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Question: When should I use end conditions as opposed to point controls?Answer: Point Controls are an excellent choice when you are able to define or already know the geometry needed. End Conditions are better to solve when some of this is unknown. Additionally, you can use end condition priorities to analyze alternatives in a specific order that makes engineering sense.
Question: Can you use target aliasing from Corridor A to B, and then at another location from B to A?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/26376.recursive-situations-in-target-aliasing
Question: What are the rules that govern how end conditions are solved at each template drop?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/25289.end-condition-rules
Question: How do I use end conditions to target an alignment?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17904.video-corridor-references-end-condition-targets-alignment
Question: How do can I override an end condition using End Condition Exceptions and Point Controls?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17906.video-targeting-with-end-condition-exceptions-and-point-controls
Question: How can I use target aliasing and corridor clipping to modify areas of overlap between multiple corridors?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19151.video-target-aliasing-and-corridor-clipping
Question: When I initiate the Target Aliasing tool, I get a reminder to set the configuration variable, TARGET_ALIAS_ALLOW_ALL_LINEARS. What does this mean?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23364.show-all-linear-targets-in-target-aliasing
Question: Does target aliasing work in similar fashion in GEOPAK?Answer: Yes this technology exists in GEOPAK, InRoads and MX.
Question: I was wondering about using End Conditions in a corridor that passes through a zone that has multiple stratum.How can we use a different slope for every strata of the soil/existing terrain? Can OpenRoads calculate volumes of cut for every strata?Answer: You can have targets that seek different surfaces. The cut volumes can be calculated using End Area Volumes.http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/16530.video-end-area-volumes-overviewhttp://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/16531.video-end-area-volumes-unsuitable-materials-exceptions-factorshttp://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/16532.video-end-area-volumes-classifications
Question: What are the suggested computer hardware requirements? (ie, video card, memory, processor)Answer: The best results will be obtained with a high-quality gaming-style graphics card (2GB video memory on video card and 4GB or more of hard drive memory).
Question: Are there any limitations with model size or road length?Answer: Any limitations would be based on your graphics card. There are no set limits when exporting from MicroStation Connect 64bit.
Question: Can you slice through the display to create a cross section?Answer: Yes, you can generate cross sections.
Question: What kind of man-hour effort was required to develop this model or a similar model suitable for public presentation?Answer: Once you go from the civil application into LumenRT, you can create a model in a few hours. Then you can immediately create screen captures. You can create a LiveCube in under an hour. Movies will take approximately 8 hours to render.
Question: What kind of resolution is available for images and videos? Can LumenRT produce HD quality?Answer: HD is available and up to 4K video output.
Question: How do I obtain LumenRT?Answer: LumenRT is part of ELS and is available on SELECTServices for download. A 7 day trial is available. See the following link for download and installation instructions: http://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/microstation_visualization/w/microstation_visualization_wiki/25198.how-to-download-and-install-bentley-lumenrt
Question: Can LumenRT import VISSIM?Answer: Yes, as long as you are in a 2D plane.
Question: Will lighting from street lights show up in LumenRT?Answer: Yes, lighting can be handled externally. Interior lighting options are available as well.
Question: Where can I find LumenRT training?Answer: http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/BrowseLearningPaths?productlineId=26143&CustomLP=False
Question: Can LumenRT import SketchUp models?Answer: Lumen does not import SketchUp models (skp files) directly.
Question: If you have created a civil cell with a driveway placed perpendicular to the mainline, can the driveway be at a skewed angle when you place the civil cell? Answer: Yes - in fact this is demonstrated in the videos at this link: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7064
Question: Can the radius defined in a civil cell be edited after it is placed into your design?Answer: Yes, the radius can be changed as needed after placing the civil cell. Edits to geometry within a civil cell are locally contained in the active DGN. The civil cell that is stored in the DGNLIB is not impacted.
