TORUS Roundabouts

COMPARE VERSION RELEASES OF TORUS

TORUS® transforms the way modern roundabouts are designed. With speed, vehicle, and sight distance checks incorporated within the software, transportation engineers and planners can minimize the iteration process during the feasibility, preliminary, intermediate, and detailed design stages.

See how the features in the latest TORUS version compare with previous versions for designing roundabouts.

Compare Versions
Turbo Roundabout and Adaptive Roundabout Designing 5.0 4.x
Design Turbo roundabouts with spiral circulatory lanes and turbo types (e.g. Basic, Egg, Knee, Stretch Knee, Rotar, and Star)
Check existing roundabout designs using TORUS Fastest Path and Vehicle Movement tools by generating a new Adaptive Roundabout
Adaptive Roundabout supports flexible grip-editing control for edges allowing many different roundabout types and designs (e.g. circular, non-circular)
Create custom designed roundabout templates that can be placed on different reference line configurations using the new Roundabout Wizard
Geometric Designing and Grading 5.0 4.x
Use vehicle movements to define and draw the geometry for extended central islands, custom truck and outer aprons  
Support of polylines and complex chains as reference alignment geometry allowing for the design of complex approach legs defined by curvilinear geometry  
Employ vehicle speed reduction treatment using successive curves on approaches (i.e. two reverse curve approach curves in advance of the entry curve)  
Draw grading model to represent the roundabout’s crown alignments and cross slopes  
Roundabout Analysis Features 5.0 4.x
Generate a vehicle’s fastest path through a roundabout for design analysis and checking  
Evaluate critical sight lines between approach legs and specific roundabout features  
Adaptive Roundabout supports flexible grip-editing control for edges allowing many different roundabout types and designs (e.g. circular, non-circular)  
Import roundabout capacity analysis data from SIDRA INTERSECTION 5.1 (sold separately) into the current roundabout design
Reporting Tools 5.0 4.x
Generate a report that shows the approximate land area and perimeter for a roundabout  
Generate a table that can be inserted into the drawing containing all the vehicle speed and radii dimensions for the Fastest Path evaluation  
Create a table that can be inserted into the drawing with refined edge geometry dimensions that correspond to the geometric labels  
Create a report with all required design information that can be viewed and exported to text and CSV format files