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The Task-tab contains all the important input parameters. This fills the basic descriptions for the model in the Design-tab. Task consists of the following input boxes: Task, Reference Alignment, Road Standard, Select Data, Features and Finish.


Template (only available when creating new road models)
Templates will fill in the necessary data for the road model. The default template is an empty template. To build up a road model based on data from another project use the template From Existing Project. Choose a user-defined template if available.

Specify a name for the road model. This can be changed later.

To change the name on a task simply change it in the process tree. Changing the name of a task changes only the taskname. The actual filenames hidden in the model will not be changed.

Subtask of
Specify the subtask in the process structure where the road task is to be stored. All tasks can be moved later by drag-and-drop.

Add information about the task and attach files as documentation.


Starting the tasks Settings (for the task) lets you change data globally for the task.

  • Phase
  • Generic Attributes
  • TIN Priority for the Calculation Basis inputs

Reference Alignment

Choose an alignment task with an alignment as a reference line for the road model and specify the From and To. Check the box Full length if this is wanted.

Vertical Override
Override the vertical alignment to follow the terrain by a specified distance.

Road Standard

Specify the Road Normal and Class for the road. Road Normal and Class can be changed at a later stage and recalculates the typical cross-section.
Check the boxes for Superelevation and Widening if needed. The check boxes are only available when creating a road model. To recalculate superelevation and widening access dialogs from Settings.

This drop-down menu access the Design Standard dialog if there is need for specifying the input to the road model. The Typical cross-section and Superelevation and Widening dialogs are also available from the drop-down menu.

Select Data

Define the calculation basis and illustration objects of the model.


Define the rules for result and input data.


Use this action to temporarily build and preview the model. A new preview-window will open. If an existing View in 3D already contains the road model, than no preview window will be opened. Instead, go to the correct window and zoom in on the model.

Used to save changes and build the model. Changes will be stored to the task.

Used to cancel the task.
This will revert all changes done inside dialogs and task since opening the task. If there has been changes to user will be given a warning.

Check boxes

  • Build is always ON as default, but the user can turn it off to not force a build when exiting the tool. The result objects will be deleted if necessary to ensure that there is no mismatch between the result object and the input in the descriptions.
  • Ignore errors can be turned ON if there is a need to ignore errors found in the cross-section calculation. This will then build result objects and do the quantity calculation even if there are errors.
  • All Sections can be unchecked to specify an stretch of road to build. This is used when wanting to build parts of the road model without having to change the Start and End chainage for the roadmodel.
en/np/road/ribbon_in_novapoint/task/start.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/19 05:46 by vn_no_dso