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Picture Placeholder: Chad Green
  • Chad Green
210/20/2017 11:25 AM

​CADD Support has made some updates on a few linestyles.  These changes were done to give our surveyors more flexibility on coding utilities like electric, cable tv, and telephone in the field.

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The title sheet has also been updated to incorporate these changes.

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Andrew R. Markiewicz11/15/2017 6:51 AMNoNo
  
Picture Placeholder: Stephen D. Atkinson
  • Stephen D. Atkinson
011/9/2017 3:59 PM

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11/9/2017 3:59 PMNoNo
  
Picture Placeholder: Chad Green
  • Chad Green
010/23/2017 12:42 PM

CADD Support would like to share a few tips with you all on when you use the Make PDF Request application for creating contract plan documents.  I am sure a lot of you have heard of some of these tips already, but some may not have or may have forgotten.

 

#1 – Annotation patterns

Please make sure you don't have any annotative patterns, hatching, or crosshatching in the file.  This is one of the main causes that will hang up the Make PDF Request application, since the application was created quite a few years ago and it doesn't know how to handle the annotative patterns properly. 

Easy way to check this is to simply change the annotation scale to something different and see what the patterns, hatching, or crosshatching does.  If it scales up/down with the annotation scale, it needs to be changed.

If you need assistance on getting the annotative patterns, hatching, or crosshatching changed, just call CADD Support and we will show you a few ways to get it changed.

 

#2 – Raster Images/PDF

If you have attached a raster image or PDF file into a file and it needs to be part of the contract plans PDF file, that raster image/PDF file needs to be stored inside of ProjectWise in order for the Make PDF Request application to see it as part of the set for the creating the contract plan PDF.  Raster images or PDF files that are attached outside of ProjectWise will not be part of the contract plan PDF file.

Also please deattach any raster images that are not needed as part of the PowerGEOPAK file.  This will speed up the download process on when it is creating the PDF file.

 

#3 – Copying Attributes to all files

Once you have applied the proper attributes for a dgn file, you can apply those attributes to all the files that need it by using the Copy Attributes and Paste Attributes options in ProjectWise.  Instructions for doing that is included in the link below.

http://design.modot.mo.gov/CADD/Manuals/Raw_Manuals/ProjectWise/04_Make_PDF_Process_for_Contract_Plans.pdf

 

#4 – Limit the number of files on a request

Please limit the number of files on a request to around 10 for sheets like Traffic Control, Erosion Control, Plan/Profile, Typical Sections, etc. if possible.   This makes it easier for us to troubleshoot issues when we have a problem with the Make PDF Request application. 

 

New Make PDF Request application!!

Now the good news is we are testing a new version of the Make PDF Request application.  This application should be more dependable, stable, and will give us more flexibility on how the PDF files get created.  It will also allow us to use the annotative pattern, hatch, and crosshatching in the PowerGEOPAK.

Thanks everyone and feel free to call or email me if you have any questions. Thanks again.

10/23/2017 12:42 PMNoNo
  
Picture Placeholder: Geoffrey Franks
  • Geoffrey Franks
010/5/2017 6:42 AM

​I don't know the specifics of how the Micrstation multiple file plot feature works. From observation it seems to take the list of files you have specified and checks each one out to plot.

You would think that it would plot out the most recently checked out file because it just checked it out!

However, I have noticed that it will randomly plot an older version of a file in your plot list. There's no logical reason for it picking which file to plot the older version of except that the file in the plot list has at least one older version in the local projectwise folder.

Solution: I've gotten into the habit of purging file copies in my local projectwise folder before using a multiple file plot and/or delete the temporary folders under the local projectwise folder.

P.S. This solution also works for those occasions where the feature plots files in the plot list with repeated files. That is, if I want to plot sheets 1 thru 10, it will plot sheets 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 7, 8, 8, 10.

 

10/5/2017 6:42 AMNoNo
  
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  • 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.  Non-MoDOT visitors can work around this posting limitation by emailing me the post and I'll post it for them.

External Link: https://spexternal.modot.mo.gov/sites/de/Lists/GEOPAK/Sticky.aspx

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

 

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Stephen D. Atkinson9/11/2017 7:04 AMYesYes
  
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

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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.
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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

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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 AMNoNo
  
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.

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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.
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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.

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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

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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
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