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Define Station (similar to Internal Station) from defined alignment

It is often that alignment starting from a turnout is using mainline stationing at toe of the turnout. So it would be useful to have a method to define station at first or last point of Alignment-A from Alignment-B, and ruled.Maybe not limited to ...
6 days ago in Geometry / OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer 0 Future consideration

ORD Drainage - new properties for gutter spread/depth at edge of grate (not center)

Ohio DOT likes to see the spread and depth at the edge of the grate. Currently the software reports on the spread and depth at the start and end of the gutter. Would like additional properties to also report the spread and depth at the edge of the...
6 months ago in Drainage and Utilities 0 Needs review
106 VOTE

Separate vertical alignment model from horizonal geometry

One of my biggest pain points about ORD is if the horizontal geometry is dropped or broken, the vertical is consequently lost as well. This creates significant rework from a design and plan production standpoint (connected named boundaries). One w...
over 1 year ago in Geometry / OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer / OpenSite Designer 2 Future consideration

End Area Earthwork Corrections for Curvature

End Area Volumes are still a contractual requirement on projects. We need a tool to correct the earthwork calculations around curves like the GEOPAK “Centroid Adjustment” tool that did that correction and provided a summary of the centroid locatio...
5 months ago in Drawing Production / OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer 0 Future consideration

File Branding Interoperability - By Schema

File branding by Product is problematic for Organizations where multiple software solution are deployed like OpenSite, OpenRoads, OpenRail and OpenBridge. The schema(s) within the file should be analyzed at file open rather than the last authoring...
101 VOTE

Make Template Editor a non-modal window.

In legacy versions of the software, I can have the template library open on one screen, corridor modeler on another screen, and the CAD window open on a third screen. I can make/save changes in the template, make/save changes in the corridor model...
over 1 year ago in OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer / User Interface 1 Future consideration

Ability to Update Annotation Groups

Currently for drawing model annotation groups, if the user wants to update the annotation, they would need to remove the outdated annotation group, which would removal all annotation groups, and then reapply all annotation groups. It would be nice...
over 1 year ago in Annotation / OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer / OpenSite Designer 2 Future consideration

Add BETWEEN values to display rules

When using display rules Type it would be useful to have an option of values between A-B, not only >, = , and >=. This way you can choose between multiple versions of a component. Example absolute horizontal 0-1 Curb type F, 1-2 type A, 2-3 ...
12 days ago in Modeling / OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer / OpenSite Designer 0 Future consideration

Variable Constraints on a Skew

I've found that variable constraints are highly effective when support lines are perpendicular to the alignment. However, when a skew is introduced to these support lines, a variable constraint continues to function perpendicular to the alignment ...
3 months ago in OpenBridge Modeler 0 Future consideration

IFC export: 3D line styles and Mesh export

3D line styles are a powerfull tool, but if the ifc can't export it, they don`t mean much in a BIM world. Possibility to export them (barriers, Posts, Signs, ...) is a major breakthrough for OpenRoads/OpenSite BIM capabilities. The same goes for m...
11 months ago in Import/Export / OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer / OpenSite Designer 1 Future consideration