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OpenRoads Designer - Geometry

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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In this course, you will be creating a horizontal and vertical alignment using the geometry tools. You will learn how to create, edit, review and annotate geometric elements. This course will also cover working with existing ground terrain and aerial imagery as well as defining 2D/3D Views.

    Introduction to QuickStart for OpenRoads Designer Geometry                                                                     05:53

    In this exercise, you will learn how to select the proper WorkSpace and WorkSet, create a new dgn and review the     ribbon interface.

    Create Horizontal Tangent Elements                                                                                                                          12:18

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create horizontal geometric elements.

    Create/Edit Horizontal Curves and Create Horizontal Alignment                                                                   06:32

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create horizontal curve geometric elements and also how to create the     horizontal alignment.

    OpenRoads Model Explorer and Horizontal Geometry Reports                                                                      05:43

    In this exercise, you will learn how to review geometric elements stored in the dgn file and also how to create a     horizontal geometry report of your alignment.

    Define Stationing and Annotation                                                                                                                               02:42

    In this exercise, you will learn how to define the horizontal alignment stationing and also how to annotate the     alignment.

    Existing Terrain Model and Define 2D and 3D Views                                                                                            06:17

    In this exercise, you will learn how to attach the existing terrain model, set the terrain model active and define 2D     and 3D views.

    Define Profile Model View                                                                                                                                               03:40

    In this exercise, you will learn how to define a profile model view.

    Create, Edit, and Review Vertical Geometry                                                                                                            13:01

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create, edit and review vertical geometry.

In this course, you will learn how to create and edit horizontal and vertical geometry using various tools and techniques. You will be defining the horizontal and vertical geometry for River Rd. You will also learn how to make changes to the River Rd. geometry and how to make changes to the existing geometry for Mountain Highway and Pike Rd.

    Introduction to Creating and Editing Centerline Geometry                                                                              00:40

    In this course, you will learn how to create and edit horizontal and vertical geometry using various tools and     techniques. You will be defining the horizontal and vertical geometry for River Rd. You will also learn how to make     changes to the River Rd. geometry and how to make changes to the existing geometry for Mountain Highway and     Pike Rd.

    Create Geometry Using Civil AccuDraw                                                                                                                    09:39

    This video shows how to create lines and arcs using Civil AccuDraw and snaps.

    Add Remaining Lines and Arcs and Create Horizontal Alignment                                                                  05:43

    This video shows how to add the remaining lines and arcs and also how to create a complex horizontal alignment     for River Rd.

    Exploring Design Intent and Editing Geometry                                                                                                      05:41

    This video shows how civil geometry captures “design intent” and how to edit geometric elements.

    Editing Geometry with the Table Editor                                                                                                                    02:13

    This video shows how to use the Table Editor to make changes to the horizontal geometry.

    Appending Geometric Elements                                                                                                                                   04:42

    This video shows how to add geometry to the River Rd. alignment by using the Append Element tool.

    Using Complex Redefine                                                                                                                                                  05:36

    This video shows how to use the Complex Redefine tool to redefine a portion of the Pike Rd. Alignment.

    Applying and Verifying Design Standards                                                                                                                 04:22

    This video shows how to apply design standards to the horizontal alignment using the Design Standard tool and     also how use the Civil Message Center to review any errors or warnings and how to fix them.

    Creating Vertical Geometry at an Intersection                                                                                                       05:07

    This videos show how to create a profile model, how to display intersection points from other alignments/features     and how to create vertical geometry lines and also how to display a 3D cut.

    Creating Vertical Geometry Lines Using Civil AccuDraw                                                                                     05:51

    This video shows how Civil AccuDraw can be used to create vertical geometry with precision input.

    Creating Vertical Curves                                                                                                                                                   02:28

    This video shows how to create vertical curves.

    Using Civil AccuDraw to Maintain a Minimum Vertical Clearance                                                                  06:30

    This video shows how to use Civil AccuDraw to place a vertical curve that will maintain a minimum vertical     clearance to an intersecting point displayed in the profile model.

    Adding Additional Vertical Curve and Creating Complex Vertical Alignment                                             02:21

    This video shows how to add vertical geometry to the River Rd. alignment by using the Append Element tool.

    Editing Vertical Geometry with the Table Editor                                                                                                    04:23

    This video shows how to use the Table Editor to make changes to the vertical geometry.

    Editing Vertical Geometry with a Right Click and Appending Vertical Geometry                                     02:49

    This video shows to use the right click functionality to edit base elements and also how to append vertical     geometry.

Pavement Edges are particularly important: they are required in Plan Sheets and the streamline modeling corridors (a single template can follow edges wherever they meander). In this class you create smart, editable, obedient edges, turn lanes, tapers, and driveways. You will see how OpenRoads Remembers the relationships with which you built the geometry and honors it when the design changes. OpenRoads Remembers your Design Intent.

    OpenRoads Designer vs. Plain Graphics                                                                                                                    08:49

    In this video, you will learn the fundamental differences between OpenRoads Features and plain graphics. We will     manipulate a road with the right side built with plain graphics and the left side built with smart OpenRoads tools.     The result: OpenRoads Remembers! The Properties dialog extends what you can see and do with the Heads Up     Display. Simply clicking a feature shows its relationships and values. Finally, we show how fast we can get (smart)     Pavement Edges offset from Centerlines.

