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OpenRoads Designer

Roadway design software

End-to-end Detailed Road Design Capabilities in One Application

Main Street or highway, you can design and engineer road projects from start to finish with OpenRoads Designer. It has everything you need for plan and construction documentation, surveying, stormwater design and analysis, visualization, geotechnical, underground utilities, and so much more.

What is OpenRoads Designer?

OpenRoads Designer is a comprehensive and fully functioned detailed design application for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadway design that supersedes all capabilities previously delivered through InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.

  • You Don’t Work in a Silo and Neither Should Your Software
    From integrating existing conditions to working with other project partners, OpenRoads’ model-centric approach makes it easy to work with different data types, disciplines, and distributed teams.
  • It Is All About the Details
    Reduce highway design time with a complete toolset for survey, drainage, utilities, and roadway detailed design in one application. Start with real data, and create accurate, georeferenced 3D designs with real-world context through the seamless integration of reality data and design information.
  • 2D, 3D, and Beyond
    Whether you need to produce traditional 2D deliverables, advance to 3D modeling, support digital transformation, or all the above, OpenRoads is the choice for road design.
  • Model Terrains
  • OpenRoads Designer model screen view

    Model and Analyze Terrains

    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.

  • Create Alignments
  • OpenRoads Designer screen display of vertical alignments

    Create Horizontal and Vertical Alignments

    Use object-oriented coordinate geometry and alignment design capabilities that provide intelligent updating as you quickly create precision horizontal and vertical alignments. Use elevation profiles to display surface information, as well as vertical alignments associated with horizontal alignments.

  • Design Drainage
  • OpenRoads Designer drainage design screen view

    Go with the Flow Drainage Design

    From the creation of models from 2D artifacts and external data, through steady and unsteady state hydraulics and hydrology, to BIM and plans production, you’ll reduce design time with a complete toolset in one application.

  • Create Cross-Sections
  • Screen of cross sections in OpenRoads-Designer

    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, corridor components, and notations, such as construction limits or stationing.

  • Design Corridors
  • OpenRoads Designer corridor design view

    Design and Analyze Corridors

    Use immersive corridor modeling capabilities that support complex modeling and file federation demands required by BIM Level 2 and beyond. 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.

OpenRoads Designer model screen view

Model and Analyze Terrains

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.

OpenRoads Designer screen display of vertical alignments

Create Horizontal and Vertical Alignments

Use object-oriented coordinate geometry and alignment design capabilities that provide intelligent updating as you quickly create precision horizontal and vertical alignments. Use elevation profiles to display surface information, as well as vertical alignments associated with horizontal alignments.

OpenRoads Designer drainage design screen view

Go with the Flow Drainage Design

From the creation of models from 2D artifacts and external data, through steady and unsteady state hydraulics and hydrology, to BIM and plans production, you’ll reduce design time with a complete toolset in one application.

Screen of cross sections in OpenRoads-Designer

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, corridor components, and notations, such as construction limits or stationing.

OpenRoads Designer corridor design view

Design and Analyze Corridors

Use immersive corridor modeling capabilities that support complex modeling and file federation demands required by BIM Level 2 and beyond. 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.

OpenRoads designer detail laptop screen

OpenRoads Designer

  • Design in context of reality
  • Reuse design elements
  • Model design intent
  • Integrate across disciplines

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User Quote

“Bentley’s ambition to push technological boundaries and its ability to adapt to a changing environment has enabled the CCJV BIM team to develop a model that encourages a collaborative approach to both planning and efficiency.”

— Adam Goodall, Construction Manager, CCJV

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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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