CIV 250 - MicroStation and Inroads Applications
This course will instruct students in the use of Bentley’s Microstation and InRoads computer-aided design software programs. InRoads is a CAD program designed specifically for highway design, in addition to other civil, site, and transportation applications. Microstation is the basic CAD program that runs in conjunction with InRoads. Students will learn to use the software for a complete highway design. This includes modeling the existing terrain, defining the highway alignment, creating roadway templates and profiles, computing earthwork volumes, and creating the final plan sheets. A highway design project will be assigned for the laboratory work.
Prerequisite: CIV 201 Surveying I or instructor approval
Corequisite: CIV 202 Surveying II
1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Use Microstation to create two-dimensional drawings.
2. Dimension drawings using Microstation commands.
3. Have an understanding of Microstation groups, cells, and references.
4. Have an understanding of symbology, features, and styles as used by InRoads.
5. Create a digital terrain model from survey data using InRoads.
6. Create a horizontal alignment and generate a profile along the alignment using InRoads.
7. Create vertical alignments using InRoads.
8. Create typical sections or templates for the proposed highway and then define the road by applying the typical sections along the centerline.
9. Create a three-dimensional model of a proposed highway using the defined horizontal alignment, vertical alignment and typical sections.
10. Extract roadway cross sections and perform earthwork computations on a proposed road using the InRoads software.
11. Annotate profiles, cross sections, and alignments using InRoads.
12. Plot Microstation and InRoads drawings.
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