Intelligent 3D parametric bridge models with iterative computational design

OpenBridge Modeler provides 3D parametric modeling capabilities and incorporates multi-disciplinary data into a single model to efficiently design, and produce project deliverables in a dynamic and interactive environment. You can unify roadway engineers, bridge engineers, and contractors from the earliest stages of a bridge project through design revisions and beyond. Referencing existing conditions improves accuracy, eliminates redundant data entry, and identifies constructability issues and conflicts early on.

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Create intelligent models and easily manage project changes

Produce intelligent, parametric models rich in engineering content for various bridge components, including concrete compressive strength, structural steel grade, standard beam designations, and more. OpenBridge Modeler reuses data from various stakeholders to ensure relevant, up-to-date geometry all within one model. You can also manage project changes. When reference data changes, the parametric and rule-based bridge model responds automatically, so managing project changes is no longer cumbersome.

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Produce deliverables including BrIM and construction data

You can deliver plans, 3D design data, earthwork, reports, visualizations, BIM deliverables, and construction data to meet project requirements. Generate a variety of reports such as deck elevations, beam-seat elevations, material quantities, cost estimates, and Input Echo report to facilitate the evaluation of multiple bridge alternatives, construction sequences, costs, and more. Easily publish project information with a variety of report options.

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Enhance visualization of your bridge project

You can help your project team members, stakeholders, and clients better understand the bridge project and design environment with 3D bridge models. Quickly verify bridge geometry and provide plan, elevation, and cross-section views. Measure vertical and horizontal clearances, view time-lapse construction animation, and perform clash detection.

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Mitigate risks and perform construction sequence investigation

You can perform conflict analysis of bridge structures with existing infrastructure to eliminate errors prior to construction to save time and reduce costly rework. Easily review phases in stage-wise construction to compare results, detect relevant states, and produce result envelopes for evaluation to solve problems related to creep, shrinkage, and other issues before construction. Plan with real-time traffic simulation, and virtually drive through the 3D corridor model to inspect it for any design deficiencies or physical conflicts. Integrate with Bentley Navigator for design review, construction simulation, and automated clash detection. Interoperate with RM Bridge to evaluate the feasibility of construction sequencing.

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“Bentley software guarantees an excellent structural performance in operation and reduces unforeseen adjustments during construction, especially relevant due to the geometrical complexity of segmental bridges.”

Technical Capabilities

Ease of Use

  • Familiar MicroStation environment
  • U.S. customary and metric (SI) units
  • Comprehensive 3D physical bridge modeling
  • 2D views, with dimensions using Dynamic Views
  • User customizable libraries
  • Variety of reporting formats
  • Intuitive dialogue driven workflows
  • Cross-section template for complex geometry
  • Catalog of appurtenances

Powerful Modeling and Visualization Capabilities

  • Superstructure and substructure modeling
  • Bridge Types
    • Precast prestressed concrete girder
    • Cast-in-place, concrete slab, multi-cell box, T-beam
    • Segmental: span by span, cantilever
    • Steel I-girder
  • Bridge Components
    • Deck slab
    • Girders; steel rolled, built up or rolled, concrete
    • Abutments
    • Piers: cap, column, footing, piles
    • Variable columns and caps
    • Wing walls
    • Bearings and beam seats
    • Light poles
    • Crash barriers
    • Medians
  • Parametric, intelligent bridge components
  • Intuitive, dialogue-driven workflows
  • Rule-based and constraint-driven modeling
  • Clash detection and clearances
  • Solid and transparent views
  • Lifelike rendering
  • Reference roadway information and ground data
  • Construction scheduling and animation using Navigator

Versatile Reporting Options

  • Deck elevations report
  • Beam-seat elevations report
  • Material quantities report
  • Cost estimate report
  • Input Echo report
  • Formats
    • 3D PDF
    • HTML
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel

Integration with Other Software

  • Bentley Software: MicroStation, OpenRoads, LEAP, RM, InspectTech, ProStructures, gINT, ProjectWise
  • Google Earth
  • Tablet access using Navigator Mobile
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

  • Familiar MicroStation environment
  • U.S. customary and metric (SI) units
  • Comprehensive 3D physical bridge modeling
  • 2D views, with dimensions using Dynamic Views
  • User customizable libraries
  • Variety of reporting formats
  • Intuitive dialogue driven workflows
  • Cross-section template for complex geometry
  • Catalog of appurtenances
Powerful Modeling and Visualization Capabilities

Powerful Modeling and Visualization Capabilities

  • Superstructure and substructure modeling
  • Bridge Types
    • Precast prestressed concrete girder
    • Cast-in-place, concrete slab, multi-cell box, T-beam
    • Segmental: span by span, cantilever
    • Steel I-girder
  • Bridge Components
    • Deck slab
    • Girders; steel rolled, built up or rolled, concrete
    • Abutments
    • Piers: cap, column, footing, piles
    • Variable columns and caps
    • Wing walls
    • Bearings and beam seats
    • Light poles
    • Crash barriers
    • Medians
  • Parametric, intelligent bridge components
  • Intuitive, dialogue-driven workflows
  • Rule-based and constraint-driven modeling
  • Clash detection and clearances
  • Solid and transparent views
  • Lifelike rendering
  • Reference roadway information and ground data
  • Construction scheduling and animation using Navigator
Versatile Reporting Options

Versatile Reporting Options

  • Deck elevations report
  • Beam-seat elevations report
  • Material quantities report
  • Cost estimate report
  • Input Echo report
  • Formats
    • 3D PDF
    • HTML
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
Integration with Other Software

Integration with Other Software

  • Bentley Software: MicroStation, OpenRoads, LEAP, RM, InspectTech, ProStructures, gINT, ProjectWise
  • Google Earth
  • Tablet access using Navigator Mobile
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OpenBridge Modeler?

OpenBridge Modeler provides 3D parametric modeling capabilities and incorporates multi-disciplinary data into a single model to efficiently design, and produce project deliverables in a dynamic and interactive environment.

OpenBridge Modeler unifies roadway engineers, bridge engineers, and contractors from the earliest stages of a bridge project through design revisions and beyond. Referencing existing conditions improves accuracy, eliminates redundant data entry, and identifies constructability issues and conflicts early on.

What is the difference between OpenBridge Modeler and OpenBridge Designer?

OpenBridge Designer consolidates OpenBridge Modeler, with LEAP Bridge Concrete, LEAP Bridge Steel, RM Bridge RM Bridge Advanced, and RM Bridge Enterprise into one comprehensive bridge modelling, design, and analysis application.

How much does OpenBridge Modeler cost?

A practitioner license of OpenBridge Modeler costs $2,870 USD at Virtuosity.com. Prices vary per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity you get a Virtuoso Subscription. This means you get the software and “Keys” (tokens) to redeem for customizable training, mentoring, and consulting services.

System Requirements

Processor

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

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit)

Memory

8 GB minimum, 32 GB recommended

Video

1GB of video RAM or higher recommended

Disk Space

10 GB minimum free disk space

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