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  1. Extremely helpful. Many thanks.
  2. Hi again. This project went on hold but now it's back on. I thought writing here with the above context would be better than starting a new thread. Some more stationing questions: I gather that the line (whether visible on drawings or not) on which the stations are placed is referred to as an 'alignment'. Correct? If so, is this fairly universal? Does this line always correspond with the centerline of the road? On a divided road, would you have two alignments, or one in the median? Or is it done in different ways depending on context? What if a road is undivided for a portion, then splits, then comes back together? (image attached) Thank you!
  3. Cool, it makes sense to me now - especially after that last answer. Thank you both very much.
  4. Thanks both. This is not in an existing CAD program that CE's use, but rather an experimental feature yet to be released for another program. I cannot say what the program is until it gets released. This starts to answer my admittedly vague question. (I assume that by '100+00+00' you meant '100+00.00', as you typed it in the 300 example.) So at the intersection you would show station points for all the involved roads? So for a 5-way intersection, you might have 3 station points (1 for each of the roads that 'continue through' and 1 for the road that dead ends)? And I gather this has nothing to do with the street names, and only relates to road hierarchies in as much as the designer chooses to incorporate them into their notations with the ultimate goal of producing a clear document. So in other words, in situations like these, there is not one right answer for how to do the stationing, but the best answer is the one that is easiest to read while maintaining accuracy. Does that sound more or less correct?
  5. Hi. I'm a landscape architect (yes, one of those annoying people who rely on you for all the hard stuff :) and I'm trying to design a software feature through which one can create station points in a way that is automated or semi-automated. I've read a fair amount about it, and we covered it a bit in school, but it was always a single road - usually a highway. The same goes for the few professional projects I've done with stationing. I'm pretty sure that I fully understand stationing within this single road context. And I understand that you can start a new stationing scheme where an old one left off via equalities. But... what I do not understand is how to handle complex road networks with intersections, like a suburban subdivision or downtown street 'grids' (which are seldom regular). Do you use an equality at every intersection or something? I'm hoping you all will tell me that nobody ever uses stations in this context, or if they do, that they only do so for one or two roads relevant to a site-scale project. If they're intended just for highways, it will make this much easier. I've attached a poorly drawn plan showing the type of situation I'm referring to. It gets even more complicated when you have 5-way intersections and such. The purple lines are roadway centerlines. You can ignore the diagram in the bottom right. Any thoughts? Thanks very much.
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