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Revised: October 29, 2020
Bentley ACCELERATE Civil Virtual Conference

8 Videos

Let’s review our bridge development roadmap and the latest analytical enhancements in our bridge solution.

Let’s review our bridge development roadmap and the latest analytical enhancements in our bridge solution.

Let’s review our bridge development roadmap and the latest analytical enhancements in our bridge solution.

The long awaited standard for exchanging bridge information has been released by Building Smart and OpenBridge Designer is in compliance with it!

Many bridges have some special components (a unique abutment, an architectural pier, etc.) that need to be modeled. OpenBridge Designer’s functional components modeling capability provides complete freedom to create such objects and save them in libraries for future use.

An accurate 3D model allows the bridge engineer to extract valuable information directly from the model. Deck elevations, haunch calculations, beams seat elevations are just a click-away within OpenBridge Designer.

Accelerate bridge drawings production by creating 2D drawings from the 3D bridge model using dynamic views, typical sections, pier drawings and plan elevation sheets.

This presentation will demonstrate benefits and challenges of OpenBridge Modeler used on real projects and pursuits. It will include projects with construction phasing, coordination with roadway, drainage and utilities, and bridges with complex geometry.

2 Videos

In this session, you will learn how to quickly and efficiently integrate subsurface data within civil design using OpenGround, gINT or HoleBASE applications.  * Loading multiple sub surface layers and topography, * Geological interpretation tools, * Creation of surfaces and volumes, * Integration into profiles and cross sections, * Adding borehole strip logs in the document production tools.

In this session, you will learn why companies are moving their IT systems to the Cloud and why so many users are upgrading to Cloud technology for managing geotechnical data. We will discuss Why the Cloud?, Geotechnical data lifecycle, How others are benefiting, and OpenGround Cloud demonstration.

2 Videos

An introduction to the survey capabilities in OpenRoads Designer.

We will import raw survey data, correct errors, and refine the data in order to generate breaklines, spot shots, and planimetric linework. Ultimately, we will deliver a comprehensive, well-defined existing ground terrain as well as a survey map including linework, contours, and annotation.

2 Videos

In this presentation we will look at how to optimize the position of inlets to effectively drain the road surface, including checking that spread width constraints have been adhered to along the gutter, and not just at the inlet.

Included in OpenSite Designer is the ability to design and analyze storm drainage facilities. This session will cover how to create layout and analysis design to create final design. Also, learn how to use Subsurface Utilities to layout other utilities such as water, sewer and power.

5 Videos

Join us for a discussion of what type of project data can be imported or referenced into OpenRoads Designer and how it can be used. Discussion will including bringing in project data from Bentley's GEOPAK, InRoads, and MX formats and other sources such as text files, XML, IFC, Civil 3D, and 12d.

Learn the power of the Geometry Builder to define and edit geometry. Specifically we will explore how to create existing and proposed right of way lines and existing property parcel from record data during this session. A hands-on workshop is also offered on this same topic.

Every quality toolbox includes specialty tools that simplify specific tasks. You don’t need specialty tools all the time, but they offer substantial benefit when used purposefully. Civil AccuDraw is one of those tools. During this session we will discuss situations where Civil AccuDraw brings efficiencies that can be difficult with other tools.

Civil Geometry is a wonderfully simple collection of tools that when combined empower you to easily define intelligent, updatable, and responsive alignments and other geometry. Civil Geometry is also the core of Civil Cells. During this session we will solve common geometry situations and explore how the Feature Definition Toggle Bar settings, Snaps, and Civil AccuDraw affect the geometry.

Learn how to create complex geometry constructions such as loop ramps, multi-centered curves, complex curve-spiral combinations, and reverse spiral transitions.

3 Videos

In this session we will review the steps necessary for a good air and Ground Fusion of imagery. The user will get an understanding for the process and details on how best to make these photo captures work best.

In this session we will look at common uses for Reality models in civil engineering workflow. The user will gain an understanding on how to specify the requirements for what is needed for typical uses, such as Ortho Photos or 3D reality Models. Additionally, potential accuracy and how accuracy can be best checked and verified will be discussed.

In this tech talk we will identify how to best plan for various types of capture. The user will get an understanding of the software needs and how the capture techniques will be best suited to meet these needs.

8 Videos

In this session, we will demonstrate tools and techniques for modeling side slopes and grading around bridge abutments. You will learn how to define vertical elevations of 2D horizontal geometry, as well as use linear templates and end conditions to tie down slopes. Working between the multiple views of OpenRoads Designer, you will gain insight on viewing, analyzing, and modifying design elements, helping you incorporate bridge grading into your project design models.

Learn how OpenRoads Designer enhances your ability to lay out and model retaining walls. During this session we will demonstrate practical examples showing how to use intelligent end conditions to include retaining walls along your projects. You will learn about the powerful capabilities that allow you to model walls and side slopes while adhering to engineering requirements. You will also see how to extract useful data, such as profiles and quantities, from the modeled walls and workflows to help you take advantage of modeling on your projects.

Join us to learn the basics of creating corridor templates in OpenRoads Designer. In this session we will explain and demonstrate how to use OpenRoads Designer to build pavement sections and side slopes. We will discuss component creation, constraints, targets, and end conditions. Don’t miss this opportunity to get started effectively using templates in OpenRoads Designer.

Learn and discuss how to set up superelevation to get the results you need.

Join us for techniques and tips to model all sizes of projects efficiently. We will discuss how file federation, backbone only corridors, level of detail and such can influence calculations, deliverables, drawing production, performance, and collaboration with the design team.

OpenRoads Designer rules and relationships enable automatic model updating when geometry and corridors change. This is a powerful feature of OpenRoads Designer that ensures the design model is always up-to-date. But what happens when you need to replace a substantial part of the geometry? What if you don't want a rule created. How do you force a template to start at a physical position even if the up station geometry or stationing changes? During this presentation we will explore the rules and relationships between civil elements to better understand what updates automatically. We will share tips and techniques that affect the rules that are created and how they are evaluated.

This session focuses on practical ways to take advantage of the side slope modeling tools in OpenRoads Designer. Watch as we discuss and demonstrate various end condition capabilities in context of real-world examples. You’ll see examples of targeting 2D and 3D project features such as ROW and retaining walls, as well as matching slopes between corridors. In this session you will learn: (1)How to use various methods to target model elements and control end conditions, (2)How to tie end conditions to model elements (such as walls, abutments, and special ditches), and (3)To use target aliasing, end condition exceptions, and other end condition methods to create side slopes.

Earthworks are one of the largest costs to consider for any project. OpenRoads Designer's model-based design (BIM) approach provides significant flexibility and accuracy in quantity calculations. Come see how the modeling capabilities of OpenRoads Designer help you calculate cut, fill, unsuitable, subsurface, subgrade, and other custom quantities to meet your project requirements. You can report on these 3D volumes with conventional end area volume methods, or compute volumes more accurately with a full prismoid approach directly from the 3d model, or even “slice” up the model to report volumes segregated for staged construction, different areas of the project, or for each plan sheet.

Please contact TDOT ORD Team at with any additional questions, reporting of defects or enhancement suggestions.

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