Geometry import tool in OpenRail Designer supports importing alg files from v8i products, that includes horizontal, vertical and cant information. Result of the import process includes geometry created by the placed turnouts, but not the turnout object itself. There can be cases where you need to also have the turnout object such as reporting, annotation and topology creation. Below you can see how this can be accomplished using geometry tools.
First step is to import existing alg file.
This method includes only placing the turnout to the right location. No connection to existing complex geometry is made. Vertical geometry can also be added to the placed turnout. This method is sufficient for annotation and reporting purposes but not for topology related workflows.
This method includes adding placed turnouts into the existing complex geometry. This replaces the geometry part of the existing turnout with the new one that references to new turnout object. Geometry preserves existing vertical and cant information. Model then can be used for topology creation, to be used for workflows such as overhead line design, signaling or rail equipment asset registry.