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OpenRoads Designer - Best Practices

Created: November 2, 2020

DISCLAIMER: The following OpenRoads Designer (ORD) videos is for informational use only. The videos do not follow the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) workspace and should only be viewed as an instructional guide to help the user. Users will need to have a Bentley® account in order to view videos.

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Join Bentley experts as they share recommendations for organizing OpenRoads project data, files, and references. Federating and organizing project data, files, and references properly can make all the difference in the efficiency of OpenRoads and your design environment. Many of these tips and tricks apply to both OpenRoads Designer, CONNECT Edition and V8i versions of InRoads, GEOPAK, MXROAD, and PowerCivil.

    Seed Files, Data Segregation and Referencing                                                                                                        14:12

    Recommendations on what should be included in your seed files and when to use 2D and 3D seed files. A     discussion of how to segregate project data into separate files. When should data be included in your corridor file     and when should it be in a segregated file? Should corridors be in one file or broken into multiple files? The start of     a discussion of Referencing.

    Referencing                                                                                                                                                                           13:11

    Continued discussion of referencing and nesting depth. See how OpenRoads designer automatically handles     duplicate and self references. Discussion of working with reference files that cannot be found.

    Updating Referenced Geometry                                                                                                                                   08:29

    Continued discussion of reference files not being found. Learn how corridors remain valid even if the geometry
    they are based on is in a reference that is lost.

    Replacing Referenced Geometry and Reference Rules                                                                                       09:32

    Learn how to heal a corridor when the reference geometry has been replaced with new geometry as would be     done if the geometry was deleted and imported or recomplexed again. You will also learn how OpenRoads     monitors rules and relationships and prompts you if you attempt to detach a dependent reference.

Tips and tricks for working with terrain models including the best way to create a single terrain from multiple corridors and linear templates, how to create and use graphical filters to create a single composite terrain, how to export the terrain to other formats, and more... Many of these tips and tricks apply to both OpenRoads Designer, CONNECT Edition and V8i versions of InRoads, GEOPAK, MXROAD, and PowerCivil.

    Terrain Features and Importing LandXML Data                                                                                                     13:30

    Learn how terrain models are displayed using Feature Definitions and Element Templates. You will also learn about     the different options when importing terrain from LandXML files.

    Terrain Rules                                                                                                                                                                         07:54

    Learn how terrain model rules are created automatically and which processes create dynamic and static rules.

    Terrain Boundary Options                                                                                                                                               10:34

    Learn how to add boundaries to terrain models to control how triangles are created around the exterior.

    Creating Terrains from Corridors                                                                                                                                  07:10

    Learn how to create terrain models from single corridors using the Top Mesh and from multiple corridors using     Graphical Filters.

    OpenRoads Designer Updates                                                                                                                                       11:42

    See what is new in OpenRoads Designer including the ability to import large terrains, calculate Aquaplaning, and     use 3sm scalable mesh files.

This presentation discusses best practices for Corridor Modeling.

    OpenRoads Best Practice - Corridor Modeling                                                                                                     DOWNLOAD

    This presentation discusses best practices for Corridor Modeling.

Join Bentley experts for tips and tricks using the new OpenRoads Designer cross section and plan sheet layout and annotation tools.

    Creating Plan and Profile Sheets                                                                                                                                  12:54

    Learn how to create plan and profile sheets.

    Adding Annotation and Modifying Named Boundaries                                                                                      10:54

    Learn how to fine tune sheets by adding additional annotation and modifying boundaries to best fit your data.

    Working with Referenced Named Boundaries                                                                                                       10:38

    Explore different techniques to federate named boundaries and sheets into different files.

    Cross Section Sheets                                                                                                                                                          12:41

    Learn how to create cross section sheets and annotate the cross sections.

Learn how to increase the visual impact of your models with minimal effort. Create models using realistic materials, pavement markings, guardrail, barriers, fences, traffic control and more. The techniques described in this session all use functionality built into the OpenRoads Designer workspace.

    Opening Specific Views                                                                                                                                                      03:31

    Learn how the right click view control functionality included in the delivered workspaces can help you be more     productive when opening plan, profile, cross section, and 3D views.

    Assigning Materials                                                                                                                                                             01:13

    Learn how to assign visualization materials to template components.

    Pavement Markings                                                                                                                                                            02:27

    Learn two techniques to model pavement markings.

    Configuring 3D Features                                                                                                                                                   06:42

    Learn how to setup features to use 3D line styles.

    Modeling Jersey Barriers                                                                                                                                                   01:29

    Learn how to add a jersey barrier to an existing template.

    Modeling Cable Barriers                                                                                                                                                    00:53

    Learn how to add a cable barrier to an existing template.

    Modeling Traffic Control                                                                                                                                                    02:13

    Learn how to add traffic control barrels, channelizers, cones, etc. in your models.

    Modeling Fences                                                                                                                                                                  01:27

    Learn how to add fences in your models.

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