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Texas Department of Transportation

GEOPAK Drainage

Training Course
For

G E O P A K V8i
Civil Design Software

Training Code: DES738

October 2012
Copyright © 2012 by Texas Department of Transportation

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Geopak Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Project Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Drainage Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Accessing Geopak Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Creating a Drainage Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
The Drainage Library (*.dlb). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5

CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1
Units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Project Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Rainfall Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Land Use Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Frequency Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Intensity Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Junction Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Inlet Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Node Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Link Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Profile Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Plan Symbology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Save Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Drainage Preference File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Save Drainage Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Exit Drainage Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19

CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design-Nodes and Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Introduction to Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Introduction to Drainage Areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Delineation of Subareas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Class Exercise: Delineation of Subareas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Individual Exercise: Delineation of Subareas Handout . . . . . . . 3-9
Class Exercise: On-Grade Curb Inlet and Drainage Area . . . . 3-10
Class Exercise: Sag Curb Inlet and Drainage Area . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Individual Exercise: Nodes and Areas Handout . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Class Exercise: Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28

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CHAPTER 4 Conveyance System-Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Class Exercise: Drainage Link. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Individual Exercise: Links Handout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7

CHAPTER 5 Network-System Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Introduction to Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Class Exercise: Network (System Creation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Introduction to Computations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Introduction to Active Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5

CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Introduction to Drainage Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Profile Preference File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Class Exercise: Drainage Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Individual Exercise: Drainage Profile Handout . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Introduction to Drainage Automated Profile Builder . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Class Exercise: Automatic Create Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Individual Exercise: Automatic Create Profile Handout . . . . . 6-15
Class Exercise: Drainage Profile-Project to Chain . . . . . . . . . . 6-16

CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Examples of System Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Class Exercise: Link and Drainage Profile Adjustment . . . . . . . 7-4
Class Exercise: Analyze a 100 Year Storm on Network . . . . . . 7-6
Class Exercise: Compute TC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8

CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Introduction to Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Introduction to Global Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Class Exercise: Batch Editing with Global Editor . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Introduction to Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 Introduction. . . . . 9-4 CHAPTER 10 Drainage Plan View Labeler . . 9-1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Introduction. . . . . . . 13-2 Profile Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 Class Exercise: Automated Quantities . . 13-3 Class Exercise: Profile Tool . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2 Height/Slope Tools . . . . . . . . . . 13-9 Drainage Tools . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 Individual Exercise: Querying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Class Exercise: Node Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2 Individual Exercise: Drainage Labeler Handout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-10 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2 CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2 CHAPTER 12 Node Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-5 Trench Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-1 Analysis Tools . . . . . . . . . Table of Contents Class Exercise: Querying . . . . . . . . . . 10-1 Class Exercise: Drainage Labeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10 CHAPTER 11 Automated Quantities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9 Labeler Updater . . . . . . . 13-11 G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 iii . . 10-1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2 Drainage Report Builder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3 Class Exercise: Drainage Report Builder . 9-1 Standard Drainage Reports . 8-8 CHAPTER 9 Drainage Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-19 Delineate High Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-22 Class Exercise: Pond Analysis. . . . . . 13-19 Ridge Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13 Delineate Watershed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 iv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Downstream Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-23 DEM Maps . Table of Contents Delineate All Watersheds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20 Sump Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-25 CHAPTER 14 Culverts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20 Surface Ponds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-21 Pond Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 Class Exercise: Culvert-culv2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-1 This training course document was designed and is maintained by the Engineering Solutions Delivery and Support Services Branch of the Technology Services Division. . . . . . 13-17 Upstream Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 Class Exercise: Culvert-culv1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18 Flow Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18 Delineate Low Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 Drainage Patterns . . . . Texas Department of Transportation November 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-12 Class Exercise: Delineate All Watersheds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 CHAPTER 15 Comprehensive Exercise . . . . . .

offset. visualization symbologies. The software can work with GEOPAK Road or without and works within the Microstation graphical environment. profiles. Note: Picture representations presented in this manual are for example only and may not represent how every project should be set up. etc. District or office and can G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-1 10/9/12 . The Drainage Library File (*. or on most workstations. and elevation is seen at that moment. TINs. the station.1 Introduction GEOPAK Drainage is a comprehensive system for designing and analyzing storm drain systems and culverts with a workflow following conventional design processes. GEOPAK Drainage can do both the hydrologic and hydraulic design.dlb) contains the standards for the Agency. It allows the designer to see the design as it is being created. All spatial data. as well as the plan production graphics. GEOPAK Drainage will incorporate the Road information that the designer may already have. 1. Each GEOPAK Drainage File (*. while being a true interactive design tool. For questions about GEOPAK Drainage.2 Project Components The GEOPAK Drainage File (*. This manual is to demonstrate the GEOPAK Drainage software and not to teach hydraulics and hydrology. such as alignments.. From the Microstation pull-downs. and references to the Drainage Library file. A GEOPAK Drainage File contains Preferences. press the F1 key on the standard keyboard. and GEOPAK Road files. Applications > GEOPAK > Drainage > Help. As an inlet is placed or moved. cell library file.gdf) is a Drainage Project. while having an active dialog box. This allows for ease of modifications whether to the road or drainage design. Any changes to the road design can be reflected in the drainage design. GEOPAK Drainage will design the surface collection system and the conveyance system. including a detailed discussion of the specific hydraulic algorithms and formulas used go to the Help Files. connectivity and hydraulic properties for each drainage feature are stored in this external file. All of the methodologies that the software uses are explained in the Technical Reference section of the Help Files. directly into the drainage design. 1 I NTRODUCTION TO GEOPAK D RAINAGE 1. GEOPAK Drainage uses recommended methodologies from FHWA and AASHTO.gdf) is a binary file containing all the hydraulic information about the drainage system. which include hydrologic and hydraulic options.

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Drainage Components
be used on all projects. It contains the Rainfall Parameters, Land Use symbology tables, Node types,
pipe configurations and standard Spread Sections. An example is TxDOT_V8i.dlb, located at
C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\Drainage.

The Drainage Cell Library File (*.cel) contains the Microstation cells that are used for the Nodes
i n t h e D r a i n a g e L i b r a r y F i l e . A n e x a m p l e i s T x D O T_ V 8 i D r a i n . c e l , l o c a t e d a t
C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\Drainage.

The Design and Computation Manager Database (*.ddb) contains the PAYITEMS that corre-
spond with the Nodes and Links in the Drainage Library File. An example is TxDOT_V8iDrain.ddb,
located at C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\DDB.

The Microstation Design File (*.dgn) is a two dimensional graphics file for the visualization of the
drainage project.

1.3 Drainage Components
Nodes: A Node is a set point with a user defined location, such as an inlet, manhole, or outfall.

Links: A Link can be a pipe or ditch and connects two Nodes, from upstream to downstream.

Networks: A Network is a system of Nodes and Links with a single Outfall. A Project can have any
number of Networks.

Drainage Areas: A drainage area can be represented by a closed boundary or by a keyed-in value.
A drainage area can have multiple sub-areas. There is a one to one relationship between the Area
and the Node. This means the Area ID or name MUST match the Node ID or name. An example:
Drainage Area A1 MUST match Node A1.

1.4 Accessing GEOPAK Drainage
Upon entering a two dimensional Microstation file, on the Microstation menu bar, navigate to
Applications > GEOPAK > Activate GEOPAK. This will activate the available GEOPAK
applications.
To invoke Drainage, select Applications > GEOPAK > Drainage > Drainage. When Drainage
has been activated, you will notice several changes. Across the Microstation header, after the file
name, you will notice – Drainage: Untitled – Network: None. Across the Microstation menu bar,
you will notice a Drainage pull-down has been inserted between Applications and Window. You
will also see a new, separate, Drainage menu bar appear. This menu bar can be docked,
minimized, or moved to an appropriate location.

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Accessing GEOPAK Drainage
Before Drainage is invoked

After Drainage is invoked

Drainage Menu Bar

The GEOPAK Drainage tools can be accessed from the Drainage pull-down, from the Drainage
menu bar, or from the Drainage Tool Box, which can be invoked from Tool Boxes > Main. All
Drainage tools are located in all three locations. The Main Drainage Tool Box can be resized,
docked, or customized.

Main Drainage Tool Box

GEOPAK Drainage ALWAYS STARTS in an “Untitled” project, as seen below.

Every time GEOPAK Drainage is activated, it will come up “Untitled”, even if a User had
previously created or opened a Drainage Project.

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1.4.1 Creating a Drainage Project
From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Project > New

From the Drainage Menu Bar: Project > New

From the Main Drainage Tool Palette

Type in the name of the new Project, this will create the GEOPAK Drainage File (*.gdf) in the
selected directory location.

After a Project has been created, the Microstation header will show the new Project name instead
of Untitled.

Remember, if GEOPAK Drainage is closed, when Drainage is re-activated, a project will have to be
opened.

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dlb) 1. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Project > Drainage Library From the Drainage Menu Bar: Project > Drainage Library From the Main Drainage Tool Palette TxDOT_V8i. and Spread Section. Each Drainage Project simply accesses the Drainage Library. and is located at C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\Drainage. CHAPTER 1 Introduction to GEOPAK Drainage The Drainage Library (*.1.1 The Drainage Library (*. Nodes. Land Use. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-5 10/9/12 .dlb) The Drainage Library contains the standards and data that can be used on all projects and by all designers. Links. Some Districts or offices have their own drainage libraries. The standard Drainage Library is TxDOT_V8i.dlb. Rainfall.4.dlb The Drainage Library has five tabs representing the categories supported.

if so desired. Some of these are preset for the designer. Add Library Item.dlb) Typical for GEOPAK Drainage are the dialog buttons on the side panel. they are. Rainfall: Under the Rainfall tab are the rainfall data sources that can be used on the Drainage Projects. others can be imported by the designer. from top to bottom. CHAPTER 1 Introduction to GEOPAK Drainage The Drainage Library (*. Modify Library Item. such as the Rational Method intensity equations for all counties in the state of Texas. or preset intensity duration equation formats. For the Drainage Library. and Report Library Item. Cut Library Item. Copy Library Item. SCS methods. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-6 10/9/12 . GEOPAK Drainage supports intensity duration frequency tables.

dlb) Land Use: Under the Land Use tab are the stored runoff coefficients. The software can be used to automatically delineate the drainage sub-areas and apply a coefficient value to the matching graphical symbology. CHAPTER 1 Introduction to GEOPAK Drainage The Drainage Library (*. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-7 10/9/12 . C values. and corresponding graphical symbology for each land use description.

Outlets. Junctions. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Component > Land Uses From the Drainage Menu Bar: Component > Land Uses From the Main Drainage Tool Palette: Land Uses Nodes: Under the Nodes tab are the standard configurations for Curb Inlets. and Other Nodes. For each Node are stored description. The elements must be Microstation Shapes. The software uses this for its calculations.dlb) The Land Use is an option that the designer has. this will be explained in a later chapter. CHAPTER 1 Introduction to GEOPAK Drainage The Drainage Library (*. Headwalls. and dimensional information. Grates. Designers can create their own Nodes. Slotted Drains. it is not required. There is a Land Use Boundary Tool that will help the designer create or convert Microstation elements to the correct symbology. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-8 10/9/12 . plan view cell.

Not all of these items are typical for TxDOT projects. Plastic. Material. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-9 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 1 Introduction to GEOPAK Drainage The Drainage Library (*. Each Link is categorized by Shape.dlb) Links: Under the Links tab are the standard configurations for pipes and boxes. Circular. Concrete. Box. and Pipe-Arch. Ellipse. Designers can create their own Links. The Materials available are Aluminum. and Steel. The Shapes available are Arch. The Type is the corrugations. and Type.

dlb) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-10 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 1 Introduction to GEOPAK Drainage The Drainage Library (*.

Having a Spread Section stored in the Drainage Library is an option and is not required. A picture of a Spread Section is in the Help Files under. but it allows the user the flexibility to recall the same section for repetitive placement. Project specific sections can be added with Width. Command Reference > Component > Nodes > Spread Criteria > Optional Spread. % Slope.dlb) Spread Section: Under the Spread Section tab are example cross sections that can be used on Drainage Projects. and Manning’s N required. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 1-11 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 1 Introduction to GEOPAK Drainage The Drainage Library (*.

A new feature in this version is the ability to Save the Preferences into a Drainage Preference File (.dpf) for later recall or to load into a different Project. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Project > Preferences From the Drainage Menu Bar: Project > Preferences From the Main Drainage Tool Palette Options are listed on the left side of the dialog box. 2 P ROJECT P REFERENCES 2. but can be changed at any time if a system needs to be redesigned or a different set of preferences need to be analyzed. A wide variety of Preferences enable the designer to set project specific options. or an office can set parameters to maintain standards. The designer will navigate through the Options to set up the Project. while on the right side are the parameters that go with the corresponding Option. The Preferences are a one time set up. A District or office may set G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-1 10/9/12 .1 Class Project Setup Introduction The Project Preferences control the computational and graphical options of the Drainage project.

located under the Microstation pull down at Applications > GEOPAK > Drainage > Help or the F1 key. we will also be setting up the Preferences for the first class project. If GEOPAK Road is being used. etc. but for a more detailed description. Length. we will look at the different Options.2 Units Two options are supported. As we look at the Preferences. 2. Also. go to the Help files. Depth. English and Metric. is the ability to export out the Preferences into an ASCII file. Example: a 24” pipe is a 2’ pipe. For the remainder of this chapter. so a pipe diameter is in feet and not inches. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Units up a standard Drainage Preference File to use on all their Drainage projects. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-2 10/9/12 . under Drainage > Project > Export. Discharge. Dimension is in feet. Mixed Units are not supported. The Units listed. are for information only and can not be changed. It is either English or Metric. it must use the same Units.

we will use C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\Drainage\TxDOT_V8iDrain. The default setting is the Bentley Drainage Library. Drainage Library File (DLB): This is the Drainage Library File that will be used on the Project. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-3 10/9/12 . It can be located in the project working directory or at a central server location for all to access. GPK Job Number: This is the GEOPAK Road job number. the Select button will locate the job number. If a Road Project is attached. we will use GPK Job Number 97. For this class.3 Project Components The Project Components defines the locations of the files used by the Drainage Project. For this class. If a Road Project is not attached. The select button is the magnifying glass icon. It is required only if Road information is to be used.cel. This is optional for Drainage. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Project Components 2. For this class. the Working Directory may need to be located under the User Preference tab. The GPK is a binary file where the GEOPAK Road COGO is stored. Drainage Cell Library: This is the cell library that contains the Microstation cells that are used for the Nodes in the Drainage Library File. User Preferences: This is the User Preferences for the GEOPAK Road Project.dlb. The default setting is the Bentley Cell Library. we will use C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\Drainage\TxDOT_V8i.

This will not be used in this class. we will use C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\design.gws file. we will use Palo Pinto.1 Rainfall Parameters The Rainfall Parameters Option establishes the Rainfall Sources that will be used on the Project. SCS Method Rainfall Source: If the SCS is being used. A Road TIN file. This will not be used in this class. These come from the Drainage Library that was selected under the Project Components and are used for computing the intensities and discharges. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-4 10/9/12 . For this class. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Rainfall Parameters Criteria Directory: This is the location of the Road criteria files for drawing Drainage features on to cross-sections. cross slopes. For this class. These criteria files are not supplied by TxDOT. this is where the Rainfall Source is selected. Superelevation Shapes File: This is an option that allows the Road Shape file to be leveraged into Drainage for elevations. This only applies to the profiles. Design Surface: This is used for displaying the design surface on the profiles. This is optional. Original Ground: This is used for displaying the original ground on the profiles. we will use C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\DDB\TxDOT_V8iDrain. The toggle must be activated and a directory location selected. and is optional.tin.ddb. and is optional. Site Model. this is where the Rainfall Source is selected and the Antecedent Moisture Condition. This only applies to the profiles. or Site Object can be selected. A Road TIN file.dgn. we will use C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\super.4. and grades. usually a county. For this class. we will use C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\topo. a . Site Model. Water and Sewer Project: This is for a GEOPAK Water and Sewer Project. This is optional. This will not be used in this class. or Site Object can be selected. For this class. DDB: This is the Design and Computation Manager database that matches the pay items that are in the Drainage Library File. Site Project: This is an option that allows GEOPAK Site to be leveraged into Drainage.tin. 2. For this class. Rational Method Rainfall Source: If the Rational Method is being used. The Hydrograph Time Interval is in minutes.

CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Rainfall Parameters For this class. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-5 10/9/12 . we will not be using the SCS Method.

or both.2 Land Use Options This Option allows for the selection of the Land Use File or Files that may be used on this Project. For this class. SCS Method. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Land Use Options 2. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-6 10/9/12 . Land Use Files are stored in the Drainage Library. We will not be using the SCS Method in this class.4. A Land Use File can be selected for the Rational Method. we will use TxDOT Land Use for the Rational Method.

but not simultaneously. For a more detailed explanation concerning Frequency Options. This is the Drainage Library that is set in the Project Components. highlight or make active the dialog box and press the F1 key on the standard keyboard.3 Frequency Options This Option establishes the frequency at which the discharge computations will be made on the project. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Frequency Options 2. From the Microstation pull-downs. So for each desired frequency. A Runoff Coefficient Peaking Factor can be applied to the runoff computations. and then the next desired frequency must be selected in the Preferences. Different year storm frequencies can be computed. Applications > GEOPAK > Drainage > Help. or on most workstations. The Computation Frequency and Cumulative Frequency are from the Drainage Library and can only be modified in the Drainage Library. a Design or Analyze must be performed on the Network. The Drainage Library used and location is shown at the top. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-7 10/9/12 .4. and the same steps repeated. a User can go to the Help Files.

depending on the Project Units. Drainage Library (DLB): This is the Drainage Library used on the Project and location. will prevent discharge from decreasing. Inlet Computation Only: If toggled on. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Frequency Options Intensity Option 2. when toggled on. The Drainage Library is set in the Project Components. Minimum Time of Concentration: Specified in minutes. this allows a constant intensity to override the values from the Drainage Library. The Weight Time of Concentration.1 Intensity Option This Option establishes the intensity computation options that will be used on the project. Accumulate Pipe Flow Time by: Three options are available to adjust the travel time through the pipes. It is specified in in/hr or mm/hr. The set up of the Intensity Option can be project specific or the set up can be a standard set by a District or office. specified in in/hr or mm/hr. this is the minimum used throughout the discharge computations. to override the values from the Drainage Library. depending on the Project Units. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-8 10/9/12 .4. Intensity Options: This allows for the use of the computed intensities from the Rainfall Parameters or for a constant intensity.3.

2 Junction Losses This Option establishes the Junction Losses. In three cases a methodology. A Loss Coefficient can be entered next to the Description. highlight or make active the dialog box and press the F1 key on the standard keyboard. it will be applied to the entire Project. can be selected. If individual junction losses need to be disabled or overridden. If Disable All Junction Loss Computations is toggled on. the equations and coefficients used in the link calculations that will be used on the project.3. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Frequency Options Junction Losses 2. Applications > GEOPAK > Drainage > Help. For a detailed discussion of the specific hydraulic algorithms and formulas used go to the Help Files. this can be done under Node Configuration – Junction Loss. This will be shown in a later chapter. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-9 10/9/12 . From the Microstation pull-downs. or on most workstations.4. either Modern Sewer Design or AASHTO.

G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-10 10/9/12 . For this class.4.3 Inlet Options This Option establishes the default inlet variables that will be used throughout the project. Extend Superelevation Shapes to Inlet at Shape Slope. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Frequency Options Inlet Options 2. The shape file is the design file set for Superelevation Shapes File in the Project Components. The set up of the Inlet Options can be project specific or the set up can be a standard set by a District or office.3. allows for the slope from the shape to be projected out to a Node that is placed outside the width of the shape. toggle on Extend Superelevation Shapes to Inlet at Shape Slope. if toggled on.

The nodes will be numerically sequenced by one. the node name will be 1. Default Node ID Prefix: For the node naming convention. followed by 2. If no prefix is given. a warning will be given during the Design or Analyze process.4 Node Options This Option establishes the default node variables that will be used throughout the project. followed by MH-3. If the hydraulic grade line goes above this value. a prefix can be given to automatically and repeatedly name the nodes.4. etc. Scale Node Cells: If toggled on. followed by MH-2.3. etc. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Frequency Options Inlet Options 2. An example is MH-1. followed by 3. a scale can be given to adjust the size of the node cell. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-11 10/9/12 . Node names can also be given when nodes are placed. Minimum Freeboard: This is the minimum depth from the node elevation to the hydraulic grade line. The Default Node ID Prefix can be changed at any time.

followed by 2. followed by 3. The program develops a pipe profile envelope which represents the minimum soffit elevation and the maximum invert elevation for each link. This is explained in detail in the GEOPAK Drainage Help Files. etc.4. The links will be numerically sequenced by one. Link Profile Options: A Design Optimization and an Elevation Option must be selected. Link names can also be given when links are created. The User must select either Minimize Pipe Size or Minimize Depth of Cover to work within this pipe profile envelope. An Elevation Option of either at Hydraulic Center or at Actual Link End must be selected. the link name will be 1. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-12 10/9/12 . This is derived from an evaluation of the constraints placed on the system. The set up of the Link Options can be project specific or the set up can be a standard set by a District or office. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Link Options Inlet Options 2. followed by ss-3. although this may be changed later in the design process. Link Slope Decimal allows for the selection of the number of decimal places reported for most link slopes. The Default Link ID Prefix can be changed at any time.4 Link Options This Option establishes the default link variables that will be used throughout the project. These are explained in detail in the GEOPAK Drainage Help Files. Link Design Options: One of four options must be selected. a prefix can be given to automatically and repeatedly name the links. An example is ss-1. Default Link ID Prefix: For the link naming convention. Calculations. If no prefix is given. such as slopes and lengths are based on this selection. followed by ss-2. etc.

followed by 3. A top and bottom profile will be created. the profile name will be 1. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences . followed by 2.5. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-13 10/9/12 . If this option is desired. Create Cogo Chains and Profiles: If selected. 2. If no prefix is given. chains and profiles will be stored in the Road coordinate geometry database. The Default Profile ID Prefix can be changed at any time. TxDOT does not supply any Drainage criteria files. it is recommended at the end of the design process. Profile names can also be given when profiles are created. This is explained in detail in the GEOPAK Drainage Help Files. Hydraulic Gradeline Options: One of two options must be selected. etc. either Equal Hydraulic Gradeline. An example is lateral-1. The set up of the Profile Options can be project specific or the set up can be a standard set by a District or office. etc. followed by lateral-3. These are explained in detail in the GEOPAK Drainage Help Files. the GPK shown in the Project Components. Default Profile ID Prefix: For the profile naming convention. The profiles will be numerically sequenced by one. or Equal Energy Gradeline. a prefix can be given to automatically and repeatedly name the profiles.4. These Cogo chains and profiles will be based on the nodes and links and the naming convention is based on the link name. Profile Options Link Criteria File: This is an option for placing the Drainage Links on the Road cross-sections. Profile Options This Option establishes the default profile variables that will be used throughout the project. followed by lateral-2.

Profile Options G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-14 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences .

This opens the Set Feature dialog box. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences .4.5. To set the plan symbology. If Set Node Cell Symbology is not toggled on. the cell library symbology will be used for the Node graphics. If Label is toggled on. Profile Options 2. that Component name will be placed. The set up of the Plan Symbology can be project specific or the set up can be a standard set by a District or office. Linear Text G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-15 10/9/12 . double click on each Linear graphic and each Text graphic.1 Plan Symbology This Option establishes the element symbology that will be used for the plan graphics throughout the project.

5.4.2 Updates This Option allows the User to determine whether various data is automatically updated during the design process. As many as desired by the User can be activated by toggle. These can be changed during the design process. Normally. but the User does need to be aware of what the Automatic Updates are doing. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences . these will be toggled on. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-16 10/9/12 . then no automatic updating will occur. If not toggled on. Profile Options 2.

then the Drainage Project. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-17 10/9/12 . Automatic Save: If toggled on the Project is automatically saved based on a set time interval. a backup file (_gdf . is saved.6 Save Options This Option allows for the automatic saving of the project. the .gdf. Automatically Save Drainage Updates: If toggled on.4. This is recommended. This is recommended. every time an Apply command is issued. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Save Options Updates 2.bak) is created of the Drainage Project when the project is reopened. Automatic Backup: If toggled on.

The User will be prompted to save the Preferences settings. select the OK in the lower left corner of the Preferences dialog box. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Drainage Preference File Updates 2. This allows for the later recall of the Preference format into any Drainage Project.4. When a User is ready to close the Preferences dialog box. The Drainage Preference File does not have to be attached each time a Drainage Project is opened. is the ability to save the Project Preferences into a Drainage Preference File (.dpf). In the upper left of the Preferences dialog box under File. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-18 10/9/12 . A District or office may choose to have a standard format of Project Preferences for all their projects.7 Drainage Preference File A feature not available in the previous version of GEOPAK Drainage. because the Preferences are held from the previous session. a User can Open. The Drainage Preference File can be attached at any time to set the Preferences to the set format. Save. or Save As a Drainage Preference File. used by TxDOT.

7.4.drp.2 Exit Drainage Project From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Project > Exit From the Drainage Menu Bar: Project > Exit G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 2-19 10/9/12 .7. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Project > Export > Preferences to ASCII From the Drainage Menu Bar: Project > Export > Preferences to ASCII From the Drainage Project Tool Palette 2.1 Save Drainage Project A good practice to follow before exiting Drainage is to save the Project. CHAPTER 2 Project Preferences Save Drainage Project Updates The Project Preferences can also be exported to an ASCII format file.4. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Project > Save From the Drainage Menu Bar: Project > Save From the Drainage Project Tool Palette 2. a *_Prefs.

3 D RAINAGE D ESIGN 3. There is a one to one relationship between the Area and the Node. An example: Drainage Area A1 MUST match Node A1.1 Nodes and areas Introduction The workflow of designing a storm drain system in GEOPAK Drainage will follow a conventional design process. The Designer can place the inlet first and then the corresponding area or vice versa. Introduction to Nodes A Node is a set point with a user defined location. The graphical drainage area boundary must be a closed Microstation Shape. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Component > Area G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-1 . This means the Area ID or name MUST match the Node ID or name. The Drainage Area boundary can be drawn with Microstation. Then you will place several inlets and areas in an exercise. such as an inlet. The Nodes are located within the Drainage Library and corresponding Cell Library. can be created from a digital terrain model.2 Introduction to Drainage Areas A Drainage Area can be used to attach a computed discharge value to a corresponding Node. The Drainage Nodes Tool Palette is shown below. The Nodes provide the connectivity for the drainage system. or to just compute a discharge value. In this chapter we will place two inlets and calculate corresponding areas as a class. The Designer could place numerous inlets first or numerous areas first. or can simply be a keyed in value. manhole. the workflow is up to the User. or outfall. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Component > Node From the Drainage Menu Bar: Component > Node From the Main Drainage Tool Palette Drainage Nodes Tool Palette 3.

but it allows a designer to break a drainage area into smaller subareas and have different roughness coefficients with these components.3 Delineation of Subareas The delineation of subareas is an option and is not required. the subareas can be automatically delineated. If the designer has a land use file. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-2 . or the designer can simply key in the values. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Delineation of Subareas From the Drainage Menu Bar: Component > Area From the Main Drainage Tool Palette Drainage Areas Tool Palette 3. The land use file is a Microstation design file with Microstation shapes made with the correct symbology to match the Land Use items in the Drainage Library.

but not displayed. v8iclass. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. It does not need to be Displayed. is already attached. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-3 . if not already done. land_use. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.dgn. Step 5 Under Project Preferences > Node Options. Step 4 Notice Reference File.dgn.1 DELINEATION OF SUBAREAS Step 1 Open Microstation design file. if not already done. set the Default Node ID Prefix to sub-.gdf. Step 3 Open Drainage Project.

the selected Area will be highlighted with the Microstation highlight color set by the user. If Window Center is toggled on. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.gdf). On the left side of the dialog box will be the Details and Options that the user will have to navigate through to set up a Drainage Area. If Highlight is toggled on. Apply will store any current information into the project (. Across the top of the dialog box are different ways to navigate to other Drainage Areas and to different Drainage Area functions. the selected Area will be presented in the middle of the computer screen. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-4 . The Drainage Area Definition dialog box is typical of the look or configuration of numerous GEOPAK Drainage dialog boxes.1 (CONTINUED) Step 6 Select Add Drainage Area or Drainage > Component > Area > Add Notice that the Area ID came from the Default Node ID Prefix and since it is the first Area it has the number 1.

a Drainage Area in acres is needed. if Subareas are not being used. Under Area Selection / Creation identify Select Shape and select the gray Microstation shape that goes from station 60+00 to station 62+00.1 (CONTINUED) Step 7 Under Definition. The label sub-1 will be placed. that at this point.101 and the symbology will change to match the symbology set in the Project Preferences.00 minutes. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-5 . The acreage is 1. Accept the shape selected. the user has all that is needed to calculate a discharge value or Q under Computation. Notice. of 10. also matching the symbology set in the Project Preferences.35 and a Time of Conc. Step 8 Key in a Base C Value of 0. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.

C Value. select Subareas. This is where the Subareas can be delineated automatically or the Subarea acres.dgn. Notice. and Description keyed in.1 (CONTINUED) Step 9 Under Options. subareas of Grass. and Buildings were identified and the acres and coefficients given. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-6 . CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. Pavement. from the referenced land_use. Step 10 Select Automatic Delineation.

The Remainder acres did not have an assigned land use value. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-7 . Pavement. The Total Subareas is equal to the combined acres of Grass. The Total Subareas C Value is a summation of the acreage percentage times C Value of Grass. The Remainder C Value is the Base C Value under Definition. Pavement. and Buildings. The Composite is the Total Subareas and Remainder combined. and Buildings. select Computation. The Composite equals the acres for Drainage Area under Definition.1 (CONTINUED) Step 11 Under Options.

a Computed Discharge is calculated. Step 13 Select Apply to store or save the Drainage Area in the gdf. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-8 . Using the Rational Method. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. the parameters given in the Project Preferences and Drainage Library and what was defined and calculated from the drainage area.1 (CONTINUED) Step 12 Select Compute Discharge.

2 DELINEATION OF SUBAREAS HANDOUT Step 1 Using Microstation design file. Select Add Drainage Area or Drainage > Component > Area > Add.dgn. select the top gray Microstation shape that goes from station 62+00 to station 64+00. of 10. Step 4 Go to Computation and Select Compute Discharge. Use a Base C Value of 0. Notice the dialog box holds the numbers from the previous use. Step 5 Select Apply and store area. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-9 .00 minutes. Step 3 Go to Subareas and Select Automatic Delineation. This will be sub-2.35 and a Time of Conc. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. Step 2 Using Select Shape.

Step 3 Open Drainage Project. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-10 .gdf. Step 5 Close Project Preferences and accept changes.dgn. We will be storing an on- grade curb inlet and performing the drainage area calculations using the drainage area shape in the upper right location. set the Default Node ID Prefix to inlet-. if not already done. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.3 ON-GRADE CURB INLET AND DRAINAGE AREA Step 1 Open Microstation design file. v8iclass. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. if not already done. Step 4 Under Project Preferences > Node Options. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.

Notice that the Node ID came from the Default Node ID Prefix and since it is the first Node it has the number 1.3 (CONTINUED) Step 6 Select Add Drainage Node or Drainage > Component > Node > Add. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-11 . the user will have to navigate through the Options under Details. Next. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.

CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. The other features under Properties will be demonstrated in class. for Library Item select TYCCI10. The Library Item is from the Drainage Library.3 (CONTINUED) Step 7 Under Properties. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-12 . for Node Type select Curb. for Profile select On Grade.

For this exercise. so that the program will recognize the Chain for the Station. Place the Node as shown in the dialog box below.3 (CONTINUED) Step 8 Under Location. depending on what the designer has available. GEOPAK Road COGO information will be used. All of the various ways will be demonstrated in class. The user may have to place the Node first with the DP button. the designer will set the Node’s location. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-13 . the yellow cross. This can be done several different ways. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.

An example of this is the Reference PGL. the user will enter the information at the bottom and then add to the larger area above. Set up the Spread Criteria as shown below. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. if any. This can be done several different ways. For the key-in of data.3 (CONTINUED) Step 9 Under Spread Criteria. or simply by key-in of the information. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-14 . different inlets will be set up differently. Some of the information will be read automatically. depending on what the designer has available. which is the COGO Profile that was selected under Location. All of the various ways will be demonstrated in class and for this exercise. The Spread Source will be working from the inlet out. ponding and by-pass flow. depending on what was chosen. the designer will set the parameters that the program will use to calculate inlet capacity.

(exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-15 . the designer has different choices based on what information is available and what Options were previously chosen. select Defined Equations. Step 11 Under Junction Loss. Vertical Alignment gives the user six ways for setting the Links to the Nodes and The Minimum Depth and Maximum Depth is for the development of a pipe envelope. If the designer wants to not have any junction losses calculated for the individual inlet. This means that whatever was set in the Project Preferences will be used. which will be explained in class and demonstrated in a later chapter.3 (CONTINUED) Step 10 Under Elevations. All of the various ways will be demonstrated in class. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. Set up the Elevations Options as shown below. None can be toggled on.

3 (CONTINUED) Step 12 Under Discharge Options. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. Step 13 Under Computations. Select Apply. . We will come back and view the Computations again. select Use Computed Discharge. an error will show. The other features under Discharge Options will be demonstrated in class. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-16 . because a discharge value has not been applied to the inlet. That will be done in the following steps.

from approximate station 54+50 to 56+50. Step 16 Under Subareas. Next. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-17 . of 10 minutes. identify the drainage area shape that goes with Node Inlet-1. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.3 (CONTINUED) Step 14 Select Add Drainage Area from one of the several ways demonstrated. Step 15 Using Select Shape. This is the shape right of the alignment. This will give the acreage for the Drainage Area.35 and a Time of Conc. You will be prompted to create Drainage Area Inlet-1 to correspond with Node Inlet-1. Key in a Base C Value of 0. select Automatic Delineation.

select Compute Discharge. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-18 . Step 18 Navigate back to the Node Configuration dialog box for Node Inlet-1 and check the Computations. Select Apply to store Drainage Area Inlet-1.3 (CONTINUED) Step 17 Under Computation. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.

for Profile. for Node Type. You will be prompted to create Node Inlet-2.4 SAG CURB INLET AND DRAINAGE AREA Step 1 Select Add Drainage Node from one of the several ways demonstrated. for Library Item. Select OK. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. select Curb. select Sag. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-19 . Step 2 Under Properties. Notice the change in the dialog box from the on-grade curb inlet. select TYCCI10.

CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.4 (CONTINUED) Step 3 Under Location. so the user will only have to change what is needed for this Node. The station location is the vertical low point that can be found in COGO. The angle rotation. The negative offset is following conventional engineering standard of being on the left side of the alignment. the dialog box will hold the information from the previous Node. of 180. is due to the location point of this particular cell. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-20 .

4 (CONTINUED) Step 4 Under Spread Criteria. for a Sag Inlet there will be discharge coming from two directions. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-21 . Notice that there are two entries. Enter the values as shown below for % Slope Left and Right and % Discharge Left and Right. The slopes come from COGO and the percentages of discharge are the designer’s judgment. For this inlet.5 Width comes from the Inlet Options. the Spread Source will be changed to Shape to use the GEOPAK Road Shape file. Extend Superelevation Shapes to Inlet at Shape Slope. under Preferences. the 24 Width comes from the Shape file and the 1. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.

(exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-22 .4 (CONTINUED) Step 5 Under Elevations. Step 6 Under Junction Loss. we will leave the dialog box as previously and notice how the elevation is read automatically. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. select Defined Equations.

That will be done in the following steps. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-23 . because a discharge value has not been applied to the inlet. Step 8 Under Computations. We will come back and view the Computations again. select Use Computed Discharge.4 (CONTINUED) Step 7 Under Discharge Options. an error will show.

35 and a Time of Conc.4 (CONTINUED) Step 9 Select Add Drainage Area from one of the several ways demonstrated. Next. of 10 minutes. Step 10 Using Select Shape. Key in a Base C Value of 0. identify the drainage area shape that goes with Node Inlet-2. You will be prompted to create Drainage Area Inlet-2 to correspond with Node Inlet-2. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-24 . This is the shape left of the alignment. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. This will give the acreage for the Drainage Area. from approximate station 48+50 to 51+50.

select Automatic Delineation. Select Apply to store Drainage Area Inlet-2.4 (CONTINUED) Step 11 Under Subareas. Step 12 Under Computation. select Compute Discharge. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-25 .

4 (CONTINUED) Step 13 Navigate back to the Node Configuration dialog box for Node Inlet-2 and check the Computations. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-26 .

inlet-5. offset.00. Remember that the dialog box will hold the information from the previous operation. The drainage area will be the shape from station 49+50 to 51+50. The drainage area will be the shape from station 54+50 to 56+70. on the right side of the alignment at station 49+45. with limited changes. Step 3 Store a sag inlet. The user is to follow the two previous Class Exercises to complete this exercise. at station 51+50. on the right side of the alignment at station 49+93.35. and one on the right. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3.dgn. one left of the alignment and one right of the alignment. This can be to the user advantage. etc. one on the left. inlet-4. The drainage area will be the shape from station 51+50 to 54+50. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-27 . Step 1 Store an on-grade inlet. inlet-3. The inlets will not be in sequence according to stationing.00. The inlet type. There will be four on-grade inlets and one sag inlet. Remember that the Node may need to be rotated depending on which side of the alignment it is placed. chain. inlet-7. The Time of Concentration will be 15 minutes. Step 4 Store an on-grade inlet.00. the right side of a roadway may be the same as the left side. inlet-6.5 NODES AND AREAS HANDOUT Using the same design file. The drainage area will be the shape from station 48+50 to 49+50. the user is to store five Nodes and five Areas. Step 2 Store two on-grade inlets. v8iclass. profile. The Time of Concentration will be 15 minutes. on the left side of the alignment at station 54+50. will be the same on all the inlets.

CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. Step 4 Under Properties. select OUTSET24. set the Default Node ID Prefix to out-. for Node Type. Step 3 Select Add Drainage Node or Drainage > Component > Node > Add. but is to show the user that the Default Node ID Prefix can be change at any time. and toggle on Fix Tailwater at and select Critical Depth.6 OUTLET Step 1 Under Project Preferences > Node Options. This is not required. for Library Item. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-28 . Notice the change in the dialog box from the Curb Node Type. select Outlet. Step 2 Close Project Preferences and accept changes.

set Align to Tangent to Chain.35.00. toggle on Profile and select PROF1. key in 49+93. for Station. Step 6 Notice. Spread Criteria is grayed out. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. toggle on Chain and select BASE1. This is not needed for an Outlet. toggle on Offset and key in -125. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-29 .6 (CONTINUED) Step 5 Under Location. set Angle to 90.

6 (CONTINUED) Step7 Under Elevations. Step 8 Under Junction Loss. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-30 . CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. select Match Soffit. for Elevation Source.tin. select Same as Source. for Maximum Depth key in 10. select Reference TIN. set Reference Surface to TIN File and select C:\Engdata\ v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\design. for Minimum Depth key in 0. select Defined Equations. for Node Elevation Option. for Vertical Alignment.00.00.

6 (CONTINUED) Step 9 Under Discharge Options. the computations will be calculated when the Network is designed. CHAPTER 3 Drainage Design Exercise EXERCISE 3. select Use Computed Discharge Step 10 Computations is grayed out. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 3-31 .

boxes. A Link connects two Nodes and may be pipes. or ditches. 4 C ONVEYANCE S YSTEM 4. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Component > Link From the Drainage Menu Bar: Component > Link From the Main Drainage Tool Palette Drainage Links Tool Palette G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 4-1 . The Drainage Library contains the standard configurations for pipes and boxes.1 Introduction to Links Links convey runoff from various connected Nodes.

if not already done. station 51+50. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. Step 4 Under Project Preferences > Link Options. if not already done.dgn. Step 5 Close Project Preferences and accept changes.gdf. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. station 54+50 to Node inlet-5.1 DRAINAGE LINK We will be storing a Link connecting Node inlet-1. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. CHAPTER 4 Conveyance System Exercise EXERCISE 4. if not already done. if not already done. set the Default Link ID Prefix to ss-. v8iclass. Step 1 Open Microstation design file. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 4-2 .

1 (CONTINUED) Step 6 Select Add Drainage Link or Drainage > Component > Link > Add. Notice that the Link ID came from the Default Link ID Prefix and since it is the first Link it has the number 1. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 4-3 . CHAPTER 4 Conveyance System Exercise EXERCISE 4.

(exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 4-4 . Select Apply to store the Link and to see the Length. These can be determined by the corresponding pull down. Select or ID inlet-1 for the From Node and select or ID inlet-5 for the To Node. the location of the Link will be determined by the From Node and To Node. the ID button. CHAPTER 4 Conveyance System Exercise EXERCISE 4. Toggle on Design Size. No size will be selected and the program will determine the Link size needed. Select Circular for Shape and Concrete for Material. These features will be demonstrated in class. or with the use of a Microstation element.1 (CONTINUED) Step 7 Under Definition.

an allotted pipe “envelope” is created. The elevations are based on the Node elevations minus the Minimum Depth and Maximum Depth entered in the Node Configuration dialog box under Elevations. The Minimum Depth is the minimum the Soffit will be set and the Maximum Depth is maximum the Invert will be set. GEOPAK Drainage will Design the Link profiles based on this envelope. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 4-5 . The user has the option to change these elevations and slopes at a later time. CHAPTER 4 Conveyance System Exercise EXERCISE 4.1 (CONTINUED) Step 8 Under Conditions. if desired.

