Perform conceptual designs during the preliminary and planning stages

OpenRoads ConceptStation is a road network conceptual design software. It allows you to rapidly create conceptual designs during the preliminary and planning stages of your infrastructure projects. The software lets you quickly jump-start your project and improve the decision-making process with roadway and bridge design capabilities. Intelligently model road and land development in context using real-world data and cost analysis to improve your project results.

OpenRoads ConceptStation - Create Conceptual Designs

Create conceptual designs

You can create multiple design scenarios with associated costs to make better decision and optimize road and bridge designs. Quickly load your historical bid tabulations to ensure realistic cost information to help determine the best alternative to move forward into detailed design.

OpenRoads ConceptStation - Draw Roads and Bridges

Draw road and bridge designs

Easily draw roads, ramps, bridges, guardrails, streetlights, and more with engineering-friendly drawing capabilities. You can ensure industry standards are adhered to in your design.

Incorporate contextual information

Model in a real-world setting when you locate and download data-rich context information. Easily import data from your GIS to create intelligent 3D models letting you jump-start your conceptual design process.

OpenRoads ConceptStation

Render in real-time with cinematic quality

Easily communicate with stakeholders using stunning photo-realistic visualizations.  In just seconds, you can access a dynamic immersive visualization engine platform to create natural looking light and shadows, real-time global illumination, IES point and spotlights, lens flares, and luminous materials. Interactively adjust time of day, add lens flares, and apply depth of field while benefiting from highly accurate reflections, anti-aliasing, and motion blur.

OpenRoads ConceptStation - Trasition Conceptual Design to Detailed Design

Transition conceptual design to detailed design

Improve your workflow and move your optimized conceptual design to the detailed design phase in OpenRoads Designer while maintaining geometric integrity. This helps you to accelerate project delivery and deliver better design quality.

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Technical Capabilities

Design Bridges

  • Place bridges
  • Simple two clicks bridge placement
  • Number of supports automatically determined from the bridge length
  • Can set girder type, support type, abutment type, wing walls
    • Can set bridge deck template
    • Superelevation determined automatically (Method 5)
  • Edit bridges
    • Simple editing of Horizontal and Vertical
    • Change girder type, support type, abutment type, wing walls
    • Change number of spans/supports, number of girder
    • Rotate supports, move/skew abutment

Design Intersections

  • Place intersections
    • Simple placement
    • First roads selected sets the elevation of the additional roads
    • Default radius and taper
    • Default intersection marking
  • Edit intersections
    • Modification of taper length and offset
    • Modification of radius

Design Ramps

  • Place ramps
    • Connects two roads with the desired alignment
    • Automatic auxiliary lane creation based on design speed
    • Default taper length, taper width design radius, gore radius
    • Default marking
  • Edit ramps
    • Modification of taper length, taper width design radius, gore radius
  • Ramp Designer

Design Roads

  • Place roads
    • Follows AASHTO standards; class, design speed, default curve radius
    • Best fit existing ground vertically
    • Template (typical cross-section) based approach
    • Super elevation determined automatically (Method 5)
    • Named Roads
  • Editing of horizontal alignment
    • Insert PI, delete PI, move PI
    • Edit curve radius graphically or precisely using heads-up text editing
  • Editing of vertical alignment
    • Insert PVI, Delete PVI, Move PVI
    • Edit vertical curve length and slope graphically or precisely using heads-up text editing
  • Template drop editing
    • Easy editing of template drops, editing transition stationing
  • Roundabouts design
  • Tunnels design

Bridge Deck Templates

  • Create New Template
    • Easy component-based creation
    • Specialized road template with different components adapted to the bridges
    • Component material determines quantities and cost
  • Mange template
    • Duplicate, Delete, Copy/Paste, Rename
  • Modify template
    • Save change as a copy
    • Modify the design

Roadway Template

  • Create new template
    • Easy component based creation

Lane Marking

  • Lane marking automatically created
  • Edit lane marking
    • Change the lane marking for the full road
    • Change the lane marking for portion of the road independently of the road template itself

Pavement Marking

  • Ability to place punctual pavement marking, like turn arrows, etc.
  • Ability to place linear pavement marking such as crosswalk

Place City Furniture

  • Place and edit guardrails, streetlights, and other city furniture
    • Choose what symbol to use
    • Set offset from alignment
    • Set angle from alignment

Assemble Context Data

  • Import the following file types:
    • Terrain Models (.DTM, .TIN)
    • Raster DEM (.IMG, .DEM)
    • Images (Ingr. TIFF / GEOTIFF (*.tif; *.tiff), Internet TIFF and TIFF64 (*.Itiff; *.itiff64), JPEG (*.Jpg; *.jpeg; *.jpe; *.jfif), JPEG 2000 (*.jp2; *.j2k; *.jpm), MrSID (*.sid), ERMapper Compressed Wavelets (*.ecw)
    • GIS (SHP, Esri File Geodatabase, OpenStreetMap), can be mapped to ConceptStation objects and attributes
    • Filter based on project extent, view, all, fence
    • DGN as read-only
  • Reference Reality Meshes (.3MX) from Bentley ContextCapture
  • Reality Data Services
    • 3D data (Terrain, Imagery, Roads, Hydro, Buildings)

