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Using Materials to Control Templates

Updated July 16, 2021

This article applies to:
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry
This Knowledge Base article is an excerpt from one of our tutorial files. The files referenced in the article, as well as the full tutorial document, are available in our Tutorial Installer.  

The templates we have used so far have fixed cut and fill slopes. In the following steps, we will change the final slopes component so that it extracts slopes from the materials in the ground or in the fill.

  1. File | Open <RoadEngCivil>\Location\Align stage 6.dsnx.

  2. Home | Assign by Range button. Select the Templates tab (Figure 17‑7).

Figure 1: Assigning the RUR Rural Template to The Entire Alignment.

  1. In Template Name, choose RUR Rural. Leave the default “..” in the From/To fields.

  2. Press the Add/Edit button, this will apply the new template to the entire alignment. The dialogue box should appear as in the figure above.

Note: The most common mistake made in the assignments dialogue box is to skip the Add/Edit step. If you Press OK before the ranges are updated, nothing happens.

  1. Press OK to return to the main screen. Respond OK to “Recalculate road alignment”.

  2. Click on the section window window to select it. Section | Jump to Station type in <Ctrl-J> and type station 1675. Press OK to update the current section.

Figure 2: Template on The Left has Fixed Slope Values, while
The One on The Right Has Slopes Set to Auto

  1. The RUR Rural template has the cut and fill slope parameters set to automatic. The result of this change is to significantly reduce the cut material due to the steeper cut angle in the deeper FR layer.

This technique is used in the Culverts exercise later.

  1. File | Close. Do not save changes.