Tips Tagged: Geometry

OpenRoads Tip: Reverse the Direction of Alignment

Written By: Robert Garrett This one is better described as a trick, rather than a tip. Caution: the following should be used with care and check all data after completion. It is always the best course of action to verify alignment direction at the time that the alignment is created. Sometimes we make a blunder […]

OpenRoads Tip: Point Report

Written By: Robert Garrett To generate a report listing the locations of multiple points, use the Point Feature Station Offset Elevation report. The points which are reported on can originate from most any source.  In this example, the green points were created by the OpenRoads Point command.  The magenta colored points are ordinary MicroStation graphic […]

OpenRoads Tip: Missing Graphic Manipulators

Written by Bob Mecham I am writing this tip because this doesn’t happen often so when it does I really have to rack my brain to remember why. Hopefully writing this tip will help me remember it more quickly next time and save you the same headache. When working with Civil Geometry in OpenRoads you are […]

OpenRoads Tip: Civil AccuDraw Floating Origin

Written by: Bob Mecham Sometimes, we need to establish the end of a line at a location measured form something else rather than the first point. 1. Start the Horizontal Geometry Line Between Points command. After setting the first point, reposition the cursor by clicking the Set Origin shortcut. 2. Then click or snap somewhere […]

OpenRoads Tip: Name Assignment and Annotation of Geometry Points

Written by: Bob Mecham By default, as you place a point the Name will match the Feature Definition name. This can be seen in the Tools Setting dialog. Prior to placing the point you can change the Name to a number (300) and when the point is placed the number is assigned. Once the geometry point has […]

OpenRoads Tip: Working with Geometry and Snap Constraints

Written by: Bob Mecham In this OpenRoads Geometry tutorial we will show you how Snap Constrains are created and how make sure that they are not used.  We will also show you how to remove a snap constraint after it has been applied.  Contact us for OpenRoads Training, Consulting, and Setup.

OpenRoads Tip: Playing By the (Civil) Rules

Written by:  Darren Waschow Bentley’s OpenRoads Technology has brought with it brand new ways of creating and editing geometry. Built into the geometry elements themselves is the concept of “Design Intent” which employs “Civil Rules” that allows elements to remember the methods used to create them. So, for example, if you create a new linear […]

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