Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Road grading, part of InfraWorks 360 Essential Training.
[Instructor] - In our last exercise we created our local road here in our proposal and we saw that there were some differences with the design. We weren't just sketching a road now, we had an alignment that we were creating, and applying, of course, a road style to that alignment. More than that, we saw some other features that we're going to look at. One, that we're going to look at in this exercise is how we can grade by the day-lighting of the side slopes. You notice my proposal Road Grading Start, as usual we're going to create a new proposal.
This is how we make sure that we don't overwrite a good starting point. So we're Road Grading_End, and then we can get to work. I'm going to go ahead and select my local road that I created. And notice again, we have the elements of an alignment built in here. So what we're going to do, we're going to select grading, and when we do, it asks us, "How do we want to grade"? There's two different methods. We can do fixed width and say that it must reach daylight or be day-lighting to the edge within a certain limit.
Or, we can say fixed slope. Even when we select fixed slope, we still have grading limit. But we can change that grading limit. We can increase it, we can decrease it as we see fit. And we can of course now change our cut slopes and our fill slopes. So for our cut slopes, maybe we can increase the two to one. And then our fill slopes, maybe have them a little bit flatter at four to one. And now because we have these different elements here, we not only have the road itself and that style we created right up to the edge of the sidewalk buffer, but now we also have the grading grading elements.
With the grading elements that are part of the road design now, we can even apply our style. So we're going to select the material, where it kind of has a line crossed through it. And we're going to go to more styles. Under land cover, we have that grass style that we created. Linkedin grass. Select that, click OK. And now for all of the grading that's connected to the road, we now have the grass applied. So it's very easy to see what kind of work we have.
Notice we have a lot of cut. As we go through our road, let's just pan through here. You have a lot of cut over here. We have some cut through here. And some fill on each edge here, as we have a low point that kind of cuts through here. So what we're going to do in our next exercise, is see how we can do some vertical design with our roadway.
- 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