Question: When clipping with a civil cell, does the clip affect the elements to be clipped in their whole depth, or does the civil cell only clip the layers which intersect with the depth of the cell?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23252.depth-of-civil-cell-clipping
Question: When will OpenRoads Navigator Mobile App be available?Answer: OpenRoads Navigator Mobile App is now in available in a Beta version running through the Apple Test Flight program. The target date for commercial iOS release is November 2015. The app will be available on Android later this year.
Question: Is there a possibility that the two different formats (i.dgn and .imodel) will merged to become the same format which can be opened both in desktop and on mobile?Answer: Yes, the goal is to move everything to the .imodel.
Question: Will the documents such as PDF/Word/Excel that are linked in the DGN transfer to OpenRoads Navigator Mobile App?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/25168.attaching-documents-in-openroads-navigator
Question: Can you locate a point using GPS in the field?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/25169.locate-point-in-the-field
Question: How do you locate an issue on the screen?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/25170.locate-issue-on-screen
Question: How do you purchase OpenRoads Navigator Mobile App?Answer: You can purchase a single passport for all mobile apps (ProjectWise Mobile, OpenRoads Navigator, etc).
Question: Can the coordinate information be displayed as Station-Offset?Answer: Yes, as well as Lat-Long. If it is 3D, you will also get elevation.
Question: Which iOS devices will be supported?Answer: Currently, iPad is the only supported Apple device. This is due to an Apple requirement that any iPhone app is supported on ALL version of iPhones.
Question: Can you use the station-offset feature with InRoads/GEOPAK files (.alg/.gpk)?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/25171.using-station-offset-tool-with-civil-data
Question: What is the file format that is exported from OpenRoads Navigator Mobile App?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/25172.openroads-navigator-file-format
Question: Can you reference the markup in a DGN?Answer: Not in the current v8i version - this option will be available in the Connect edition.
Question: Are there any conflict management tools included in SUDA or is that only available in SUE?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24021.availability-of-conflict-management-tools
Question: What is required if you need to design more than 100 inlets using StormCAD?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24022.what-if-i-need-more-than-100-inlets-in-stormcad
Question: Is the 100 inlets limitation per drainage library, or is it the total number of allowed inlets within StormCAD?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24023.is-the-stormcad-100-inlets-limitation-per-drainage-library
Question: Can I use the layout options without having a Subsurface Utility Engineering license?Answer :http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24024.can-i-use-layout-options-without-having-a-subsurface-utility-engineering-license
Question: Can nodes be placed as an offset to the alignment?Answer : http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24025.can-nodes-be-placed-as-an-offset-to-the-alignment
Question: Is it possible to design your own structures and feature definitions for use in SUDA/SUE?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17693.video-creating-cells-to-use-in-sue-feature-definitions
Question: Does pipe connection direction matter?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24026.pipe-connection-direction
Question: Can you assign multiple drainage areas to an inlet?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24027.assign-multiple-drainage-areas-to-inlet
Question: How do you change the outflow for a catchment area?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24028.change-catchment-outflow
Question: Can you assign multiple land uses within an area and calculate a composite c-value? Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24029.calculate-composite-c-value
Question: If you move a node, will the attached pipes move with the relocated structure?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24030.do-pipes-adjust-when-nodes-are-relocated
Question: Can you have preloaded Scenarios to use for multiple projects?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24032.where-are-scenarios-stored
Question: What formats are available for SUDA/SUE reports?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24033.sudasue-report-formats
Question: Can you calculate c value with an impervious map like GEOPAK drainage?Answer: That functionality is not currently available.
Question: Can conduits link to the center of the inlet instead of the walls of the inlets?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24034.link-conduits-to-center-of-inlet
Question: Which of the OpenRoads products include StormCAD for OpenRoads 100 Inlets (part of Subsurface Utility Design and Analysis tools) at no extra fee?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23051.which-products-include-stormcad-for-openroads-100-inlets-at-no-additional-fee
Question: Can you calculate on-grade spread? Can the spread section be read off of the surface?Answer: That functionality is not currently available.
