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Picture Placeholder: Stephen D. Atkinson
  • Stephen D. Atkinson
09/11/2017 7:36 AM

​Here is a link to access the blog from outside the department network.  The external link does not allow replying to posts.  Otherwise it is the same.   Please share with consultant partners. 

https://spexternal.modot.mo.gov/sites/de/Lists/GEOPAK/AllItems.aspx

9/11/2017 7:36 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: Kevin Vollet
  • Kevin Vollet
07/14/2017 7:34 AM

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The following is Bentley's 17 Tips to Faster Processing.

We have learned a lot about processing corridors with OpenRoads Technology over the past few years.

Many suggestions have shed some light about changes that directly impact the speed at which a corridor is processed.

From engineers, to designers, to developers, this presentation will summarize all of our findings to date.

Remember these are “SUGGESTIONS” and you should consider each one in your particular environment.

 

Click on link below:

Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Corridor Processing Speeds 

 

Test

 

 

Stephen D. Atkinson9/11/2017 7:04 AMYes
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:28 AM

Power GeoPak Issue: Drape Existing Ground tin option not working with SS2 GeoTech Tools.

CADD Support Response: Can reproduced, submitted to Bentley Support on 9-1-2016

Bentley Support Response: Created an SR (7000552681) for GEOPAK SS2 Support to investigate.

Workaround: Unknown at this time.​

Michael S. Smith9/6/2017 2:23 PMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 10:57 AM

The following is Bentley's 17 Tips to Faster Processing.

We have learned a lot about processing corridors with OpenRoads Technology over the past few years.

Many suggestions have shed some light about changes that directly impact the speed at which a corridor is processed.

From engineers, to designers, to developers, this presentation will summarize all of our findings to date.

Remember these are “SUGGESTIONS” and you should consider each one in your particular environment.

 

Click on link below:

Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Corridor Processing Speeds

Tips and Tricks.jpg

9/6/2017 10:57 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 10:55 AM

It appears that the R/W lines are not working properly in the 3D view and do not plot in Cross Sections because of this.

The element template for R/W lines are incorrect when it reaches the 3D view.  If you change the plan element to R/W proposed (or other R/W types) and create a profile, both of those work correctly, however, the corresponding line in the 3D view will go to default level and doesn’t work in cross sections.
 
The fix, which will have to be pushed out, is to change the 3D portion of the element templates for R/W.  Here’s a screen shot of the changes we are making, and will have to push the Feature_Definitions.dgnlib out when we test and make sure it works.
 
The 3D area is what needs to match the Profile Element Template.
 Wrong_Feature.png
If a user has used the R/W Line it will have copied it into the current drawing and they will have to go in the Feature Definitions for the Drawing they are in and delete that R/W Feature Def, then when they change it again it will copy in the new one once pushed.
 
If it is necessary to have this work prior to the push, the user can make the change themselves by:
1. Open Project Explorer
2. Click the Civil Standards Tab
3. For the Current Drawing expand Feature Definitions
4. Expand Design > Design Standards > Right of Way
5. Right Click on the R/W Line type used and click Properties
6. Scroll down to the 3D area
7. Change the Element Template to Design\Plan Sheets - Geometry\Right of Way\Linear\   select the R/W Line used.
8. In the Default 3D View of the drawing, delete the 3D Line that is incorrect.
9. Open the profile window for the R/W Line and make the profile active again.  This will redraw the R/W Line in the correct symbology.
9/6/2017 10:55 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 10:53 AM

CADD Support has added the following document to help Users minimize crashing when using Power GeoPak.  Many of these recommendations are based on support calls with District Users.

Click on link below:
 
Thanks

 

Power GeoPak - Best Practices to Avoid Crashing

Power_GeoPak-Best_Practices_to_avoid_Crashing.jpg 

9/6/2017 10:53 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 10:50 AM

In the seed file for the Summary of Quantities (i_summary_of_quantities.dgn), CADD Support has removed the title header (in red below) for those sheets.   The “Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission” is already in the title block area of the border (in green below).  Also that title header isn’t on any other sheet on the set of highway plans.  Plus this will give you a little more area to place quantity blocks in the sheet.

We have talked to the Review section to make them aware of the change and they are good with the change.
 
Feel free to contact Chad Green at 573-526-8173 if you have any questions. Thanks.
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9/6/2017 10:50 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 10:47 AM

CADD Support has added three web map server imagery links, if you wish or need to use them in your design file.  They are located under T:\MoDOT_Workspace\Geographic_Coordinate_System.

Feel free to contact Chad Green at 573-526-8173 if you have any questions. Thanks.

wms2.jpg

9/6/2017 10:47 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 10:00 AM

CADD Support has added the county maps that are PDF’s from Planning into ProjectWise.  They are located under Documents > CADD_Standards > Seed Files > Design – English > County Maps.  These maps can be utilized by simply referencing them using the raster manager into a MicroStation file, like the title sheet or location map for the project limits of the project.   The map will also display on the PDF file when you do the Make PDF Request for doing contract plans, since the maps are stored in ProjectWise.  This just give you another option to use if you don’t want to use the county maps that have been in MicroStation for a long time.

