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Question: Is there a way to display the "View Control" when doing long right click? I don't have it on the menu.Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/39296/how-to-add-the-view-control-short-cut-on-long-right-click-to-your-workspace.
Question: Where can I find additional ORD training related to corridor modeling?Answer: https://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathWithMasterCourseExpanded?lpId=110831&mcId=102685.
Question: We use the InRoads SS2 add-in trickle tool to help find low points in our model. Is there a similar tool in Openroads Designer?Answer: Yes, there is a tool named Analyze Trace Slope located on the Terrain tab in the ribbon.
Question: How do you create skewed sections?Answer: You can create skewed sections by using the Named Boundary tool, Section by 2 points.
Question: How do you know the attachment point for the templates?Answer: The attachment point is defined when you create the template. It can be any point in the template.
Question: Does OpenRoads have the same limitation with vertical surfaces as SS4? For example, in modeling a wall.Answer: The limitation with vertical faces is related to the terrain model's algorithm used to triangulate. OpenRoads Designer lets you model vertical faces via the 3D components. So an OpenRoads Models can have vertical faces within the solid models. The vertical face limitation arises when you create a triangulated surface.
Question: How do you type degrees, minutes, seconds for the line direction?
Answer: You can use the caret ^ for the degree symbol and the minute ‘ then second ‘’ marks, or you can use colons (ex: s45:45:39w).
Question: Can you increase the font size on the dynamic display elements?
Answer: Go to File > Settings > User > Preferences > View Options – Civil and you can change the size there.
Question: How do you delete a horizontal PI?Answer: Use the Delete Vertex command located under OpenRoads Modeling > Drawing > Modify.
Question: Can we change the annotation marks to display a different shape?Answer: The annotation can be changed according to the geometry’s Feature Definition. The Feature Definition calls a Feature Symbology that calls an Annotation Group. You can make the changes by modifying the Annotation Definition within the Annotation Group.
Question: Can we customize horizontal or vertical alignment reports as required, instead of using the provided reports?Answer: Yes. You can use the raw XML to generate custom reports.
Question: Can you insert VPIs to a complex profile?Answer: Use the Profile Insert Curve to insert a PI and Curve into a complex profile.
Question: How do you import Survey data?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/37564/video-example-workflow-to-import-survey-data.
Question: How do you set-up Survey annotation?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/37405/video-survey-annotation.
Question: How do you create a corridor from an existing terrain?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17887/video-understanding-overlay-components.
Question: How do you triangulate a POD file over a localized area?Answer: POD files can be clipped. You can create a terrain element from that clip.
Question: Can you create a terrain from .SHP files?Answer: Yes, you could use the extract graphics tools to create a terrain model from Shp data.
Question: How can I prevent CONNECT Advisor from loading on start-up?Answer: Within CONNECT Advisor, click on the User Settings gear wheel icon. Uncheck Launch CONNECT Advisor on startup. Click OK.
Question: Can SUE object be included in an existing profile?Answer: There is an added ability to slice through the 3D model to show SUE/SUDA/OBM or anything in the 3D within the profile.
Question: Can OpenRoads Designer be installed on the same machine as SS4 products?Answer: Yes.
Question: Is OpenRoads Designer integrated with ProjectWise?Answer: Yes, visit the ReadMe to see which version of ProjectWise you will need.
Question: How do you set-up sheet number annotation?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/37461/video-how-to-add-sheet-index-number-annotation-to-a-title-block
Question: Where can I find more training for OpenRoads Designer?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/33436/openroads-designer-connect-edition-training-links
Question: What is the difference between an Alignment and a Linear Feature Definition?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/36947/what-is-the-difference-between-an-alignment-and-a-linear-feature-definition
Question: Is there a way to get rid of the snap?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/23249/remove-snap-constraint
Question: Can you re-associate arc to a different element, while maintaining properties?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/36946/video-how-to-use-the-replace-reference-command-for-arc-geometry
Question: Is there a Report on Geometry relationships?Answer: There is not currently a report you can create that will list all elements and the relationships associate to them. It is recommended to inspect relationships through the Explorer > OpenRoads Model. You can navigate through different geometry and view dependencies, and quickly zoom to an alignment to view the rules.
Question: Can the ORD geometry be utilized in OpenBridge Modeler?Answer: Yes, the geometry and terrain from OpenRoads can be utilized in OpenBridge Modeler.
Question: Is there a quick toggle to see the alignment stations?Answer: The stationing can be turned on via the Feature Definition.
Question: Is there a way to track alignments similar to SS2?Answer: Go to OpenRoads Modeling > Home > Model Analysis and Reporting > Civil Analysis > Analyze Point to track alignments.
