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Dynamic Traffic Control Blocks
Not Just a Bunch of Sign Blocks - Creates Fast Street Configurations
The power of these blocks allow you to insert the most common street characteristics and manipulate those characteristics so the tedious task of laying out is sped up and simplified. You get dynamic street blocks with multiple lane configurations. Lane configurations come with and without islands, parking lanes and turn pockets. Corners come in 15' and 30' radius with and without islands. You also get left and right turn pockets you can add.
For users of AutoCad™, dynamic blocks helps you create traffic control plans in fewer steps. Over 127 blocks!! There are 63 sign symbol blocks including California approved signs, 8 legend blocks, over 21 street and street characteristics blocks, 14 road markings blocks, 11 symbol blocks and 10 other blocks. Most blocks are dynamic you can adjust to your situation.
What are the benefits?
AutoCad™ Dynamic Temporary Traffic Control Blocks will help any industry that needs to perform work on any street in the US. Anyone new to TTC (temporary traffic control) or existing drafters can produce more uniform, faster and easier plans.With the use of dynamic blocks and AutoCad’s Tools Palette, plan creation is just a drag and drop away. The typical street and street characteristics blocks are much faster than drawing from scratch.
Sure you can create all these blocks yourself, but can you do it cost effectively? Why spend you or your company’s valuable time creating a library of TCP blocks.
What You Get
- One file consisting of a total of 127 blocks. [ View the pdf ]
Blocks require AutoCad™ or AutoCad compatibility. Dynamic Blocks are known to be compatible AutoCad™ versions beginning from 2006. If you find these blocks are not compatible with the software you are using we will provide a full refund if you let us know within 48 hours of purchase.
AutoCad dynamic blocks allow the user to rotate, flip, stretch, array and align blocks by using grips after the block is inserted. See the block drawings for the parameters/actions associated with a block.
4 lane road as inserted then being stretched.
There are 12 differnt blocks like this with different numbers of lanes, with and with out medians and center turn lanes.
The traffic direction arrows and sidewalks are incorporated which saves you a couple more steps.
Cone as inserted then creating a array. You insert the cone block and drag the cones in any direction to create a line of cones. Cool!!
Turn Arrow - Flip and Rotate
One turn arrow block handles any direction. Very efficient.
One detourn sign for any direction.
Signs can be rotated. Many have editable attributes.
Click below to see (.pdf's):
Intersection 1 Set-up - Simple intersection configuration before adding traffic control signage.<
Intersection 1 Set-up - Set-up Signage.
Intersection 2 Set-up - This a more complicated intersection before placing signage.