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 further advance your design with the superelevation and cant tools within the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software. Whether you are trying to tie into an existing road's superelevation or creating new data, you will find the tools you need.
In this chapter, you will learn to: