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142 VOTE
Status Planned
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 15, 2022

Drawing layout from right to left - plan and profile.

Fundamental convention for technical drawing demands that the north arrow point to the top of the page. Often an alignment either provided by a client or already exiting will progress from right to left. This being said, when creating plan and profile drawing you need to align both plan and profile alignments in the sheet model.

OpenRoads/OpenRail has no option to generate a profile in drawing model with stationing progressing from right to left. And the dynamic profile also can't be set up with a right to left progression.

Civil Product Used OpenRoads Designer, OpenRail Designer
  • Guest
    May 5, 2023

    If you are voting for this, vote for the link above. At the moment, when you flip the Profile Window, the Station and Elevation text gets all messed up because it is a Graphic Cell. If you select all of the graphic cells and convert them to point cells, it solves that issue. The fact that I am still having to do this manually is ridiculous...

  • Guest
    Mar 9, 2023

    This would be very useful, as our coastal channel projects are stationed proceeding inshore/upstream, yet we are required to create plan views starting at the inshore/upstream end and proceed downstream. Mostly to try to keep the north up requirement, though our alignments make many twists that override the north up requirement. Worse when two channels cross.

    But our requirement is intended to allow the match line on the right side of a sheet to match with the left side of the following sheet, directing the down-station orientation.

    Not building many PnP sheets on the channels, but are starting on our placement areas, which nearly all make a full 360° as the alignments close back on themselves.

  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2022

    It is a backwards approach, but this can be done.

    In order to solve this, I have created additional feature definitions and feature symbology which "flip" the annotated text.

    Once the Plan/Profiles are created on the sheet, the references on the sheet model are then rotated/flipped.

    Currently this works well except for several things.

    1.) The references can not be flipped in the Sheet Definition DGNLIB (thus each SHEET the referenced models have to be manually rotated/flipped) [I have filed a feature enhancement]

    2.) The Stationing and Elevations are moved (there appears to be a bug, I have filed a service request)

    3.) Then viewing annotations in the profile model (prior to sheeting), they are backwards which makes reading the annotation difficult.


Allow profile drawing creation for profile that go from right tol eft

we cannot make profile drawing that are going from right to left, we need this functionality
about 2 months ago in Drawing Production / Geometry / OpenRail Designer / OpenRoads Designer / OpenSite Designer 0 Planned