This training is designed to be an introduction to the Drainage and Utilities tools available in Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition civil design software. We introduce new tools and workflows in the context of a simple road design project. It is expected that you are already generally familiar with the tools and concepts found in the OpenRoads technology. The exercises cover concepts related to layout and 3D modeling of utilities and sewer networks and present the basics of hydraulic design for storm drainage systems using the embedded StormCAD analytical engine. The course concludes with an overview of the tools available to review and share design information including the development of construction plan documents.
It is presumed that the student is already familiar with and comfortable with hydraulic design theory – we will not be covering any theory nor discussing principles of the hydraulic theory. Certain exercises may take liberties with hydraulic theory or good hydraulic design principles. Please keep in mind that these exercises are intended to teach the tools and thus some liberties may be taken to emphasize the training opportunity at the expense of theory.
Students are responsible for providing software licenses when attending any of EnvisionCAD’s open enrollment classes. Students who provide their own hardware are offered a $250 discount on registration fees.
Cancellation Policy for Open Enrollment Courses
Substitutions of attendees may be made at any time.
Cancellation requests must be received in writing, by email or fax. You are responsible for ensuring that EnvisionCAD receives your written request. EnvisionCAD will reply with a written acknowledgement.
Attendees must cancel more than 15 business days prior to the course date to receive a full refund.
Cancellations made 6 to 14 business days prior to the course date will result in forfeiture of 50% of the course fee.
Cancellations made 3 to 5 business days prior to the course date will result in forfeiture of 75% of the course fee.
Cancellations made 2 or less business days prior to the course date, or failure to appear for the course, will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.
EnvisionCAD reserves the right to cancel or reschedule open enrollment courses at any time. If we cancel or reschedule a course due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund. But EnvisionCAD is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. In the event we cancel a course in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted via email and/or phone using the information you provided when you registered. Please be sure to provide up to date contact information.
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Drainage & Utilities Fundamentals: OpenRoads Overview/Orientation, Course Overview, Before you Begin
Interface and Settings: Review Starting Dataset, Review Interface (Workflows and the Ribbon), DGN Model Concepts for Utilities, Explorer, Feature Definitions Overview, Civil Message Center, Utility Properties, Project Properties, Project Defaults, Design Files Settings & Workspace Preferences.
Modeling Non-Drainage Utilities: Model Existing Utilities – Selection Set Method, Profile Revisions, SUE Properties, Develop Utilities Filters, DGN Library, Add Filters for Nodes, Create Utility Model Using Filter Group, Model Existing Utilities from Database Information, Model Builder, Model Proposed Utilities.
Drainage Network Design & Analysis: Drainage Design Settings and Constraints Overview, Default Design Constraints, Prototypes, Catalogs, Storm Data, Scenarios, Hydraulic Seed, Terrain Model Analysis Tools, Finish Grade Terrain Model, Layout Inlets and Catchments , Civil AccuDraw, Place Node, Create Catchments, Catchment Properties, Hydraulic Gutter Definitions, Analyze Overland Flow Overview, Scenarios, Calculation Options, Alternatives – Computations, Messages, Report, Details, Civil Message Center, Layout Pipe Network, Terminology: Conduits or Pipes, Connect Conduits Between Nodes, Concepts Related to Create Conduit, Curved Conduits, Conduits at the Outlet, Catchment for the Inlet Headwall, Design the Drainage Network , Scenario Manager, Review Warnings, Override Design Constraints, Using Alternatives to Control Sumps in the Catch Basins, The Concept of Children, Edit a Child Alternatives, Make a Child Scenario, Drainage Profiles, Hydraulic Design Wrap-Up, Lateral Connections, Layout a Lateral Connection, Add Catchment for the Lateral Inlet, Recompute Drainage Network, Review Profile of Trunk Line, Culverts: Lay Out the Culvert, Add Flow to the Inlet Headwall, Modify Conduit for Culvert Calculations, Update the Hydraulic Design.
Drainage & Utilities — Miscellaneous Tools: Conflict Detection Overview, Checking for Conflicts, Using Flex Table to Review Conflict Nodes, Reporting and Editing Tools: Overview, Network Navigator, Queries, Using Queries in Conjunction with Flex Tables, User Data Extensions, Import and Export Tools: Overview.
Drainage & Utilities — Plans Production: Sheet File Setup, Utility Centered Profiles, Plan and Profile Sheet Creation, Cross-Sections, Annotation of Features, Cross Section Sheet Creation.
About Our Classes
At EnvisionCAD: Open enrollment classes are held at our training facility in Madison, WI, 8:30am to 5pm. Students are responsible for providing software licenses. Provide your own hardware and receive a $250 discount.
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About Our Books
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