We are just switching to OpenRoads from criteria Geopak and need to hand add items and analyze elevations/offsets in the cross section sheets. There doesn't seem to be a tool to do so and measuring from the grid is extremely time consuming. It seems that there must be a better way we are missing as this is a huge issue. Is there a solution out there?
Use SS4 to create the cross-sections only and you get a cell that helps with xsection labeling. Do Not use the sheet tools in Openroads. Use the sheet tools from native Geopak. Do all of your xsection labeling in the xsections themselves and cut sheets at the end. The Openroads labeling is great for mass labeling of offsets and elevations of key components. Native sheets reference the xsection file so you only need to label the cross-sections.
So here is the problem, our client does not let us use ORD, so we are in SS4 OpenRoads. The cross sections are run into a sheet model, that is not referenced, and as far as I can tell, has no way of placing a point at a offset/elevation other than by offsetting the grid. We have to do a lot of annotation (adding existing pipes over several cross sections as an example) and having a way to do this simply like the old DP would be hugely helpful. Same for finding an elevation/offset like can be done in the dynamic cross sections. They do not want criteria cross sections, so we no longer have the cell to reference from.
Don't run them into a sheet model. Have it place just the xsections like old school geopak. It will place the xscell and then run the native sheet creator from Geopak.
When you cut xsections in the Openroads part of SS4 you have at the bottom of the first tab an option for sheets or xsections. Just use the xsections option. It will place them like Geopak used to with the XScell and everything. At this point you can use the same dialog box and label them with Openroads automated labeling. Then go to Geopak and start XS labeler and label individual Xsections. It will read the cell and the scales and draw accurate labels.
If you have existing pipes you can use the SUDA product and make 3d models of them and they will automatically show up in the xsections. Anything shown in the 3d model will show up in xsections. Even if it's a 3d linestring, for instance an alignment and profile for a pipe invert.
Let's take this one step at a time. Does the Geopak navigator recognize the cells produced in that "sheet model"?
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