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This course will provide the delegate with the basics skills to work within the MicroStation environment .
The course will take the form of live tutorials which the delegates can take notes and ask questions,
followed by hands-on practical exercises in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the OpenRoads Designer Connect Edition.
If you are a Highway Designer or looking to become one, this is the best investment you can make.

On this 5 day course the components of the course are as follows:


Introduction to MicroStation

Before we start looking at the different functionalities in OpenRoads Designer it is important that you are able to navigate the MicroStation platform and that you are comfortable with the ribbon menus and how you access the various tools. 

Why choose MicroStation? Find out more here.


Earthworks Modelling

The course will show you how to create a terrain model in different ways including importing from an external file and creating a terrain model from an imported cad file such as an AutoCAD dwg.

The course will also show you how to edit a terrain model and create a delta terrain model which would represent the underside of the topsoil strip on your site.

You’ll also learn how to analyse your terrain model including finding individual levels and applying contours.

We will also show you how to create ponds or bunds and how to calculate the volumes of the ponds or bunds.

Earthworks modelling in OpenRoads Designer

Horizontal and vertical alignment design

Openroads Designer uses object-oriented coordinate geometry and alignment design capabilities to provide intelligent updating as you quickly create your horizontal and vertical alignments.

You will learn how to build horizontal and vertical alignments from individual elements which will be familiar to previous MX users such as fixed, free and floating elements.

You will also learn how to create offset elements from your horizontal design which retain their design intent, so that you maintain the relationship between your elements.

OpenRoads Training - Horizontal and vertical alignment design

Template Creation

This part of the course will show you how to add corridors to your alignments and how to create and edit a template which can be applied to your alignment.

We will show you how to create the relationships between template points and how to test your template to ensure it works the way you expect.

We will also show you how to utilise components you have already created so that you never have to create a template twice.

Once you have finished your template creation we will show you how to clip out a corridor across a junction, removing components such as earthworks and kerbs across your junction.

OpenRoads Training - Template Creation

Junction design

The course will show you how to create the junction geometry and then how to create a terrain model covering the junction area.

You’ll also learn how to add surface and linear templates to create the pavement layers, kerbs, footways and earthworks slopes.

The course will also show you how to create the corridor references to stop components being created across the junction.

Junction design in OpenRoads

Drawing creation and annotation

The course will show you how to easily extract drawings from your model in any scale you choose.

You’ll also see how to add your own drawing border.

We will also show you how to create cross sections and long sections and how to change the annotation on the drawings to suit your company standards.

Drawing creation and annotation in OpenRoads


Model Enhancement

We will show you how to enhance your model with additional elements such as traffic signals, guardrails, lighting columns etc.

We will also show you how to model utilities so that underground services can be viewed for clash detection.

You’ll also learn how to drape road markings on to road surface.

Once you have added elements into your model we’ll show you how to add additional properties to the elements for asset management purposes.

Model Enhancement in openRoads




To book and pay for this course please go to our events page for a date to suit you or click on the button below to take a look at the training calendar.

Please note that this course is suitable for up to 10 people without any additional charge.

Call now on 0191 535 9060 to discuss your training or click on the link below to book your course: