Use this function to define the design objects (curbstone, guardrail, etc.) in the road model. Such defined objects can be:
Viewed in the road model Cross-section Viewer.
Presented in the cross-section drawings using Draw Cross-sections from Road Design Task.
A design object is a drawing file defined by the designer.
The insertion point of the drawing file must be (0,0,0).
Design objects are not considered in quantity calculations.
The designer creates the design object; a drawing file representing the design object (eg. guardrail). The drawing file is saved to the disk with the insertion point as (0,0,0). The insertion point is used to define the object to the road model.
Run the function from the following locations of the floating window Road Model:
MOUS_ICO Toolbar: Not available from Toolbar
MOUS_ICO Menu: Data > Design Objects
Define the object in the dialog Design Objects.
Define the first and last chainage of the design object.
Note: The columns are sorted upon re-opening the DWG File dialog.
Select the drawing file that has the design object.
Use the ellipse button (see the figure on the right) or define the path and file name.
Surface - refers to a road surface where the design object is inserted.
The end point of the surface is the insertion point.
Alignment Hor. - refers to an alignment in horizontal (vertical is not considered), and places the design object on the road surface.
Alignment Ver. - refers to an alignment with both horizontal and vertical geometry.
Select the road surface or the alignment, which forms the baseline for insertion of the design object.
The position of the design objects can be shifted from the insertion point using the horizontal and vertical offset fields.
Positive value shifts the object outwards from the centerline and negative value inwards
The value is in meter
Design objects can be rotated to follow the road surface using the option As Road Surface. The choice None applies no rotation. The baseline for the rotation is the baseline found in the DWG file.
Note: The road model needs to be calculated in order to view the changes in the cross-section window.
Figure 1: The Cross-section Viewer
Cross-sections from Road Model
Design objects are available to select when presenting the cross-sections from the road model.
The option Design object under Additional Drawing Objects must be enabled in the dialog Draw Cross-sections from Road Design Task
The design objects are hatched by default, but the layer containing the hatch can be turned off, if required.
Figure 2: Where to enable Design object