0 for the Maximum Velocity. key in 0.0 for the Maximum Slope and key in 1. GEOPAK Drainage will stay within the Minimum and Maximum Rise and Slope and will try to stay within the Design Constraints for the Velocity. key in 1. For this exercise. CHAPTER 4 Conveyance System Exercise EXERCISE 4.4 for the Minimum Slope and 10.5 for the Minimum Rise and 5. Select the Apply to store the Link.0 for the Maximum Rise.0 for the Minimum Velocity and 10.1 (CONTINUED) Step 9 Under Constraints are the Minimum and Maximum values that will be used as Design Constraints. This will be in the following chapter. a warning will be displayed. Step 10 Under Computation. If the program can not. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 4-6 . a notice will be given that the computations will be performed when a Network is created and designed.

at station 51+50. at station 54+50. ss-2.00 on the left side of the alignment to inlet-2.2 LINKS HANDOUT Using the same design file. from inlet-4. at station 49+93. at station 49+93. ss-6.00 on the right side of the alignment to inlet-6. at station 51+50. at station 49+93.35 on the left side of the alignment. ss-4. Step 2 Store a Link. ss-7.00 on the left side of the alignment.35 on the right side of the alignment. Step 5 Store a Link. at station 51+50. The user is to follow the previous Class Exercise to complete this exercise. the user is to store six additional Links. The Design Constraints will be the same as the previous Class Exercise. at station 49+45.35 on the left side of the alignment to out-1.35 on the left side of the alignment.00 on the left side of the alignment to inlet-4. from inlet-7. from inlet-5. CHAPTER 4 Conveyance System Exercise EXERCISE 4. Step 3 Store a Link. from inlet-3.35 on the right side of the alignment to inlet-2. ss-3. Step 6 Store a Link.00 on the right side of the alignment to inlet-6. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 4-7 . ss-5. Step 1 Store a Link. from inlet-2. at station 49+93. Step 4 Store a Link. at station 49+93. from inlet-6. v8iclass.35 on the right side of the alignment. at station 49+93.dgn.

5 N ETWORK
5.1 System Creation
Introduction to Network

In GEOPAK Drainage, a Network is a system of interconnected Nodes and Links to a single Outlet.
A Network can only have one Outlet, but a Project can have multiple Networks. The Network
computations are the final calculation process in the Design or Analysis of a storm drain system. A
Network has to be successfully built in order to complete the computations. Inlets and Drainage
Areas can be computed independently of a Network, but Links are dependent on a Network for
computations.

From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Network

From the Drainage Menu Bar: Network

From the Main Drainage Tool Palette

Drainage Network Tool Palette

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CHAPTER 5 Network
Exercise

EXERCISE 5.1 NETWORK (SYSTEM CREATION)

Step 1 Open Microstation design file,
C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.dgn, if not already done.

Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage, if not already done.

Step 3 Open Drainage Project, v8iclass.gdf, if not already done.

Step 4 Select Add Drainage Network or Network > Add

Step 5 Key in Network ID, this is the name of the Network. Notice that the program has
identified the Outlet Node. If more than one Outlet Node was available, the user
would select or ID the desired Outlet Node.

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CHAPTER 5 Network
Exercise

EXERCISE 5.1 (CONTINUED)
Step 6 Under Validation, select Build Network. This is the “hammer”. GEOPAK Drainage
will use the selected Outlet Node and work upstream to include all connected
Drainage Areas, Nodes, and Links. It will only include what is connected. An
Information box will appear saying if the creation was successful or not. The
number of Nodes and Links in the Network will also be given. Once a Network is
built, the user will not have to Build Network again, unless Nodes and Links are
added or removed.

Step 7 Under Validation, select Highlight Network, this is the dialog next to the “hammer”.
All of the components of the built Network; the Drainage Areas, Nodes, and Links,
will highlight with the highlight color of Microstation. The Outlet Node will not
highlight. This is an opportunity for the user to verify the Network.

Step 8 Select Apply to store the Network.

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This text file is created and re-created with each Network Design or Analyze. This is the “pencil”. Step 11 Determine if Warnings need to be addressed or ignored. Hydraulics Computed With Warnings. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 5-4 . Hydraulics Computed With Warnings is informing the user that at least one of the Design Constraints or Parameters was not met or exceeded. Step 10 Select OK. either Hydraulics Successfully Computed. or Error in Network. View Warnings in drdmsg.txt.1 (CONTINUED) Step 9 Under Computations. select Design Network. An information box will appear with one of three messages. but warnings to be looked at by the designer. CHAPTER 5 Network Exercise EXERCISE 5. Computations will be explained at the end of this chapter. These are not necessarily problems.

slopes. With Design. based on what the designer gives. Each performs a different function concerning the hydraulic calculations. the user can set an Active Network and the program will look at that Network specifically. flow lines. This means the program sets the pipe size. etc. slopes. A normal workflow may be that the designer allows GEOPAK Drainage do the Design and after that the designer can make the adjustments desired and then do an Analyze to check the adjustments.3 Introduction to Active Network Since a Project can have multiple Networks. GEOPAK Drainage uses the Preferences. Parameters and Constraints set by the designer and the program designs the system. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 5-5 . Network Design or Analyze.2 Introduction to Computations Under Computations are two options. set by the designer. GEOPAK Drainage does an analysis on the system set up by the designer. If a user inputs an existing system. etc. flow lines. With Analyze. CHAPTER 5 Network Introduction to Computations 5. 5. This means the program has to have the pipe sizes. an Analyze would be performed.

which GEOPAK Drainage automatically traverses. This allows for the later recall of the Preference format into any Drainage Profile. a . cross structures. allow the user to define a path between two Nodes. Along this path. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-1 . From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Component > Profile From the Drainage Menu Bar: Component > Profile From the Main Drainage Tool Palette Drainage Profile Tool Palette 6. In the upper left of the Profile dialog box under File.1 Introduction to Drainage Profiles Drainage Profiles. a User can Open.2 Profile Preference File A time saving feature available is the ability to save the Profile Preferences into a Profile Preference File. or Save As a Profile Preference File. in a Network. in GEOPAK Drainage. pipes. the user can visualize the existing ground.ppf. proposed ground. and other information. Save. spanning one or more Links. A District or office may choose to have a standard format of Profile Preferences for all their profiles. 6 D RAINAGE P ROFILES 6.

gdf. Step 4 Select Add Drainage Profile or Component > Profile > Add (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-2 . Step 3 Open Drainage Project. if not already done. if not already done. if not already done. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise EXERCISE 6. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.dgn.1 DRAINAGE PROFILE Step 1 Open Microstation design file. v8iclass. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.

CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise EXERCISE 6. Select or ID inlet-3 for the From Node and select or ID inlet-2 for the To Node. the profile name. Select or ID the From Node and To Node. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-3 .1 (CONTINUED) Step 5 Key in a Profile ID.

and data with the left button of the mouse where the Profile is to begin. Display. For this exercise. For Scale. These can not be changed and the Begin Station is 0+00. key in a 10. or attach an existing Profile Preference File. the Registration Point may be the lower left corner of a grid sheet. and Link Profiles. scale. and size of the profile. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6. GEOPAK Site Model or GEOPAK Site Object to project a ground surface onto the profile. unless it is projected to a roadway alignment. This can be adjusted. The Reference Surface may not be necessary if Original Ground and/or Design Surface TIN files were selected under Project Preferences > Project Components. The Grid Stationing is the length of the Profile in stations. this will be demonstrated in a later exercise. select the DP. if desired.0 for the Horizontal and key in a 5. Grid & Labels. GEOPAK Drainage will start the Profile at this point and go left to right and work up. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-4 . The Max Elevation and Min Elevation are for the profile grid.0 for the Vertical. Projection allows the user to project the profile along a roadway alignment and stationing. Drainage Information. Registration. For a set of plans. Under the Registration folder is the information concerning the location. The Registration Point is the starting point for the profile. This will be the lower left point of the Profile. the user will have to work through the five folders. The user can verify or change the beginning and ending Nodes under Node Information. The Reference Surface allows the user to select a TIN file.1 (continued) Step 6 To complete the Profile.

Under the Display folder is the information concerning the Link. and Grid & Labels. and Crossings. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6. Display. double click in the box next to the toggle.1 (continued) Step 7 The next three folders. This opens the Set Feature dialog box. To set the symbology. allows the user the options necessary to customize a Drainage Profile in appearance. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-5 . Surface. The option has to be toggled on and the Set Feature symbology set. Drainage Information. Not all of these options may be on all projects.

The Apply can be selected at any time to see the results. Options can be changed and the Apply selected and the changes will be reflected. The options desired have to be toggled on and the Set Feature symbology set.1 (continued) Step 8 Under the Drainage Information folder are the options concerning hydraulic information. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6. and whether to show the Drainage Nodes. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-6 . minimum and maximum information.

1 (continued) Step 9 Under the Grid & Labels folder are the options for text and grids for the Drainage Profile. As previously. to “un-ghost” the options on the right of the folder. Remember. stacking. With the labels are also different options. Suffix. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-7 . and others. Options can be changed and the Apply selected and the changes will be reflected. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6. by a “double click” of the left mouse. the options desired can be toggled on and set. the Apply can be selected at any time to see the results. On the left of the folder under Labels & Grid Lines. the desired option must be turned on. such as Offset. Prefix.

This can be changed or adjusted at this point. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6.1 (continued) Step 10 Under the Link Profile folder are the Profile Points and Details of the Links. Select Apply to store and visualize the profile. Nodes. if desired. and Elevations that will be used on this Drainage Profile. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-8 .

1 (continued) Step 11 After the user is satisfied with the appearance of the profile. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6. This . if desired.ppf can be used on future profiles. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-9 . a Drainage Profile Preference File can be created by going to the upper left under File and select Saved.

ppf. The user is to follow the previous Class Exercise to complete this exercise. the user is to store an additional Drainage Profile.dgn. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-10 .2 DRAINAGE PROFILE HANDOUT Using the same design file. if desired and to set a new Registration Point. Remember to attach the . Store a Profile from inlet-1 to out-1. v8iclass. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Profile Preference File EXERCISE 6.

Apply will draw all the profiles in the dialog field. The user will have to select a Preference File. The program will stack the profiles vertically.ppf. Query is the top button on the right panel. It is required. The user can also allow the program to automatically populate the dialog field by selecting Query. This is the . This is the distance between the profiles. The user must key in the horizontal and vertical scale.3 Introduction to Drainage Automated Profile Builder The Drainage Automated Profile Builder gives the user the flexibility to create multiple profiles at one time in whatever combination the user desires. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Component > Profile > Auto Create From the Drainage Menu Bar: Component > Profile > Auto Create from the Drainage Profile Tool Palette G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-11 . The user must select an Origin with the DP button and key in a Vertical Stack Offset. The program will select the longest run of Links and then add additional profiles to complete the whole Network. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Introduction to Drainage Automated Profile Builder 6.

Step 4 Select Automatic Create Profile or Component > Profile > Auto Create (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-12 .dgn. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.3 AUTOMATIC CREATE PROFILE Step 1 Open Microstation design file. if not already done. if not already done. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise EXERCISE 6. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.gdf. v8iclass. if not already done.

From Node inlet-3 and To Node inlet-4. Enter a horizontal and vertical scale. to list. etc. In the three middle spaces. The Drainage Automated Profile Builder may build a grid with non-conventional vertical elevations. 897. The user can make changes to the list with the function buttons on the right. 902. under Min. Step 7 Verify profiles created. An example may be a minimum elevation of 892 instead of 890. This will draw all the profiles in the dialog field. the user will key in a profile Name and then select the From Node and select the To Node. the “yellow starburst” on the right panel. Add profile Name ss2. Select a Preference File. Step 6 Select Apply. to list. This gives the grid non-conventional numbers. From Node inlet-1 and To Node inlet-5. Elevation. This will add the profile to the large area. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-13 . If this is the case the profile can be edited and the desired minimum elevation keyed in at the Registration folder. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6.3 (continued) Step 5 Add profile Name ss1. Select an Origin with the DP button and key in a Vertical Stack Offset of 100. The user will then select the Add List Item toggle. such as 892.

CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-14 .3 (continued) Step 8 Keep the Drainage Automated Profile Builder open and the remaining profiles will be added in an Individual Exercise Handout.

4 AUTOMATIC CREATE PROFILE HANDOUT Using the Drainage Automated Profile Builder. Select Apply and verify created profiles. the user is to add the remaining profiles. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-15 . Adjust elevations. if desired. Use the remaining Nodes and Links. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise EXERCISE 6.

Set Reference Station to 45+00 and Reference Elevation to 880. Close all GEOPAK Road Design & Computation Manager dialog boxes. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-16 . CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise EXERCISE 6. Highlight or select Prof1. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. if not already done. if not already done. Step 6 Select Draw Plan & Profile. Step 7 Change Label Scale to 10.dgn. Select Base1 for the PGL Chain. Select Draw Cell at XY. this is required.gdf. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. The Road profile Green Cell must be present. set Horizontal Scale to 10 and Vertical Scale to 5. Step 4 Open GEOPAK Road Design & Computation Manager. Key in 60+00 for the End Station. GEOPAK Drainage will use the Green Cell created with the Road profile to project the Drainage Profile. Key in 45+00 for the Begin Station. This will bring up another dialog box. Step 8 Under Plot Settings. Step 5 Navigate to FEATURES > PROFILES > PROFILES 10 H 10 V SCALE > PGL/ Offset Design and select D_PROF_1. v8iclass. Select OK to draw the Road profile. Key in 100 for the Strip Grade Increment.5 DRAINAGE PROFILE – PROJECT TO CHAIN In this exercise a Drainage Profile will be created along a Roadway Chain or alignment. if not already done Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. Step 1 Open Microstation design file. the proposed road profile. DP the starting X and Y.00.

