How to show 3D lines/objects in OpenRoads Profile?

How can you view 3D elements in the profile view for OpenRoads?

What I'm trying to accomplish is when we create our profiles, we need to know where cross drainage features are and their size/height, etc. etc. With the Geopak Classic method, this isn't an issue because you draw the culverts into the design model normally and draw your profile around this. However, with the dynamic nature of OpenRoads this isn't as clear cut. If I draw a 3D box for a culvert, the culvert is shown in the cross section view as expected (and hoped), however, it isn't displayed in the profile. How can we reference information into the profile for designing the profiles?

  • The only objects that can be shown in the profile model as crossing features are geomteric (3d or horizontal geometry with active vertical alignment) lines which have an assigned feature definition and an element template with crossing point defined.  Nothing else will disply in this view.

    Adam, for your simple example, if you have a profile window developed using legacy profile tools you can copy/paste graphics from this profile into the profile model of OpenRoads.  You just need a common point of reference (i.e. lower left corner of the profile window) to use as the copy/paste origin.


  • Marc,

    Thanks for your tip. Just need to remember about profile exaggeration. We need to ensure that graphic scale is not exaggerated prior to copy/paste operation. It works fine.




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