OpenRoads Designer - Subsurface Utilities (Drainage & Utilities)Created: November 9, 2020
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This course introduces you to OpenRoads and OpenRail Designer. It assumes you have some basic CAD skills, but assumes you're new to the OpenRoads environment. At the end of this course, you'll know how OpenRoads extends and specializes the generic CAD environment. You will feel comfortable with interface and be able to do core evaluations of the data. You'll know how to get help and additional training.
See how to Start a work session, selecting the Workspace and Workset, and opening the class dgn file.
Workspaces and Worksets control file and software settings. You can complete this class (review a "random" file), regardless of whether your workspace matches that used to create the file.
Help Dialogs 00:44
Learn how to open the "traditional" Help Dialogs.
CONNECT Advisor will transform how you learn. Here's a very brief introduction and how to get help.
See how the Tool Ribbons are organized. Learn how to search for tools. See the Quick Access Toolbar.
OpenRoads/OpenRail files often have 2D and 3D Models in them. Why two? Civil Engineering 3D Geometry is defined by combining two separate rule systems: Horizontal and Vertical (often arc-based and parabola-based, respectively). By storing the horizontal graphics and rules in 2D Models, Profile graphics and rules in separate 2D Models, and the resulting 3D graphics in a 3D Model, OpenRoads provides a very clean, intuitive design and information modeling environment.
Any of the Eight Views can "look into" any of the Models available in the design file (as shown in the Models dialog).
View Groups are a way to manage multiple Views, Models, Display Styles, and so forth. "Multiple Models" is the default for training.
Display Styles allow you to change how the data looks. From Photorealistic (Smooth) to simple (Wireframe), the native 3D Immersive Design Environment can be customized to enrich your design and evaluation experience.
Hovering over a graphic reveals a tooltip. All elements will show a Type and Level. OpenRoads Features will additional show its Name, Feature Definition, and Active Profile, if any.
Click on a Feature triggers the Heads Up Display (HUD) - an amazing evaluation and editing tool. Designed to provide access to a wide range of editing capabilities without having to find toolsets, it also is an intuitive evaluation, troubleshooting and documentation tool. You can learn to read how a feature was built from the HUD.
OpenRoads/OpenRail provides a Civil Engineering-oriented Context Menu for all graphics.
OpenRoads/OpenRail empowers the dockable Properties dialog. It's been around a long time, but now it's super informative and quite powerful. You can do minor and major engineering edits in the Properties dialog.
Exploring the Explorer 03:03
The Explorer is a core tool in reviewing and editing OpenRoads/OpenRail Features and Settings. It provides shortcuts to capabilities beyond what is available in the Properties dialog. For example it allows you to search for a Element by Name, Zoom to it or Isolate it from the view of other Features.
This video shows us opening the Geometry.dgn - a typical "Project" file. The "Introducing Geometry" file was this file, but with all the Reference files turned off for clarity. "Real" files typically have a LOT of information in them, much of which is in read-only Reference files.
When exploring a design file, it is often good to know what's in the (editable) Active file and what is in (non-editable) Reference Files. Here we show how to turn off the Display of Reference Files.
Sometimes you want to see a Reference File, but don't want to "interact" with it. You can set its Snap and Locate toggles to prevent snapping to or being able to select a reference element.
Sometimes you have a great deal of reference graphics that you need to see, but you want to make them "blend into the background", or be less prominent or more subtle, so that they're less "distracting". Here we show some techniques that allow the active file graphics to standout, while still seeing as much of the reference data that you need.
Another way to make Reference Files less "intrusive" is using Reference Presentation. You can turn off properties like Lineweight or Linestyle or object types like Text, Fill or Patterns.
Learn how to display terrain model features including the boundary, triangles, and contours using feature definitions, and how to modify the default display parameters. You will also learn how to label terrain contours, spot elevations and slopes.
An overview of terrain models and terrain display, and a review of the ribbon interface.
Learn how to toggle on and off the display of terrain features and change contour intervals using the context sensitive menu and the Properties window.
Learn how to set and change the terrain model feature definition to control how the terrain is displayed.
Learn how to create a 2D project file and reference in a 3D terrain model, set the terrain active, and view the 2D and 3D models.
Learn how to control the display of a referenced terrain model with element templates and display styles.
Learn how to add manual contour labels and display a background map with streets and aerial imagery.
Learn how to manually label and analyze terrain points.
Learn to Evaluate a design file with Subsurface Utilities in it.
In this video, you will launch OpenRoads Designer, set the Training Workspace and WorkSet, and open a utilities file.
See how and why you will want to use the "standard" tools: Properties and Explorer.
OpenRoads data is "home" in 2D. Vertical and 3D is owned by the 2D objects. This video shows how the 2D and 3D models work together and offers techniques to manage your interaction with them.
Scenarios Matter 01:15
If you're checking a complex file, make sure the Scenario that you think is Current is actually Current. Otherwise you might get results that deviate from your expectations.
A tremendous amount of information and editability is available simply by hovering over, clicking on or click-and- hovering on a utility.