Step 12 Under Grid & Labels.5 (continued) Step 9 Select Add Drainage Profile or Component > Profile > Add Step 10 Enter a Profile ID. toggle off any Grid options. Step 13 Select Apply. Select Identify Profile Cell and highlight and accept the Road Green Cell. select or ID inlet-3 for the From Node and inlet-2 for the To Node. CHAPTER 6 Drainage Profiles Exercise Exercise 6. This is because the program will create a grid for the entire Road Green Cell boundary area.ppf. if desired. Step 11 Attach the . Under the Registration folder. toggle the Project to Chain under Projection. Notice parts of the Registration folder will “ghost out”. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10/9/12 6-17 .

you will need to do a Network Analyze and not a Network Design.1 Introduction to System Modifications and Analysis Since GEOPAK Drainage is a true interactive design tool. 7 S YSTEM M ODIFICATION AND A NALYSIS 7. and To Node. in general terms. • 7. Also. various modifications can be performed with ease. is the Minimum and Maximum Depths under Node Configuration – Elevations. go to the Link Configuration Definition and Select the desired size next to Design Size. Under Link Configuration Conditions. three columns are available for adjustments: From Node. several other features will be demonstrated in class. the length of the Link is adjusted. An example could be to toggle on From Node Invert elevation and to change the elevation and toggle on Slope and adjust the slope. only the Soffit or Invert need to be changed. GEOPAK Drainage allows an ease in adjusting Link slopes as well as Invert and Soffit elevations.2 Examples of System Modifications GEOPAK Drainage’s interconnectivity can be seen in the modification of a Node’s location. GEOPAK Drainage will adjust the To Node elevation when an Analyze is done on the Network. To change the pipe size. Another location where the Links can be adjusted. Slope. Remember to toggle Apply. Several class exercises will be demonstrated to illustrate this. In an elevation column. When the Node is moved. Two of these three columns are needed to make adjustments. Profile Conditions. as well as the elevations. After the Link size has been changed. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-1 10/9/12 .

GEOPAK Drainage has two tools that allow for the renaming or renumbering of Drainage Nodes. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Examples of System Modifications During the design process. Nodes are often placed at various places along the alignment. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-2 10/9/12 . The Renumber Nodes tool allows the user to Renumber and/or Rename selected Nodes. The Rename Drainage Node tool is a separate tool used for one Node at a time. causing the Node numbering to be non-sequential.

With Link Base Flow Area. a Q value is keyed in. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Examples of System Modifications Although not a modification. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-3 10/9/12 . The user can toggle on and select either Link Base Flow Area or Link Base Flow Discharge. a common need for a TxDOT designer is to add off-site drainage to a project. a drainage area is selected and with Link Base Flow Discharge. GEOPAK Drainage allows for this under Node Configuration – Discharge Options.

dgn. if not already done. Note the length of the profile and link. if not already done. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. Step 5 View the Preferences – Updates and confirm that all options are toggled on. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. Step 4 View Profile ss-7. Close the Preferences dialog box.gdf. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-4 10/9/12 .1 LINK AND DRAINAGE PROFILE ADJUSTMENT Step 1 Open Microstation design file. v8iclass. or profile representing Link 7. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise EXERCISE 7. if not already done.

CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise Exercise 7. Select Apply. or profile representing Link 7. Step 8 View Profile ss-7. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-5 10/9/12 .1 (continued) Step 6 Select Id Edit Drainage Node and highlight out-1 or open Node Configuration dialog box and navigate to out-1. Note the length of the profile and link. Select Apply. Go to Node Configuration – Location and change Offset from -125 to -100. Step 7 Open Edit Drainage Network and select Design Network.

Computation Frequency.gdf. if not already done. if not already done. Step 4 View the Preferences – Updates and remove the toggle from Automatic Update Profiles on Network Design. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-6 10/9/12 . set to 100 Year. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. if not already done.2 ANALYZE A 100 YEAR STORM ON NETWORK Step 1 Open Microstation design file. Step 5 View the Preferences – Frequency Options and under Rational Frequency Options. Select OK and store changes to Preferences. v8iclass.dgn. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise EXERCISE 7.

or starting point. you may see warnings that were not seen previously with the 10 year design. if desired. Step 7 Visualize or pan to the location. if desired. From Node Inlet-2 and To Node outfall or Out-1.2 (continued) Step 6 Select Network > Analyze. An example of this may be Exceeded Bypass Flow Unassigned. The reason for this new profile is to compare the 100 Year HGL to the 10 Year HGL. of the profile for ss-7 or Link 7. Since this is an analysis. Elevation. Another option for obtaining the same Registration Point would be to open and then close the dialog box for the 10 Year profile before creating the 100 Year profile. Step 12 Under the Grid & Labels tab. In the drgmsg. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-7 10/9/12 . for the 100 Year profile needs to match the Registration Point for the 10 Year profile. Step 10 Under the Display tab. Check and adjust. Under Registration. if necessary. Step 9 The Registration Point. the Max. the Link from Inlet-2 to the Outfall. change the Hydraulic Grade Line symbology to a different color. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise Exercise 7. select DP and snap to the Registration Point or the lower left corner of the grid. GEOPAK Drainage will analyze the 100 year storm on the 10 year storm design. ss7-100. Elevation and Min. uncheck any toggled features to prevent duplicate elements. Step 8 Create a new Drainage Profile. Step 13 Select Apply. GEOPAK Drainage does not change the system. Step 11 Under the Drainage Information tab. in the design file.txt. uncheck any toggled display features to prevent duplicate elements.

a Minimum Time of Concentration has been set to 10 minutes. Under Preferences – Intensity Option. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. if not already done. In this exercise. This is the larger area at the lower right of the system. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.3 COMPUTE TC Step 1 Open Microstation design file.dgn. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.gdf. v8iclass. GEOPAK Drainage will be used to compute a “real time” Time of Concentration. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-8 10/9/12 . if not already done. if not already done. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise EXERCISE 7. Step 4 Open Drainage Area inlet-7. This is used in the area calculation as the minimum.

It can be expanded by the > in the lower right corner. Step 6 In the upper left. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-9 10/9/12 . and select design. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise Exercise 7. Notice how the dialog box totally changes.3 (continued) Step 5 Under Drainage Area Definition. select Compute TC.tin. toggle Model to TIN File.

ID-Segments allows the user to issue data points along the selected TIN file to determine the Sheet Flow.3 (continued) Step 7 Define Path allows for three different methods to determine the flow path along which the time of concentration will be calculated. No two flow paths will be exactly the same. ID allows for the selection of a Microstation element as the graphical representation of the flow path. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise Exercise 7. Trace will perform a downstream trace. Shallow Flow. select Trace and place a data point. This example will be explained on the following page. along the selected TIN file. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-10 10/9/12 . For this exercise. due to the fact that no two beginning points for the trace will be exactly the same. with the left button of the mouse. to determine the flow path for the time of concentration. at a location of the designer’s choosing. and/or Concentrated Flow. from the beginning data point to the lowest point along the path.

An example could be that the tool places information in Concentrated Flow and the designer wants Shallow Flow. The Distance. n Value and Slope. For this exercise. Step 11 For this exercise. the information for it must be complete. toggle on Sheet Flow and Concentrated Flow. enter 300 for Max Sheet Flow Distance. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-11 10/9/12 . The designer can change or adjust this. The flow path can be any combination of Sheet Flow. under Concentrated Flow. for this exercise. Slope come from the TIN file and the flow path location. An example being. adjust Method to Kirpich. or use the Height/Slope tool in the DTM Tools to determine this value. Step 9 On the right side of the expanded dialog box is Details. Shallow Flow or Concentrated Flow. Adjust Flow and Max Flow Distances can be used to adjust the flows. the designer must make decisions concerning the type of flow. Step 10 For this exercise. Enter 0. and Avg. enter 0. If a flow is toggled on.3 (continued) Step 8 After the flow path has been determined. The designer is in control of how this tool calculates the time of concentration. Toggle on the desired flows. under Technical Reference. The GEOPAK Drainage Help files. for Sheet Flow. This tool may place information that the designer wants to adjust. CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise Exercise 7. there must be a Length.1 for Height above outlet. have examples of n values. Slope.35 for the n Value of Sheet Flow.

CHAPTER 7 System Modification and Analysis Exercise Exercise 7. Select Apply. Notice how the dialog box changes back to Drainage Area and places the computed Tc value under Time of Conc. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 7-12 10/9/12 .3 (continued) Step 12 Select Compute to calculate the TC.

From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Utilities > Navigator From the Drainage Menu Bar: Utilities > Navigator From the Main Drainage Tool Palette • 8. and Routing. Culvert. A user can Add. It depends on the user’s preference. It provides another access to Area.1 Navigator. It allows for All Networks or just the Active Network. It is a Navigator tool. Node. It can be very useful in the viewing of what Components G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-1 10/9/12 . The Drainage Navigator is an optional tool that some users use frequently. Modify. Link. and Querying Introduction The Drainage Navigator is actually three tools in one. Inlet. Global Editor. a Global Editor tool and a Query tool. This allows for ease in locating Components. or Rename Components from the Navigator. while some choose to never use. Delete. 8 D RAINAGE N AVIGATOR 8. Profile. Users can also Highlight and/or Window Center specific Components.2 Introduction to Navigator The Navigator is another way to maneuver through the Components of a Drainage Project.

G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-2 10/9/12 .3 Introduction to Global Editor The Global Editor allows the user to edit parameters of components on the Project. CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator Introduction to Global Editor are stored in the Project and for finding specific Components on a large Project or Network. 8. especially if the user is not familiar with the Drainage Project. It allows an easy way to batch edit numerous components at one time.

1 BATCH EDITING WITH GLOBAL EDITOR Step 1 Open Microstation design file. In upper left corner of dialog box.00 to 4. v8iclass. Step 6 Highlight Link ss-1 or the first Link in the list. if not already done. under View. Change New Value from 5. Next.gdf. Step 5 Select Link. This will highlight all the Links in the list. Step 7 Select or highlight Link-Maximum Rise. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-3 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator Exercise EXERCISE 8. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. Step 4 Open Drainage Navigator. if not already done.dgn. and highlight Link ss-7 or the last Link in the list. hold down the Shift key. if not already done. change to Global Editor.00. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.

This value has been changed on every Link on the Project. open any Link and view Link Configuration Constraints and look at Maximum. Step 9 To view change. CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator Exercise Exercise 8.1 (continued) Step 8 Toggle Apply Edit No Confirm. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-4 10/9/12 .

and Links. toggle Query in the Navigator and the dialog box will expand to include Query Options. Variable. and Value. The Query Options available are Query Type.4 Introduction to Query The Query Tool. To activate the Query Tool. The Query Type can be Values or Constraints. allows the user to specify a subset of the current Components on the Project based on a query of Values or Constraints. CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator Introduction to Query 8. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-5 10/9/12 . Condition. within the Navigator. The Query Tool is only enabled for Areas. Inlets.

Step 3 Open Drainage Project. Set Condition to >.00 for the Value (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-6 10/9/12 . C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. if not already done. Step 5 Set Query Type to Values. Set Variable to Time of Conc. CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator Exercise EXERCISE 8.2 QUERYING Step 1 Open Microstation design file. v8iclass. Step 4 Toggle or select Area for the Component. if not already done.gdf. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.dgn. if not already done. Key in 10.

CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator Exercise Exercise 8. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-7 10/9/12 .2 (continued) Step 6 Toggle or select Apply Query.

v8iclass.dgn and by following the previous Class Exercise.3 QUERYING Using the same design file. CHAPTER 8 Drainage Navigator Exercise EXERCISE 8. complete this exercise on Querying. Step 2 Determine how many Links are 18”. Step 1 Determine how many Links are greater than a hundred feet. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 8-8 10/9/12 .

1 Introduction GEOPAK Drainage provides five standard Drainage Reports. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Reports From the Drainage Menu Bar: Reports From the Main Drainage Tool Palette Drainage Reports Tool Palette G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 9-1 10/9/12 . plus the ability to create custom reports. The standard reports are updated automatically and can be viewed at any time in the design process. 9 D RAINAGE R EPORTS 9. Only one frequency at a time can be outputted to a Report.

CHAPTER 9 Drainage Reports Standard Drainage Reports 9. and Link Hydraulic Computations require an Active Network. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 9-2 10/9/12 . and Sag Inlets allow for the viewing of All Networks in the Drainage Project or just the Active Network. and Link Hydraulic Computations.2 Standard Drainage Reports The standard Drainage Reports provided are Drainage Areas. Sag Inlets. On Grade Inlets. Link Configuration. On Grade Inlets. such as Notepad. The Reports for Drainage Areas. or Excel. while the Reports for Link Configuration. These Reports can be outputted in an ASCII format and read by various editors. Each time a Network is updated. the Reports are also updated. WordPad.

3 Drainage Report Builder The Report Builder provides the user with the ability to create custom reports. CHAPTER 9 Drainage Reports Drainage Report Builder 9. The custom report created by Report Builder will consist of row and column data that can be imported into Excel. This allows a District or office to have the same format for all their Drainage Reports. The Report Builder allows for the flexibility to combine Component Data. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 9-3 10/9/12 . The format of the custom reports can be saved and used on subsequent projects or by other users. such as both drainage area information and inlet information in the same report.

and Node-Elevation. Inlet- Computed Ponded Width. Step 8 Change Component Data to Node. CHAPTER 9 Drainage Reports Exercise EXERCISE 9. v8iclass. Step 10 Enter csv under the Default Output File Extension and set Decimal Places to 2. Step 9 Enter a Default Output File Name. Step 5 Set Component Report Basis to Area and set Component Data to Area. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. Node-Offset. and Inlet-Computed Ponded Depth. and Area-Intensity. Include Inlet-Description. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 9-4 10/9/12 . Node-Station. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.dgn. if not already done. Area-Discharge.gdf. Step 1 Open Microstation design file. if not already done. Inlet-Capacity. Reports > Builder or Drainage > Reports > Builder. Also Include Area-TC Used.1 DRAINAGE REPORT BUILDER In this exercise a custom report will be created with Report Builder and the format saved as an example for future projects. Step 7 Change Component Data to Inlet. highlight Area-ID and toggle Include. if not already done. Include Node-Reference Chain. Step 4 Open Report Builder. Step 6 Under Available Data. Node-Reference PGL.

