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OpenRoads Designer Fundamentals

Created: October 30, 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 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.

In this course, you will create a roadway corridor and then explore the many tools and techniques to edit and manipulate the corridor.

    Course Overview of Creating and Manipulating the Corridor                                                                          03:21

    This video is an overview of the Creating and Manipulating the Corridor course.

    Review Project Reference Files                                                                                                                                      03:26

    In this video, we will review the reference files to be used with the project.

    Create the Corridor and Assign Template Drops                                                                                                    09:23

    In this video, you will learn to create a corridor and assign template drops to the corridor. You will also learn how to     view the corridor in 2D & 3D.

    Review the 3D Model and Add Corridor References                                                                                              07:48

    In this video, you will learn how add corridor references to the corridor and how to un-display parts of the corridor.

    Add, Copy and Edit Template Drops                                                                                                                            06:18

    In this video, you will learn how to add template drops between the two driveways and also how to transition the     curb height across the driveways. We will use 2 different methods to place the templates drops. The first method     will be to create a new template drop and then edit the template drop and the second method will be making a     copy of a template drop. We will not cover the detailed modeling of the driveway at this time. That will be covered in     a separate course.

    Copy Edited Template from the Corridor to the Template Library with Template Library Organizer 02:32

    This video will show you how to copy the edited template from the corridor and save it to the template library using     the Template Library Organizer.

    Create Parametric Constraints to Create Dropped Curb & Transition Curb Height                                 05:39

    In this video, we will use parametric constraints to override the default curb height so that we can place a dropped     curb at the driveway and also transition between dropped curb and full height curb.

    Create Key Stations at Driveways                                                                                                                                02:35

    This video will show how to Create Key Stations at Driveway 1 and Driveway 2.

    Create Turn Lane Template Drops and Add Corridor References                                                                    07:12

    In this video we will create additional template drops in the areas where right turn lanes are needed and also add     the left edge of pavement geometry as a corridor reference to control the left edge of pavement turn lane.

    Create Secondary Alignment for Left Edge of Pavement Taper                                                                       03:12

    This video will show how to create a secondary alignment to change the direction of template processing to go     perpendicular from the left edge of pavement taper geometry.

    Create Point Control for Right Edge of Pavement                                                                                                  03:38

    This video will show how to create a horizontal point control to follow the right edge of pavement geometry.

    Assign Superelevation to Corridor and Review Cross Sections                                                                         04:21

    This video will show how to assign previously created superelevation data to the corridor and also how review the     cross sections once the superelevation has been assigned to the corridor.

    Create Parametric Constraints for Center Turn Lane Lane Width, Shoulder Slope & Ditch Width    09:57

    In this video we will show how to use parametric constraints to change the width of the center turn lane and also     adjust the shoulder slopes to transition from the existing slopes to -4.00%. We will also show how to use     parametric constraints to adjust the ditch width.

    Import and Export Parametric Constraints                                                                                                              04:43

    This video will show how import parametric constraints to adjust the pavement depths by importing the values     from an ASCII text file and you will also learn how to export parametric constraints to an ASCII text file.

    Corridor Clipping                                                                                                                                                                 05:20

    In this video we will take a look at how to use Corridor Clipping to clip out a portion of the S.R. 97 corridor where it     crosses over the London Rd. corridor.

    Target Aliasing                                                                                                                                                                      05:09

    In this video you will learn how to target other corridors and terrain using Target Aliasing. You will learn how to     target the abutment wall corridors and the existing terrain with the target aliasing tool.

    End Condition Exceptions                                                                                                                                                10:38

    This video will show how to override the default template end conditions using End Condition Exceptions.

    OpenRoads Model Explorer                                                                                                                                            04:09

    This video will show how to review the Corridor Model and all the data associated to the corridor with the     OpenRoads Model Explorer.

In this course, you will learn how to create, edit and review superelevation information using the tools provided in OpenRoads Designer. You will learn about the Superelevation XML preference file that controls how superelevation is calculated. You will learn how to create superelevation sections, lanes and transitions and how to apply the superelevation transitions to your corridor. You will also learn how to review and edit superelevation data.

    Introduction to Superelevation                                                                                                                                    01:42

    Introduction to OpenRoads Superelevation.

    Review and Edit Superelevation XML Preferences                                                                                                05:11

    In this exercise, we will review and edit the superelevation XML preferences.

    Create Superelevation Section and Lanes                                                                                                                04:19

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create superelevation sections and lanes for a multi-lane divided highway.

    Calculate Superelevation (Rules-Based)                                                                                                                    08:08

    In this exercise, you will learn how to calculate the superelevation transitions for a multi-lane divided highway using     the superelevation XML preferences file and how to review superelevation data by creating a superelevation report.

    Import Superelevation (Manual and Non-rules Based)                                                                                       05:32

    In this exercise, you will learn how to import superelevation data using a .csv file (comma separated values). CSV     files are typically created by exporting Excel spreadsheets. Many designers use an Excel spreadsheet for     superelevation calculations in lieu of using OpenRoads Designer for superelevation calculations.

    Modifying Superelevation Sections                                                                                                                             02:44

    In this exercise, you will learn how to change the design speed of a superelevation section.

    Viewing and Editing Superelevation Diagram                                                                                                         05:20

    In this exercise, you will learn how to view and edit the superelevation diagram.

    Superelevation Editor                                                                                                                                                       05:04

    In this exercise, you will learn how to use the superelevation editor.

    Editing and Inserting Cross Slopes                                                                                                                               08:06

    In this exercise, you will learn how to edit cross slopes graphically and also how to insert additional slopes.

    Auxiliary Lanes - Adding Lanes                                                                                                                                     03:57

    In this exercise, you will learn how to add auxiliary lanes to the westbound and eastbound lanes.

    Assigning Superelevation to Corridors                                                                                                                      07:18

    In this exercise you will learn how to assign superelevation lanes to a corridor and how to review the cross sections.

    Automated Superelevation Method                                                                                                                           07:52

    In this exercise, you will learn how to calculate and assign superelevation to a corridor using the automated     superelevation method.

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.

This course teaches tools and techniques that can be used to accurately model a complex intersection in 3D. In this course, you will learn how to: Use Linear Templates to create the curb, sidewalk and side slope grading along the edges of pavement and islands. Use Surface Templates to apply material thickness to the pavement surface and median islands. Create a Finished Grade Terrain Model using Graphical Filters. Export Finished Grade Terrain Model to LandXML format.

    Model the Island and Median Curbs                                                                                                                           04:50

    In this video, you will model the island and median curbs using linear templates.

    Model the Interior Areas of the Islands and Median                                                                                            04:42

    In this video, you will model the area inside of the islands and the median by creating a terrain for each and then     applying a surface template that will create the concrete caps.

    Model the Pavement Layers                                                                                                                                          03:18

    In this video, you will model the pavement layers using a surface template.

    Model the Curb and Gutter, Sidewalks and End Conditions                                                                              09:50

    In this video, you will model the curb and gutter, sidewalks, and external side slopes using a linear template.

    Create a Combined Finished Grade Terrain Model                                                                                                04:20

    In this video, you will learn how to create a combined finished grade terrain model from the Church Rd. Corridor,     Church Rd. Intersection, and the London Rd. Corridor.

This course is for both new users and users upgrading from previous versions of PowerCivil, Power GEOPAK, MX, and Power InRoads software to use the OpenRoads Technology in SELECTseries 3. You will learn the basics of placing civil cells. This includes gaining an understanding of what civil cell references are and how to use them in a practical workflow. You will learn to use the civil cells delivered with the product, as well as how to use civil cells taken from external sources and incorporate them into your models. You will learn to edit and re-use civil cells that have been placed within a model.

    Placing a Civil Cell                                                                                                                                                               06:36

    Learn how to place a civil cell and understand the rules to the reference elements that are created.

    Reviewing a Civil Cell                                                                                                                                                         01:50

    Learn how to review civil cells in the 3D model and using the Explorer.

    Using Alternatives when Placing Civil Cells                                                                                                              03:28

    Learn how the Alternatives prompts allow civil cells to adapt to different geometry configurations.

    Placing Civil Cells in Different Geometry Configurations                                                                                    01:49

    Learn how civil cells can be placed on different geometry configurations.

    Editing Geometry in a Civil Cell                                                                                                                                     04:52

    Learn how to edit geometry in a civil cell such as pavement widths or curve radii.

