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Measuring Road Width?

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by danwilkie90, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. How do you measure the width of roads in BTB? Is there any type of ruler like in Google Earth?

    - Dan
  2. It depends what you've already done to it. The default cross section is 10m wide, multiplied by the Width modifer.

    For other cross sections, open up the XPack's zip file (not had luck with Winzip, but 7zip and maybe Winrar can do it) and find the XML file for that cross section, and work it out using the coordinates.

    To get the width at a specific point between two cross sections (i.e. where the above method won't work) create a new surface, turn off 'Set the shape' and hold M to drag it to the right place. Turn 'Set the shape' back on. The surfaces window shows the coordinates of your mouse so you can work out the approximate width.

    For the last two you'll need to take into account any width modifiers - their effects aren't shown in the surfaces window.

    If you have 3dsimed you could load your track there because it has a measuring tool. Right click one side and select Memorize XYZ then point your mouse at the other side. Distance is shown at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Unfortunately no but you can use this: http://cream.galleria.fi/BTB/XPacks/CK-Tools.zip.. Personally i use the road cross-section coordinates to measure width, it gives the exact value and never use "Road Width" scaling tool as it screws up the coordinates and AIW is still made to follow the original road width...

    EDIT: Good tip RSoul about turning shape off and moving it to get exact copy of road cross-section, it'll come to use.
  4. http://cream.galleria.fi/BTB/XPacks/Rulers.zip
    could be of help.
    BTW, Im still working on that project of yours....
    Ive been a bit busy & side-tracked but Ive nearly 'caught-up' to where I was before discovering the roads were twice the width of what they need to be.
    It took the wind out of my sails having to delete all those joins with gutters/curbs.
    Ive been meaning to send you a message about it but Ive just been having trouble finding the momentum to get back into all that joining again & feeling bad about it all....
  5. I know this may not be possible for all tracks but,
    some track sites will have the track length and width.
    If it's here in the states, i will call the track to get any info they can give me.
    some have even offered to send me blueprints of the track.
    and a lot of circuits do have gps scans of their track, but getting them may be hard.
  6. stevem


    These links don't work anymore. They all go to Pixbay. Is there another way to get them?
  7. stevem