Question: What is the difference between an alignment and a linear feature definition?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/36947/what-is-the-difference-between-an-alignment-and-a-linear-feature-definition.
Question: How can you change the side slope based on height?Answer: You can edit the templates and set multiple end conditions. The template can be as complex as you would like for a conceptual model.
Question: How can you specify the invert levels of the culverts when placing them?Answer: Culverts are placed based on the terrain.
Question: Where can I find more videos related to ConceptStation?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/27679/openroads-conceptstation-support-clips-technotes-faqs
Question: Where can I find a best practice for I-model creation?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/m/road_and_site_design_gallery/272792.
Question: Where can I find more information of UDOT's 3-D Engineered Models for Construction?Answer: https://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:4450.
Question: Can a point be apart of more than one alternate surface within a template?Answer: No. To have multiple alternate surfaces, you would create another point directly on top of the other and assign it the second surface you are wanting to create.
Question: Do you have an example of an end condition transition?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21058/video-end-condition-transition-example.
Question: How do you create a terrain from a corridor feature?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7031/video-creating-a-terrain-model-from-a-corridor-in-openroads.
Question: Is it possible to design using OpenRoads Designer (ORD), and save back to SS4?Answer: You could export the ORD drainage design to LandXML, and then import that into SS4. You could export it using ModelBuilder, and then import that into SS4. Also, you could reference the ORD DGN into SS4. There is not a way to directly open a DGN created in ORD back into SS4 as ORD is forward compatible, not backward compatible.
Question: When laying out inlets and I am asked to select a reference for my elevation, can I choose a corridor or does it need to be a terrain?Answer: You can select a corridor, a linear feature, or a terrain. You can also type in a specific elevation you would like.
Question: Where can I view more training tutorials on drainage design in OpenRoads Designer?Answer: Please visit the LearnServer here: https://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=110831&callFrom=MyLp.
Question: Can you do a batch run of different storms?Answer: Under Scenarios, there is an option to do a Batch Run.
Question: Is the process for Culvert sizing similar to what this SIG demonstrates?Answer: Yes, there is an IsCulvert? Setting to make a pipe a culvert for calculations.
Question: Does the Design function also size the inlets?Answer: Yes, inlet sizing is included with automated design. It will pick from a predefined grate or curb opening lengths per contraints that you can define in the inlet tab of the design alternative.
Question: How do you create a terrain model using graphical fiters?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17432.video-terrain-model-creation-with-graphical-filters
Question: How do you create a template with a brow ditch to intercept overland flow?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/26208.video-creating-a-brow-ditch-with-override
Question: Is there a way to control rollover via parametric constraints instead of editing the template?Answer: Yes, but this would be a manual process since the constraint values entered do not know anything about the slope of the lanes. This could be done in Excel, and imported to meet your needs.
Question: What additional licenses are included in an OpenRoads Designer license?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/33567.licensing-faq-for-openroads-designer-connect-edition. If you are using a layered product such as InRoads Suite or GEOPAK Suite, you will need a MicroStation license.
Question: Can SS2, SS4, and ORD reside on same machine?Answer: Yes.
Question: Are you able to edit the surface from the Cross Section view?Answer: The cross section is a live view. If you want to change the surface, you can do this with the Dynamic Sections tool, Edit Station.
Question: Is it possible to export ORD civil elements into a GPK or ALG file? Answer: You can export to LandXML, and then import into a GPK or ALG.
Question: If I import my alignment and vertical profile from GPK or ALG, and then build my whole corridor around it. And then a couple of months down the road the alignment changes. Can I re-import the new GPK or ALG, and expect ORD to automatically adjust itself?Answer: Yes.
Question: Can ITL files be used across the versions of SS3, SS4 and OpenRoads Designer CONNECT?Answer: Yes.
Question: Is there a size limit of an ITL file that makes it inefficient or a problem to work with?Answer: We have never run into a problem with ITL file size. We have seen one that is about 25 MB that was a little slow opening, but it had no issues.
Question: Does the multiple user ITL functionality work in ProjectWise?Answer: PW is a checkin/checkout system, so it does not allow the ITL to be modified by multiple people at the same time.
Question: How are affixes automatically applied vertically?Answer: Affixes are not necessarily applied vertically, but applied left and right. You must manually enter them in vertically.
Question: What is reality modeling?Answer: Reality modeling is capturing existing conditions in 3D using one or a combination of devices.
Question: What is a 3D Scalable Mesh (3SM)?Answer: A 3SM can be 2.5D, 3D, or a mix. The 2.5D can be created directly inside ConceptStation, and the 3D is created inside ContextCapture. A 3D 3SM can be used directly inside of ConceptStation, and allows for overhangs and vertical walls. A 3SM is virtually unlimited in size.
