• Select by Graphical filter

    You may forget this tool, as I often do, because a bit hidden in Geometry>Design Elements.

    Usually quicker to access using the search ribbon field (top right, F4).

    As an example you can set one for volumes and include all feature definitions you are using for what is being created by the cut/fill volume command.

    A quick way to select and delete if you want to run the create cut/fill volume in the same file.

    • Wed, Mar 17 2021
  • Turnout as Civil Cell - Plan/Profile annotation

    Just as an exercise I created a civil cell for turnout that creates the vertical as well.
    French bending method is applied. Main purpose is to give idea not to replace turnout functionality.

    I also added Features/Features Definition to allow quick annotation on plan and profile.
    It can be enhanced to do more.

    https://youtu.be/CNyFtlp35do

    • Fri, Jul 24 2020
  • Rail Track (ALG) + OpenRail workflow

    We all know that regression tools are still better in Rail Track (ALG) than in OpenRail and we are looking forward 2020-R3 for new capabilities.

    However, Rail Track SS10, preferred to any other v8i because it includes new licensing system, can do the job.
    Then you can continue modelling in OpenRail.

    So the question is what's happening if I change the geometry in the ALG ?

    As long as you import from the same Geometry…

    • Fri, Jul 10 2020
  • Cant Editor and Validate data / Editeur de dévers et validation de données

    In 2020-R2 (10.08.01.33) you may find an issue with validate data dialog that looks empty.

    It is probably due to incorrect or missing setting file under %localappdata%\Bentley\OpenRailDesigner\10.0.0\prefs\civil

    I attach files to this post.

    In the french version both cant editor columns title and validate data properties are in english.
    That is why you will find files with suffix "- EN" and "- FR".

    • Wed, Jun 10 2020
  • Unable to place turnout - Turnout doesn't fit

    Sometime you get this message and don't understand why because the alignment you place the turnout onto is long enough.

    https://youtu.be/4OvqN9_McDI

    • Wed, Apr 1 2020
  • How to make planar elements (like at 0 elevation)

    I often want to get some planar elements when I want to use them to create regions. It is one example from many.

    A new command has been introduced with MicroStation Connect Edition. It is MicroStation, no need for other software.

    Search the ribbon for:

    SET ELEMENT ELEVATION

    • Mon, Jan 20 2020
  • How to get both local and online help

    You may have found issue accessing the local help. It should be possible using File>Settings>User>Preferences: Help Settings but it doesn't work well and it does always open Online Help.

    You could change MS_HELP_LOAD_USEBROWSER to 0, to force using local help.

    You could also let everything as it is and add a button to the ribbon with following keyin:

    %explorer "C:\Program Files\Bentley\OpenRail Designer CONNECT…

    • Thu, Jan 9 2020
  • High resolution draping and export to Lumenrt

    The best workflow is to create a reality mesh (3SM).

    Scalable Terrain Model still exists but 3SM offers greater capabilities.

    The good thing is that the workflow is almost the same than using STM.

    1. Open Reality Modelling workflow
    2. Open Attach ribbon
    3. Create New reality mesh from the Reality Mesh group
      Set the coordinate system, always better
    4. Add the data
    5. Add the texture using Edit menu
    6. Generate the 3SM

    You will get the full…

    • Thu, Aug 22 2019
  • New Bentley Rail Special Interest Group (SIG) Virtual Meetings Start April 27

    Please join J.P. Gauthier and Ian Joyce for the first virtual meeting of the Bentley Rail Special Interest Group (SIG) on Wednesday, April 27. Convenient sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT and 5 p.m. EDT and will share the same agenda. The topic for this month is Analyze Subsurface Geotechnical Conditions and how to:

      • Evaluate earth and rock conditions associated with a tunnel location
      • Ensure that the rigorous…
    • Fri, Apr 22 2016
  • Bentley Rail Track Fundamentals (Metric) Live Online Class, 30 June - 2 July

