Zen Essential Series:
This series will cover the core topics for most OpenRoads users and will span content from beginning levels to advanced.
As a dynamic ‘live’ series, new material will be incorporated as the OpenRoads software evolves, and new versions are released. Eventually, this series will break apart into a set of multiple volumes as the content grows beyond the ability to bind into a single book. Currently the core material is contained in a single master volume.
The current master Essentials volume is bundled with the definitive OpenRoads Primer, the starting point for all things OpenRoads.
- OpenRoads Primer – This foundational material lays down the groundwork for all things OpenRoads in four main sections and is a critical component for moving into this new software. The book covers the new Ribbon; the key aspects of MicroStation and their use in the OpenRoads world; the soon to be legendary section on OpenRoads Interaction and the underlying foundation to Rules and Design Intent; as well as a focused section on exactly what a user needs to know about Configuration, and OpenRoads Glossary of terms.
- Essentials – This is the core of OpenRoads currently covering the main topics of Terrains, Geometry, Templates and Modeling. This volume will address each of these topics from basic to advanced and is presented like our earlier InRoads material in the form of hands-on with our sample files with integrated reference material describing the tools and functions being used.
Future Individual Volumes:
Eventually, the current single Essentials volume will be dissected into individual volumes as its material expands to cover more and more intermediate and advanced topics and tools.