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CET 258 - Roadway Design with Geopak

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will introduce the student to automated civil engineering design utilizing GEOPAK software. GEOPAK fundamentals will be taught, including the project manager, digital terrain models, coordinate geometry, alignment tools, the design and computation manager, criteria files, cross-section creation, labeling, sheeting, reports and quantity output. A complete highway design project utilizing GEOPAK will be performed.
Prerequisite: CET 158   or instructor approval
Competencies
  1. Explain the function of each of the files used in GEOPAK
    1. Describe Microstation specific drawing files
    2. Describe GEOPAK specific files
  2. Utilize the project manager to manage a project in GEOPAK
    1. Set up a project in the project manager
    2. Update the project manager after each step in the design process
  3. Create, display and analyze digital terrain models in GEOPAK
    1. Create a digital terrain model from survey data
    2. Edit an existing digital terrain model
    3. View contours and other features of a digital terrain model
    4. Analyze various features of a digital terrain model
  4. Store and manipulate geometric elements using GEOPAK coordinate geometry (COGO).
    1. Store points, lines, curves, chains, and parcels into the COGO database
    2. Visualize elements stored in the COGO database
    3. View descriptions of elements stored in the COGO database
  5. Utilize the functions of the design and computation manager in GEOPAK
    1. Use the D & C Manager to draw elements with standard crafting attributes
    2. Use the D & C manager to place pavement markings
    3. Use the D & C manager to computer quantities of plan items
  6. Generate existing ground profiles along alignments in GEOPAK
    1. Extract profiles for the .tin file
    2. Draw the profile using the D&C Manager
  7. Create vertical alignments using the vertical alignment generator in GEOPAK
    1. Create new vertical alignments
    2. Modify existing vertical alignments
    3. Lock and unlock parameters of vertical alignments
  8. Generate existing ground cross sections along an alignment in GEOPAK
    1. Place pattern lines to define locations of cross sections
    2. Generate existing ground cross sections at desired locations
    3. Review existing ground cross sections with the Cross Section navigator
  9. Apply superelevation to a roadway in GEOPAK
    1. Create superelevation shapes
    2. Analyze shapes for desired information
  10. Generate proposed cross sections in GEOPAK
    1. Select appropriate criteria files
    2. Define al variables needed for processing the cross sections
    3. Process the proposed cross sections
  11. Utilize the Port Viewer to view the 3 perspectives of the project
    1. View a specific project location in plain, profile, and cross-section views
    2. Observe changes in each view as multiple cross-sections are reviewed
  12. Computer earthwork for a project in GEOPAK
    1. Define soil classifications
    2. Computer earthwork
  13. Generate cross section sheets in GEOPAK
    1. Set parameters for sheets
    2. Plot sheets in the design file
  14. Create various cross section reports in GEOPAK
    1. Describe all available cross section reports
    2. Create a seeding report
  15. Draw limits of construction for a project in GEOPAK
    1. Set parameters for limits of construction
    2. Plot limits of construction in the design file
  16. Become proficient in labeling plans in GEOPAK
    1. Place location and direction labels in the drawing
    2. Create custom labels
  17. Generate plan and profiles sheets using GEOPAK
    1. Set parameters for sheets
    2. Plot sheets in the design file
  18. Create a 3D model of a completed project
    1. Generate 3D cross-sections and interpolate between them
    2. Use “drive through” to view the model.



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