I have been asked to put a feature (a diversion berm) at the daylight line of a roadway where cut conditions exist off the proposed shoulder. Because of the length of the project, it would be helpful if this could be done automatically as part of the corridor, rather than creating a feature line from the daylight line and grading it separately.
Is there a way to continue an assembly past the initial daylight line and make it conditional to cut situations? ANY thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Fred - You've given me hope!
I'm in the middle of trying to model a secondary corridor at the daylight line by making an alignment off of the corridor daylight line (hopeful it will be dynamic) and getting a surface from that. It seems to have worked. Now I just have to figure out how to add it to the cross-section.
Is the berm supposed to be a fixed height or width relative to the road, or is it measured from the initial daylight point? A typical section sketch would be helpful.
Yes, that's a Conditional Cut SA I show there in the Layout view. So this will only be created in Cut.
The berm is starting at the Daylight point as the OP requested.
We've tried all kindo of variations on continuing the corridor past the grading line. It will grade the berm but seems to ignore the segment that was originally supposed to meet grade as if it wasn't even there.
I've got to jump ahead to other issues on this project (due Friday, of course) and will have to deal with it at the end. Worse comes to worse, we'll make feature lines from the cut daylight lines and grade off them.
Thanks everyone for the help - I'll probably try again tomorrow.
That may not work either. Your daylight lines are likely not going to be parallel to the centerline, and they'll have bends at every corridor station. Your grading objects may have many corners to clean up - messy and possibly more work than it's worth.
Reading your last post it sounds like you've got the assembly working the way it should but you may have a subassembly with a bad or missing link code, so that it does not show in the corridor or sections.
Making a feature line of the cut daylight lines and then grading off of them seems to be working well so far and is giving our EIT a lesson in grading objects, grading groups, sites, etc. The site's due tomorrow, but it's a preliminary stage submission, so a little rougness around the edges is expected.
I WILL be spending my spare time doing a lot more research and trials into corridor subassemblies and how to use them in situations where grading will be done in relation to a daylight line.
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