Question: When will Open Roads be tied into the Connect Edition of MicroStation?Answer: The OpenRoads CONNECT edition (naming not confirmed) is currently in development. Look for an announcement soon regarding a target release date.
Question: What exactly are the SUDA/SUE structures?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24036.what-are-sudasue-structures
Question: How do you change the runoff method?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24037.change-runoff-method
Question: Can you import the cell libraries from GEOPAK drainage?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24038.import-geopak-cell-libraries-in-suesuda
Question: When was SUDA introduced into the civil products?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/24035.when-was-suda-introduced-into-the-civil-products
The data used in this month's session is from the LEARNserver class, Using Civil Cells In OpenRoads. This class can be accessed HERE.
Question: How are civil cell rules impacted when making manual adjustments to individual elements after placement?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23241.where-are-manual-adjustments-to-civil-cells-stored
Question: Can two or more civil cells be merged? Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23242.can-civil-cells-be-merged
Question: How do you determine quantities within a civil cell?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23244.quantities-in-civil-cells
Question: Is there a recommended method for addressing overlaps when the end conditions targeting the existing DTM extend and overlap each other through a radius return?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/16056.video-overlapping-slopes-at-intersections-with-relatively-long-cutfill-slopes
Question: Is there a way to extract multiple lines with the Plan By 3D Element tool?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23245.extract-multiple-lines-with-plan-by-3d-element
Question: What the best practice for creating superelevation through the civil cell?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23246.how-to-add-superelevation-to-a-civil-cell
Question: Can you change the civil geometry stationing in a civil cell to match the direction of the corridor stationing?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23247.transpose-stationing-in-civil-cell
Question: Why can't I create civil cell using elements that were created using Simple Arc From Element?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23248.unable-to-create-civil-cell-using-simple-arc-from-element
Question: How you can remove a snap constraint?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23249.remove-snap-constraint
Question: I receive a message that says "Cannot Select 3D Element" when I attempt to place my civil cell.Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23250.civil-cells-message-cannot-select-3d-element
Question: If I receive a point cloud that does not have classifications, can I edit the classifications in OpenRoads?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/22546.edit-classification-of-point-clouds
Question: Do I need a separate license for Descartes?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17812.separate-license-for-subsurface-utility-engineering-sue-and-descartes
Question: How do I set up my own Design Standards?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/14978.setting-up-design-standards-in-openroads
Question: How do I change the display of the handlers/manipulators in OpenRoads?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/14440.change-color-of-handlers-and-manipulators
Question: How do I open the Civil Message Center in OpenRoads?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21883.open-civil-message-center
Question: How do I remove the design standards for a civil element?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21885.remove-design-standards-from-element
Question: How can I customize civil accudraw settings? Where is the Offset-Offset option?Answer: This video link provides an introduction to Civil Accudraw. Skip to the 7:30 minute mark in the video for the answer to this specific question.http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17927.video-introduction-to-civil-accudraw
Question: How do I create a best fit alignment from survey data using OpenRoads Technology?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21512.video-create-a-best-fit-alignment-from-survey-data
Question: How do you auto-annotate geometry in GEOPAK?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7035.video-view-stationing-and-annotation-for-horizontal-geometry-geopak
Question: Is there a way to turn off the display of point clouds from view without detaching them?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21733.turn-off-display-of-point-clouds
Question: Can I use a scalable terrain model for OpenRoads design?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21738.use-scalable-terrain-models-in-openroads
Question: Does Descartes require a separate license from InRoads/GEOPAK/MX?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17812.separate-license-for-subsurface-utility-engineering-sue-and-descartes
Question: Can the templates in Descartes be used in OpenRoads?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21739.use-descartes-templates-as-openroads-templates
Question: How do I combine one or more terrain models?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/16944.combine-one-or-more-terrain-models
