CIVIL DESIGNER'S EFFICIENT DESIGN STEPS



TYPICAL DESIGN SEQUENCE

DTM CREATION
  • Open a new or existing drawing
  • Select Survey Mode
  • Add Design files to your Drawing to complete the Project if required
    (File > Project > Settings)
  • Import an ASCII File containing Coordinates
    (Survey Mode: File > Import > ASCII)
  • Remove duplicated points
    (Survey Mode: Editing > Remove Duplicates)
  • Save your Drawing and DTM
    (File > Save)

ROADS DESIGN

Using a Digital Terrain Model as a base:
    1. SWITCH TO SURVEY MODE

  • Start a new Project
    (File > New Project)
  • Import Coordinates
    (Survey Mode: File > Import ASCII > Import Coordinates ; Editing > Remove Duplicates Survey Points)

    2. SWITCH TO TERRAIN MODE

  • Join the break lines to all feature points
    (Terrain Mode : Model > Intelli-Lines)
  • Fill in the remaining break lines to spot shots
    (Terrain Mode : Model > triangulate)
  • Check the break line integrity of the model
    (Terrain Mode : Model > Validate Model)

    3. SWITCH TO ROAD MODE

  • Name the Road Layers
    (Roads Mode: File > Select Road File > Select Road Filename)
  • Covert a CAD entities to a Horizontal Alignment or manually insert the Horizontal Coordinate
    (Alignment > Horizontal > Edit / Graphical Edit)
  • Extract Ground Cross Sections from Digital Terrain Model (DTM) Surface
    (Roads Mode: Alignment > Horizontal > Coordinate > Coordinate Road HA)
  • Step through and check the cross sections
    (Roads Mode: Alignment > Horizontal > Cross Section Extract)
  • Enter the Vertical Alignment Generate Vertical Alignment Levels to show the low points, for drainage purposes
    (Roads Mode: Alignment > Vertical > Generate Levels)
  • Create one or muliple Road Templates for the road
  • Add Road Template to the Road Design
    (Roads Mode: Tools > Template Path)
  • Enter the Super Elevation Data or Automate the Super Elevation for the road
    (Roads Mode: Alignment > Edge Levels > Edit Super or Slaved Super)
  • Generate Edge Levels
    (Roads Mode: Alignment > Edge Levels > Generate Levels)
  • Apply the Template (Banks) to the road
    (Roads Mode: Area / Volume > Apply Template)
  • Step through and check, and edit if need be, the road cross sections
    (Roads Mode: Section > Graphical Edit)
  • Calculate Volumes
    (Roads Mode: Area / Volume > Mass Haul Volume)
  • Plot the Plan, Long, cross or mass haul diagram drawings
    (Roads Mode: Plot > Generate).