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OpenRoads Designer - Subsurface Utilities (Drainage & Utilities)

Created: November 9, 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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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.

    Selecting the Workspace, Workset, and Opening the Class dgn File                                                              01:52

    See how to Start a work session, selecting the Workspace and Workset, and opening the class dgn file.

    Can I work through the class if I don't have the workspace? Yes                                                                    00:43

    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 - An Introduction                                                                                                                            01:32

    CONNECT Advisor will transform how you learn. Here's a very brief introduction and how to get help.

    Ribbons, Searching the Ribbons, and Quick Access                                                                                              03:13

    See how the Tool Ribbons are organized. Learn how to search for tools. See the Quick Access Toolbar.

    Why Do Files have 2D and 3D Models in them?                                                                                                      02:08

    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.

    Multiple Views, Multiple Models                                                                                                                                   01:37

    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: Manage Multiple Views and Models                                                                                                01:07

    View Groups are a way to manage multiple Views, Models, Display Styles, and so forth. "Multiple Models" is the     default for training.

    Customize How the Data looks via Display Styles                                                                                                 01:39

    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.

    Hover over a Graphic to Find out about It                                                                                                                 01:44

    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: The Amazing Heads-Up Display                                                                                                                         02:17

    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.

    Click and Hover to Open a Civil Context Menu                                                                                                       02:21

    OpenRoads/OpenRail provides a Civil Engineering-oriented Context Menu for all graphics.

    OpenRoads Empowers the Properties Dialog                                                                                                          02:30

    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.

    A "Project File" Typically has a lot of Reference Files                                                                                            01:10

    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.

    Reference Files - Turning Display On and Off                                                                                                           03:41

    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.

    Reference Files - Turning Snap and Locates On and Off                                                                                      01:23

    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.

    Reference Files - Making them "Subtle"                                                                                                                     01:43

    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.

    Reference Files - Turning Off Properties like Lineweight                                                                                     00:53

    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.

    Introduction to Terrain Display                                                                                                                                     04:36

    An overview of terrain models and terrain display, and a review of the ribbon interface.

    Displaying Terrain Features and Changing Contour Intervals                                                                          05:22

    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.

    Using Feature Definitions to Display Terrains                                                                                                         04:00

    Learn how to set and change the terrain model feature definition to control how the terrain is displayed.

    Referencing a 3D Terrain Model to a 2D Project File                                                                                             05:11

    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.

    Using Override Symbology and Element Templates                                                                                             04:50

    Learn how to control the display of a referenced terrain model with element templates and display styles.

    Label Contours and View Background Map                                                                                                             03:12

    Learn how to add manual contour labels and display a background map with streets and aerial imagery.

    Label and Analyze Terrain Points                                                                                                                                 03:59

    Learn how to manually label and analyze terrain points.

Learn to Evaluate a design file with Subsurface Utilities in it.

    Launch, Set the WorkSpace and Open                                                                                                                       01:45

    In this video, you will launch OpenRoads Designer, set the Training Workspace and WorkSet, and open a utilities file.

    Key Evaluation tools: Properties and Explorer                                                                                                        01:47

    See how and why you will want to use the "standard" tools: Properties and Explorer.

    Managing the 2D/3D Models Interconnectivity                                                                                                      02:01

    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.

    Click, Hover, the Heads-Up Display and Properties                                                                                               02:01

    A tremendous amount of information and editability is available simply by hovering over, clicking on or click-and-       hovering on a utility.

    Utilities Properties: Exposing the Database                                                                                                             01:50

    Learn to open the Utilities Properties dialog. With it you can see a utility's full database record.

    Analytic Symbology: Database Labels and Color-Coding                                                                                    02:07

    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.

    Analytic Symbology: Under the Hood                                                                                                                         00:59

    Dive a little deeper into how Analytic Symbology works.

    FlexTables – Introduction                                                                                                                                                 01:09

    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.

    Printing or Saving FlexTable Results                                                                                                                            00:51

    Learn how to Print or Save FlexTable reports.

    Opening and Editing FlexTables                                                                                                                                    02:22

    Open a Predefined FlexTable and edit it to your needs.

    Queries: Introduction to Filtering the Data                                                                                                              00:53

    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".

    Run a Query and Use the Results                                                                                                                                 01:13

    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.

    Profile Runs: Multiple Structure Profiles                                                                                                                   01:17

    See how to use Explorer > Subsurface Utilities Model to examine Profile Runs (multiple-structure profile definitions).

    Create a Single Pipe Profile                                                                                                                                             00:34

    Create a single-pipe Profile. It's exactly the same process as any OpenRoads profile.

    Viewing OpenRoads, Analysis and Engineering Profiles                                                                                      01:04

    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.

    Course Overview and Setup                                                                                                                                           01:01

    Here we describe the data file setup and provide an engineering overview of the Placing Ditches course.

    Place the Headwall and Endwall                                                                                                                                   02:08

    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.

    Set the Pipe to be Calculated as a Culvert                                                                                                                 03:25

    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 the Network Outfall at the Pond                                                                                                                      02:12

    Place an Outfall Structure (a node is required for both ends of a Ditch) at the pond.

    Place the Ditch between the Culvert Endwall and the Pond Outfall                                                              01:17

    Place a Ditch between the Culvert Endwall and the Pond Outfall.

    Insert a Cross Section Node to Split the Ditch                                                                                                         03:48

    Break the ditch by using Insert Node to place a Cross Section Node along the channel.

    Create a Profile Run, Display it and Move the Node                                                                                             02:30

    In this video, we create a profile run and review it. We then Move the new Cross Section Node towards the property     line.

    Placing Nodes in Undulating Terrain                                                                                                                           04:01

    Overview of Placing Cross Section Nodes in terrain where the drainage changes directions. Placing those nodes.

    Placing and Profiling the Ditches                                                                                                                                  02:42

    Place the upper Ditches that flow to the southeast.

    Catchments for Ditches - What's Different                                                                                                               04:06

    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 and Review the HGL and EGL                                                                                           01:11

    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.

    Introducing Utility Filters                                                                                                                                                 03:05

    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.

    Using Utility Filters to Create Utilities from 3D Graphics                                                                                    01:36

    In this video, you will learn to use Utility Filters to Create Utilities from 3D Graphics.

    Using Utility Filters to Create Utilities from 2D Graphics                                                                                    04:13

    In this video, you will learn to use Utility Filters to Create Utilities from 2D Graphics.

    Creating A Utility Filter                                                                                                                                                     03:36

    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.

    Reviewing the Design File Structure                                                                                                                            01:19

    Review the contents of the design file and attached references, and the 2D and 3D views.

    Detecting Hard Conflicts Between Two Utilities                                                                                                     03:33

    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.

    Reviewing and Managing Results                                                                                                                                 07:12

    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.

    Conflict Detection Between a Utility and the Drainage Network                                                                   02:59

    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.

    Detecting Conflicts with Utility Trenches                                                                                                                  02:43

    Learn how to define the parameters for detecting conflicts with a utility trench mesh.

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