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Road Banks

This tech tip explains how to show road banks in 2011+, and the differences from the 6.5 version.
 

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Road Cross Section

This is an example of the road cross section used in both versions:


In Civil Designer 6.5 and earlier, only the outside bank on the road could be shown.



New Options in Roads Display Settings

Settings Menu > Display Settings > Roads



A new column has been added, the Banks column. The banks will always be drawn in towards the centre of the carriageway from this dominant edge, whether it be a Cut or Fill slope. The benefits of this new method allow multiple banks to be shown on the road plan.

Determining the PLC code to use to show the required banks
(note this will be different depending on the template used)



The first prick point (short vertical line), is PLC code 1 (negative values are for the left of the centreline, positive values right of the centreline), 2, 3 etc. until you reach the Toe point.

In this example we want to show the banks between PLC codes 2 and 3, 3 and 4, and then from the toe point to the bottom on the drain.

So in the Display Settings we use the the following

For the Banks between PLC codes 2 and 3:



We add additional lines (6 & 7), the PLC code used is 3 (note the bank is drawn from the plc code towards the centreline of the road)

For the Banks between PLC codes 3 and 4:



We add additional lines (8 & 9), the PLC code used is 4 (note the bank is drawn from the plc code towards the centreline of the road)

For the Banks to Toe point:



We add additional lines (10 & 11), the PLC code used is Toe Point (Toe Point is selected from the drop down list, click on the drop down arrow on the right)



Same road showing the new version of the banks, in Civil Designer 2011.

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