Roadway Designer Manual: 4 - Drive Roadway

Introduction

The Drive Roadway tool allows the user to view the path a driver would take along a roadway. It also generates a 3D line string along the path, which might be used to control camera position along the roadway.

Drive Roadway dialog

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The following are needed before using the tool:

The Drive Roadway tool is only accessible from Corridor Modeling by clicking the Drive Roadway icon.

Location of Drive Roadway icon on Corridor Modeler dialog

Figure 2

Dialog Options

Drive Roadway dialog

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Horizontal Alignment - Defines the Horizontal Alignment that will be used for the drive‐through. A combo box is provided to select the alignment.

Vertical Alignment - Defines the Vertical Alignment that will be used for the drive-through. A combo box is provided to select the alignment.

Horizontal Offset– Defines a horizontal distance from the alignment for the driver. Enter a negative value if a distance to the left of the alignment is desired.

Vertical Offset - Defines a vertical distance from the alignment for the driver. Enter a negative value if a distance below the alignment is desired.

Speed - Defines the speed of a vehicle used for the drive‐through.

Frames per Second - Specifies how many frames are needed to provide a smooth animation for the drive‐through.

Start - Specifies the beginning station for the drive‐through.

Stop - Specifies the ending station for the drive‐through.

Target Distance - Defines the projected distance a driver could see down the road.

To step through the frames using the specified settings, select Run.

ImportantTo stop the process, press Esc.

Additional Options

Display - Places a 3D linestring in the CAD file that represents the settings from the dialog.

Close - Closes the Drive Roadway tool.

Preferences - Saves/Loads/Deletes a dialog preference file you select.

Preferences dialog

Figure 4

Help - Displays help for the Drive Roadway tool.

Conclusion

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Uses:

Workflow:

To access this workflow, follow this link: Drive Roadway Workflow

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