The Design tab contains dialogs for editing the description parameters of the road model together with general settings. The tab also contains functions for doing analysis, importing, and exporting data to and from the model.
The Design feature consists of the following boxes (below): Modeling, Tools, and Finish.
Note: The Design tab will not be active before a Reference Alignment and Design Standard is set in the Task tab.
The modeling box is divided to separate the cross-section viewer from the description dialogs.
To view the cross-sections of a build model open the Cross-section Viewer.
Used to edit road surfaces description.
Used to edit pavement description.
Used to edit the advanced pavement description.
Used to edit the landscaping description.
These tools are for using the model in various ways.
This drop-down menu is for analyzing the model in various ways. Pressing the top icon brings the user to Sight analysis.
Sight Distance Analysis - Used to check for sight distance along the road model.
Junction Wizard - Used to create T-junctions between road models.
Relocate Chainage Point - Used to shift the whole road model.
Draw Cross-sections - Used to draw out cross-sections from the road model to various formats.
This drop-down menu is for adding objects and elements to the road model. Pressing the top icon brings the user to Objects Along Line.
This drop-down menu contains functions to export data to or from the road model.
To extract reports from the model in Excel format. Data from reference alignment or mass calculations can be extracted in various ways.
Preview - Use this action to temporarily build and preview the model. A new preview window will open. If an existing View in 3D already contains the road model, then no preview window will be opened. Instead, go to the correct window and zoom in on the model.
Finish - Used to save changes and build the model. Changes will be stored to the task.
Cancel - Used to cancel the task. This will revert all changes done inside dialogs and tasks since opening the task. If there have been changes to user will be given a warning.
Build is always ON as default, but the user can turn it off to not force a build when exiting the tool. The result objects will be deleted if necessary to ensure that there is no mismatch between the result object and the input in the descriptions.
Ignore errors can be turned ON if there is a need to ignore errors found in the cross-section calculation. This will then build result objects and do the quantity calculation even if there are errors.
All Sections can be unchecked to specify a stretch of road to build. This is used when wanting to build parts of the road model without having to change the Start and End chainage for the road model.