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RM Bridge Envelopes for Shell Forces

I would like to start using RM Bridge with shell elements for transverse analysis, however, I have just found out that currently it does not provide envelope results for shell forces, this is an essential tool for live load transverse analysis.
4 months ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler / Reports 0 Needs review

Model a straight bridge on a curved alignment

The ability to create a straight bridge when the alignment transitions from tangent to a horizontal curve on the bridge. Currently the deck ends are controlled by the bridge skew from a radial line at the end of the deck rather than from the tange...
9 months ago in Geometry / OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Staged Construction Optionality

Staged construction is a very common construction methodology. The current process of modeling staged construction in OBM is to model each stage as separate bridges. This creates problems when modeling a steel I-girder bridge as the cross-frames b...
9 months ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Approach Slab Line Offset

Currently the approach slab line uses an offset distance to place it. that offset value just shifts the line that distance along the alignment, which is not what we want especially on curved bridges. That offset distance needs to be a copy paralle...
9 months ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Bevel vertical face of stiffeners/connection plates at web

When the connection plates or stiffeners are placed, they are appearing half-embedded into the web with an equivalent gap on the opposing edge. For it to actually be correct, the plates should be beveled to match the vertical face of the web.
8 months ago in OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Ability to automatically generate 3d linear features/Linestrings from OBM elements

Generation of 2d decorations and solids are insufficient for full coordination with road geometry teams and they regularly need to provide 3d linestring geometry as part of the roadway design for bridge barriers, wingwall edges for earthworks, etc...
over 1 year ago in Modeling / OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Template Creation window access ProjectWise datasource to load xml template libraries from another project

Provide a ProjectWise datasource connection to the OBM Template Creation window to open a "Select Document" dialog. The OBM Template Creation window is unable to OPEN another XML from ProjectWise - Open dialog is currently limited to Windows File ...
8 months ago in OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Add a negative function into longitudinal/transverse offsets

Greater flexibility for wingwall placement
over 1 year ago in Geometry / OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Place one bearing at pier location for continuous span concrete girder bridge design

Ability to place only one bearing at pier location for continuous span concrete girder bridge design, two girders shearing one bearing at pier location.
over 1 year ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Modeling horizontal bracing for steel girder bridge

I believe OpenBridge modeler missing function to place horizontal bracing between girders (angle or CHS member) CHS preferable.
over 1 year ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review