Aerial Imageries

  • Bing Map as images provider

Visualization

  • LumenRT Designer

Interoperability with Detailed Civil Design

  • Export to OpenRoads
    • Export ALG, IRD, ITL, RWK
    • Supports geometry, template, template drop transition, superelevation

Estimate Cost and Quantities

  • Project cost overview
    • High level overall design cost
    • Includes allowance by default
  • Detailed quantities/cost, listing cost items, and associated quantities
Designs

Design Bridges

  • Place bridges
  • Simple two clicks bridge placement
  • Number of supports automatically determined from the bridge length
  • Can set girder type, support type, abutment type, wing walls
    • Can set bridge deck template
    • Superelevation determined automatically (Method 5)
  • Edit bridges
    • Simple editing of Horizontal and Vertical
    • Change girder type, support type, abutment type, wing walls
    • Change number of spans/supports, number of girder
    • Rotate supports, move/skew abutment

Design Intersections

  • Place intersections
    • Simple placement
    • First roads selected sets the elevation of the additional roads
    • Default radius and taper
    • Default intersection marking
  • Edit intersections
    • Modification of taper length and offset
    • Modification of radius

Design Ramps

  • Place ramps
    • Connects two roads with the desired alignment
    • Automatic auxiliary lane creation based on design speed
    • Default taper length, taper width design radius, gore radius
    • Default marking
  • Edit ramps
    • Modification of taper length, taper width design radius, gore radius
  • Ramp Designer

Design Roads

  • Place roads
    • Follows AASHTO standards; class, design speed, default curve radius
    • Best fit existing ground vertically
    • Template (typical cross-section) based approach
    • Super elevation determined automatically (Method 5)
    • Named Roads
  • Editing of horizontal alignment
    • Insert PI, delete PI, move PI
    • Edit curve radius graphically or precisely using heads-up text editing
  • Editing of vertical alignment
    • Insert PVI, Delete PVI, Move PVI
    • Edit vertical curve length and slope graphically or precisely using heads-up text editing
  • Template drop editing
    • Easy editing of template drops, editing transition stationing
  • Roundabouts design
  • Tunnels design
Templates

Bridge Deck Templates

  • Create New Template
    • Easy component-based creation
    • Specialized road template with different components adapted to the bridges
    • Component material determines quantities and cost
  • Mange template
    • Duplicate, Delete, Copy/Paste, Rename
  • Modify template
    • Save change as a copy
    • Modify the design

Roadway Template

  • Create new template
    • Easy component based creation
Markings

Lane Marking

  • Lane marking automatically created
  • Edit lane marking
    • Change the lane marking for the full road
    • Change the lane marking for portion of the road independently of the road template itself

Pavement Marking

  • Ability to place punctual pavement marking, like turn arrows, etc.
  • Ability to place linear pavement marking such as crosswalk
Place City Furniture

Place City Furniture

  • Place and edit guardrails, streetlights, and other city furniture
    • Choose what symbol to use
    • Set offset from alignment
    • Set angle from alignment
Context Data and Visualization

Assemble Context Data

  • Import the following file types:
    • Terrain Models (.DTM, .TIN)
    • Raster DEM (.IMG, .DEM)
    • Images (Ingr. TIFF / GEOTIFF (*.tif; *.tiff), Internet TIFF and TIFF64 (*.Itiff; *.itiff64), JPEG (*.Jpg; *.jpeg; *.jpe; *.jfif), JPEG 2000 (*.jp2; *.j2k; *.jpm), MrSID (*.sid), ERMapper Compressed Wavelets (*.ecw)
    • GIS (SHP, Esri File Geodatabase, OpenStreetMap), can be mapped to ConceptStation objects and attributes
    • Filter based on project extent, view, all, fence
    • DGN as read-only
  • Reference Reality Meshes (.3MX) from Bentley ContextCapture
  • Reality Data Services
    • 3D data (Terrain, Imagery, Roads, Hydro, Buildings)

Aerial Imageries

  • Bing Map as images provider

Visualization

  • LumenRT Designer
Interoperability, Estimate Cost and Quantities

Interoperability with Detailed Civil Design

  • Export to OpenRoads
    • Export ALG, IRD, ITL, RWK
    • Supports geometry, template, template drop transition, superelevation

Estimate Cost and Quantities

  • Project cost overview
    • High level overall design cost
    • Includes allowance by default
  • Detailed quantities/cost, listing cost items, and associated quantities
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OpenRoads Designer?

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.

How much does OpenRoads Designer cost?

A practitioner license of OpenRoads Designer costs $5,266 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.

Does OpenRoads Designer support BIM requirements?

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.

Can I integrate data from other projects into my road design?

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.

Does OpenRoads Designer produce both 3D models and 2D PDF or paper drawings to support project deliverables?

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.

Do I need a separate design package to model subsurface utilities networks?

No, OpenRoads Designer includes subsurface design and analysis (SUDA) 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.

Do I need a 3rd party visualization software to create animations or real-time renderings?

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.

What is Geopak software?

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.

What is MX design?

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.

Which software is used for highway design?

Virtuosity’s OpenRoads Designer is a roadway design software that provides a comprehensive modeling environment to support design highway designs from concept through construction.

System Requirements

Processor

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

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 10 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x 64

Memory

16 GB minimum (more memory typically results in better performance)

Disk Space

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

Input Devices

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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