 
Feel free to contact Chad Green at 573-526-8173 if you have any questions about the maps or how to use them. Thanks.
 county maps.jpg
title sheet.jpg 
9/6/2017 10:00 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:57 AM

CADD Support has added the following sign to the CADD Standards located under Tasks > MoDOT Design CADD Standards >Traffic Control Sheets > Signs (D-2bs).  Feel free to contact Chad Green at 526-8173 if you have any questions.  Thanks.

work zone sign.jpg 

 

9/6/2017 9:57 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:55 AM

Reminder: ​Road 1 Class February 6th, 2017 through February 9th, 2017 in Jefferson City CADD Training Classroom.

You can use the MoDOT U to search for the class. The "Details" button will allow you to enroll on the next page.

MODOTU.jpg 

9/6/2017 9:55 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:53 AM

CADD Support has added the following signs to the CADD Standards located under Tasks > MoDOT Design CADD Standards > Signing Sheets > Signs.  Feel free to contact Chad Green at 573-526-8173 if you have any questions.  Thanks.

adopt signs.jpg

 

 

9/6/2017 9:53 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:50 AM

CADD Support has added the ability to use Bing Maps imagery inside of MicroStation.  Please review the documentation or/and the video if you want to use the imagery.  Feel free to contact Chad Green 526-8173 if you have any questions.  Thanks.

http://caddnet/index.php?title=MicroStation_Fundamentals

Geographic Coordinate.jpg

http://caddnet/index.php?title=MicroStation_Support_Training

using bingmaps.jpg

 

9/6/2017 9:50 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:42 AM

​We have added a few new web map server imagery links, if you wish or need to use them in your design file.  They are located under T:\MoDOT_Workspace\Geographic_Coordinate_System.

xwms.jpg

9/6/2017 9:42 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:39 AM

​CADD Support has added the 90" - 250" exist pipe linestyles to our workspace.  We had the 90" - 250" pipe linestyles for new pipes for a while, but we didn't have the exist pipe linestyles out there.

Note:  The 90" - 250" pipes are not listed in the Tasks, due to that they are not very commonly used.  The pipes that are listed in the Tasks are 12" - 84".

9/6/2017 9:39 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:34 AM

​CADD Support has made a few changes in the CADD Standards folder in ProjectWise.  The main change that has occurred is the MicroStation files for the Standard Plans for Highway Construction is no longer in this location.  We have placed a url link to the Standard Plans that is out on our external web page.  You can download the files, if you need them for any reason.  The reason this was done is so we can maintain the Standards Plans files in one location, versus maintaining it in two locations.

CADD Support has also added some useful url links to commonly looked at sites for doing Bridge or Highway Design plans.

Lastly, we have removed the Metric seed files under the Seed Files folder, since we don't create plans in Metric units.

 ProjectWise Explorer.jpg


9/6/2017 9:34 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:30 AM

Power GeoPak Issue: Dynamic Cross Section with RW or Utilities crashing when User hovers over label.

Link to Video showing Dynamic Cross Sections Crashing (wmv)​​

CADD Support Response: Can reproduced, submitted to Bentley Support on 10-1-2016

Bentley Support Response: Bentley has indicated that other State Agencies have also reported issue.

Workaround: 1) In Dynamic Cross Section Model, have User stay away from label. 2) View RW and Utilities only in Cut Cross Section Sheet. ​ 

9/6/2017 9:30 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:28 AM

Power GeoPak Issue: Drape Existing Ground tin option not working with SS2 GeoTech Tools.

CADD Support Response: Can reproduced, submitted to Bentley Support on 9-1-2016

Bentley Support Response: Created an SR (7000552681) for GEOPAK SS2 Support to investigate.

Workaround: Unknown at this time.​

9/6/2017 9:28 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:27 AM

Question: How do you edit the external Triangles from a Terrain Model that was created from a Graphic Filter?

 

http://design.modot.mo.gov/CADD/Submitted_Items_to_Outside_Clients/Editing_Terrain_Created_from_Graphic_Filter.wmv

 Solution:  If you toggle ON the “Ignore Feature Linking” option in the Graphic Filters Dialog when you import the graphics for the terrain, then the Delete Triangle by Line option begins working since the terrain is not linked to the graphics.   Another option to clean up the edge triangles if you are required to maintain the feature linking is to create Ruled Boundary after the import and modify the boundary element.​

9/6/2017 9:27 AMNo
  
Picture Placeholder: William Politte
  • William Politte
09/6/2017 9:26 AM

Question: How do you delete an Equation from a Complex Horizontal element without having to remove the rules of the entire element?

 

Solution:  In the Project Explorer > Civil Model Tab, you can right-click on the equation and select “Remove Station Equation”​

9/6/2017 9:26 AMNo
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