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Road and Site Design

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Road & Site Design

What is road and site design software?

Road and site design software helps address complex modeling and design of all transportation-related or site projects. With enriched design capabilities at every stage of the project delivery process, from planning, design, and engineering to construction simulation and analysis, Bentley’s road and site design software has it all.

What is the best road & site design software?

The best technology is purpose-built, scalable, interoperable, and above all dependable. That is why transportation agencies and civil engineering firms around the world choose Bentley. Whether you work on roads, highways, land development, water, or tunnels; Bentley provides comprehensive 3D modeling, design, and analysis software to efficiently take multi-disciplinary projects from field to finish.

OpenRoads ConceptStation

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OpenRoads ConceptStation

Create conceptual designs to evaluate more options, identify high-risk items, and minimize costs during the planning and pre-bid stage of your project in hours.

OpenRoads Designer

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OpenRoads Designer

Comprehensive detailed design and documentation for roadway projects including surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and visualization in on application.

OpenRoads SignCAD

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OpenRoads SignCAD

Automate the design of standards driven traffic signage and seamlessly progresses through the workflow to manufacturing.

OpenSite Designer

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OpenSite Designer

Comprehensive conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design and documentation for site projects including surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, earthwork optimization, and visualization in one application.

OpenTunnel Designer

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OpenTunnel Designer

Model, simulate, detail, and document tunnel projects fully interoperable with analysis and design.

Civil WorkSuite

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Civil WorkSuite

The bundle includes Bentley’s industry leading purpose-built transportation solutions, such as OpenRoads Designer, OpenBridge Designer, OpenSite Designer, OpenTunnel Designer, and more. 

"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.

How to choose Road & Site Design software

Qualities to look for in Road & Site Design software


Accelerate design and documentation with road & site-specific modeling tools and automated plan production.


Improve performance with the ability to easily consume, process, and analyze large data files.


Work from field to finish with multi-discipline teams using one dataset.

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Which Professions Use Road & Site Design Software?

Road and site design software is used by civil engineers, land developers, and other professionals to help multidisciplinary teams better integrate the plan, design, build, and operations phases of a project.

Civil Engineer for Road Design

Use 3D modeling and BIM workflows to design, model, and document road and site infrastructure of any type or scale and efficiently coordinate with all engineering disciplines.

Civil Engineer for Site Design

Automate drafting to create detailed concepts in hours and focus more on design alternatives to determine the best cost of construction and best use for commoditization.

Civil Engineer for Tunnel Design

Use 3D modeling and BIM workflows to design, model, and document tunnel infrastructure of any type or scale and easily output models to PLAXIS to perform geotechnical analysis.

Land Developer & Transportation Planner

Generate rapid conceptual designs, cost estimates, and visualizations with user friendly software, no engineers required.

Hydraulic Engineer

Design and analyze any water, storm, sewer or detention and retention structures.


Create maps, terrain models, and produce contours and survey deliverables.

Resources and Tutorials

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