Super-elevated Road Curves

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Jeff Anderson
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Super-elevated Road Curves

Post by Jeff Anderson » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:39 pm

Am I missing something, or can i not create a super-elevated curve in road design?

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Brian Sloman
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Re: Super-elevated Road Curves

Post by Brian Sloman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:46 pm


Unfortunately, you're right - the AutoRoute commands in MSCAD are pretty basic and don't support transition zones like superelevations and widenings. Some people use a "banked" template within the curve, but you end up with a discontinuity in/out of the curve.

Our FieldGenius data collection package does have a very good road design module, including superelevations as well as a more intuitive workflow that isn't dependent on intersecting with an existing ground surface. I'd recommend checking it out here, the Tablet version can be installed on any Windows desktop, laptop, or tablet.
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