Designed as an introduction to Bentley's OpenRoads Designer civil design software. Much has changed with the introduction of OpenRoads, including new tools and streamlined workflows, parametric design elements, dynamic 3D modeling, and more. Even the way design information is formatted and stored has changed. All of these improvements represent a leap forward for Bentley's civil design applications. But with so many changes comes the need for users to change the way they approach their designs and interact with the software. The goal is to introduce many of the tools and workflows necessary to produce a road design using OpenRoads Designer software. Design fundamentals will not be covered nor any of the advanced functionality. The focus will be OpenRoads Designer tools, new features that have been added, and new workflows required for civil projects.
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Introduction to OpenRoads Designer OpenRoads Overview/ Orientation, Why Change?, File Management, Design Intent, Automatic 3D Modeling, Utility Modeling and Drainage Design, What Must Change To Use OpenRoads Designer?, CAD And Modeling Standards, Feature Definitions, Reference File Management Training, What can be used from Previous Versions?, Template Library, Import Legacy Formats, GEOPAK Superelevation files
OpenRoads Designer User Interaction: The User Experience, OpenRoads Terminology, User Interaction, Data / Attribute Feedback, Context Toolboxes, Editing-Type Interaction – Manipulators, Manipulators (Civil AccuDraw Indicators), Manipulator Visibility, Corridor Model Manipulation, Modeling Manipulator Handle Configuration, Layout-type Interaction, Heads-up Prompts & Entry, Exercise: Level Manager, Exercise: Drawing View Lab, Exercise: Drawing Scale Lab, Exercise:3D View lab, Exercise:Models Lab, Exercise: Opening The Software, Exercise: User Interaction – MicroStation Civil Preferences, Exercise: Review-Type Interaction – Feedback, Exercise: Context Toolboxes, Exercise: Context Toolbox PROPERTIES, Exercise: Context Toolbox VISIBILITY, Exercise: Data Manipulators (Graphical, MicroStation Element), Exercise: Data Manipulators, Exercise: Manipulators (Snap Indicators), Geometry Layout Primer
Terrain Modeling in OpenRoads Designer: Discussion of Feature Types, Using Feature Definitions, Creating Terrain Models – Additional Methods, Updating from Source
OpenRoads Geometry: Creating Geometry Overview ,Horizontal Geometry Tools, Standards, Set Design Standard, Design Standards Toolbar, Features Definition Toolbar, Civil Message Center, Line Between Points, Arc Between Elements, Complex By Element, Design Intent, Profiling, Vertical Geometry, Design Intent Reviewed, Design Standards, Best Fit Profile, Exporting Data, Exercise: Horizontal – Line Between Points, Exercise: Horizontal – Complex By PI, Exercise: Tool Settings Dialog, Exercise: Tool Settings – Prompt Configuration, Exercise: Importing Legacy Terrain Models to OpenRoads Designer, Exercise: Using Graphical Filters, Exercise: Using Element Templates, Exercise: Referencing a Terrain Model, Challenge Exercise: Import USGS file, Exercise: Import Geometry, Exercise: Creating Horizontal Geometry, Exercise: Set Start Stationing, Exercise: Design Standards, Exercise: Creating ROW Geometry, Exercise: Editing Geometry, Exercise: Design Intent Revisited, Exercise: Open profile view, Exercise: Create Vertical Alignment, Exercise: Changing the Stationing, Exercise: EXPORT TO Land XML, Challenge Exercise: Geometry via graphics
Corridor Modeling Basics: Introduction To Corridor Modeling, Discussion: What is a Corridor?, Dynamic Cross Sections
Import IRD file from Legacy Versions: Importing Legacy Corridors
Corridor Templates: Overview, What’s Changed Since SELECTseries 2, Feature Definitions Replace Styles, End Condition Targets, Changes to Template Editor Menus, Superelevation Flags, Alternate Surfaces, Display Template In DGN, Area Templates and Linear Templates, Concepts, Template Points and Components, Feature Definitions, Template Zones, Library / Template Details Pane, Review Menus, Dynamic Settings Dialog Box, BackBone Point Properties, Constraint Types, Backbone Component Properties, End Conditions, End Condition Component Properties, End Condition Point Properties, End Condition Target Types, Other Tools, Exercise: Create and Setup DGN file for Corridor, Exercise: Create Main Line Corridor, Exercise: Review Design Stages, Exercise: Review Dynamic Cross Sections, Exercise: Importing An IRD File, Exercise: Opening a Template Library, Exercise: Create Simple Backbone Components, Exercise: Clean up Components and Points, Challenge Exercise: Model Sides with 1:1 Slope, Exercise: Add Shoulder Components, Challenge Exercise: Aggregate Under Shoulders, Exercise: End Condition Layout, Challenge Exercise: Additional End Conditions, Exercise: Display Template In DGN, Exercise: Area Template, Exercise: Linear Template, Advanced Template Topics, Parametric Constraints, Alternate Surfaces, Display Rules
Corridor Modeling – More Details: Transitions, Using Transition Objects, Using Point Controls, Parametric Constraints, Superelevation, Import Superelevation, Superelevation view
Finishing The Model: Introduction, Introduction to civil cells, Review Results, Corridor Surfaces, Reference File Management, Quantities, Reporting
Plans Production: Introduction, Project Development Outline, Sheet Files Setup, Creating Cross Section Sheets in OpenRoads, Exercise: Creating Access Road Corridor, Exercise: Using Transition Objects, Exercise: Create Horizontal Geometry to Transition Pavement, Exercise: Modify Corridor By Adding Point Control, Exercise: Modify a Template Drop Using a Parametric Constraint, Exercise: Superelevation, Exercise: Assign Superelevation to Corridor, Exercise: Edit Superelevation Using the Superelevation View, Exercise: Using Civil Cells, Exercise: Modifying Civil Cells, Exercise: Close the Gap Between Corridor and Civil Cell, Exercise: Change the End Conditions on Civil Cell, Exercise: Corridor Clipping, Exercise: Corridor Feature Definitions, Exercise: Creating a Proposed Terrain Model, Exercise: Create Cross Section sheets, Creating Plan and Profile Sheets, Exercise: Create Plan and Profile Sheets
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