I've already installed this toy, which I told you about yesterday, I'm talking about the V8i 8.11.06.27 version.
At the beginning, a panel is raised where all the functionalities are concentrated. At the bottom are the tabs:
- Construction shaper
Although these are long, you can narrow the left panel, and with a right button in the area you can change tab.
Each one has a context menu in the left panel, such as the one I'm displaying in the image and the right panel has the selected object's display.
Thus, the example shows that I am in the surfaces tab, with selection of a surface called Original, and to the right they show things like amount of points, triangles, breaklines, etc.
In the upper menu, the function commands are shown as the example shown for Drain, where options for visualization, data creation, editing, calculation, etc. appear.
The panel is nothing new, the same as InRoads, but with the advantage of concentrating routines for engineering. And this is very good so as not to mislead users of previous programs in this Bentley line.
As I said in the previous post: PowerCivil: It is InRoads with platforms, drainage, topography, MicroStation and in Spanish.
I tried to assimilate the logic with AutoDesk Civil 3D, and they are very different things in terms of menus.
In that, the eyelashes Prospector y Settings separate the handling of templates.
The rest is quite similar, and what both programs do seems to be almost the same. I think it is a great advantage that the Civil 3D panel can be hung at the ends, while the PowerCivil one is floating, although both can be adjusted in size. PowerCivil's left panel can be detached, leaving convenient functionality for placing both windows in places where they are less in the way.
Already playing we will see how to do with PowerCivil the drill of Curves of level and alignments that we had developed a few days ago.
Solving the problem of libraries
At the outset I had a strange error:
Error loading the LOCALE resources library, gpkSiteString.drx
This is solved easy - I say easy, because it is as simple as skype to a friend - adding the InRoads library on the route:
C: Program files BentleyPowerCivilInRoadsGroupbin where at least the 1033 and 3082 folders should exist, whichever one does not exist, all files are created and copied to this folder.
With this is resolved, in my case it was a folder named 1034, I could have renamed it but I preferred to go there.
These are the drx that are assigned to run on compiled tools for a version runtime. In the case of PowerCivil, this is the case, because it runs as if it were a custom InRoads, developed on the Microstation VBA.
In conclusion, it seems to me a good customization and concentration of functionalities of InRoads and Geopak. But if it works in the logical way of project development, we'll see.