    Bentley Rail Track Fundamentals (Metric)            
    Virtual Classroom, United Kingdom         
    30 June - 2 July, 2015: 9:00 AM - 4:30PM UTC   (24 hrs total)   
    Instructor: Alan Mather

    This course introduces designers to using Bentley Rail Track software for rail design projects. This hands-on training walks students through the project design cycle; including setting up a project, existing ground data, geometry, regression, turnouts, track bed…

    • Thu, Jun 18 2015
  • Featured LEARNing: Bentley Rail Track Fundamentals (Metric)

    Bentley Rail Track Fundamentals (Metric)            
    Virtual Classroom, United Kingdom        
    Mar. 16-19, 2015: 9:00 AM  - 3:00PM UTC   (24 hrs total)   
    Alan Mather

    This course introduces designers to using Bentley Rail Track software for rail design projects. This hands-on training walks students through the project design cycle; including setting up a project, existing ground data, geometry, regression, turnouts, track bed design, cross…

    • Tue, Mar 10 2015
  • Intelligent Rail Signal Design – The Future is Now!

    Hatch Mott MacDonald - the winner of the 2014 Be Inspired Award for Innovation in Rail and Transit, will present how an intelligent signal design process helped them to reduce design time, increase quality & enable closer collaboration with civil engineering.

    Relative to conventional CAD, intelligent design has enabled Hatch Mott MacDonald to:

    • Deliver signal designs up to 40% faster
    • Reduce signal design cost by 35…
    • Mon, Jan 26 2015
  • H Regression and V Regression on Existing Rail Road Data

    I am having a data set of Existing Rail Top Spot levels for a lenght of 2 Km;

    Imported in Rail Track - Gometry Project as Cogo-Points. Now, I require auotmatic alignmnet fitting on rail spot levels in Horizontally and Vertically.

    Would like to change Horizontal slew up to 50 mm and Vertically lift up to 50mm, for which Regression has to be carriedout.

    Since, I dont have any existing other rail track data, except only…

    • Mon, Feb 11 2013
  • benching and/or terracing

    how does this tool work if a wish to break up a slope evenly with benching? it doesnt seem to terrace a slope evenly with any input i have put in...

    • Mon, Jun 7 2010
  • How to use benching / "terrace" ?

    When using InRail's component "End Condition" properties how does create benching or terracing?... if I am using this box?? the benching? how wide? is that with step elevation? from datum... it is unclear the relationship between these and  the resulting behavior with input... if the datum is 30 and step elevation 5 ... shouldn't it extrapolate  an even division along the slope?

    • Mon, Jun 7 2010
  • Plotting alignment using heights and offsets

    This is my first post, hopefully someone can help?

    I want to be able to plot a platform adjacent to a designed centreline in Railtrack.

    I have a spreadsheet of heights and offsets and chainages that takes into account end/centre throw and cant effects of the design.

    I need to apply these offsets 'normal' to the alignment in order to generate co-ordinates along the platform edge at 2m intervals.

    I'm not sure…

    • Fri, May 14 2010
  • Plotting alignments from heights and offsets

    This is my first post, hopefully someone can help?

    I want to be able to plot a platform adjacent to a designed centreline in Railtrack.

    I have a spreadsheet of heights and offsets and chainages that takes into account end/centre throw and cant effects of the design.

    I need to apply these offsets 'normal' to the alignment in order to generate co-ordinates along the platform edge at 2m intervals.

    I'm not sure…

    • Fri, May 14 2010
  • Creating alignment from heights and offsets.

    This is my first post, hopefully someone can help?

    I want to be able to plot a platform adjacent to a designed centreline in Railtrack.

    I have a spreadsheet of heights and offsets and chainages that takes into account end/centre throw and cant effects of the design.

    I need to apply these offsets 'normal' to the alignment in order to generate co-ordinates along the platform edge at 2m intervals.

    I'm not sure…

    • Fri, May 14 2010