Between the new enhancements in OpenBridge Modeler CONNECT Edition Update 8.2, v10.08.02.45, from August 2020, one of the features is the possibility to allow users to modify OBM Objects. So, now users are able to edit solid elements and create deck slab voids.
For any modifications user has to go to the Modeling Workflow and check the Modify possibilities at the Home main tab, like Modify Solid or into the Features. Inside Features options there is the Hole feature and User needs to identify solid and the format cutting base, by using any drawn reference lines, or the size. For example, user can go to the Plan View and draw a circle to use with the Cut Solid with Curve with the Inside Method and Cut Mode Thru Profile, as shown in the images below.
Despite it is a very useful feature, for placing holes for a drainage system, with open slots, scuppers, inlets, and extension storm drain pipes, there are associated disadvantages. Therefore, caution should be used with this editions of elements and it is a best practice that this is limited for only small portions. For example, all quantities are not updated and only the original Bridge objects are considered without any additional chamfers or cuts in this elements.
Check more information in the video at the link below in our OBM YouTube channel.