    Curb Returns and Cul-de-Sacs                                                                                                                                        16:14

    Creating curb returns and cul-de-sacs can be a real challenge: blending straight lines and arcs requires so much     calculating. Or does it? With OpenRoads, you can use the Offset tools to make elements meet and mesh correctly.     You will learn how to manipulate pavement edges, create a curb return, and create a cul-de-sac.

    Placing a Driveway                                                                                                                                                             09:18

    Placing a driveway can be simple, or it can get complicated in a hurry. In this video you will learn how to create a     smart driveway perpendicular to the road; a driveway that ties into an existing centerline; and a driveway whose     new edges match the existing edges.

    Conjunction Junction: Hook Up Individual Elements into a Single Complex Element                             02:37

    Conjunction Junction: Hook Up Individual Elements into a Single Complex Element. Complex by Element groups     individual geometry into a single chain. It's easier for us humans to manage long clearly-named entities than their     individual components. We can use the Manual Method to select each component or let Automatic connect them     for you.

This course teaches tools and techniques that can be used to lay out a complex intersection. It will focus on the Horizontal and Vertical Geometry tools to create 2D and 3D geometric elements. In this course, you will be designing a complex intersection that includes turn lanes, median islands and turn lane islands. 2D horizontal geometry will be created using the Horizontal Geometry tools and Profiles and 3D elements will be created using the Vertical Geometry tools. The objective is to create a terrain model of the proposed pavement surface and analyze the proposed drainage contours.

    Create the Edge of Pavement Geometry                                                                                                                  11:27

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create the edge of pavement horizontal geometry.

    Create Geometry for the Median                                                                                                                                 10:59

    In this exercise, you will create the median edge of pavement horizontal geometry.

    Create Vertical Geometry Along Edge of Pavement                                                                                             10:33

    In this exercise, you will learn the tools used to create profiles for the edge of pavement horizontal geometry.

    Create Vertical Geometry Along Match Line and Boundary Elements                                                          05:54

    In this exercise, you will learn the tools and process used to create profiles along the match line and boundary     elements.

    Create Profiles Along the North Island Edge of Pavement                                                                                 07:38

    In this exercise, you will learn the process to create the north island vertical geometry.

    Create a Terrain Model of the Proposed Intersection Roadway Surface                                                      10:10

    In this exercise, you will learn how to define the profiles along the median edge of pavement. You will create a     terrain model of the intersection pavement surface. The median profiles and 3D elements will be created by     “draping” the 2D median geometry onto the terrain model. Once the terrain model is created we will then analyze     the drainage patterns by displaying the contours and adjust the model to correct some grading issues.

Discover how to accomplish your coordinate geometry needs with Civil AccuDraw and civil geometry tools. Explore techniques to locate points, formulate parcels, and construct controlling geometry.

    Loading External Data                                                                                                                                                      07:25

    Learn how to use the Text Import Wizard to import points from an ASCII file.

    Placing Geometry Points                                                                                                                                                 05:25

    Place Geometry points in 2D and 3D. Learn to key in elevations, extract them from alignments or terrain models.     Learn to rotate points relative to alignments.

    Precision Placement                                                                                                                                                          16:09

    Learn to use Civil AccuDraw and Snaps to place points at precise locations such as a distance and direction,     intersection of two elements, offset from two elements, station and offset, etc.

    Review and Analyze                                                                                                                                                           03:50

    Learn to review points using tools like Inverse Points and various report formats.

    Manipulating Geometry                                                                                                                                                  07:52

    Learn to copy, transform, and transpose points and other geometry elements.

    Geometry Builder                                                                                                                                                               16:44

    Learn to use the Geometry Builder to define and store geometry elements in a flexible interface designed for easy     input of parcel and boundary data.

The objective of this course is to teach tools and techniques that can be used for developing Right of Way Plans on roadway projects. In this course you will learn how to establish the existing right of way centerline, how to create the existing right of way lines and how to create an existing property parcel from record data. You will also learn how to create proposed right of way lines, a proposed parcel, and legal description. And lastly, you learn how to create right of way plan sheets and annotation.

    Create Existing Centerline                                                                                                                                               12:24

    In this video, you will learn how to create the existing centerline using the Geometry Builder tool.

    Move and Rotate Existing Centerline                                                                                                                         06:39

    In this video, you will learn how to create the existing centerline using the Geometry Builder tool.

    Create Existing Right of Way Lines                                                                                                                               13:50

    In this video, you will learn how to create the existing right of way lines.

    Create an Existing Parcel                                                                                                                                                 07:27

    In this video, you will learn how to create an existing parcel from record property data, how to review and create     closure reports.

    Move and Rotate Existing Parcel                                                                                                                                  07:09

    In this video, you will learn how to define the point of beginning for the existing parcel and also how to move and     rotate the parcel.

    Edit an Existing Parcel                                                                                                                                                       02:41

    In this video, you will learn how to edit an existing parcel using the Geometry Builder Edit tool.

    Create a Parcel from Graphics                                                                                                                                       03:11

    In this video, you will learn how to create a parcel from CAD graphics.

    Create Proposed Right of Way Parcel                                                                                                                         12:53

    In this video, you will learn how to create proposed right of way lines using Civil AccuDraw, how to create the     proposed right of way parcel.

    Create Legal Description and Annotate Parcel                                                                                                       03:39

    In this video, you will learn how to create the legal description and also how to annotate the parcel.

    Create Right of Way Plan Sheets                                                                                                                                   08:58

    In this video, you will learn how to create the right of way plan sheets.

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