OpenBridge Modeler

To place abutments

To place abutments at the end supportlines from the custom abutment template, do the following.

You must first create the abutment template for use in this procedure.
  1. On the Home ribbon tab, select the Place Abutment tool in the Substructure group


  2. In the Place Abutment tool settings dialog, select the abutment template to use:
    1. Click […] adjacent to the Template Name setting. The Template Selection dialog opens.
    2. In the lists of abutment types, select the Pile Cap > Default > US301 over RR template.
    3. Click Select.
  3. Clear the Elevation Constraints checkbox. Leave all other tool settings as defaults (i.e., not Integral, Horizontal Offset of 0.0, no cap length adjustment).
  4. Change the Orientation setting to Start.
  5. Select Abutment_steel_piles as the Feature Definition.
  6. In the view window, do the following:
    1. Data point on SupportLine 1.
    2. Data point again (away from any other objects) to accept the selection.
    The abutment is placed at the first supportline.
  7. Repeat Steps 3 through 5, this time setting the Orientation to End and selecting SupportLine 4.
You have now placed the same abutment template at either end of the bridge.