Learn to open the Utilities Properties dialog. With it you can see a utility's full database record.
Analytic Symbology allows labeling of and comparison of utilities data fields. Colors and Lineweights can be adjusted based on database properties. Here we learn how to display pre-defined Element Symbology.
Dive a little deeper into how Analytic Symbology works.
If you need your data displayed in Tables, FlexTables are your solution. This video provides an overview of where to get the interface and how it is organized.
Learn how to Print or Save FlexTable reports.
Open a Predefined FlexTable and edit it to your needs.
Introduction to what Queries are and how they're organized.
Build a Query 01:33
Build a Query that will Identify Pipes broader than 18".
Here we'll run a query (that we built) that identifies pipes broader than 18". We will then Run a FlexTable on only those pipes.
See how to use Explorer > Subsurface Utilities Model to examine Profile Runs (multiple-structure profile definitions).
Create a single-pipe Profile. It's exactly the same process as any OpenRoads profile.
Profile Runs can be displayed as OpenRoads Profile Models, Analysis Profiles, and Engineering Profiles. Learn what they are and how to display them.
In this course we cover creating and designing a highway drainage system consisting of Inlets, Manholes, Outlets, Pipes, and Drainage Areas. We will also cover creating profiles of the system.
Drainage Layout and Design PDF and Dataset Download DOWNLOAD
Download the PDF and dataset for the Drainage Layout and Design course.
This course shows how to place common ditch/culvert networks, leveraging what you already know about inlet/pipe network layout. This course is optimized for terrains that do not include the new ditches.
Here we describe the data file setup and provide an engineering overview of the Placing Ditches course.
Here we place a headwall and an endwall on either side of the road.
Place the Culvert Pipe 01:18
Here we will place a Pipe between the two headwalls.
Show the settings that need to be changed to calculate the Pipe as a Culvert. Show the Inlet Coefficients and the Inlet Coefficients Catalog.
Place an Outfall Structure (a node is required for both ends of a Ditch) at the pond.
Place a Ditch between the Culvert Endwall and the Pond Outfall.
Break the ditch by using Insert Node to place a Cross Section Node along the channel.
In this video, we create a profile run and review it. We then Move the new Cross Section Node towards the property line.
Overview of Placing Cross Section Nodes in terrain where the drainage changes directions. Placing those nodes.
Place the upper Ditches that flow to the southeast.
Placing Catchments for Ditches is similar to Placing Catchments for Inlets, except that the Catchment should be attached to the upstream node of the conduit/channel.
Compute the Network. Open the Profile Model. Review the HGL and EGL.
In this course, you will learn how to create reports using FlexTables. You will learn how to customize the FlexTables to show the desired data fields and formatting for the reports. FlexTables show data for one type of element - a catch basin or a manhole for example. You will learn how to combine the content of multiple FlexTables into a single Excel spreadsheet.
Creating Drainage Reports PDF and Dataset Download DOWNLOAD
Download the PDF and dataset for the Creating Drainage Reports course.
In this course, you will learn how to create and annotate plan, profile and cross section sheets. You will learn how to create Named Boundaries that will be used to generate plan, profile and cross section sheets. You will also learn about drawing models and sheet models that are used during the sheet creation process. Lastly, you will learn how to add individual annotations to label specific location coordinates, station-offset values, elevations, and more.
Drainage Plans, Profiles and Cross Sections PDF and Dataset Download DOWNLOAD
Download the PDF and dataset for the Drainage Plans, Profiles and Cross Sections course.
In this course, you will learn how to use ModelBuilder connections and mappings to import drainage data from Excel spreadsheets and build a 3D drainage model. You will then learn how to use ModelBuilder to import updated spreadsheets to update the 3D model.
Importing Drainage from Excel Data PDF and Dataset Download DOWNLOAD
Download the PDF and dataset for the Importing Drainage from Excel Data course.
In this course, you will learn to create Utilities from 2D or 3D Graphics in OpenRoads Designer.
In this video, you will learn what utility filters and filter groups are. You will also learn about the tools to use utility filters and filter groups.
In this video, you will learn to use Utility Filters to Create Utilities from 3D Graphics.
In this video, you will learn to use Utility Filters to Create Utilities from 2D Graphics.
In this video, you will learn to create a Utility Filter from scratch.
In this course, you will learn how to identify hard and soft conflicts of underground utilities.
Review the contents of the design file and attached references, and the 2D and 3D views.
Learn how to use feature definitions to identify the items to be checked for conflicts, and how to define the feature definition for the conflict nodes that are created.
Learn how to use FlexTables to review the conflict nodes that are created at each conflict found. You will also learn how to add, delete and order the columns on the FlexTable, and how to use the FlexTable to delete the conflict nodes.
Learn how to set-up the parameters to look for conflicts between the gas utility and the drainage network, and how to create XML Reports.
Detecting Soft Conflicts 06:16
Learn how to define the parameters for soft conflicts, and how to sort the data in the FlexTables.
Learn how to define the parameters for detecting conflicts with a utility trench mesh.
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