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.
- Design in context of reality
- Reuse design elements
- Model design intent
- Integrate across disciplines
*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.
— Adam Goodall, Construction Manager, CCJV
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Frequently Asked Questions
OpenRoads Designer is an extremely versatile civil design application that is used for all types and sizes of civil projects around the world. The application addresses a wide variety of complex tasks such as interchange design, roundabout design, earthworks, surveying, sanitary and stormwater network design, subsurface utilities, and production of construction staking reports. OpenRoads Designer provides the workflows and toolsets to help you rapidly model design intent, ensure standards, work in all disciplines, and continuously model as you design your project.
The price of OpenRoads 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.
Yes, OpenRoads Designer addresses BIM Level 1 and beyond with great use of the 3D model facilitating advancement into BIM Level 2 and beyond. The application supports interoperability and object modeling with 2D and 3D modeling that produces linear, surfaces, and 3D mesh artifacts directly and stores in the file providing real-time visualization that surpasses other civil design tools in the market. You are assured of open information mobility via the 3D model collaboration and i-models allowing the sharing of data from multiple vendors, disciplines, and organizations.
OpenRoads Designer also provide greater scalability and level of detail in the design stage to support construction. The application also provides a comprehensive geometric rule engine to address model update requirements and delivers design intent and automatically updates the model to encapsulate change.
OpenRoads Designer provides an open modeling environment to ensure you data integration across disciplines to improve collaboration and ensure all users are working from the latest model in all phases of the design. Working in the live model reduces risk by using the data interactively and working among site, rail, road, bridge, drainage, subsurface utilities, geotechnical, and other design teams to help identify conflicts earlier in the process and eliminate construction errors and delays.
Yes, OpenRoads Designer is built to help manage change within the design and reflects all edits and updates to ensure both 2D and 3D high-quality construction deliverables. You can produce cross-sections, plans, profiles, plan sheets, and more from the 3D model. The model is dynamically linked to the production of plan sheets, so you can annotate plans directly in the model and ensure all project standards are reflected in deliverables. You can easily segregate, extract, and package specified data to contractors while ensuring standards are enforced via workspaces and worksets. The application also outputs standard formats for Trimble, Topcon, and Leica for machine-controlled grading and machine guidance.
No, OpenRoads Designer includes subsurface design and analysis capabilities for up to 100 inlets to ensure you can design, model, and analyze hydraulic networks and integrate the design into your civil infrastructure project.
No, OpenRoads Designer is a 3D modeling application that helps you experience designs in real time and enables you to move through the 3D site model and visually inspect the design for any deficiencies or physical conflicts. You can fully view site features in 3D QA to check grading issues, utility conflicts, and site performance. The software fully integrates with Bentley LumenRT to create models and high-impact visuals and animations to easily communicate the design to stakeholders and clients for project approval.
GEOPAK is a civil design software previously sold by Bentley that is now integrated into OpenRoads Designer. OpenRoads Designer supersedes all capabilities previously delivered through InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil. OpenRoads Designer performs detailed design for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadways with construction-driven engineering and analysis.
MX design is a civil design software previously sold by Bentley that is now integrated into OpenRoads. OpenRoads Designer supersedes all capabilities previously delivered through InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.
OpenRoads Designer is a roadway design software that provides a comprehensive modeling environment to support design highway designs from concept through construction.
Intel Pentium-based or AMD Athlon-based processor 2.0 GHz or greater.
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 10 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x 64
16 GB minimum (more memory typically results in better performance)
9 GB minimum free disk space (which includes the 5.6 GB install footprint for a complete installation)
Mouse or digitizing tablet (Digitizing tablet requires vendor-supplied WINTAB driver or Bentley’s Digitizer Tablet Interface, the latter included with OpenRoads Designer installation.)
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