Open Bridge Designer Version: 10.08.01.30
Open Bridge Modeler Version: 10.08.01.87
Leap Bridge Steel Version: 20.00.00.24
I am having difficulties with using leap bridge steel within the open bridge designer application. I am finding that each time I go into LBS from OBM (BIM workflow), various aspects of my design are overwritten and need to be re-entered (specifically sacrificial deck thickness, shear connectors, wearing surface information, & load combinations). I have not been able to figure out how to prevent this from happening, and it is not feasible to re-enter the information every time I go back into LBS. Is there a specific aspect of the workflow that I am misusing to cause this to happen?
BIM workflow is designed for a seamless and automatic flow from OBM to analytics (LEAP) in which the changes to the model made in OBM automatically gets pushed to LEAP - or you can choose "Update Analytics" option in the same dropdown where you hit "Send To" for manual push. Please note that when you click "Send To", it creates a new LEAP from scratch (to create alternative designs, etc.). In short, you can make the required changes in OBM, and open LEAP from OBD interface under "Analytics' to see the most up to date physical geometry reflected in analytical model and to retain design related entries previously input. Please note that the changes made to the OBM model is classified as major or minor changes on LEAP side - Major changes (like addition of a new beam, etc.) are causing a reset on design related entries, while minor changes (like span length change, etc.) keep (or slightly modify) the previously entered information.
Please let us know if you need further clarification,
Thank you for your response Burak, That certainly helps to clarify things, though I have a follow up question. From your response, once I have created the Leap file, I should be able to access that design version from the OBD interface. Though I have created this file, the analysis option in the OBD workflow is locked for me, even though I am using the BIM workflow. What else do I need to do to be able to access Leap through the OBD interface?
You are very welcome! Regarding the follow up question, please save and close both LEAP and OBM and see if Analysis option is unlocked. In this version, you need to close OBM for OBD to get updated - we are working on fixing this for the next release in which OBD gets updated without closing OBM. Please let me know if that works.
I have saved and closed both Leap and OBM, and the analysis option is still locked. Maybe there is an issue with my .obdx file?
Can you please email me to get your .obdx file and check on our side? email@example.com
For folks who are looking for the solution to this issue, the problem was resolved by simply selecting the the specific bridge unit I was designing within the project tree on the left hand side of the OBD interface.