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Chapter 11

Superelevation

Superelevation and cant are methods for changing the cross section of a design to keep cars and trains safely and comfortably on their paths when driving along a curve or series of curves. Superelevation tools also provide a convenient way to force the slope of a road for drainage purposes, without the need for additional assemblies.

Once you have a good grasp of alignments, assemblies, and corridors, you can add a level of sophistication to your design with the superelevation and cant tools within the AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software. Whether you are trying to match in to an existing road's superelevation or creating new ...

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