OpenRail Designer CONNECT Edition

Grading Proposed

The Grading Proposed section of the Site Layout tab is a collection of tools used to create and manage objects that help control proposed grading. The tools control the optimization process. There is also a tool for viewing the grading process in 3D and one that helps find issue with grading. As you finalize your concepts and move on through the actual design process, the Proposed Grading tools will help you quickly understand issues and resolve them.

Setting

Description

Limits of Disturbance

Creates a boundary for the proposed surface grading.

Grading Solver

Launches a process where the conceptual layout is converted into a 3D model and the grading is optimized for cost.

Problem View

Displays a graphical analysis of the optimized site grading.

Constraint Area

Creates a polygon area element with properties that control the slope characteristics within the area.

Constraint Direction

Assigns the Constraint Direction line to a Constraint Area.

Draped Breakline

Creates a linear element that breaks the existing TIN surface and sets interpolated elevations along the line.

Borrow Area

Creates an area that can be used for cut/fill if the site grading optimization needs to cut or fill.

Fill Area

Creates an area that can be used for cut/fill if the site grading optimization needs to cut or fill.