OpenRoads Designer

OpenRoads Designer introduces a new comprehensive modeling environment to provide construction-driven engineering to help accelerate project delivery of road networks, unifying design and construction processes from concept to completion. The application provides complete detailed design capabilities for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadway design.

Read More +
    • Acquire and incorporate surveys
    • Create horizontal and vertical alignments
    • Create profiles and cross sections
    • Design and analyze corridors
    • Generate civil project deliverables
    • Incorporate third-party models in civil designs
    • Incorporate topography and aerial imagery
    • Model and analyze terrain
    • Model analyze and design complete stormwater and sanitary sewer networks
    • Reuse common design layouts
    • Simulate vehicle path movement
    • Visualize designs
    • Work in a personalized environment - Project screen
Capabilities
  • Acquire and incorporate surveys

    • Work with any type of field-data survey, ASCII, GPS, LiDAR, contour maps, photogrammetric, and many other forms of data. You can modify and process the data as needed and when the design is complete, upload design data to data collectors for stakeout or automated machine guidance for site preparation.
  • Create horizontal and vertical alignments

    • ​Use coordinate geometry and alignment design capabilities to quickly create precision horizontal and vertical alignments as you design the 3D roadway or other civil projects. Use elevation profiles to display surface information as well as vertical alignments associated with horizontal alignments.
  • Create profiles and cross sections

    • ​Create profiles and cross sections from any point within the design. View updates on the fly as the design is modified with dynamic cross sections. You can see the ground changing to reflect design edits. Include surface features, roadway components, and notations such as limits or stationing.
  • Design and analyze corridors

    • Use immersive corridor modeling tools to streamline the complex development of every aspect of the roadway in a single, parametric presentation. You can move rapidly along a corridor at controlled intervals, viewing and dynamically designing all roadway components in concert.
  • Generate civil project deliverables

    • Generate consistent, high-quality paper and digital deliverables such as paper plots, reports, 2D/3D PDFs, and 3D physical models. Automate and speed annotation, display styles, and reports by generating them directly from the embedded properties of objects. The software provides design, volume, and cross-section data in XML industry-standard formats for data exchange.
  • Incorporate third-party models in civil designs

    • Ensure models are real-time and real-place referenced using third-party models in your design project. Import models from Trimble SketchUp to readily view the model holistically in the proposed environment.
  • Incorporate topography and aerial imagery

    • Jump-start the conceptual design process by importing imagery and topographic data from USGS to view the design in a real-world setting. Drape imagery on TIN surfaces for quick 3D surface visualization. You can readily view the site’s capabilities in any location to gain insight in the design.
  • Integrate reality meshes

    • ​Incorporate precise photo-textured 3D reality meshes created with ContextCapture software into your designs. These highly realistic models can be used directly in the design environment as the basis for your design and construction modeling for faster and better quality models.
  • Model and analyze terrain

    • Create intelligent models containing not only terrain data but also roadway or site features. You can use features to visually distinguish structure, appearance, and symbology in the design.
  • Model, analyze, and design complete stormwater and sanitary sewer networks

    • Create, manipulate, design, and analyze stormwater and sewer networks that are fully integrated with your roadway designs. You can manipulate networks in plan or profile views, displaying not only the drainage model but also other utilities.
  • Perform design-time analysis

    • Ensure visibility into overall project performance with design-time analytics to achieve optimized design outcomes for a wide variety of analysis such as drainage, terrain, safety, grading, site visibility, hydroplaning, and more.
  • Render in real-time with cinematic quality

    • Create stunning photo-realistic visualizations in seconds using dynamic immersive visualization engine platform providing natural looking light and shadows, real-time global illumination, IES point and spotlights, lens flares, and luminous materials. Interactively adjust time of day, add lens flares, and apply depth of field while benefiting from highly accurate reflections, anti-aliasing, and motion blur.
  • Reuse common design layouts

    • Use civil cells to ensure standards are implemented, increase design quality, and eliminate the need to repeatedly design common configurations. If you can design it, a civil cell can handle it. There is no limit to the simplicity or complexity of a civil cell.
  • Simulate vehicle path movement

    • Reduce costly design errors by simulating vehicle path movement throughout the site design process to readily identify issues early in the project. Use a pre-populated library of vehicle templates or design custom templates to meet your project needs. You can export files in DWG, Land XML, and PDF formats.
  • Visualize designs

    • Experience your designs in real time with constraint-driven templates, a context sensitive intuitive interface, and dynamic 3D modeling. Visualize the design at any time and on demand within the modeling workflow. No translations, software, or special workflow process is needed.
  • Work in a personalized environment

    • ​You can confidently work in the right context for each project because the required settings and standards are automatically applied. You can also take advantage of personalized recommendations to help you get the most from your use of the software.
Autodesk Users, You Have a Choice

Preserve the value of your perpetual licenses by upgrading your Autodesk perpetual licenses to Bentley applications.

Learn More
callout for price quote
Tell Me More!

Interested in finding out more about this product?

Contact Sales
Events calendar callout
Find an Event Near You
Visit our event calendar for a full listing of webinars and events in a city near you.
Learn More