OpenBridge Modeler

Place Advanced Deck tool

Used to place a deck template between supportlines for a cast-in-place box bridge.

Found on the Home ribbon tab in the Superstructure group.

To place a deck between supportlines, you must select the first and second supportlines, and click to continue. The Place Advanced Deck dialog opens up, and you can define deck sections, Diaphragms and Variable Constraints and click OK to generate the deck.

If you select to Add Constraints, then the Solid Constraints Definition dialog opens. Specify any necessary point or variable constraints along the deck and then click Apply.

Tool Settings

Deck group
Start Station Offset Offset distance along stationing from the starting supportline station to the start of deck.
End Station Offset Offset distance along stationing from the end of deck to the end supportline station.
Horizontal Offset Horizontal offset distance from alignment to WP of deck template.
Vertical Offset Vertical offset distance from alignment to WP of deck template.
Chord Tolerance

A lower tolerance allows for further refinement in the alignment and profile curves, and helps in building a more accurate model. Uses master units.

A finer model results in a larger file size, and depending on the model could take more time to regenerate.

Max Dist Between Sections Type a distance to use for the accuracy of the modeled object.

A lower number increases the model accuracy for tight radius curves, etc. but can slow performance. Uses master units.

Material Click […] to select the material from the Material Library.
Feature group
Feature Definition Select an existing feature definition from the drop-down list to use for object being placed.
Name Prefix Type a prefix value to use for all objects set using this Feature Definition, which are useful in quickly identifying features in a group.
Key-in: bmgeom deck placeadvanceddeck