Question: I have never used Civil AccuDraw. Is there an introduction to get me started using this tool?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/17927.video-introduction-to-civil-accudraw
Question: How do I change the X,Y operation to N,E?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/32811.how-to-change-the-civil-accudraw-x-y-operation-to-northing-easting
Question: How do you rotate the compass in Civil AccuDraw?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/15409.video-quick-tip-on-rotating-the-compass-in-civil-accudraw<
Question: Sometimes when using Civil Accudraw, it does not respond when I key-in "O" to set the reference element. Why is this?Answer: When keying on the "o" be sure your cursor is in a field of the Civil Accudraw heads-up prompt. Also, depending on what you’re doing, the focus may be in the "geometry" prompt vs. the Civil AccuDraw prompt. You can TAB to move between fields before keying in "o".
Question: When should I use a 2D or a 3D DGN?Answer: Use a 2D DGN for geometry and corridors, use a 3D DGN for survey, topography, and terrains.
Question: What are some best practices for file organization within OpenRoads?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/28222.video-best-practices-for-project-file-organization-in-openroads
Question: When is the Default-3D model created in a 2D DGN?Answer: The 3D model is created upon invoking an element or function that requires elevation. For example, when you activate a terrain or a profile. You cannot delete the Default-3D model once it is created.
Question: How should I reference my 2D and 3D DGNs?Answer: For OpenRoads models, attach the 2D default model to the 2D model, and let OpenRoads manage the 3D model. When referencing 3D models from other sources, attach them to the OpenRoads 3D model.
Question: What happens if you start a project in a 3D seed file and create an alignment?Answer: If you place geometry in a 3D DGN, the 2D and 3D instances are in the same model. It makes picking difficult, but it will work. Best practice is to create the civil model from a 2D seed file.
Question: Can a corridor design be done in a blank DGN with the 2D alignment DGN referenced?Answer: Yes, the geometry can be in a referenced model.
Question: Can you reference the profiles into sheets afterwards?Answer: Profiles referenced into sheets will be in OpenRoads Designer
Question: Does referencing work with ProjectWise?Answer: Yes
Question: How do you target non-civil objects for end conditions?Answer: You can target MicroStation meshes by featurizing. MicroStation lines/chains can be targeted directly, but it is recommended to featurize them. It also is beneficial because a name of the element exists and is easier to track.
Question: What is the difference between the two Attachment Methods, Geographic – Reprojected and Coincident World?Answer: Geographic – Reprojected, takes account of rotation and scaling between the two coordinate systems by recalculating the points in the reference model to align with corresponding latitude/longitude points in the active model. Coincident World simply lines up the 0,0 (Global Origin) and design plane.
Question: What is a sister file?Answer: A sister file is usually a text file listing coordinates of at least two corners of a raster image that are used to scale the image. A sister file is needed if the raster image does not include location data within the file.
Question: Can I create/define a local coordinate system that will interact with other coordinate systems?Answer: Yes, the functionality to setup coordinate systems is included in the Bentley Map software.
Question: Where can I access more training on geo-coordination?Answer: https://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=106515&callFrom=MyLp
Question: How do I modify a delivered civil cell?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/21998.video-modify-a-delivered-civil-cell
Question: How do I create a driveway civil cell?Answer: http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathWithMasterCourseExpanded?lpId=106084&mcId=102296
Question: What are some best practices for creating civil cells?Answer: http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathWithMasterCourseExpanded?lpId=106084&mcId=101475
Question: Where can I find introductory training on creating civil cells?Answer: http://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathWithMasterCourseExpanded?lpId=106084&mcId=102295
Question: Where can I find more info on creating more templates?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7045.corridor-modeling-openroadshttp://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=104644
Question: How do I create a surface that follows the top of my template?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7031
Question: How do you share template you have created?Answer: Go to Tools>Template Library Organizer. Typically there is a core library that contains your standards, then there is a project library where you can edit standards to be project specific. Select the template library organizer, and you can open both of the libraries and copy templates back and forth
Question: When editing the template, how do you enter the ground slope? We want 3%, but when I type in 3 I get 300.Answer: To get 3% you must enter either 0.03 or 3% or a ratio 3/100, not 3.
Question: Does ConceptStation have the ability to model retaining walls, curb & gutter, etc.?Answer: The roadways and bridges are template-based and can contain curb\gutter walls, etc.
