Tips Tagged: OpenRoads

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 […]

OpenRoads Tip: Corridor Modeling Manipulators

Written By: Bob Mecham There are two lines generated during modeling in OpenRoads. Dependent on which one you select, different context mini tool bars are presented. Corridor  Presents itself graphically as a solid line at the daylight or corridor catch points with handles originating from the side of the corridor shape. The tools in this […]

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 […]

SUDA Tip: How to Configure a Single Structure Which Contains Two Independent Grates

Written by Robert Garrett In a roadway with a center barrier, we often use storm drain inlets like this one. This type of structure presents a unique challenge for producing a 3D model representing the total structure while also allowing surface flow calculations independently for each grate.  Additionally, the elevations of the two grates could be […]

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 […]

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