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OpenSite Designer

Conceptual, Preliminary & Detailed Design software

Reduce Project Design Time By 20%

Jumpstart projects, win the bid, finish the job, and secure a return client base. With OpenSite Designer, you can meet increasing demands, attract new business, and acquire a skilled workforce.

WHAT IS OPENSITE DESIGNER?

OpenSite Designer is a comprehensive site design application for rapid modeling and analysis of site design projects.

  • Automate Manual Work
    Eliminate tedious repeatable work to spend more time designing and less time drafting.
  • True Site Engineering Software
    Increase productivity with built for purpose site design capabilities. Stop struggling to make transportation software meet your needs.
  • Use BIM, Not Broken Workflows
    Integrate existing real-world conditions, work with a variety of disciplines and data types, and easily work with distributed teams.
  • Optimize Earthwork
  • Aerial overview of site design draft in OpenSite Designer

    Run Thousands of Iterations Based on Designer-Defined Constraints

    OpenSite employs an earthwork optimization engine that explores alternatives with a click of a button. Evaluate different design scenarios, implement stakeholder input, or add critical grading elements such as walls and beams to dynamically generate the optimal cost of construction.

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  • Visualize Designs
  • OpenSite Computer Software Mockup

    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 3D VISUALIZATION

    OpenSite Designer includes LumenRT to produce attention-grabbing and easily understandable visualizations for stakeholders. You no longer have to be a computer graphics expert to create life-like digital visualizations.
  • Create Detailed Layouts
  • OpenSite Computer Software Screen Mockup Drainage

    DEVELOP CONCEPTS USING A COMPLETE SET OF DETAILED SITE DESIGN CAPABILITIES 

    OpenSite Designer is not just another CAD tool; it’s for modeling the finer details and includes everything you need to take your design from concept to plan production. Working in a 3D model allows engineers to see both 2D and 3D design details.

     

Aerial overview of site design draft in OpenSite Designer

Run Thousands of Iterations Based on Designer-Defined Constraints

OpenSite employs an earthwork optimization engine that explores alternatives with a click of a button. Evaluate different design scenarios, implement stakeholder input, or add critical grading elements such as walls and beams to dynamically generate the optimal cost of construction.

Read Data Sheet

 
OpenSite Computer Software Mockup

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 3D VISUALIZATION

OpenSite Designer includes LumenRT to produce attention-grabbing and easily understandable visualizations for stakeholders. You no longer have to be a computer graphics expert to create life-like digital visualizations.

OpenSite Computer Software Screen Mockup Drainage

DEVELOP CONCEPTS USING A COMPLETE SET OF DETAILED SITE DESIGN CAPABILITIES 

OpenSite Designer is not just another CAD tool; it’s for modeling the finer details and includes everything you need to take your design from concept to plan production. Working in a 3D model allows engineers to see both 2D and 3D design details.

 
A conceptual design of a site mock up within OpenSite Designer

OpenSite Designer

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

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

User Quote

"[OpenSite] is something that differentiates us, this is something that sets us apart from the competition."

— Collin Brock, Market Leader, V3 Companies

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Frequently Asked Questions

OpenSite Designer is an application made for site design and engineering. You can create and optimize multiple design scenarios in days, not weeks. Using auto-drawing capabilities and dynamic 3D modeling, conceptualize and detail building pads, parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and other design features. OpenSite Designer includes OpenSite SITEOPS.

The price of OpenSite 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, OpenSite 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.

Yes, OpenSite Designer provides 3D modeling features that let you create conceptual to preliminary to detailed design in one application. The site layout tools are based on civil engineering principles and standards to ensure project feasibility. The software is an all-in-one solution and handles tasks such as parking lot layout, building interaction, earthwork grading, general site design, ponds, sanitary and stormwater network design, subsurface utilities, construction documentation creation, and construction staking reports to ensure you have the tools needed for all design needs.

You can produce a complete array of 2D and 3D design deliverables with automated drawing production tools to produce high-quality documentation. Since all deliverables adhere to project standards and are created from the same model, you can be confident of your deliverables. OpenSite Designer provides design, volume, and analysis in industry-standard formats for data exchange and reporting. The application also outputs standard formats for Trimble, Topcon, and Leica for machine-controlled grading and machine guidance.

OpenSite Designer provides an open modeling environment allowing you to easily integrate data from different 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 using the data interactively reduces risk, and working with site, rail, road, bridge, drainage, subsurface utilities, geotechnical, and other design teams helps identify conflicts earlier in the process and eliminate construction errors and delays.

Yes, OpenSite Designer is a built-for-purpose site design application and provides 3D modeling for site designers to elevate single-family residential design and layout to ensure an integrated multidiscipline workflow and increased return on investment. The software’s auto parcel creation technology helps designers create detailed designs while identifying project risk points.

Yes, you can design and analyze stormwater and sanitary networks that are fully integrated with your site design project. Easily manipulate networks in plan or profile views, displaying the drainage model and other utilities. OpenSite Designer provides visibility into project performance with design-time analytics for drainage, terrain, grading, site visibility, safety, and more to achieve optimal project outcomes.

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

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows10 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x 64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Note: Windows 7 operating system is supported only with its service pack (SPI) installed.

Memory
8 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended, (more memory typically results in better performance)

Hard Disk
9 GB minimum free disk space (which includes the 5.6 GB install footprint for a complete installation)

Video Graphics Card
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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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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