing element information


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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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