Tips Tagged: OpenRoads

SUDA Tip: Join Adjacent Conduits

Written By: Robert Garrett Problem: I have two conduits which are supposed to connect but do not because there was a slight gap between the ends of the geometry I used for creating the models. How can I join the two conduits without creating a new node? You may find yourself with something similar to […]

SUDA Tip: Units Confusion

Written by Robert Garrett There is a problem in the SUDA tools, which is not widely known, that can lead to issues with units.  The problem leads to the units in the SUDA data being stored as Imperial Feet even though the SUDA seed file is defined with Survey Feet. In your SUDA seed file, […]

OpenRoads Tip: The “Create Cross Section” Tool

Written by Andrea Hall In this tip Andrea Hall, Senior Consultant, will create drainage profiles using the Create Cross Section Tool.   See more Tips or dive deeper with Instructor-Led or Self-Paced Training.

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: Terrain Model – Control Triangles in Concave Areas of Project

Written By: Robert Garrett Pretty much every project has one or more areas like shown below, where terrain model triangles will cut across the concave corner of the project. My first choice is always to adjust the Edge Method to “Max Triangle Length”, but even with the most appropriate choice, there will still usually be […]

OpenRoads Tip: Terrain Model – How to Extract Break Lines

Written By: Robert Garrett I recently fielded a question where the designer needed to extract the break lines which existed in the OpenRoads Terrain model.  The designer could see them by toggling the display settings in properties but could not determine how to extract the break lines into separate and distinct graphical elements. The following […]

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