OpenRoads Fundamentals (SELECTseries)

Can be taken with either the InRoads or GEOPAK V8i SELECTseries 4 or SELECTseries 10 editions.

Designed to be an introduction to Bentley’s OpenRoads technology. Much has changed since 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 OpenRoads tools and workflows necessary to produce a road design using OpenRoads software. We will not be covering design fundamentals or any of the advanced functionality. Rather, we’ll be looking at OpenRoads fundamentals, new features that have been added, and the new ways you’ll need to approach your civil projects.

Madison, WI
32 Hour Class

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  • Introduction to OpenRoads: OpenRoads Overview/ Orientation, OpenRoads As A Technology, Why Change?, File Management, Design Intent, Automatic 3D Modeling, Utility Modeling and Drainage Design, What Must Change To Use OpenRoads?, CAD And Modeling Standards, Feature Definitions, Reference File Management, Training, What can be used from previous versions?, Template Library, Import/Export Legacy Formats, GEOPAK Superelevation files
  • MicroStation for OpenRoads Users: Interface Orientation, Task Menu, Project Explorer, Project Explorer Dialog Box, Links Tab, File Tab, Survey Tab, Civil Model Tab, Utility Model Tab, Civil Standards Tab, Civil Message Center, Level Manager, Drawing/ View, Using Model Files, Using Reference Files, 2D Versus 3D Drawing Files, Drawing Scale
  • OpenRoads User Interaction: The User Experience, OpenRoads Terminology, User Interaction, Data / Attribute Feedback, Context Toolbox, Editing-type Interaction – Manipulators, Data Manipulators (Graphical, MicroStation Element), Data Manipulators (Graphical, Civil feature), Data Manipulators (Textual), Manipulators (Snap Indicators), Manipulators (Civil AccuDraw Indicators), Manipulator Visibility, OpenRoads Graphic Display, Corridor Modeling Manipulators, Modeling Manipulator Handle Configuration, Layout-type Interaction, Heads-up Prompts & Entry, Geometry Layout Primer, Horizontal – Line Between Points, Horizontal – Complex By PI, Heads-up Prompts & Entry (More Practice), Tool Settings Dialog, Tool Settings – Prompt Configuration
  • Terrain Modeling in OpenRoads: Discussion of Feature Types, Importing Legacy Terrain Models to OpenRoads, Using Graphical Filters, Using Feature Definitions, Using Element Templates, Referencing a Terrain Model, Import USGS file, Creating terrain Models – additional methods, Updating from Source
  • OpenRoads Geometry: Creating Geometry Overview, Import Geometry, Horizontal Geometry Tools, Design Standards Toolbar, Set Design Standard, Features Definition Toggle Bar, Civil Message Center, Line Between Points, Arc Between Elements, Complex By Elements, Creating Horizontal Geometry, Design Intent, Set Start Stationing, Design Standards, Creating ROW Geometry, Editing Geometry, Design Intent Revisited, Profiling, Open Dynamic profile view, Vertical Geometry, Design Standards, Create Vertical Alignment, Best Fit Profile, Centerline Annotation, Changing the Stationing, Export To Native, Geometry via graphics
  • Corridor Modeling Basics: What is a Corridor?, Create and Setup DGN file for Corridor, Create Main Line Corridor, Review Design Stages, Dynamic Cross Sections
  • Import IRD file from SS2: Importing Legacy Corridors, Importing An IRD File
  • Corridor Templates: What’s Changed Since Select Series 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, Creating the Template Backbone, Opening a Template Library, Library / Template Details Pane, Review Menus, Dynamic Settings Dialog Box, Create Simple Backbone Components, Clean up Components and Points, Back Bone Point Properties, Model Sides with 1:1 Slope, Constraint Types, Add Shoulder Components, Backbone Component Properties, Aggregate Under Shoulders, End Conditions, End Condition Component Properties, End Condition Point Properties, End Condition Layout, End Condition Target Types, Additional End Conditions, Other Tools, Display Template In DGN, Area Template, Linear Template, Advanced Template Topics, Parametric Constraints, Alternate Surfaces, Display Rules
  • Corridor Modeling More Details: Corridor Modeling, Creating Access road Corridor, Transitions, Using Point Controls for Transitions, Create Horizontal Geometry to Transition Pavement, Modify Corridor By Adding Point Control, Parametric Constraints, Modify a Template Drop using a Parametric Constraint, Superelevation, Calculate Superelevation, Superelevation Editor, Importing Existing Definitions, Assign Superelevation to Corridor, Transition Objects: Using Transition Objects
  • Finishing The Model: Introduction To Civil Cells., Using Civil Cells, Modifying Civil Cells, Close the Gap Between Corridor and Civil Cell, Corridor Clipping, Surface Meshes, Design Stages, Creating a Proposed terrain Model, Create a Complex Terrain, Exporting the Terrain Model, Reference File Management, Quantities, Reporting
  • Plans Production: Plan Sheets, Profiles and Cross sections, Workflows, Profiles and Cross Sections, Creating cross section sheets in OpenRoads, Plans Production Profiles, Export Geometry To Select Series 2, Export GEOPAK GPK File, Export InRoads ALG File, Export Terrain Model to InRoads DTM or GEOPAK TIN, Legacy Plans Production Tools, InRoads Legacy Plans Production, GEOPAK Legacy Plans Productions