I am trying to use OpenRoads to add benching to my roadway model. The goal is to have the model display the benching and also be able to use it for earthwork volumes. The image below is what I am trying to create.
The 'Rock, Class R-4' must be defined as a closed component. You can use an end condition to tie to the existing ground, then point control the 'Rock, Class R-4' component to the points on the right side. Without knowing what bench constraints are on the left side of the 'Rock, Class R-4' component it is impossible to say what to do. Are the bench elevations fixed or defined? Assuming the bench elevations are not fixed you probably are going to need to take advantage of both Horizontal Max/Min and Vertical Max/Min constraints in conjunction with Null points serving as control points. If the bench elevations are fixed this becomes a much easier problem; no need for Vertical Max/Min constraints. Not sure this helps much, but it is best I can do with information provided.
This is helpful information. The benching will not have set elevations, but this is the typical benching detail for the project. I am not sure if this will help.
Create an end condition that is 3ft below your starting point. Have it find the existing ground on a 0% slope. Point control your 'Rock' component to be 1' vertically below your end condition that solves with a zero horizontal offset. The point on your "Rock' component will be 4' deep and 1' below the original existing ground.
I am still having trouble getting the end condition to work. Have you ever created an end condition for a template like this, and if so would you be willing to share it with me?
I have done templates like this before. I would have to get client permission to share the template with you, and that's a path better not ventured down. Post what you have created and I'll look at it when I have a few spare minutes (looks like Thursday or Friday is currently my first opening and that may change).
Here is the template I currently have. Still having logic issues with seeking existing ground or subbase depending on where the toe of fill is in relation to the shoulder. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
This should get you started
This was helpful. I am still having trouble getting the display rules to functioning properly when I try to add extra benches. I have attached the template that I have updated.2781.benching.itl