Step 12 Toggle Generate. CHAPTER 9 Drainage Reports Exercise Exercise 9.1 (continued) Step 11 Toggle on Include Field Names and set Delimiter to Comma. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 9-5 10/9/12 .

select Save and enter a file name. Close Excel. The saved drf file can be used on future projects or by other designers within the organization.1(continued) Step 13 Open the Excel application and review the generated csv file. under Report File. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 9-6 10/9/12 . Step 14 In the upper left corner of the Report Builder dialog box. CHAPTER 9 Drainage Reports Exercise Exercise 9.

10 D RAINAGE P LAN VIEW L ABELER 10. The Labeler can be used on Drainage Areas. If a user is familiar with GEOPAK Road Labelers. The Drainage Labeler is an interactive tool which makes repetitive placement of labels simple and fast. Profile Labeler. Once a label is created. It allows for computed information from the project and for user defined information. such as the Plan Labeler. The Labeler allows the use of the keyboard to supplement input information. Inlets. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Utilities > Labeler From the Drainage Menu Bar: Utilities > Labeler From the Utilities Tool Palette G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10-1 10/9/12 . the format can be saved for future use on other projects or by other designers. and Links. Nodes. the Drainage Labeler works similarly.1 Introduction The GEOPAK Drainage Labeler allows the designer to create and place plan view labels on the drawing file. or Cross Section Labeler.

Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. Notice a selection circle placed in the drawing file at Drainage Area inlet-1. under the Text envelope tab.gdf. Utilities > Labeler or Drainage > Utilities > Labeler. highlight or select inlet-1. v8iclass. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10-2 10/9/12 . Step 1 Open Microstation design file. if not already done.dgn. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. Step 4 Open Drainage Labeler.1 DRAINAGE LABELER In this exercise labels will be created and placed on the Drainage Areas and the format saved as an example for future projects. Step 5 With the Labeler set to Area. The symbology will match the Microstation symbology. under Element ID. CHAPTER 10 Drainage Plan View Labeler Exercise EXERCISE 10. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. if not already done. if not already done.

This will place the Area-ID. Step 8 Change User Inserts back to Computed Inserts. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10-3 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 10 Drainage Plan View Labeler Exercise Exercise 10. under Computed Text. inlet-1. in the open space in the upper right corner of the dialog box. highlight and double- click Area-ID. Step 7 Toggle the Return button or use the Enter key on the keyboard. Toggle on User Inserts and select. under User Text. Select the Space button or use the space key on the keyboard. Select Area-Tc Used and double- click.1 (continued) Step 6 With Computed Inserts toggled on. Tc= and double-click.

1 (continued) Step 9 Change Computed Inserts to User Inserts and select Min and double-click. Step 10 Using the combination of Computed Inserts and User Inserts. CHAPTER 10 Drainage Plan View Labeler Exercise Exercise 10. place Area-Discharge and Area-Intensity in the open space. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10-4 10/9/12 .

envelope tab and set the Text Preferences / Symbology and Line Spacing. Step 12 Select the Shape envelope tab and select a Shape Preference. If a Shape was selected. if desired. CHAPTER 10 Drainage Plan View Labeler Exercise Exercise 10. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10-5 10/9/12 .1 (continued) Step 11 Select the Params. This can be set by opening the Sample Dialog or by using one of the Set buttons to the right of the Sample Dialog. set the Symbology and Offset.

it can be done under the Rotate envelope tab. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10-6 10/9/12 . Step 14 If the rotation of the label needs to be changed or adjusted. and place the label in the desired location. For this Class Exercise. on the right side of the dialog box. Select the Place Label button and place the new label. Step 16 Navigate back to the Text envelope tab and highlight the next Element ID. and the Symbology. Step 15 Select the Place Label button. Notice the text in the open space changes to match the selected Element ID and the selection circle moves to the selected Drainage Area. Terminator. CHAPTER 10 Drainage Plan View Labeler Exercise Exercise 10. can be set under the Leader envelope tab. Step 17 Place the remaining Drainage Area labels from the Element ID. a Leader will not be used. a Leader Type.1 (continued) Step 13 If a Leader is desired.

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Step 18 To save this Drainage Area Label Style for future use, navigate to the Styles
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Exercise 10.1 (continued)
Step 20 Notice how a new style has been created under Default Labels. This can be recalled
for later use.

Step 21 In the upper left of the Labeler dialog box, under Style Files, this change to the label
style file can be Save, or if a new label style file, .lsf, can be created by using the
Save As. This is a way for an office or District to set up their drainage plan view
labels to always look the same.

Step 22 Open the Drainage Preferences and select Plan Symbology under Options. Untoggle
the Label for Areas and select OK.

Step 23 To remove the Plan Symbology Labels from the drawing, Area Update All needs to
be performed. This command is located in several locations, one location is
Drainage > Component > Area > Update All.

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EXERCISE 10.2 DRAINAGE LABELER HANDOUT
Using the same design file, v8iclass.dgn, the user is to create and place Labels for the Nodes. The
user is to follow the previous Class Exercise to complete this exercise. The user can set up the
Labels to have any appearance they desire.

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located under Tools on the Drainage Labeler. the labels can be updated with the Label Updater. CHAPTER 10 Drainage Plan View Labeler Label Updater 10. It is an easy way to update information or data on the original label without having to replace or create new labels. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 10-10 10/9/12 .2 Label Updater If revisions or changes happen on a system or project after labels have been placed. The Label Updater will find and update the appropriate labels.

which is a dual line. From the Microstation pull-down: Applications > GEOPAK > Road > Design & Computation Manager From the Road Tool Palette G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 11-1 10/9/12 . The user must have a Drainage Library that is set up with Pay Items for the Nodes and Links that match the D&C Manager’s database. the . A class exercise will demonstrate the process necessary. This function updates the Link symbology to the symbology that is set in the D&C Manager. can summarize the Drainage quantities of a Project or Network in several different formats and at any time in the design process.1 Introduction GEOPAK Drainage.ddb. using the Compute functionality of GEOPAK Road’s Design & Computation Manager. 11 A UTOMATED Q UANTITIES 11.

Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. if not already done. v8iclass. Step 3 Open Drainage Project.gdf. Drainage > Project > Drainage Library or Project > Drainage Library. CHAPTER 11 Automated Quantities Exercise EXERCISE 11. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 11-2 10/9/12 .dgn. if not already done. TxDOT_V8i.dlb. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.1 AUTOMATED QUANTITIES In this exercise GEOPAK Drainage and GEOPAK Road’s D&C Manager will be used to summarize the quantities on the class project. if not already done. Step 1 Open Microstation design file. Step 4 Open the Drainage Library.

Drainage Cell Library. use Modify Library Item to open and review the Node Item. Notice the changes in the pipe symbology in the drawing. On the right side of the dialog box. such as.cel. and TxDOT_V8iDrain. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 11-3 10/9/12 . TxDOT_V8i. Step 6 Review the Project Components under the Drainage Preferences. Notice that this Node Item has a Pay Item set.dlb all Node Items and most typically used Link Items have the Pay Item set. Drainage > Component > Node > Update with Pay Item and Drainage > Component > Link > Update with Pay Item. Step 7 For the Pay Item to be recognized the Update with Pay Items must be performed on both the Nodes and Links.1 (continued) Step 5 Navigate to the Nodes folder. and DDB. Review the Drainage Library File.ddb. TxDOT_V8iDrain. CHAPTER 11 Automated Quantities Exercise Exercise 11. Close Node Item dialog box and Drainage Library after review. In the TxDOT_V8i. set the Node Types to Curb. for this class.dlb. This Pay Item must be set for the Compute function in D&C Manager to work. and find the curb inlet TYCCI10. These operations are located at several locations.

Add to Collection. CHAPTER 11 Automated Quantities Exercise Exercise 11. for this exercise. Step 9 Select the Compute function from the operations icons on the main dialog box. under File > Open. In the upper left of the main dialog box.1 (continued) Step 8 Open the GEOPAK Road Design & Computation Manager. attach TxDOT_V8iDrain. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 11-4 10/9/12 . Inlets & Manholes. and RCP Circular.ddb. Add the desired PAYITEMS into the collection area at the bottom of the main dialog box. Safety End Treatment. This is done by highlighting the item and then with the right mouse button.

The Extents and Baseline Reference influences what information can be shown on the different formats. CHAPTER 11 Automated Quantities Exercise Exercise 11. type in a text file name. The format desired determines how the Plan Quantity dialog box is set up. and select Export.1 (continued) Step 10 GEOPAK provides numerous formats in which to view the quantities and save the information. Set the Export Format to Comp Book. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 11-5 10/9/12 . Step 11 Select Compute Quantities and review the located quantities in the Computation Results dialog box. For this exercise set up the dialog box as shown below.

CHAPTER 11 Automated Quantities Exercise Exercise 11. such as the GEOPAK Road Text Editor. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 11-6 10/9/12 .1 (continued) Step 12 Open the created text file with an editor.

1 Introduction GEOPAK Drainage allows the user the flexibility of creating Nodes. go to the GEOPAK Drainage Help Files. A cell has to be used with the Node item. A Node item cell has to be created in a particular way for the program to recognize its functions. but are not currently in the Drainage Library. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 12-1 10/9/12 . it can be a new creation or an existing cell. they can be used on future projects and by other users. These can be project specific Nodes or Nodes that are the standard for an office or District. 12 N ODE C REATION 12. For more information on Node Cells. Once these Nodes are created and placed in the Drainage Library. This will be demonstrated in the following class exercise.

C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. if not already done. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. set Style to 0. if not already done. and set Weight to 1. Step 6 Set Level to D_MISC_1. v8iclass. Application > GEOPAK > DRAINAGE > Help. a 10’ X 4’ rectangle. draw or create. Not all of these points have to be created and any that are not created. Step 4 Open the Drainage Help Files. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 12-2 10/9/12 . the program will default that point to the cell origin.dgn.gdf. set Color to 2. Step 5 Navigate to Bentley Civil Help > Drainage > Command Reference > Project > Drainage Library > Node Items > Node Cells. The user will then create a new Node Item in the Drainage Library and use the newly created cell with the new Node Item. CHAPTER 12 Node Creation Exercise EXERCISE 12. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.1 NODE CREATION In this exercise the user will create a new cell representing a curb inlet. Using Microstation. Step 1 Open Microstation design file. This is an explanation of how the Node Cells are to be created. if not already done.

Also. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 12-3 10/9/12 . confirm that Constructions is toggled on.1 (continued) Step 7 Since the Construction Class Element is not normally used in a TxDOT environment. Change Primary to Construction. In the Microstation Attributes Tool Box. toggle on Active Element Class. in the Microstation View Attributes Tool Box. This is done by using the right mouse while touching the Microstation Attributes Tool Box. . it has to be set. CHAPTER 12 Node Creation Exercise Exercise 12.

so set the Active Element Class back to Primary. set Style to 6. The graphics are complete. Step 10 Place a Hydraulic Center Point. Step 9 Using Microstation Place Active Point. in the center of the rectangle. set Color to 3. CHAPTER 12 Node Creation Exercise Exercise 12.1 (continued) Step 8 Next. Set Level to D_MISC_2. place a Pipe Connection Point on all four sides of the previously created rectangle. the user will set the Microstation symbology for the Pipe Connection Points. the Midpoint Snap. and set Active Element Class to Construction. The Weight was set to 6 for visibility. but the Style must be set to 6. and the symbology shown above. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 12-4 10/9/12 . using the correct Style of 7. set Weight to 6. remembering to follow the guidelines in the Drainage Help Files.

1 (continued) Step 11 Next. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 12-5 10/9/12 . From the Microstation Primary Tool Box. Confirm that the cell library TxDOT_V8iDrain. the user will create a Microstation Cell of the graphics. CHAPTER 12 Node Creation Exercise Exercise 12. open the Cell Library dialog box.cel is attached.

Select Create. Enter a Name and Description. Place a Cell Origin on the Hydraulic Center Point. which is unghosted. CHAPTER 12 Node Creation Exercise Exercise 12.1 (continued) Step 12 Place a Fence around the rectangle. in the lower right corner. since a Fence is placed and a Cell Origin is placed. Select Create. A new cell has been placed in the Cell Library. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 12-6 10/9/12 .

CHAPTER 12 Node Creation Exercise Exercise 12. Remember to select the newly created cell for the Plan View Cell. On the right side of the dialog box. The Pay Item will be left at None. An example of the Node Item is shown below. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 12-7 10/9/12 . Save the Drainage Library. select Add Library Item. and a new Node Item of the new curb inlet and cell has been added to the Drainage Library.1 (continued) Step 13 Open the Drainage Library and the Nodes folder and set Node Types to Curb. Complete the information and parameters for the new Curb Inlet. Step 14 Select OK. since a Pay Item was not added to the database.

The tools are presented here as a refresher and to remind the user of their functions. The user may already be familiar with these tools and their use. The DTM Tools use the TIN file. Some of the tools are taught in the GEOPAK I class. The Help Files give a good description of each tool. 13 DTM TOOLS 13. one suitable for some of the drainage functions can be obtained. and this will be demonstrated later in this chapter. From the Microstation pull-down: Applications > GEOPAK > Road > DTM Tools From the Road Tool Palette DTM Menu Bar (Shown Below) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-1 10/9/12 . or triangulation file. gives the user numerous tools to assist in the design process. The TIN file can come from several different sources and is common on most TxDOT projects. If a TIN file is needed.1 Introduction GEOPAK Drainage. Not all of the tools will be demonstrated here or in the class room setting. using the Digital Terrain Modeling functionality of GEOPAK Road.

