OpenRoads Designer – Improve Project Deliverables

OpenRoads Designer – Improve Project Deliverables


Have you ever had to make
changes to your construction drawings after they’ve been produced? Maybe you had to change
a side slope within a set of cross-sections. And in doing that, you
changed the graphics of that cross-section rather than changing the digital data
or the terrain model that’d been created previously. Wouldn’t it be nice if we
could change the model and the plans update automatically? With OpenRoads Designer
and a model-centric plan production methodology, you can be sure that the plans
reflect the model and the model reflects the plans because we’ve made editing and
changing the model much simpler than in the past. Take just a few minutes
and let’s take a look. Here in highlighting
a model-centric plan production methodology, I’m actually laying out
my cross-sections along my roadway corridor. We call them named boundaries
and you actually can see them displayed within the 3-dimensional model. We’re actually creating live
views or windows at specific stations along our roadway corridor which will be the views
in the cross-section sheets. So, here I’ve opened up the
named boundary manager, you can see each of those named boundaries present. I have the ability to modify
the display of those boundaries, turn them on or turn them off. And then from here, I
can actually create the cross-section drawings. So, I’m going to
create the drawings and as it processes, again, it’s taking each of these views
or these windows into the design model and placing them onto sheets. Now, I see those sheets
represented and I can move from each drawing to each drawing. Now what happens when
modifications to our design model need to be implemented? So here I’ve opened up one
of the cross-section sheets. You can see it in the lower left
and now we’re going to modify the roadway corridor or the design model itself. We’re going to steepen the
foreslope in this special ditch. I’m going to change that to a
2:1 slope again to manage that side slope as it relates to the right-of-way line. Notice the model, the dynamic
section and the cross-section sheet all update. So as the model changes, we
see those changes propagated throughout our design, including the plan
production sheets which we see here on the screen. In addition to changes within
the model itself, what happens with annotation elements? Here we’ve got a plan
and profile sheet and we have a special ditch profile defined in the profile view. So, I’m going to go in and I’m
going to place some annotation, place the station and elevation along several points of
that profile within my plan and profile sheet. So, I’ll go out, I’ll select the
station and elevation symbology or style that I want to use. I’ll place that on that profile
element within the drawing. So, we’ll just place that, take
a look at it now within the plan and profile sheet itself. We see the annotation along
that profile element which represents again the flow line of a special ditch. We move from the drawing
back to the design model. And now, what happens when the
design model changes, when that profile changes within my design model? So, let’s take a look. I’ve opened up the plan and
profile itself, zoomed into the area that we’re looking at and now I’m going to make
a modification to the flow line of that ditch. Notice as I make that
modification within the design model what happens to the annotation and
the element within the plan and profile sheet. So, text annotation is
associative and dynamic, so is the model updates, the drawings and the
annotation update as well. Thanks for taking some time out
of your busy schedule to join me as we looked at a model-centric approach inside of
OpenRoads Designer. Hopefully you discovered how
modeling and plan production out of a model-centric approach means that you can model, you
can make changes to that model while ensuring that your plans are up-to-date and meet
exactly what you’ve designed within that design model. If you’d like more information
on OpenRoads Designer look us up at Bentley.com or use the link included in this video.


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