Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a local road, part of InfraWorks 2018 Essential Training.
- [Narrator] As we've looked at a lot of different functionality of how to create and manage our model let's take advantage of some of the more specialized tools within InfoWorks. For example, how to design and engineer roads. So we're going to select this button and it opens up. There's a few different flyout menus. For example you can run some analysis. We've already talked about terrain themes and we'll look at some of these other settings later. We won't look at traffic simulation in detail, but a very nice functionality where you can actually run animation and see the type of traffic that you have running through your model.
We're going to actually do design. And there's quite a few different types of roadways. Now if you select the wrong type that you want to work with you can always change it after the fact and that's what we're going to do. We're going to start with local roads. We're going to build a subdivision in this area and so we're going to create a local road. It asks us of course for our style. We already have now a LinkedIn style in our selection. So we're going to select that LinkedIn style. We'll close down the style menu and now we just pick, I'm going to somewhere in the middle between these two blue lines.
By the way, we need to create a new proposal before we go any farther. So let me go ahead and hit escape. That ends the function and we're going to create a new proposal from local road start and we're going to add LocalRoad_End, with underscore end. And notice where I am in the model. We were working on our design for our warehouse over on this side of the interstate and we've crossed over to the other side of the interstate with this road right here.
And we have a large area that we're going to be working with and so what we're going to do is we're going to create a subdivision back here. So again, I'm going to select local roads, LinkedIn, close our style menu pallet here and I'm going to just pick somewhere in the middle here so we can get our lots and immediately we see a difference. Before when we were just doing conceptual roads or just using the infrastructure road design it was much more a sketch.
Here it's now asking us for the speed, so we're going to type in that our design speed is 25 miles per hour and it's also reading out to me or telling me information about the length of that tangent. So we're going to come up roughly far enough past this blue portion of this property line to be able to get some lots behind it and then I'm going to turn and again you see a difference here. We've set a PI and just like within Civil 3D it immediately applies a curve between the two tangents.
So we're going to wrap around this direction and then when we get somewhere in the middle between these two points here I'm going to pick and then I'm going to pull and be roughly there. And double click of course to end and when we finish we of course are used to seeing this grip, but if you notice there is also grips at each one of the PIs. We have a PI here and we have a PI here. So I'm going to slide this PI by just grabbing and dragging so it's a little bit more perpendicular.
I think I went a little bit too far. I'm going to slide that a little but farther back and so it's more perpendicular with the high road and we see the intersection's already created for us. The road is ready to go, everything's there and we're going to see that there's a lot more functionality not just with the horizontal geometry as we design, but notice the job card here, the road card, how many other options there are. So we're going to walk through all of these as we get through our exercise.
- What is InfraWorks?
- Model Builder and Model Explorer
- Navigation tools
- Creating roads, buildings, land areas, and city furniture
- Using query tools
- Terrain and feature themes
- Working with styles
- Adding decorations
- Designing roads, bridges, and drainage
- Creating a storyboard