OpenRail Designer CONNECT Edition

Place Named Boundary by Civil Cross Section

Workflow

  1. Access or reference your geometry, terrain and corridor along with other desired files.
  2. Enable both a 2D and a 3D view.
  3. Graphically ID the horizontal geometry in the 2D view.
  4. Select the Drawing Seed.
  5. Set the scale and the Start and Stop station values.
  6. Modify other fields and toggles as needed.
  7. Enable the Create Drawing toggle.
  8. Data point in the 2D view to place boundaries, then another data point to Accept.
  9. Select OK on the Create Drawing dialog.
SettingDescription
Drawing Seed Specifies the drawing seed that sets default values for all of the values on the dialog except the start and stop locations. Also contains definitions for what seed files are used to create the cross sections drawing and seed models including how the drawings are positioned on the sheets.
Detail Scale Sets the scale at which the named boundary will be placed.
Name Enter name of the named boundary.
Description Enter brief description for the new group.
Group Selects the named boundary group. You can also create a new group by selecting New from the drop-down.
Name Enter name of the new group.
Description Enter brief description for the new group.
Start Location Sets the begin station.
Stop Location Sets the stop station.
Length (Available only when By Length is selected) Sets the length, along the path element, of the named boundary element. Also determines the location, along the path, of subsequent boundary elements. If you use the Measure Distance tool next to the field the measured distance displays in the Length field.
Left Offset (Available only when By Length is selected) Sets the distance from left of the path. If you use the Measure Distance tool next to the field, the measured distance displays in the Left Offset field.
Right Offset (Available only when By Length is selected) Sets the distance from right of the path. If you use the Measure Distance tool next to the field, the measured distance displays in the Right Offset field.
Interval Specifies the spacing between consecutive cross sections.
Vertical Exaggeration Specifies the vertical exaggeration for displayed cross sections. Values greater than 1.0 for this parameter increase the exaggeration.
Top Clearance Enables the top clearance to enter a value.
Bottom Clearance Enables the bottom clearance to enter a value.
Elevation Datum Spacing When a profile is shifted, the starting elevation will always be a multiple of this this value.
Include Event Points Only Adds Horizontal and Vertical Event points.
Include Control Points Adds cross sections at horizontal control points such as PC and PT.
Backward Facing When toggled on, the named boundary is created from right to left instead of left to right. This causes a cut view that faces the descending direction of the alignment.
Create Drawing When enabled, the process to create the cross section sheets is automatically started after the named boundaries are created. When disabled, the named boundaries are created but the sheets are not created.
Show Dialog When enabled, a dialog with additional parameters set by the Drawing Seed is shown.