In September this year, Bentley Systems announced OpenRoads ConceptStation, a conceptual modeling application that empowers highway engineering professionals to quickly create conceptual road and bridge models in a matter of hours – not days. By integrating with PTV Vissim, OpenRoads ConceptStation allows users the benefit of incorporating traffic analysis to combine 3D design modeling with detailed traffic simulation.
Using this new OpenRoads conceptual design application, a roadway design can be modelled in 3D, exported to PTV Vissim automatically producing a network where traffic can be added and vehicle interaction simulated and analysed. The resulting animation is exported back to OpenRoads ConceptStation where it is rendered bringing it to a new level of realism never achieved before in such a simple workflow.
The integration has been officially presented to the audience at this year’s User Group Meeting in Arlington, North America, in October 12-13, 2016. Alastair Evanson, Solution Director PTV Vissim, and Francois Valois, Director Product Management at Bentley Systems, introduced this new workflow, targeting roadway designers, planners, transportation and traffic engineers, highlighting how users can use the time savings the integration brings to consider more scenarios or quickly establish the optimal solution from a design and traffic perspective. `
Miller Crockart, Vice President Traffic Global Sales & Marketing, comments on the integration: ‘As the world leader, PTV Vissim is recognised in the US market as the industry standard software for microscopic traffic simulation. Having our customers’ needs always in mind, we are constantly working on evolving our solution to ensure we pre-empt market requirements. By collaborating closely with Bentley on their ConceptStation product, we are making sure customers of both companies benefit. Bentley and PTV Group now offer clients a smooth and convenient workflow process that integrates two of the top design and traffic engineering software platforms worldwide.’
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To bring you the highlights of the integration, a webinar will be held on Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 12:00 PM CST. Alastair Evanson, Solution Director PTV Vissim, Francois Valois and Bob Drake, Director of Product Management at civil + structural ENGINEER will highlight the benefits of the integration to your workflow. Find out more by registering to join the webinar. >>REGISTER HERE