ASE Project Work Flow diagram

Project Setup

 
 

Overview

The items on this page list the elements of the project infrastructure that should already be in-place before starting vertical design & production work with ASE Civil.

 

Recommended 'setup' files and folders may include the following:

  • Drawing Templates/Prototypes

  • Civil 3D project folders and any required support files

  • ASE Project Data Folder

  • Existing Surface Model (Civil 3D)

  • Existing Topography

  • Existing Alignments, Section Lines, Property Lines

  • Proposed Site Layout

  • ASE Base Map Control Data [1]

  • Drainage design graphical references

  • Match Line Locations

Notes

[1] Covered in Vertical Design Setup

Folders & Files

Recommended 'setup' files and folders may include the following:

  • Drawing templates

  • Civil 3D project folders, support files

  • ASE project data folder

  • Existing surface model (Civil 3D)

  • Existing topography

  • Existing alignments, section lines, property lines

  • Proposed site layout

  • ASE Base Map Control data [1]

  • Drainage design graphical references

  • Match-line layouts [2]

Notes

[1] Covered in Vertical Design Setup

[2] To Support paving design tasks, the limits of the corridor design should be delineated before vertical design begins

Site Layout Preparation

 

  • Ensure all ASE-required 'Control Layers' are present in the site layout drawing. [1][2]

  • Check all drawing objects for geometric integrity and proper layer organization.

  • Remove duplicate objects, especially  on required control layers.

Notes

[1] All 'Control Layers' are not required. C/L and a 'Curb Control Layer' are necessary for Corridors, profile output, Pad mgt., etc.

[2] 'Control Layers' not in use may be assigned to an empty layer or 'defpoints'.

 

Civil 3D Project Setup

ASE Civil works intimately with Civil 3D. Without  Surfaces, Profile Views and alignments, ASE functionality would be incomplete or non-functional in several critical design stages of the design work-flow.

 

The Civil 3D project folders and any required support files should already be in-place before doing any work with ASE Civil.

Reference Requirements

ASE Civil references several classes of design objects that are created by Civil 3D. In most cases, it's best to include as many of these object references in the drawing setup phase of the vertical design work flow task.

Recommended Setup Procedure
  • Create the required Civil 3D folders per company standards

  • Define an existing ground surface using Civil 3D

  • Share the surface to the Civil 3D project working folder for project-wide accessibility

  • ​Define centerline [1] road alignments using Civil 3D [2]

  • Share the alignments to the Civil 3D project working folder for project-wide accessibility

Notes

[1] ASE Civil does not require offset alignments

[2] ASE alignment definitions are optional

 

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