Carlson RoadNET: Training


The links listed below provide information and RoadNET training material. The training program is divided into 6 areas of detailed command options, also included is a practical training lesson, taking users step by step through a road design  plus a Tutorial:

(CLICK on the Hot Links below to open Training Material or Tutorial)

NOTE: A complete practical training document has been provided via a link at the bottom of this page…

1. Task Pane and Settings

2. Adding and Editing Roads

3. Road Profile Editor

4. Adding and Editing Intersections

5. Adding and Editing Cul de Sacs

6. Creating Cross Sections

7. Tutorial 4: RoadNET Workflow Example


Carlson Civil Suite has developed over 30 years of continuously addressing and serving the needs and requests of Engineers. Carlson Civil Suite is the software preferred by thousands of engineers across the USA and over 70 countries world wide. RoadNET is the Management Center for Road Design to unleash the power of automated civil engineering. To utilize the power of these tools, engineers should take time for basic training in the use of RoadNET.

Completed  3D view of a Road design

The RoadNET system links all the Road Network design processes together. This provides the capacity to (RE)PROCESS the design at the click of a button.

 RoadNET allows the designer to make any changes and modifications utilizing intuitive, interactive dialogue boxes. Designing to Standards (organization or country wide) are at the core of the logic for uniformity and conformity. Utilizing Templates at many levels; designing by single project or dynamically across an enterprise are at the core of ingenuity. Dialogue boxes popup for every process and sub process to set parameters, each change triggers either automatic or prompted (RE)PROCESS of the complete design. The use of managed configuration files reduces computing overheads; providing better processing capacity from lesser computing resources.

Road Network – RoadNET

This command synthesizes road network design for highways, subdivisions and commercial and industrial sites by enabling interactive 3D design of all road centerlines, profiles and templates, including cul-de-sacs.

A docked dialog on the left of the screen identifying the existing DTM (Digital Terrain Model) surface and all road files combines with an active CAD screen and command line.  You can save drawings and run virtually any standard AutoCAD command while within the docked dialog.

Once the user identifies all centerlines involved, the program detects intersections and end segments suitable for cul-de-sacs, and through user input of design parameters for cul-de-sac dimensions and intersection transitions, the program will process the complete 3D design, with output options including cross sections, 3D faces, TIN files and contours and cut/fill reports.

The many “roading files” involved in a road network design are all saved to an “RDN” file to be recalled, modified and re-processed.

Preparation for Training

Engineers and Designers with experience in using other CAD or other Civil Design software will be advantaged. The terminology is similar, however the complexity of the design process is made simple with logical sequence performed from within a single Task Pane.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS: We suggest reading all the session material before the practical lesson begins to familiarize themselves with the order of process, terminology and principles of RoadNET.

IMPORTANT: After the Practical Training session, students should practice and utilize the processes covered no later than 4 days after the lesson is completed; this improves memory recall of the context of the instruction. The tutorial should also be completed as soon as possible after the formal training session……..Enjoy!

To start a TRAINING session now……CLICK HERE to Download and Print the document, on completion of the 8 short lessons you will have designed a Roadway and produced Cross Sections plus a Report.

ENJOY and Prosper!