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Corridor Design

 

Overview

ASE Corridor design involves the use of Design Markers to capture & record key design elements relative to each alignment. ASE Civil refers to these "key design elements"  as "Paving Features".

 

 

Paving Feature Definitions

Establishing the locations of Features (see above image) such as grade breaks & grade changes (GB:), Curb Transitions (TX:), On-Grades (OG:) and more are the first step to automatic generation of Corridor Models that perfectly reflect every detail of the paving design for both top & datum surface output.

 

Overview

ASE Corridor design involves the use of Design Markers to capture & record key design elements relative to each alignment. ASE Civil refers to these "key design elements"  as "Paving Features".

 

The name "Paving Feature" was selected to imply that it is a type of "adjustable control" that affects the horizontal and/or vertical displacement of the pavement surface & subgrade at the Feature's defined location (using Design Markers as-needed).

Overview

The name "Paving Feature" was selected to imply that it is a type of "adjustable control" that affects the horizontal and/or vertical displacement of the pavement surface & subgrade at the Feature's defined location (using Design Markers as-needed).

Paving Features

These design elements, when used logically within dedicated alignments, will collectively form the "instructions" used by ASE to automatically generate a perfectly-accurate 3-D corridor model reflecting the shape of the finished road design for its associated alignment.

 

Design Markers

Their spatial data are used to record each Paving Feature's

Alignment association (Alignment which Features will apply to)

Component ID (L2, L1, CL, R1 R2)

Station (relative to alignment association)

Offset (relative to centerline)

& more...

, . The Features themselves are identified and described

 

 

to create and control the placement & spatial accuracy of finished design elements created by ASE Civil. ASE's output represents a view of the existing and finished design data, in various forms.

 

For example, all of these subsystems, have a direct dependency on data that originates from a Design Marker's memory:

  • Profile Generator output (as shared paving data)

  • Corridor models (as shared paving data)

  • Pad design (Virtual curb elevation references, calculated on-demand from paving data)

  • , basins (as outfall reference elevations)

 

Subdivisions & Road Design

Paving Feature definitions may be used to:

  • Generate multi-line profiles

  • Construct 3-D corridor models

  • Provide data for plan labels

  • Provide paving elevations to other ASE subsystems (such as Pads and  Basins) to assist in calculations or analysis

Paving Features are a key element of many amazing things that can be done with ASE Civil. These features are unique to only ASE Civil and they are what make fully-automated, multi-line, curb & gutter road profiles possible.

Requirements

Before Paving Features can be defined, the following components of the design work-flow are required to be in-place:

ASE Vertical Design Drawing

Paving Features are defined within the vertical design drawing, so this file must be established first to create the design environment in which ASE Civil Paving Features can exist.


Design Markers

Markers are the primary reference used to define Paving Features. Design Markers store information for all Features defined on all components of any alignments that use that Marker for a definition.

 

Alignments

Paving Features are defined using Design Markers placed in the vertical design drawing. Features are identified using a Marker's location relative to the adjacent road alignment. This makes alignments definition and accessibility a fundamental requirement for Paving Feature definition.

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