Question: Is ConceptStation CPU based or GPU like LumenRT?Answer: ConceptStation is GPU based. Therefore performance is relative to the quality of the video that is installed. ConceptStation requires a minimum 2G video card.
Question: Can you export data to OpenRoads?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/27777.video-openroads-conceptstation-exporting-data-to-openroads
Question: Can you export images and videos of the concepts?Answer: You can export images and create videos. ConceptStation includes the LumenRT visualization tools to easily create videos.
Question: Can you create/edit your own templates?Answer: Yes, templates are completely configurable.
Question: Can you import DTM, ALG, and IRD data into ConceptStation?Answer: You can directly import DTMs and ALGs. The IRD file is not supported at this time.
Question: How do I get Concept Station?Answer: Concept Station is available for download from the software fulfillment center at http://select.bentley.com/FulfillmentCenter
Question: Which superelevation standards does ConceptStation use?Answer: Superelevation in ConceptStation is based on the AASHTO standards.
Question: Should I create a terrain model from corridor mesh elements or 3D features?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/28219.create-terrain-model-from-corridor-features-or-mesh
Question: Can you change your ditch flowline from within the dynamic cross section window?Answer: At present time, edits to geometry cannot be made in dynamic cross sections.
Question: What sort of camera is recommended for use with ContextCapture?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27132.camera-recommendation-for-contextcapture
Question: How do you delete out items such as trees from a mesh that was created in ContextCapture to prevent models from targeting them?Answer: If you output the 3D data as a point cloud, you can use point cloud classification to filter the data.
Question: Does ContextCapture work inside a building?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27133.interior-use-of-contextcapture
Question: What are the hardware requirements?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/26310.what-are-the-minimum-recommended-system-requirements-for-contextcapture
Question: Can you use the zoom function on a camera?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27134.use-of-camera-zoom-in-contextcapture
Question: How well does ContextCapture work with a combination of cameras, i.e. a combination of drone images and hand held camera images?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27135.multiple-camera-use-in-contextcapture
Question: What is the difference between Tie Points and Control Points?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27136.contextcapture-difference-between-tie-points-and-control-points
Question: Can you combine the photo mesh with a topo survey to create a more accurate mesh?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27137.contextcapture-combination-of-survey-data-and-photos
Question: Can you cut and store sections?Answer: Yes – Use the Section Tools available with Descartes.
Question: How do you create a control point?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27138.contextcapture-create-control-point
Question: Can point cloud sections follow an alignment?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27142.create-cross-sections-along-an-alignment
Question: Does ContextCapture work on smooth surfaces like a white wall?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27139.smooth-surfaces-in-contextcapture
Question: Can you use frames from a video?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27140.use-of-videos-in-contextcapture
Question: Is Descartes required? What functions are lost if you don’t have Descartes?Answer: Descartes isn't required. Drawing and snapping to the points can be done in MicroStation; however, Descartes contains tools that make working in the point cloud easier. Descartes allows you to snap and draw more efficiently, classify the points, cut sections, etc. from the point cloud.
Question: Can supplemental photos be added later to update already-processed data or does the entire data set needed to be reprocessed?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/w/wiki/27141.contextcapture-add-additional-photos
Question: Are there limits to rounding of the lens (for example, a GoPro might have a really wide angle)?Answer: No, there are no limits, and ContextCapture does support GoPro.
Question: When using ContextCapture, will the GPU effect the quality or just the length of time to process?Answer: The GPU does not affect the quality, just the processing time.
Question: When using imperial files, does Bentley now have the ability to use US Survey Foot?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/26923.survey-foot-units-in-ss4
Question: How do I use my previously created XIN/DDB files to build my OpenRoads standards?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7051 http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7025
Question: Will my template library be included in my DGNLIB?Answer: The Template Library (.itl) exists independently outside a DGNLIB.
Question: How do I migrate component styles from SS2 to OpenRoads?Answer: https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/19918.video-migrate-component-styles-from-ss2-to-openroads
Question: How do I import project settings and data from SS2 into OpenRoads?Answer: http://learn.bentley.com/app/VideoPlayer/LinkToIndividualCourse?LearningPathID=108805&CourseId=111138&MediaID=5005147
Question: Will the new workspace "workset" examples delivered with OpenRoads CONNECT Edition?Answer: Yes, we will deliver Workset/Workspaces OpenRoads CONNECT.
Question: What is the difference between civil cells and templates?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/26927.how-do-civil-cells-differ-from-templates
Question: Can we get a list of all OpenRoads configuration variables?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/26928.where-is-a-list-of-openroads-configuration-variables
Question: Are there any videos on roadway modeling using Inroads generated information?Answer: http://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/7045.corridor-modeling-openroads
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.
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