It seems, from the training videos I've seen, that the proper workflow for designing driveways (non-corridor) is as follows:
I understand all that, but when trying to then combine the terrain for the pavement and the linear templates (using the add feature tool), ORD applies the surface template to the end conditions as well. What am I missing here? Is there a more efficient/direct way to model the driveways and the warping?
If you need a combined terrain model for pavement and linear templates (my guess is what you need is a top surface of your driveway), consider Complex Terrain Model, create separate TM of your linear templates, and your pavement area where you have surface template applied, then combine these terrains into a Complex Terrain Model.
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That does work to give me a top surface. However, it's quite cumbersome... I do have a civil cell set up to do everything but apply the linear and surface templates, is it possible to have the civil cell create the terrain as well? I'm just trying to save some productivity. This method would take a long time for projects with dozens of driveways.
You have a single top surface made of all linear features in your Civil Cell. The same linear feature can belong to multiple terrains. Morover in one terrain it can work as a break line in other as boundary, etc. I think that Civill Cells are one of the best productivity boosters I ve seen for a several years now.