I was wondering if it possible to import horizontal geometry (complex chain) from drawing in Openroads, as it was possible in Inroads.
It can be quite useful for point control, etc., and I wasn’t able to find such tool.
Under Horizontal Geometry, use 'Complex by Elements' (A -1) and select the start element. This will create the geometry for you.
But 'Complex by Elements' only works with lines and curves that have been previously created in Openroads. I was wondering if there is a way to import complex chain (e.g. road edge) directly from drawing, without having to define all of it's elements separately in Openroads, and then connecting them using 'Complex by Elements'.
To get the graphic into InRoads, just run the "Set Feature Definition" command and assign a Feature Definition that has "Auto Export" = True.
The Create Civil Rule Feature is another option that can be used.
This will assign Civil Geometry rules to elements created by tools other than civil geometry commands. For example, MicroStation smart lines can become Civil Geometry ruled elements complete with manipulators and all the editing capabilities.
Answer Verified By: Izabela Ozdarska
I used the 'Complex by element' on a smart line that I drew using standard MicroStation - It worked without any issues. I then also tried it on two lines with a fillet curve inserted (trimmed lines) i.e. 3 MicroStation elements - and this also worked without issue.
So I think 'Complex by element' works on more than just OpenRoads geometry.
Try it and see if it works for you.