2 Analysis Tools From the DTM Tool Bar Height/Slope Tool From the Analysis Tool Bar Height/Slope From the DTM Menu Bar pull-down: Analysis > Height/Slope G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-2 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Analysis Tools 13.

The symbology for these Options can be set to the User’s preference. To obtain a Slope for a desired length. such as percent or run/rise. The information can simply be viewed when Display Only is toggled. the Contour. and Flow Arrow can be displayed. elevation. the Height/Slope Tool. can be obtained with this selection. the plan coordinates. if toggled on. or placed in the design file when Display Only is not toggled on. With the Mode set to Slope. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Analysis Tools The Height/Slope Tool is a multi-purpose tool for obtaining information from the TIN file. toggle Slope between points. Triangle. Distance and Delta Elevation. With the Mode set to Elevation. Take time to become familiar with this versatile tool. Additional information. and slope are given and if toggled on. by simply moving the cursor across the TIN file after selecting Start. select Start and the starting point with the cursor and drag the cursor to the second location. Profile Tool From the Analysis Tool Bar Profile G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-3 10/9/12 . the User can obtain a Triangle Slope. The Text symbology can be set to the User’s preference as well as the Display unit. as the cursor is moved over the TIN file.

On the right side of the dialog box are additional options. if desired. Across the top left of the dialog box are three icons. and ranges. text. by draping an element on the TIN file or files. Create Legend is available. Create Profile. as desired. Profile Preferences allow the user to set up grids. scales. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Analysis Tools From the DTM Menu Bar pull-down: Analysis > Profile The Profile Tool is a valuable tool that allows a user to obtain a profile of any size and location along a TIN file. Create Profile allows the user to define the profile’s location or alignment and preview the extracted surface profile. and Profile Preferences. The profile can also be placed as a cell. Object Selection. Object Selection allows the user to select the desired TIN file and symbology for the profile. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-4 10/9/12 .

dgn. using the magnifying glass at the center bottom.gdf. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. Right of the magnifying glass. Step 4 Open the Profile Tool. v8iclass. if not already done. Step 5 Under Object Selection. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-5 10/9/12 . select Add List Item. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise EXERCISE 13.1 PROFILE TOOL Step 1 Open Microstation design file. select TIN File. if not already done. set the symbology and toggle on the Extract. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. design. On the right side of the dialog box.tin. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass. if not already done.

CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise Exercise 13. topo. set a different symbology and toggle on the Extract.tin. Right of the magnifying glass. select TIN File. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-6 10/9/12 . On the right side of the dialog box.1 (continued) Step 6 Using the magnifying glass again. select Add List Item.

place a line perpendicular to station 55+00 for approximately 200 feet. Notice. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise Exercise 13. In the design file. 100 feet on each side of the centerline. navigate to Create Profile. To use Select Profile Element. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-7 10/9/12 . a Microstation element must be present in the design file. the user will drape a line across the design file using the cursor. To use Place Profile Element. window in to the area around station 55+00. The user has two ways to identify the profile location. Select Profile Element or Place Profile Element. a profile for each TIN file has been placed in the open area of the dialog box. Select Place Profile Element and using the cursor.1 (continued) Step 7 Next.

the user can navigate back to the Create Profile icon and view the changes that were made. As a change or adjustment is made.1 (continued) Step 8 Next. at the Create Profile icon location. Step 9 After the user has the profile complete. navigate to Profile Preferences. This could be adding a Horizontal Grid. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-8 10/9/12 . it can be placed in the design file. if desired. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise Exercise 13. Make changes to the preferences as desired. Vertical Grid and the Major Text.

G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-9 10/9/12 . and the Trench Details in the Drainage Library to obtain these volumes. GEOPAK uses the TIN file. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Trench Volumes 13. such as side slope conditions. and back fill material volumes.3 Trench Volumes From the Analysis Tool Bar Trench Volumes From the DTM Menu Bar pull-down: Analysis > Trench Volumes The Trench Volumes tool gives the designer the ability to obtain trench excavation volumes. bedding material volumes. to model the normal workflow. The output can be put into an ASCII format file for review or printing a paper copy. if desired. Drainage Project. The user will navigate through the Options on the left side of the dialog box and has options.

4 Drainage Tools From the Analysis Tool Bar Drainage Tools From the DTM Menu Bar pull-down: Analysis > Drainage Tools The Drainage Tools are not only available in the GEOPAK Road DTM Tools. From the Utilities Tool Bar DTM Drainage Tools From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Utilities > DTM Drainage Tools G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-10 10/9/12 . the DTM Drainage Tools are found under Utilities. but the same Drainage Tools are available in GEOPAK Drainage. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Drainage Tools 13. In GEOPAK Drainage.

The TIN file is the binary triangulation file that the selected tool will analyze or evaluate. There are several common fields typical to most of the tools. With Display Only toggled on. allowing the user the ability to manipulate all the elements as one. will place all drawn elements in a single graphic group. Set Graphic Group. when toggled on. but for a good description of each tool go to the Help Files. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Drainage Tools From the Drainage Menu Bar: Utilities > DTM Drainage Tools Introduction The DTM Drainage Tools are actually twelve different tools that allow the designer to analyze and evaluate the drainage TIN file. when toggled on. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-11 10/9/12 . when toggled on. allows the user the flexibility of only drawing or displaying the element within a Microstation fence that has been placed by the user. Some of these tools will be demonstrated here. The Apply button when pressed begins the selected process. allows the user to view elements without actually having the elements drawn in the design file. the elements displayed will be erased when the screen is refreshed or when a new view command is executed. These tools can be very useful in the drainage design process. This file can be located by using the magnifying glass select button and navigating to the file. Display Only. Load Within Fence. or press the F1 key on a standard keyboard.

with the selected symbology. set in feet. Void Areas. This allows for the removal of what might be considered a false flat. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-12 10/9/12 . when toggled on. Watersheds allow the user to set the Microstation symbology that the watershed shapes will be drawn with. when toggled on. an outline of any voids. Minimum Low Point Depth. Zero Slope Areas. allows the user the ability to set a depth that will be used as the minimum. This tool creates Microstation shapes of the watersheds. will show. defined by a low point in the TIN file. The user may set different depths and see if there are any significant differences. will show. than the shapes will have different fill colors. when toggled on. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Drainage Tools Delineate All Watersheds The Delineate All Watersheds tool will draw the watershed boundaries. with the selected symbology. This tool may not necessarily create the watersheds at the exact location that the designer needs a drainage area. If the Microstation fill attribute is active. Refine Watershed. an outline of the zero slope triangles. for the selected TIN file. but it will give the designer information that can be used to create the specific drainage areas needed for the project. This allows for the program to pass over small indentations or small dips in the TIN and pass to the next low point. processes the TIN file for more precise flow boundaries within the triangles. such as at a specific inlet.

select design. select Delineate All Watersheds. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise EXERCISE 13.dgn. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.tin. if not already done.2 (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-13 10/9/12 .gdf. Step 5 Under Options. if not already done. Step 6 Toggle on Set Graphic Group and Refine Watershed and enter a Minimum Low Point Depth of 0. Step 4 Open the DTM Drainage Tools dialog box and for the TIN File. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. v8iclass.2 DELINEATE ALL WATERSHEDS Step 1 Open Microstation design file. if not already done. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage.

CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise Exercise 13. the watersheds will be drawn.2 (continued) Step 7 Under Watersheds. turn on Fill under View Attributes in Microstation. After processing the TIN file information. set the Microstation symbology to your preference. Step 8 Select Apply. If not Active. The user can watch the program process the information at the bottom of screen. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-14 10/9/12 .

G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-15 10/9/12 . can also be useful to come up with the drainage areas. and a Pour Point identified by the designer will create a new watershed. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Delineate Watershed 13. This is an option that may or may not be a benefit. Both the Delineate All Watersheds and the Delineate Watershed are useful tools for the designer. Use Boundary Selection Criteria. if toggled on. but in urban storm sewer design with drainage areas needing to match up with inlets. This tool will be demonstrated in class. will select the elements that match the symbology that has been set to the right. it may still be necessary for the designer to use conventional Microstation or other methods to come up with the correct drainage areas. This must be in a sump or low point location.5 Delineate Watershed The Delineate Watershed tool allows the designer the ability to further delineate watersheds at a particular location within the TIN file. Microstation elements selected by the designer. Some of the other drainage tools. Last the user will data point inside the selected elements and accept the data location. but the typical work flow for this tool is to work the three buttons at the bottom of the dialog box from left to right. GEOPAK Drainage using the TIN file. to be shown in the following pages. Then the user will select a Pour Point with a data point from the mouse. The user will select the desired watershed boundary elements with Pick Boundary Elements.

CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Drainage Patterns 13.6 Drainage Patterns Using a downstream trace from the centroid of each triangle. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-16 10/9/12 . To use this tool simply select Apply. the Drainage Patterns tool evaluates the flow paths from the TIN file.

Multiple data points can be selected after the Apply has been selected. set in feet. following the steepest descent. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Downstream Trace 13. select Apply.7 Downstream Trace The Downstream Trace tool will delineate a downstream flow path from a point. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-17 10/9/12 . To use the Downstream Trace tool. Minimum Low Point Depth. then place a data point for the beginning location. allows the user the ability to set a depth that will be used as the minimum allowing the program to pass over small indentations or small dips in the TIN and pass to the next low point. identified by the user. to a low point in the TIN file.

then place a data point for the beginning location. The arrow will be placed at the centroid of the triangle and the direction of flow is for that triangle. to a high point in the TIN file. following the steepest descent. Multiple data points can be selected after the Apply has been selected. To use the Upstream Trace tool. The size of the arrow is set at Arrow Size. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-18 10/9/12 . 13. The number of arrows corresponds with the number of triangle. select Apply. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Upstream Trace 13.8 Upstream Trace The Upstream Trace tool will delineate an upstream flow path from a point. identified by the user.9 Flow Arrows The Flow Arrows tool shows the direction of flow within the triangles.

This can be a very useful tool. 13. The size of the arrow is set at Arrow Size.11 Delineate High Points This tool locates all the high points in the TIN file and places an arrow and text with the letters “HP”.10 Delineate Low Points This tool locates all the low points in the TIN File and places an arrow and text with the letters “LP”. but remember if one is using a proposed TIN file based on cross-sections. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-19 10/9/12 . and thus not giving a true low point on the vertical curves of the road. Check in COGO for the true low point on the roadways. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Delineate Low Points 13. The size of the arrow is set at Arrow Size with Minimum Low Point Depth working similar to how it worked on previous tools. those sections may have been only every one hundred feet.

12 Ridge Lines The Ridge Lines tool delineates the ridge lines.13 Sump Lines The Sump Lines tool delineates the sump lines. 13. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-20 10/9/12 . being defined as a triangle edge where the flow is toward the edge on each side and is found in areas of concentrated flow. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Ridge Lines 13. being defined as a triangle edge where the flow is away from the edge on each side.

14 Surface Ponds The Surface Ponds tool will delineate any areas of ponded water that are present within the TIN file. the ponds will be displayed with the color selected in the Ponds symbology. If Fill is active in the View Attributes. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Surface Ponds 13. Islands in the ponds will also be displayed. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-21 10/9/12 .

and pond depth.15 Pond Analysis The Pond Analysis tool gives the designer the ability to obtain information about any ponds that may be present in the TIN file. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-22 10/9/12 . surface elevation. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Pond Analysis 13. The designer can obtain volume. area.

gdf. Step 4 Open the DTM Drainage Tools dialog box and for the TIN File.dgn. Step 7 Select Apply and with the mouse. if not already done. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and GEOPAK Drainage. Step 5 Under Options. place a data point about 50 feet right of station 20+00. v8iclass. to station 20+00. Step 6 Navigate. if not already done. select design.tin. in the design file. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-23 10/9/12 . if not already done. select Pond Analysis and set the symbology for Ponds and Islands to your preference.3 POND ANALYSIS Step 1 Open Microstation design file. Step 3 Open Drainage Project. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise EXERCISE 13. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_class\v8iclass.

3 (continued) Step 8 Review information given by Pond Analysis. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-24 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools Exercise Exercise 13.

but designers in rural districts may be limited in obtaining TIN file information. CHAPTER 13 DTM Tools DEM Maps 13. This will be demonstrated in class. Available to designers. county or flood control district. If a designer contacts TSD at 512-302-2350. option 3. meaning a spot shot was taken every thirty meters in a grid format. This accuracy is not good enough for final design. but the typical TxDOT road project TIN file is only from right of way to right of way. option 2. Designers in some urban districts may have access to information locally. especially for the creation of drainage areas. Personnel at TSD have access to these maps and can make the information available to TxDOT designers. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 13-25 10/9/12 . The accuracy is equivalent to a USGS. the TSD personnel can assist with the request.16 DEM Maps One of the strengths of GEOPAK Drainage is the use of TIN files. that the designer can convert to a GEOPAK dat file and TIN file. The DEM map is a USGS type map in a three dimensional format. The Digital Elevation Map (DEM) is also called National Elevation Dataset (NED). such as a city. at TxDOT. This type of typical TIN file may not give the drainage designer enough information. but may be accurate enough for drainage areas and preliminary design. and give the location and survey reduction factor for that location. The designer can obtain a GEOPAK TIN or if desired an XYZ format ASCII file. The DEM maps have an accuracy of thirty meters. are Digital Elevation Map (DEM) information.

is a versatile tool for the design and analysis of culvert structures. and Overtopping. The results can be outputted to an ASCII file to be stored or print a hard copy.1 Introduction Culvert. CMP. The structures available for use in Culvert are from the Drainage Library under Links. and Computations. arch pipes. These could be RCP. The user will navigate through five envelopes. The computations use the standard methods in HY8 and FHWA. Tailwater. Overtopping. The Computations available are Culvert. within GEOPAK Drainage. or box structures. The workflow of the Culvert dialog box is the same as other GEOPAK applications. ellipse pipes. The methods and formulas used are given in the Technical Reference section of the Help Files. 14 C ULVERTS 14. From the Microstation pull-down: Drainage > Component > Culvert From the Drainage Menu Bar: Component > Culvert From the Main Drainage Tool Palette Drainage Culvert Tool Palette G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-1 10/9/12 . Headwall Location. Configurations. Parameters.