    Editing Linear Templates in a Civil Cell                                                                                                                       05:56

    Learn how to edit linear templates in a civil cell and how to adjust Parametric Constraints to affect the model.

    Place the T-Intersection Civil Cell in a Design Scenario                                                                                       04:07

    Learn how to edit linear templates in a civil cell and how to adjust Parametric Constraints to affect the model.

    Place Sidewalk ADA Ramp Civil Cell                                                                                                                            04:07

    Learn how to place the reference geometry and a sidewalk ADA ramp civil cell.

    Place Pond Civil Cell                                                                                                                                                           01:49

    Learn how to place a pond from a civil cell that is defined in the active DGN file.
 

This course demonstrates how to turn 2D elements into 3D elements by adding profiles and elevations to civil elements that are typically found outside the limits of a roadway corridor (i.e. civil sites, building pads, parking lots, ponds, infield grading, bridge abutment grading, etc.) In this course you will learn how to create 3D elements (or features) and Proposed Terrains using fundamental site modeling and non-corridor modeling techniques.

    Create Cell Tower Pad                                                                                                                                                       09:08

    In this video, we will use the Profile from Surface tool to generate a profile for the tower pad whose elevations will     be determined by draping onto a surface and then offset vertically 4.0 feet [1.2 m] above the surface.

    Create Cell Tower Yard                                                                                                                                                      03:54

    In this video you will learn how to project a -1% slope away from the tower pad (in all directions) to the tower yard     perimeter to establish the elevations of the tower yard area. We will use the Profile By Slope from Element which     allows you to project a constant slope from one element to another.

    Create Terrain Model for Cell Tower Yard                                                                                                                 07:37

    In this video, you will learn how to create a terrain model from the tower pad and tower yard elements and also     how to review and analyze the terrain.

    Create Tower Yard Grading and Analyze Volume                                                                                                   07:57

    In this video, you will learn how to create the slope grading around the perimeter of the tower yard using linear     templates. You will also learn how to add additional features to the tower yard terrain and how to analyze volumes.

    Create Driveway Profiles                                                                                                                                                 08:12

    In this video, you will learn how to create the driveway profiles using the Vertical Geometry tools. You will also learn     how to add the driveway elements to the terrain model.

    Create Driveway Grading                                                                                                                                                 12:43

    In this video, you will learn how to create the driveway grading using linear templates. You will also learn how to use     target aliasing and corridor clipping to clean up areas of overlap in the model.

    Apply Surface Template to Terrain Model                                                                                                                03:08

    In this video, you will learn how to apply a material to the terrain model using the apply surface template tool.

    Review Cross Sections                                                                                                                                                       03:21

    In this video, you will learn how to review the cross sections of the cell tower site.

    Create Complex Terrain                                                                                                                                                    04:46

    In this video, we are going to combine the tower yard terrain model with other terrain models on the project to     form one single terrain. We will utilize the Create Complex Terrain Model tool to accomplish this.

    Create Pond Grading                                                                                                                                                         08:45

    In this video, you will learn how to create and model a Pond in an infield area between multiple corridors using a     linear template to create all of the pond 3D features.

    Create Pond Terrain Model                                                                                                                                             05:15

    In this video, you will learn how to create a terrain model of the pond.

    Create Combined Terrain Model                                                                                                                                   04:05

    In this video, you will learn how to create a combined complex terrain model of the pond terrain and the infield     terrain model. You will also, learn how to analyze the pond volume.

    Analyze Slopes                                                                                                                                                                     02:58

    In this video, you will learn how to analyze elevations and slopes within the terrain model.

This course teaches how to create templates and components for those complex project situations that require more than simply modifying existing templates. This training focuses on the hinge-to-hinge backbone portion of the template. You will learn how to create pavement slabs, pavement stripes, curbs, pavement widening, matching existing pavement, and barriers.

    Introduction to Templates                                                                                                                                              11:14

    Introduction to Template Points, Components and Constraints

    Create a Single Lane Pavement Component                                                                                                           06:08

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create a simple 12 foot lane component as well how to create parametric     constraint labels.

    Create a Two Lane Pavement Component                                                                                                               02:58

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create a two lane component by inserting a new point and using a vector     offset to control the directional slope of that point.

    Create a Simple Curb                                                                                                                                                         05:13

    In this exercise, you will learn to create a simple curb component.

