OpenRail Designer CONNECT Edition

Create End Condition Exception

Used to modify the behavior of an end condition solution without requiring the use of additional template drops.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Corridors > Edit > Edits split button

In many cases, it is desirable to keep the backbone of the road the same, but change what is happening where the new design is intersecting the surface.One way to do this is to create a new template with the same backbone components and new or different end condition components; then, drop this new template at the appropriate station. The problem with this approach is that 1) it creates template transitions that must be resolved, 2) the conditions on the left and right sides of the design are likely to change at different locations, possibly requiring extensive collection of slightly varying templates to meet all the possible combinations (also numerous template drops). The solution to this situation is End Condition Exceptions. End Condition Exceptions are used to modify the behavior of an end condition solution without requiring the use of additional template drops. When an end condition exception is added, it must be edited to change its behavior. End condition exceptions come in two classes:

Overrides

Transitions

Dialog Options

Name

displays the name of the active corridor.

Apply ECT To

Left Override - overrides the left end condition solution.

Right Override - overrides the right end condition solution.

Left Transition - sets up a transition zone for the left end condition solution over the range specified.

Right Transition - sets up a transition zone for the right end condition solution over the range specified.

Backbone Only (Left) - indicates that no end condition will be applied over the station range on the left side.

Backbone Only (Right) - indicates that no end condition will be applied over the station range on the right side.

Start

specifies the start station for the end condition exception. Identify the station by key-in or use the locate function.

Stop

specifies the end of the end condition exception. Identify the station by key-in or use the locate function.