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Step 4 Since a new Drainage Project has been created. culv1. Only the minimum will be set. will need to be attached.gdf. C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_culv1\culv1_mdf. Open Drainage > Project > Preferences. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise EXERCISE 9. culv1. .gpk is in the folder C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_culv1. The job118. the Project Preferences will need to be set or a Drainage Preference File. Step 5 Worked down through the Options. Since in this exercise only a drainage discharge will be calculated and a culvert designed. the Preferences will reflect that.dpf. Step 2 Access GEOPAK and attach the Road Project. Step 3 Access GEOPAK Drainage and create a Drainage Project.1 CULVERT-CULV1 Step 1 Open Microstation design file. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-3 10/9/12 . for Units use English.dgn.

dlb.1 (continued) Step 6 Under Project Components. for the Rainfall Source under the Rational Method. at the Create Profile icon location. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. Nothing else has to be set for a culvert. TxDOT_V8i. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-4 10/9/12 . Step 7 Under Rainfall Parameters. Select the Drainage Cell Library. select the Drainage Library File. Step 9 After the user has the profile complete. 118.cel. select Denton County. also located at C:\Engapp\TXDOTGPK\Drainage. TxDOT_V8iDrain. Step 8 Land Use Options will be left as is. located at C:\Engapp\TXDOTGPK\Drainage. it can be placed in the design file. Select the GPK Job Number. if desired.

CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. the default settings. but only Areas. Inlet Options. and Profile Options will all be left as is. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-5 10/9/12 .dlb and that Compute Intensity from Library Rainfall Data Source is toggled on.1 (continued) Step 9 Several discharge frequencies will be calculated later. set the Computation Frequency to 10 Year for the Rational Frequency Options. Step 10 Intensity Option will be left as is. Step 11 Junction Losses. but notice that at the top of the dialog box. that it is pointing to the TxDOT_V8i. Link Options. Culverts and Headwall needs to be set. but for the first calculation. Step 12 Under Plan Symbology set the Plan View Parameters to the user’s preference. Node Options.

Step 16 Culvert will require discharge information and for this exercise GEOPAK Drainage will be used to obtain discharge for a 10 year.tin. Step 18 For a Base C Value. the Compute TC tool will be used. This will give a value in acreage. but the user may choose to toggle on Automatic Backup. Step 14 The Save Options can also be left at the default settings. select Save. This will open the Drainage Area Definition dialog box with an Area ID of 1. leave at the default settings with nothing toggled on.35.1 (continued) Step 13 Under Updates. 50 year and 100 year. Step 19 To obtain a Time of Conc. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. Select OK and Yes to store the changes to the Preferences. Select Add Drainage Area or Drainage > Component > Area > Add and select OK at the default setting of 1. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-6 10/9/12 .. Step 20 Set to TIN File and select culv1. and create a Drainage Preference File. The shape will change symbology based on the symbology set in the Preferences. using the Rational Method. use the Select Shape and identify and accept the dark blue Microstation shape representing the drainage area. Expand the dialog box by using the > in the lower right corner. Select Compute TC. enter 0. Step 17 For the Drainage Area. Step 15 In the upper left.

Step 22 Toggle on Shallow Flow and enter 0. Step 23 For Define Path. leave the Method set at FHA and enter 0. In the lower right corner of the dialog box. The starting point needs to be within the drainage area and for this exercise use the upper left corner of the drainage area. the starting point for the Define Path. enter 3000 for Max Shallow Flow Distance.35 for the n Value. K. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. use Trace. enter 300 for Max Sheet Flow Distance.1 (continued) Step 21 Toggle on Sheet Flow. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-7 10/9/12 . and identify. with a mouse data point.35 for the Inter. In the lower right corner of the dialog box.

(exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-8 10/9/12 . CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14.1 (continued) Step 24 Select Compute and the program will calculate a time value in minutes and this will be shown in the lower left corner. The value given is based on the starting point and probably will not be the same as the example shown below.

it was held in the dialog box from previous work and needs to be deleted or removed. can be skipped. If any information is found at this location. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-9 10/9/12 . and Time of Conc. Value under Definition. the Subareas.1 (continued) Step 25 Select Apply. Step 26 Since this exercise is not using the Land Use option. This will take the user back to the Drainage Area Definition dialog box and will place the computed value in Time of Conc. Base C Value. The designer has a Drainage Area value. under Options.

Set Computation Frequency to 50 Year.1 (continued) Step 27 Under Computation. Leave the Drainage Area Computations dialog box open at the Computation location. Write the Computed Discharge value down. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. Select Apply and close the Drainage Area Computations dialog box. this is due to the variations in the starting location for the Tc path and if a user had other variations. This was for a 10 year design. New values will be calculated for a 50 year design. Write the Computed Discharge value down. Step 28 Open Preferences and navigate to Frequency Options. Go back to the Drainage Area Computations dialog box and select Compute Discharge. Set Computation Frequency to 100 Year. Select OK and store changes. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-10 10/9/12 . All users may not have the same numbers. Step 29 Open Preferences and navigate to Frequency Options. Write the Computed Discharge value down. New values will be calculated for a 100 year design. select Compute Discharge. Select OK and store changes. this will calculate a Computed Intensity and a Computed Discharge. From the parameters given. Go back to the Drainage Area Computations dialog box and select Compute Discharge.

under Discharge. Step 31 Discharge values calculated with GEOPAK Drainage can not be brought directly into Culvert. A discharge value is keyed-in at the bottom key-in field and then the Add List Item button is selected. Enter the three discharge values calculated previously in this exercise. The discharge value that the designer wants to use for the Culvert design must be designated with an X. This adds the discharge value into the larger field. This is done by highlighting the desired value and selecting the Select Discharge button. This is the light bulb symbol or by double clicking the desired value. the only option is User Supplied. The discharge values must be keyed–in by the user. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. This will open the Culvert dialog box. Culvert will design based on the selected discharge and will do an analysis of the remaining discharge values.1 (continued) Step 30 Open Add Culvert or Drainage > Component > Culvert > Add. At the Parameters folder. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-11 10/9/12 . the yellow star burst. Enter a Culvert Name and select OK.

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Exercise 14.1 (continued)
Step 32 Also located at the Parameters folder is Tailwater. The designer has two options,
User Supplied or Compute. For this exercise, Compute will be used. The
information needed is for the down stream cross section, so the program can
calculate a tailwater elevation. The necessary information is Slope %, N Value, and
a downstream cross-section.

Step 33 One way to obtain the downstream Slope % is by using the Height/Slope tool that
was discussed in the last chapter. Enter a Slope % value. The value is entered as a
positive. It is understood that the flow is downstream. The approximate proposed
culvert location is station 40+50.

Step 34 Enter an N Value for the downstream cross section. For this exercise, enter 0.040.

Step 35 Adjust Tailwater Depth will be left at 0.

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Exercise 14.1 (continued)
Step 36 A downstream cross section is needed to calculate a tailwater elevation. This can
either be user supplied by using the key-in fields or the designer can use Extract
Cross Section. Extract Cross Section will place the downstream cross section
information into the larger key-in field for the designer. Select Extract Cross
Section. A second dialog box opens, Define Culvert Tailwater Cross Section.
Notice that this tool works similar to the Profile Tool that was discussed in the last
chapter.

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Exercise 14.1 (continued)
Step 37 For the TIN File, select culv1.tin. Select Place Element and drape a line or pull the
mouse cursor across the location of the desired downstream cross section. This will
“unghost” OK. Select OK.

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Step 40 For the Culvert Size. This will set the Entrance Ke value. The designer can select the size of the structure or have GEOPAK design a structure size. shown in the plan view design file. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-15 10/9/12 . can be used to help determine these parameters. The road profiles. Step 41 Select an Entrance Type. Set Allowable Headwater to 5. This is where the designer selects the type of structure to use. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14.1 (continued) Step 38 When the dialog box. closes the extracted downstream cross section is placed in the cross section field. Define Culvert Tailwater Cross Section. set to Design Size and enter the parameters that the program will use to design the structure size. Step 39 Navigate next to the Configuration tab. Select Circular for Shape and Concrete for Material. The options for the types and sizes of structures come from the Drainage Library. and set Minimum rise to 2. set Maximum Rise to 4.

Set the Roughness to 0. select Headwall. For Reference Chain. select RDWY and for the Library Item. while the Downstream Headwall is on the right. Step 43 Navigate next to the Headwall Location tab. leave the Type at Plan View. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. In the design file zoom in to the proposed culvert location. but the cell representation does not match what was selected.1 (continued) Step 42 Toggle Design Barrels. An example of this would be another Library Item is selected. this allows the program to design the necessary number of barrels for the structure. Step 44 Notice that the Upstream Headwall is on the left side of the dialog box.012 for concrete. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-16 10/9/12 . If the program does not accept either of these. approximate station 40+50. navigate back one folder and then come back to the Headwall Location folder.tin for the TIN File. and select culv1.

It is normally a good workflow to use Dynamic Place before Keyin Place. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. The symbology will match what was set in the Preferences. The downstream must be lower than upstream. Perform the same operation for the Downstream Headwall. Notice the program will bring up another dialog box. culv1-DN. these can be keyed-in. Also notice as the mouse cursor is moved. If desired. place culv1-UP at the approximate location selected by the designer. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-17 10/9/12 . This allows the program to properly identify the Chain. and Elevation are being read. set the Angle to 180 and select Apply. toggled on and the Keyin Place selected. View the Invert Elevations and confirm that the downstream elevation is lower than the upstream.1 (continued) Step 45 Using the Dynamic Place for the Upstream Headwall. the Chain Stationing. Headwall Cross Section. Step 46 If the designer wants to set the headwalls to a set station and offset. Offset.

Key-in a Width of 44 and toggle on Pavement. Set Reference Chain to RDWY and Ref. Notice how the program placed the extracted points every 50 feet and an elevation is extracted for that point from the TIN. the program will automatically adjust that number. Select one of the DP buttons and data one of the station ticks on the alignment in the design file may be necessary. Overtopping is an optional calculation. Use the DP buttons to locate the Begin Station and End Station. so that no more than 50 points are extracted. PGL to PROP. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Exercise Exercise 14. Change the X Increment to 50. go to the Overtopping folder. The program can only place a total of 50 points in the data field and if the X Increment is left at 5. Data on the graphical chain with these DP buttons or the user can key-in a Begin Station of 30+00 and an End Station of 50+00. This will “unghost” Extract PGL Profile. Select Extract PGL Profile. Set Overtopping Source to PGL.1 (continued) Step 47 Next. (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-18 10/9/12 .

Select View. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-19 10/9/12 . Select Apply to store the Culvert. to view the results. This will open a second window that the user can change the window size to see more of the computations. Select Compute Culvert. Tailwater. Toggle on Culvert.1 (CONTINUED) Step 48 The last folder is Computations. Overtopping. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Introduction EXERCISE 14. and Output to ASCII.

gpk. In the folder. TIN. and design file. use GEOPAK Drainage Culvert to design a culvert at the approximate location of station 77+80. v8i_culv2 is a new GEOPAK Road project. G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 14-20 10/9/12 . The drainage area is the magenta color shape. CHAPTER 14 Culverts Introduction EXERCISE 14. The county is Ellis.2 CULVERT – CULV2 Using the previous class exercise as an example and the files located in the folder v8i_culv2.

Pond Depth: 0.dgn contour file – compcontours. 9+75.50 Pond Width: 12. same as the work book) Drainage Library: C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\Drainage\TxDOT_V8i.dgn roadway shape file – compshape. Note: Drainage Area shapes are present but still need to have calculations. Directory: C:\Engdata\v8i_drainageclass\v8i_comp_ex Design Files: main file – compmdf.dgn land use file – compland.gpk Cell Library: C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\Drainage\TxDOT_V8iDrain. dist. 31’ LT. on grade.ddb Shape File: compshape. & RT.cel RainFall Parameters: County = Lee Land Use Options: TxDOT Land Use Minimum TC: 10. 31’ LT.0 Allow Drop MH or Match Soffit (exercise continued next page) G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 15-1 10/9/12 . Use the information below to create a storm sewer network. 1) Create a drainage project (Drain_Comp) using the following Drainage Project Preferences: (Generally. TYCCI10 (Areas Present) Sta.dgn GEOPAK Road Project: comp_ex Misc.1 Comprehensive Exercise The following exercise gives you the opportunity to recall most of the GEOPAK Drainage functions introduced during this class. Sta.dlb Spread Section (in Drainage Library): 31width DDB: C:\Engapps\TXDOTGPK\DDB\TxDOT_V8iDrain. 15+70. & RT. & RT. 12+70. Data: chain – ALIN profile – DVERT Note: Drainage Area names and Inlet names need to be the same. dist. dist.tin GPK File: job13.00 2) Place curb inlet. 31’ LT.dgn TIN File: prop.dgn planimetric file – comp2d. Sta. 15 C OMPREHENSIVE E XERCISE 15.

47’ RT. -45^ Angle 5) Place Links Link Constraints – Min Rise: 2. Max Rise: 5..0’. 18+67. 19+00. Sta. CHAPTER 15 Comprehensive Exercise Comprehensive Exercise 3) Place Junctions. 80’ RT. HDSET36 Sta. MH5D Sta. dist. dist.4 – 10.0’ % Slope: 0.0 6) Create Network 7) Create and draw a Profile G E O PA K D R A I N A G E Te x a s D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n 15-2 10/9/12 .0 – 10. 15+90. 4) Place Outlet.0 Velocity: 1. 47’ RT. dist.