Last year at the Year in Infrastructure Conference, Bentley Systems announced that it was bringing a new tool into its civil engineering platforms. This tool was called OpenRoads ConceptStation.

This year, at the self-same conference, OpenRoads was again a topic of much interest—but this time, it wasn’t going to be a tool in another software platform. It was going to be its very own software offering.

The software, which has now been dubbed OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition, is a multidiscipline 3D modeling application designed to make it easier for users to design roadway projects and build them, too. This will include various aspects of the design process, including surveying, geotechnical details, drainage, subsurface utilities, terrain, road, roadway furniture and more.

OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition is intended to help users through all stages of a road project. (Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.)

OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition is intended to help users through all stages of a road project. (Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.)

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