OpenBridge Modeler

To create a custom abutment template

To create a custom, pile cap supported abutment template for use with the US301 over RR bridge, do the following.

  1. On the Utilities ribbon tab, select the Abutments tool in the Libraries group and then select Pile Cap from the drop-down list.

    The Abutment Templates dialog opens.
  2. Expand the Pile Cap list and then expand the Default pier template list.
  3. Select 3 Lane_40ft in the templates list and then click Copy. The Copy dialog opens.
  4. Type US301 over RR and click OK. The new template is added to the list.
  5. Select the US301 over RR entry and click Edit. The Abutment Templates dialog opens.
  6. On the Cap tab in, type 62.0000 (ft) in the Cap Length field.
  7. On the Piles tab in the Abutment Templates, change the Pattern Layout:
    1. Click Pattern Layout . The Pile Layout dialog opens.
    2. Type 9 in the Number of Columns field.
    3. Click Generate Piles. The pile distribution is recalculated.
    4. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.
    Tip: You can now close or minimize the Abutment Templates dialog
You can now place this template by choosing US301 over RR in the Abutment Template Selection.