    Define Shoulder Rollover Locks                                                                                                                                    05:04

    In this exercise, you will learn how to add to a Rollover Lock to a shoulder to set a maximum grade break between     the shoulder and the pavement.

    Create a Widening Template that Matches Existing Pavement Slope                                                           06:58

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create a widening template that matches the existing pavement slope.

    Create a Median Barrier                                                                                                                                                   06:08

    In this exercise, you will learn how to create a barrier and ensure that it remains a minimum height above both the     left and right pavement edges.

    Create Display Rules to Display and Undisplay Median Barrier and Median Ditch                                  07:15

    In this exercise, you will learn to create a template that will display a median ditch when the median width is 20’ or     greater and only display the median barrier when the median width is less than or equal to 20’. You will accomplish     this by using Component Display Rules.

This hands-on training teaches how to create and make template end conditions. This training focuses on the side slopes connecting the template hinge to the tie down point. You will learn how to create end conditions with multiple cut and fill slope solutions, cut slopes with a ditch adjacent to the hinge, walls, and forced right-of-way solutions.

    Introduction to End Conditions                                                                                                                                     09:35

    Provides a brief introduction into what makes End Conditions tick. How properties and priority feature in the     operation and resulting geometry.

    Build and Test a Multiple-Slope End Condition (Part One)                                                                                 08:14

    In depth instruction on End Conditions and how to create a multiple slope End Condition.

    Build and Test a Multiple-Slope End Condition (Part Two)                                                                                 05:15

    In depth instruction on End Conditions and how to create a multiple slope End Condition.

    Create a Multi-Slope Cut & Fill with a Cut Ditch                                                                                                      11:14

    Add a cut ditch to a Multiple cut/fill End Condition Solution.

    Build a Constant Width/Varying Slope Clear Zone                                                                                                05:52

    Build a template that ties into the existing ground at a set offset.

    Build and Test a Template that Places a Cut Wall                                                                                                  07:38

    Build and test an End Condition that places a wall based on a found feature definition.

    Create a forced Right Of Way End Condition                                                                                                           07:39

    Build and test an End Condition that places a 2:1 slope unless the Right Of Way line feature falls within the tie point.

Learn how to create templates that use null points with component display rules. These act as triggers (or switches) to display and undisplay parts of your template when linear geometry is added as corridor reference elements to a corridor.

    Create Template Null Points                                                                                                                                          10:09

    In this video, you will learn how to create template null points and apply horizontal feature constraints.

    Create Component Display Rules                                                                                                                                05:29

    In this video, you will learn how to create component display rules that will automatically turn off curb & gutter,     berm, sidewalk and end condition components when an intersection matchline element is added as a corridor     reference.

    Create Parent-Child Relationships Between Components                                                                                 04:47

    In this video you will, learn how to create parent-child relationships between the sidewalk berm, sidewalk and end     condition components so that they turn off automatically when the curb & gutter components turn off.                 Parent-child relationships allow for multiple components to be associated to one component. This is useful when     assigning Component Display Rules (you assign rules to parent component and child components will follow rule     automatically).

    Add Corridor References                                                                                                                                                  02:34

    In this video, we will synchronize the template and add corridor references.

    Review Template and Create Template Null Points                                                                                              04:02

    In this video, you are going to learn how to create a component display rule to hide the turn lane as the default     template condition. A null point will then be used to control when the turn lane (or auxiliary lane) will be displayed.

    Create Turn Lane Component Display Rule                                                                                                             04:18

    In this video, we will show how to create component display rules so that when the EOP_R point moves to the right     of the LL_R point the turn lane and all of it’s components turn on automatically.

    Create Template Drop and Review Cross Sections                                                                                                03:25

    In this video, we will create a new template drop and add a corridor reference that will widen the template and     create the turn lane.

    Create Right of Way End Condition Switch                                                                                                               05:33

    In this video, we will create an end condition that will search horizontally for the existence of a right of way feature.

    Apply Right of Way End Condition to Fill Slopes and Wall Template                                                              05:56

    In this video, we will show how to add the right of way end condition switch to the wall template.

    Apply Fill Slopes and Wall to Turn Lane Template                                                                                                 06:15

    In this video, we will apply the EC-Fill Slopes + Wall template to the 2 Lanes + Turn Lane + Aux Lane-RT-Urban     w/ROW template.

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