OpenBridge Modeler

To create the vertical geometry

To create the profile, use the following procedure.

Similar to how you generated the horizontal alignment, you will use a simple straight grade for the vertical curve. More complex vertical curves can be created using similar methods.
  1. Either:

    on the Civil ribbon tab, select the Open Profile Model tool in the Vertical group.

    or

    select the alignment (i.e., the horizontal curve you previously created) and then select the Open Profile Model tool from the pop-up toolbar

  2. If you used the Open Profile Model tool in the previous step, data point on the alignment (i.e., the horizontal curve you previously created) in the top-down view (i.e., plan view).
  3. In the View Groups toolbar, select an unopened view number and then data point inside that view window.
    The Profile - MyAlignment opens.
  4. On the Civil ribbon tab, select the Lines > Profile Line Between Points tool in the Vertical group.

  5. In the Profile Line Between Points tool settings dialog, set the tool parameters:
    1. Set the Length option and type a value of 600 (m).
    2. Set the Slope option and type a value of 0.500.
  6. Data point near the 20m elevation at Station 127+41 in the profile view.
  7. Data point again to set the profile line.
  8. On the Civil ribbon tab, select the Set Active Profile tool in the Vertical group.

  9. Data point on the alignment in the plan view.
  10. Data point on the profile line in the profile view.
You have created an entire roadway alignment, albeit a very simple one.
Tip: You may now close the profile view of the alignment.

Go to the 3D model and select the alignment. Open its properties and assign the feature definition Alignment > Preliminary Planning > Geom_Baseline.