Urban roads design requires a lot of repetitive tasks which can be
minimized by using Devotech iDAS. Very often the road centrelines are
available as polylines. Devotech iDAS has a command which converts
polylines to Autodesk® Civil 3D® corridors. All the objects are created
automatically including horizontal alignments, profile views, vertical
alignments, corridors, top surfaces, datum surfaces and sample lines.
The designer just needs to focus on the actual design by adjusting the
objects. Devotech iDAS also provides tools to create intersections
automatically, to change labels for multiple alignments at once, modify multiple profile views (longsections) and section views (cross sections) in terms of height and datum, as well as tools for quick navigation within the drawing (zoom to alignment, zoom to profile view).
It is often required to design a channel on the low side of the road and a barrier curb on the high side of the road. Devotech iDAS contains a conditional subassembly which automatically determines whether the road edge is on the low side or high side and applies appropriate subassemblies.
Devotech iDAS also provides tools for plan production so that the plan and profile sheets can be created for all the roads at once.