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OpenBridge Designer

Modeling, analysis, and bridge design software

Advance Your Bridge Design Workflows Up To 40%

Create a true BIM model at the beginning of a bridge project to improve design quality, constructability, and collaboration.

What is OpenBridge Designer?

OpenBridge Designer is a fully integrated application that produces deliverables derived directly from the bridge models. Use one product to create physical and analytical models throughout the lifecycle of all bridge types.

Tailor-Made Software

Create specific objects and information for bridge projects in one comprehensive, infrastructure specific application with automated modeling and analysis tools. No more scripting, workarounds, multiple applications, or specialists required.

Multi-Discipline Collaboration

Coordinate with multi-discipline teams to prevent conflicts early in the design phase. No more data transfers, no more communication lags, and no more cost overruns. Improve efficiency, quality, and costly delays with always up-to-date data.

Documentation And Constructability

Automate a comprehensive set of deliverables and continue to deliver 2D plans obtained from the 3D models, achieving greater productivity. Deliver plans, 3D design data, earthworks, reports, visualizations, BIM deliverables, and construction data to meet project requirements.

  • Accelerate Bridge Efficiency with BIM Models
  • SYNCHRO Perform computer software screen display

    Accelerate Bridge Efficiency with BIM Models

    Combine modeling, analysis, and design to evaluate multiple bridge options for improved design quality, constructability, and collaboration. Connect and enhance workflow processes for as built documentation, maintenance, and operations. Leverage full 4D analysis with no limitations: geometry, boundaries, materials, loads, pre-stressing strand patterns, shear reinforcement, cross-frames, diaphragms, and stiffeners, loading and combinations, construction stages, dynamic analysis, and nonlinear material behavior. Streamline your global projects as you choose from over 20 international design codes.

     
  • Increase Efficiency Across Project Stakeholders
  • SYNCHRO Perform computer software screen display

    Increase Efficiency Across Project Stakeholders

    Leverage geometry from other Bentley civil software to directly read the alignment, profile, and super elevation defined by roadway, tunnel, and rail engineers. No format exchange necessary. The geometry is always current and dynamically updates across project stakeholders as edits are made.

     
  • Automate Deliverables
  • SYNCHRO Perform computer software screen display

    Automate Deliverables

    Increase the efficiency of bridge modeling by 40% and save up to 20% of the construction budget by continuing to deliver 2D plans obtained from the 3D models. Deliver plans, 3D design data, earthwork, reports, visualizations, BIM deliverables, and construction data to meet project requirements. Use OpenBridge’s interoperability with ProStructures for concrete detailing for increased productivity and profitability.

     
SYNCHRO Perform computer software screen display

Accelerate Bridge Efficiency with BIM Models

Combine modeling, analysis, and design to evaluate multiple bridge options for improved design quality, constructability, and collaboration. Connect and enhance workflow processes for as built documentation, maintenance, and operations. Leverage full 4D analysis with no limitations: geometry, boundaries, materials, loads, pre-stressing strand patterns, shear reinforcement, cross-frames, diaphragms, and stiffeners, loading and combinations, construction stages, dynamic analysis, and nonlinear material behavior. Streamline your global projects as you choose from over 20 international design codes.

 
SYNCHRO Perform computer software screen display

Increase Efficiency Across Project Stakeholders

Leverage geometry from other Bentley civil software to directly read the alignment, profile, and super elevation defined by roadway, tunnel, and rail engineers. No format exchange necessary. The geometry is always current and dynamically updates across project stakeholders as edits are made.

 
SYNCHRO Perform computer software screen display

Automate Deliverables

Increase the efficiency of bridge modeling by 40% and save up to 20% of the construction budget by continuing to deliver 2D plans obtained from the 3D models. Deliver plans, 3D design data, earthwork, reports, visualizations, BIM deliverables, and construction data to meet project requirements. Use OpenBridge’s interoperability with ProStructures for concrete detailing for increased productivity and profitability.

 

*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.

User Quote

“Bentley software guarantees an excellent structural performance in operation and reduces unforeseen adjustments during construction, especially relevant due to the geometrical complexity of segmental bridges.”

— Rui Afonso Tavares, LCW Consult, S.A.

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Frequently Asked Questions

OpenBridge Designer provides the latest technology and capabilities to efficiently model, design, and produce project deliverables in a dynamic, interactive, and parametrically-enabled environment. This single application supports all aspects of a detailed bridge design including terrain, roadways, access ramps, and other related infrastructure assets. With OpenBridge Designer’s model-centric methodology, users will be efficient and reliable when managing changes to construction documents, such as clash detection, roadway geometry, and bridge geometry. Meet project demands on time, every time.

OpenBridge Designer provides the workflows, toolsets, and flexibility necessary to deal with real-life design scenarios. The application adapts to virtually any bridge design and maintenance workflow and is suitable for any concrete strength, volume, weight, structural steel grade, and beam type. Use a single product to create an interoperable physical and analytical model for steel and concrete bridges, which can be utilized throughout the bridge’s lifecycle.

The price of OpenBridge Designer varies per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Bentley’s eStore. When you purchase through the eStore, you get a Virtuoso Subscription. This means you get the software and “Keys” (tokens) to redeem for customizable training, mentoring, and consulting services.

No, OpenBridge Designer consolidates OpenBridge Modeler, with LEAP Bridge Concrete, LEAP Bridge Steel, RM Bridge RM Bridge Advanced, and RM Bridge Enterprise into one comprehensive bridge modelling, design, and analysis application.

Yes, OpenBridge Designer produces a wide array of deliverables such as deck elevations, beam-seat elevations, material quantities, cost estimates, and camber diagrams. The software also includes an input Echo report to facilitate the evaluation of multiple bridge alternatives, construction sequences, costs reports, and well-organized analysis and design reports.

OpenBridge Designer provides a single data environment that offers a practical way for project team members to exchange project information and share, reuse, and repurpose data throughout the lifecycle of the project to reduce the risk of design errors and construction errors. You can design all aspects of the project in one composite model and incorporate critical project data from all disciplines such as geotechnical, drainage, utilities, buildings, and more. You can use clash detection tools to identify errors model to model and element to element to eliminate potential issues before construction.

Processor
Intel® Pentium®-based or AMD Athlon®-based processor 2.0 GHz or greater

Operating System
Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit)

Memory
8 GB minimum, 32 GB recommended

Video
1GB of video RAM or higher recommended

Disk Space
10 GB minimum free disk space

For the most up-to-date system requirements, visit Bentley Communities.

 

Licensing and Subscription options

Choose What is Right for You

One-year license with training

Virtuoso Subscription – A popular choice for small and medium-sized businesses

Get access to software that comes with training – fast! Bentley’s eStore, Virtuosity, offers a convenient way to lease a 12-month license of Bentley software for a low, upfront cost. Every online purchase through Virtuosity comes as a Virtuoso Subscription that includes training and auto-renewals.

With no contract required, it’s easy to get started quickly.

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One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers.
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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