OpenRail Designer CONNECT Edition

Edit Wire Run

Edit Wire Run Points (Bulk)

This is a tool that allows editing points in a wire run in bulk. Below are the items in the tool.

  • Wire run
  • Reference line1 (allows selecting a reference line on screen, or navigate to next, previous one)
  • Reference line2, has a check box to activate. If not selected tool only edits a single wire point.
  • Stagger value: Stagger value, if left blank does not change the values
  • Contact height: Contact height, if left blank does not change the values
    • Use Gradient: If a value entered this means the contact height will be changed gradually. That is the values between selected reference lines will be set to entered contact height value, but next and previous ones will have a gradual change.
  • Encumbrance : Encumbrance, if left blank does not change the values
    • Use Gradient: If a value entered this means the encumbrance will be changed gradually. That is the values between selected reference lines will be set to entered encumbrance value, but next and previous ones will have a gradual change.
  • Reverse stagger direction: Command button. Reverses stagger direction for all selected wire points that has alternating stagger. So, if stagger goes as left, right, left, right this becomes right, left, right, left. If alternating stagger is set as no (on sharp curves), nothing is changed.

Example: For a bridge crossing, encumbrance value needs to be reduced gradually. Original value is 1.2 meters. Reference lines are placed 50 meter apart.

Reference line 1 : 13

Reference line 2 : 15

Encumbrance : 0.9

Use Gradient : 0.001

As span length is 50 m = 5000 cm at each span change will be 5000 * 0.001 = 10 cm

Reference Line

Encumbrance

10

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13

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Wire Profiles

Dynamic wire profile view that can be used to change wire properties.

Add Overlap

User selects the overlap type from the standards and places this on the model by selecting the reference line that will be the start of overlap. Overlap is than placed based on this selection then wire runs are updated. Tool checks if there is an existing overlap that will cause a clash, and does not allow placing in such a case. Reference lines are repositioned based on the span definition in the overlap table.