Tips Tagged: InRoads

Top 10 Configuration Variables for OpenRoads

Written by Bob Mecham. With the release of OpenRoads Technology the design tools are closely integrated into the platform product MicroStation.  This requires additional configuration variables (over 20) to help point and load certain resources for OpenRoads.  The design standards are obviously meant to be followed; however, they will not be if the CAD Manager does […]

InRoads Tip: Place Coordinate Grid

Written by Bob Mecham. Use the Place Coordinate Grid tool in InRoads to layout simple grid lines or points. 1. Place either a MicroStation Shape or Fence in the file to define the boundary of the grid placement. 2. From the InRoads menu, go to the Drafting > Place Coordinate Grid. 3. This will give you […]

OpenRoads Tip: Working with Survey Settings

Written by: Bob Mecham In OpenRoads Technology (SS3 and beyond) standards are managed through the use of *.dgnlibs. This includes settings for survey items such as Link Codes, Import Formats, Text Size, and Terrain Model creation. However project specific Survey Settings that deviate from established standards can be made.  For example, when you import your RAW […]

InRoads Tip: Place Dimensions in Roadway Designer

Written by: Bob Mecham Place Temporary Dimension Line Having the ability to view horizontal distances and slopes as you step through your section view of Roadway Designer can help evaluate the design and transitions. More than one dimension line can be placed in a section view. The dimension lines are cleared when the corridor is changed/reselected, […]

InRoads Tip: Display References in Roadway Designer

Written by: Bob Mecham As part of the InRoads design process it can be useful to display all the necessary design features in Roadway Designer instead of having to go back to the MicroStation view to see where they are.  For example, if you want to view where your Right-of-Way is located in plan view or […]

InRoads Tip: Modify End Condition Priority Conflicts

Written by: Bob Mecham When working with End Conditions in your InRoads, GEOPAK, or OpenRoads Templates depending on the order that you added the end conditions to the template will determine how the end conditions will find the solution. There are two choices for fixing End Condition Priority Conflicts.  The first is to go to each […]

InRoads Tip: Vertical Annotation Curve Leader Terminator

Written by: Bob Mecham For a long time it was not possible to edit the leader arrow when using the View Vertical Annotation dialog.  The arrow had been hard coded into the program.  Not exactly sure when but now there are additional settings to define a custom arrow. From the InRoads pull down menu Geometry > […]

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