OpenBridge Modeler

To place the deck

To place the deck, do the following.

In this tutorial, you will use a slab with constraints rather than a slab template with pre-existing constraints.

  1. On the Home ribbon tab, select the Place Deck tool in the Superstructure group.

  2. In the Place Deck tool settings dialog, select the deck template to use:
    1. Click […] adjacent to the Template Name setting. The Template Selection dialog opens.
    2. In the Decks list, select the Deck Slabs > Slab w/ constraints template.
    3. Click OK.

    Leave the other settings as their default values (i.e., Start Station Offset, End Station Offset, Horizontal Offset and Vertical Offset all 0.0).

    The Slab w/ constraints template is now selected.
  3. In the Place Deck tool settings dialog, set the Add Constraints check box.
  4. Select Deck as the Feature Definition.
  5. In the view window, do the following:
    1. select SupportLine 1 as the first deck boundary
    2. select SupportLine 3 as the second deck boundary
    3. data point a third time to accept
    The Solid Constraints Definition dialog opens.
  6. Specify the right distance constraint:
    1. Select the Variable Constraint tab.
    2. Select RT_Width_Lane1 from the Variables drop-down list and then click Add. An empty RT_Width_Lane1 tab is added to the variable constraints table.
    3. Click the Add Row () button. A new row is added to the RT_Width_Lane1 table.
    4. Type 29.4020 in both the Start Value and End Value cells.
      Note: You can use the <Tab> key or arrow keys to move between cells in the row.
      Leave the other cell values as their defaults (i.e., Location Type = From SupportLine, Relative Location = 0.0000, From = SupportLine 1, and Transition = Linear).
  7. Specify the right slope constraint:
    1. Select RT_Slope_Lane1 from the Variables drop-down list and then click Add. An empty RT_Slope_Lane1 tab is added to the variable constraints table.
    2. Click the Add Row () button. A new row is added to the RT_Slope_Lane1 table.
    3. Type -0.0405 in both the Start Value and End Value cells. Leave the other cell values as their defaults (i.e., Location Type = From SupportLine, Relative Location = 0.0000, From = SupportLine 1, and Transition = Linear).
  8. Repeat Steps 5 through 6 to
    1. add a LT_Width_Lane1 variable with start and end values of -29.5330.
      Note: This value is negative.
    2. add a LT_Slope_Lane1 variable with start and end values of 0.0405.
  9. Click Apply.
The deck is placed over the supportlines.