Tracking Horizontal Alignments using InRoads SS3 and Open Roads commands

I'm a little bit confused about using the new Horizontal Geometry tools to create a horizontal alignment and tracking the alignment.

It seems like after I use tools from the Horizontal Geometry tool box (Tasks->Civil Tools->Horizontal Geometry), I need to export these horizontal alignments to native (Tasks->Civil Tools->General Geometry->Export to Native) before I can use the horizontal tracking tool to get stations and offsets from an alignment.

Is this the proper workflow? It seems counter-intuitive, as I am forced to convert the horizontal elements to the older .alg format instead of having the graphical elements in the drawing as my true horizontal alignment.

Am I missing something?


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