I have 3 stacked terrain models (1. Existing Ground, 2. Topsoil Stripped and 3. Mountain) and a corridor cutting through all three terrains. When calculating End-Area Volumes, is it possible to automatically calculate/devide the Cut volume into these three soil-types, based on the terrain-models?
Yes. If you assigned a feature definition to substrata Terrain Model such as Existing_Rock_Surface then it is automatically set as "volume option=substrata". Then in End Area volume it is computed as such and if you use Earthworks_Quantities.xsl you will find required quantities.
You can also check and change the type of surface in the End Area Volume panel under "Classification"
Answer Verified By: Rikke Wittendorff
This will work in SS4 but not with ORD as for ORD there is no tool to calculate earthworks by End Area Volume method.
It is true, that I don't have the Earthworks tool, but I do have the Earthworks-report, so by changing the Feature Definition style, it was actually possible to do it with End Area Volumes. (Although I used the "Roadway Component Designer Quantities Summary.xls" instead of the "EarthworksQuantities.xls", as it gives a list of total volumes.)
Just like Adam said, I do not find any tables or tools to report the earthworks excavation volume in OpenRoads Designer update 1, so this is big trouble!
I know this works well in Power Inroads ss 4. but not in ORD, it is a pity.
see the following screebshot:
Ah, my mistake. I'm completely new to this program and was sure I had ORD... But I think you're right, that it is instead the Power Inroads I have (or PowerCivil..?).. It's all very confusing with all the names and versions.
Big trouble for ORD indeed though... It seems like an essential function, when designing roads..