Question: How do I apply a linear template?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7046.video-apply-linear-template-with-civil-cell-intersection
Question: What is the purpose of the check boxes next to the Feature Definitions in Project Explorer?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20953.feature-definition-check-boxes
Question: How do you change the feature type of a terrain model element? For example, I would like to change a breakline to a boundary element.Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20954.change-terrain-model-feature-type
Question: Can you use parametric constraints with linear templates?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20955.parametric-constraints-in-linear-templates
Question: How do I remove the Lock in the heads-up display if I want to input a new value?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20956.how-to-remove-the-lock-in-the-heads-up-display
Question: Can I merge a linear template into an existing terrain model?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20958.merge-linear-template-into-terrain-model
Question: I have created horizontal geometry in 2D and have also created corresponding vertical geometry in profile view. Why isn't this feature being displayed in my 3D model?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20029.feature-not-displayed-in-3d-model
Question: How can I create a profile to match the slope and elevation of adjoining profiles?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20038.video-quick-profile-transition-tool
Question: I am trying to create a driveway profile and need to match the grade of the centerline alignment. How can this be done?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17657.place-profile-intersection-point-tool
Question: If you have used the Profile Intersection Point tool to determine the location of a point in profile, will the profile update if the point of intersection is revised?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/20041.will-a-profile-update-if-the-profile-intersection-point-is-adjusted
Question: Is there a way to automatically create a profile as I am placing my horizontal geometry?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/15781.video-create-3d-automatically
Question: Where are the symbology, precision, and settings defined for the Inverse Points tool?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19381.settings-for-inverse-points-tool
Question: I have created a Point Feature Station Offset Elevation Report, however the elevations are all blank. Why is this?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19382.elevation-is-left-blank-in-point-feature-offset-elevation-report
Question: I have imported a Terrain Model from DTM, but I can not append extra data outside the boundary and the Terrain does not honor the Edge Method settings (Max Triangle Length/Slivers).Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19383.boundary-creating-problems-when-mergingmanipulating-terrain-model
Question: There are several components displayed in my cross section that I do not want considered in End Area Volumes. Is there a way that I can exclude them from the calculations?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19385.ignore-components-in-end-area-volumes
Question: How do you import feature definitions in order to begin setting up standards for InRoads SS3/SS4?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7025.video-how-to-import-feature-definitions-inroads
Question: What is the difference between the Profile By Slope From Element tool and the Profile By Variable Slope From Element tool?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19386.difference-between-profile-by-slope-from-element-tool-and-profile-by-variable-slope-from-element-tool
Question: When opening a DGN file, I receive the following message: "Obsolete Civil Data Found..." Why am I receiving this message??Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/16023.error-message-obsolete-civil-data-found
Question: When upgrading to SELECTseries 4, do DGNLIBs and seed files have to be upgraded to the new format in that same way that DGN files must be upgraded?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19384.upgrading-dgnlib-seed-files-and-civil-cells-to-ss4
Question: How do I update a Feature Definition from a DGNLIB that has been revised?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/18899.video-updating-feature-definitions-from-a-revised-dgnlib
Question: How do I change the Feature Definition from one "Type" to another?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/18900.change-type-of-feature-definition
Question: I do not have the Civil Standards, Civil Model, or Survey tabs in my Project Explorer, how can I turn them on?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/13077.unable-to-access-survey-civil-standards-or-civil-model-in-project-explorer
Question: Where do I sign up for the next OpenRoads SIG Meeting?Answer: Access to the OpenRoads SIG meetings is managed through the Bentley Institute LEARNserver. Below is a link to the Learning Path that contains past and future sessions:http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=107842
Question: I have additional questions/problems that were not addressed during the last meeting. Where can I send those questions to be addressed?Answer: The best place to search for answers and post new questions is on the Bentley Communities Forums and Support Solution WIKI pages.
Support Solutions WIKI Articles:https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki