One of our users has intelligently come up with a method to check sight distance by using the Driveway Checking Tools within Advanced Road Design.
Ross Macklin from Berrigan Shire Council has created some vehicle templates that allow him to check stopping and overtaking sight distance in the Vertical Grading Editor.
This method will work well on straight roads with minimum bends. Calculations will not be as accurate on large horizontal curves. The templates have been created in accordance with the Austroads design manual.
If you are interested in using Ross’ templates, than you can download the templates from the link below and add it to your Common-10 path (C:\ProgramData\CSS\ARD\Common\common-10). We recommend that you backup your existing Vehicle.shape.txt file prior to doing this, because this new file will override any vehicle templates that you may have created.
Download Vehicle Shapes (for Sight Distance Checking) (right-click and select Save Link As…)
When using the Driveway Checking Tool for Sight Distance checking, it is recommended that the Chainage Increments value is to 1.