OpenBridge Modeler

Place Pier tool

Used to place pier templates on supportlines.

Found on the Home ribbon tab in the Substructure group.

To place the selected pier template onto supportlines, first select all the supportlines. Reset (right-click) to accept the group or click a pier a second time to subtract it from the group. Data point again to accept the selection set and continue.

If the Elevation Constraints option is checked, then the Pier Elevation Constraints dialog opens. Set the constraints and click Apply when done.

Tool Settings

Template Name Click […] to open the Template Selection dialog, which is used to select a pier template from the pier template library. Click Close to use the selected template.
Integral Set this option to have the pier cast integral with the beams.
Horizontal Offset Type an offset length along the supportline direction.
Note: Positive is to the right when looking up station.
Apply Skew to Solids When set, the program adjusts the end faces of the pier caps to follow the deck edges on skewed supports.

Only applicable to rectangular pier caps.

Elevation Constraints Set this option to open the Pier Elevation Constraints dialog when the selection set is accepted. This dialog is used to specify elevation constraints when placing pier or abutment templates on pier lines.
Cap Length Adjustment Select either:
  • None — the default cap length set in the library template is used
  • By Deck — the cap length is automatically adjusted to the deck width
  • By Skew — the cap length is automatically adjusted for the skew
Material group Select the material to use for object components by selecting the associated […] button and then selecting the material from the Material Library dialog.
Build Order group Assign a build order (ordinal integer) to each object component in this group to specify construction order.
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 pier placebypierline