OpenRoads Technology eSeminar ARCHIVE

See for yourself how OpenRoads technology expands what’s possible in road design, construction, and operations with immersive 3D modeling, design intent, repeatable geometric layouts, and construction-driven engineering capabilities. Discover why the majority of U.S. departments of transportation and Canadian ministries, the U.S. Federal Highway Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other municipal governments and transportation agencies around the world depend on Bentley civil software. Check out our eSeminar series recordings!

OpenRoads Technology: Immersive Modeling Parametric Design

Bentley SELECTseries 3 technology combines traditional engineering workflows of plan, profile, and cross-sections with innovative 3D modeling technology enhanced by parametric design features, allowing the users to incorporate into the modeling process rules, relationships, and constraints. Immersive modeling improves the models’ behavior and ability to react to design changes. The software anticipates the engineer’s design intent with automated decisions based on parametrics, relationships, and constraints, resulting in increased productivity and higher-quality designs.

OpenRoads Technology: Design Intent

Design intent builds associations and relationships between civil elements. These relationships of course include geometric information, such as offset and elevation differences between elements, but go much further to even allow designers to "snap" to elements to dictate their intent that elements depend on one another. Information about the object, how it was created, from where it was created, by what method it was created, and so on are stored with the object to capture the designer's intent. If the element needs modification, the original intent will be retained and honored. In the event an element is modified, any related elements will recreate themselves based on these stored relationships.

OpenRoads Technology: Dynamic Cross Sections

Reduce production time with dynamic updates reflected throughout the design and modeling process. View updates on the fly as the design is modified with dynamic cross sections. Grab a handle on a particular point along the corridor and watch as updates are instantly reflected in the design. Readily view the ground changing to reflect the design changes, enabling immersive modeling capabilities.

OpenRoads Technology: Civil Cells

Wizards become quickly outdated with the advent of civil cells. A civil cell is a parametric object that allows you to preconfigure commonly used 2D and 3D geometric layouts while maintaining all design, constraint, and relational intelligence. Civil cells are stored in DGNLib files for re-use across multiple applications. You can create a 3D intersection that you may use over and over in your design. Store it as a civil cell and then you can readily access it anytime you need to design an intersection. Any differences, such as radius return values or other geometric properties, of the new intersection can be easily modified to fit the new design parameters. If you can design it – a civil cell can handle it. There is no limit to the simplicity or complexity of the civil cell.

OpenRoads Technology: Design-Time Visualization

View your design in real time with our powerful, dynamic 3D modeler that results in design-time rendering as a reality, not a future process. With a click of a mouse, drive the roadway or rail line or walk about your site to ensure the design is exactly as you intend. Save valuable time, eliminate building errors, and reduce project costs by truly experiencing the design. Unnecessary translations to other software are eliminated, reducing the potential for errors and saving time and additional software costs. In addition, there is no need for additional staff or visualization software in order to create realistic 3D visualizations.

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