OpenRail Overhead Line Designer

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OpenRail Overhead Line Designer

Rail Electrification Design Software

BIM For Rail Electrification

OpenRail Overhead Line Designer introduces a new, comprehensive modeling environment for rail overhead line and track design. Developed jointly by Bentley Systems and Siemens Mobility, it combines OpenRail Designer technology with Sicat Master. 

What is OpenRail Overhead Line Designer?

OpenRail Overhead Line Designer brings 3D to the world of overhead line catenary systems, advancing workflows beyond traditional plan production into the development of digital twins with asset information for the entire lifecycle. Implementation of digital twin technology will significantly decrease production time of construction deliverables, including plan layouts, reports and detailed structural erection diagrams.

  • Design overhead line electrification systems with custom design standards and 3D modeling of wires and structures
  • Use Siemens Sicat Master functionality for advanced overhead line analysis
  • Use OpenRail Designer for design of track and corridor models
  • Bring real-world settings to your project by quickly gathering context data from a variety of sources, such as point clouds, 3D reality meshes, terrain data, images, and geospatial information
  • Easily share project information across teams, locations, and disciplines with precision and security
  • Perform regression analysis, horizontal and vertical alignment, cant design, and turnout placement to international standards
  • Improve asset quality and reduce rework with a fully localized application
  • Share realistic visualizations with the public and stakeholders to gather feedback, improve public engagements, and speed project approvals
  • Data and Design Integration
  • OpenRail Overhead Line Designer screen showing data integration

    Data and Design Integration

    You don’t work in a silo and neither should your software. From integrating existing track geometry to working with other project partners, OpenRail Overhead Line Designer makes it easy to work with different data types, disciplines, and distributed teams.

  • Data Automation and Standardization
  • OpenRail Overhead Line Designer screen showing design standardization

    Design Automation and Standardization

    Work smarter, reduce risk, and avoid rework with user-friendly design automation tools, and digital workflows that ensure changes to masts, wires, structures, and assemblies are all updated in real time. Reduce design time, cost and risk while adhering to contract requirements on time every time with user definable design rules that allow engineers to focus on the design process.

  • Future Proofed Deliverables
  • OpenRail Overhead Line Designer screen showing rendering

    Future Proofed Deliverables

    Whether you need to produce traditional 2D plans and reports, advance to 3D modeling or support wider digital transformation within your project or organization, OpenRail Overhead Line Designer does it all.

OpenRail Overhead Line Designer screen showing data integration

Data and Design Integration

You don’t work in a silo and neither should your software. From integrating existing track geometry to working with other project partners, OpenRail Overhead Line Designer makes it easy to work with different data types, disciplines, and distributed teams.

OpenRail Overhead Line Designer screen showing design standardization

Design Automation and Standardization

Work smarter, reduce risk, and avoid rework with user-friendly design automation tools, and digital workflows that ensure changes to masts, wires, structures, and assemblies are all updated in real time. Reduce design time, cost and risk while adhering to contract requirements on time every time with user definable design rules that allow engineers to focus on the design process.

OpenRail Overhead Line Designer screen showing rendering

Future Proofed Deliverables

Whether you need to produce traditional 2D plans and reports, advance to 3D modeling or support wider digital transformation within your project or organization, OpenRail Overhead Line Designer does it all.

OpenRail Overhead Line Designer screen showing design automation

OpenRail Overhead Line Designer

  • Rapidly model design intent of rail overhead lines
  • Address industry BIM requirements
  • Manage change quickly and efficiently with design standardization and automation tools

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

User Quote

“Bentley’s applications translate into inevitable efficiency in the design phase, as well as significant savings in time for review and coordination between disciplines.”

— Daniela Aprea, BIM Manager, Italferr S.p.A. 

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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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For larger organizations with in-depth requirements, we offer plans to provide global pricing and access to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions and success plan services. Contact us about how to get access to software, global best practices, implementation services, training, and technical support to help your organization realize its full potential while addressing your unique needs.

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