Model, Visualize & Analyze Vehicle Paths

AutoTURN® is a comprehensive swept path software where you can easily check your site, intersection, loading docks and road designs to ensure all types of vehicles can move through safely and efficiently.

From bicycles to cars, to buses and trucks, to heavy haul industrial transport—you can quickly test multiple maneuvers and be assured your designs are accurate and valid. Our patented technology allows you to automate processes, saving you time and increasing productivity. Enhanced review, presentation and reporting features help you get projects approved and expand the value of your work.

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Confidently analyze design projects involving vehicle access checks, clearances, swept path maneuvers, and more in a 3D environment.

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The leading vehicle swept path analysis and turning simulation CAD software including essential features to automate processes.

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The premier web browser solution for performing vehicle turning simulations and other functions included in AutoTURN.

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Czech, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese

What Makes AutoTURN Unique

Take the complicated calculations out of the equation

AutoTURN does the heavy lifting for you. Eliminate the challenges of calculating curves and modeling vehicles with different steering capabilities. Using a vehicle of your choice, AutoTURN will display the space requirements and show you the results, so you can focus on the important safety and operational components of your design.

Boost productivity and explore the best design options

With AutoTURN Pro

Save time and make better decisions. Quickly create simulations and check multiple maneuvers for different vehicles on your project. Smart tools and automated processes help increase productivity and reduce human errors. Great for discovering the best design option or modeling more complex scenarios such as traffic calming and site circulation analysis.

Tackle complex urban design and complete streets projects

With AutoTURN Pro

Adopt the principles of urban design and help make your neighborhood safer by giving all road users the space they need to move. With AutoTURN Pro, you can simulate the movement and turning requirements of a variety of cycle types including typical bicycles, bike with trailers, scooters and more to validate your design.

Test your design with a vast array of vehicles

AutoTURN Pro includes over 1300 vehicles in its manufacturer-specific and standard design vehicle libraries, so you can run a robust swept path analysis. Quickly search by library name and apply filters to define results. You can also set custom vehicle groups that match your country or local area design.

Visualize the impact in 3D

With AutoTURN Pro

Prevent costly damages to vehicles and infrastructure by using the 3D Clearance Analysis tool. This patented technology simulates the 3D vehicle envelope and analyzes multiple design layers to detect potential conflicts with lateral, ground and overhead structures.

Review your results with quality diagnostic tools

With AutoTURN Pro

The automated tools ensure your design aligns with the guidelines and safety requirements of local transportation agencies. Conduct informed reviews of simulations with the Inspect Simulation tool which allows you to check any manually produced simulations to ensure key parameters, such as steering angle, speed, and proximity to vehicles or objects, meet design criteria.

 

Features

Analyze Complexity Along the Vehicle’s Movement Path

AutoTURN software is available in three distinct versions, ranging from the all-encompassing AutoTURN Pro down to AutoTURN. Additionally, there’s an essential online version, ensuring that you can utilize its features regardless of your needs. Designed to address the cost and performance challenges of transportation projects, AutoTURN equips engineers to:

  • Respond to design changes faster
  • Optimize designs with enhanced analysis and visualization
  • Spend less time trying out different scenarios for safer designs

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Simulate Standard & Multi-Part Vehicles Maneuvers

Ensure your design works – manually ‘drive’ forward or reverse for a standard or manufactured vehicle of your choice including multi-part vehicles such as trucks and trailers, while controlling the speed, super elevation, lateral friction, and turn radius. Create realistic reverse maneuvers using the push from prime mover method or the classic pull method.

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Edit Simulation Paths

Assess the turning space and swept path, required for vehicles to maneuver safely and efficiently, and easily make small adjustments by dragging the nodes to control different parameters of the path no matter if they are passenger vehicles, buses, articulated trucks, and wheel loaders.

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Intellipath

Let AutoTURN do the heavy lifting – automatically solve possible drive paths trajectories based on the available space and the desired speed.

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Simulate Bicycle Movements

Use over 10 different cycle types from design guidelines worldwide (e.g. bikes with trailers, recumbent cycles, scooters) to simulate movements and ensure on-street and off-street design projects safely accommodate the turning space required.

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Check Sight Distance

Ensure drivers have enough time to notice and react to potential conflicts on the road, with sightline checks, stopping sight distance, interval distances, and object height analysis. Our 2D geometry (vertical profiles) and 3D alignments analyses can help identify potential safety hazards i.e. blind spots, that may be compromised by obstructed sightlines at intersections, terrain obstructions, and others alike.

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Analyze Vertical Profile

View a vehicle’s clearance in a vertical profile for a simple driveway or ramp. Detect conflict or clearance issues between the vehicle body and terrain, or the vehicle roofline and overhead obstacles.

Reverse engineer the maximum uphill and downhill slopes and grade-break limits based on the ground clearances of selected design vehicles.

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Analyze Clearances & Envelopes In 3D

Highlight potential conflicts between vehicles and terrain or overhead obstructions. Instantly see a 3D swept path envelope, which models the vehicle’s underside and roofline, while considering the yaw, pitch and roll limits as the vehicle interacts with the terrain. Detect conflicts that might not be apparent with assessing clearance on a vertical profile.

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Check Speed Profiles

Analyze the vehicle’s speed based on its centerline trajectory or path. The analysis considers the acceleration, deceleration, and lateral friction along a simulated path.

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Libraries

With over 1300 manufacturer-specific and over 1000 standard vehicles, quickly search by library name and apply filters to refine results or set custom vehicle groups that match your country or local area design guidelines. Libraries are updated regularly to comply with guidelines for different countries, including Canada, United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil and Austria.

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Create Custom Vehicles

Can’t find the vehicle you need? Easily create custom vehicles by modifying a copy of an existing vehicle or by specifying each component and its characteristic individually, change dimensions, axle configurations, steering angle, and the vehicles’ outlines, including filleted or chamfered corners.

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Oversized & Overload Transport

In 2D & 3D designs, evaluate the turning space and swept path of vehicles hauling oversize or overweight loads to check for lateral clearance from elements like structures, light poles, and utilities.

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Steering Linkages

Define steering linkage between steering axle groups and vary wheels per axle to match specifications.

Accurately model electronically steered systems such as trailers carrying wind tower and wind blade sections, and vehicles transporting transformers, or use the manual steering mode, to control the steering of rear steerable axles to replicate remotely controlled steering systems.

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Generate Turning Report

Produce detailed reports so that you can learn more about your simulation and identify key points or have peers or stakeholders conduct reviews. Configure the display of your simulations to match your client’s requirements or define the standards of the display by setting separate elements on specified layers.

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Produce Speed Profiles

Create a speed profile report that assesses vehicle speeds, considering acceleration, deceleration, and lateral friction along a simulated path.

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Generate a Turning Template

Generate a turning template displaying the key angles of the design vehicle used for the analysis to document your work.

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Inspect Simulation

Review manually produced simulations to ensure they are realistic and meet design criteria. Check for unrealistic and abrupt steering and view a vehicle’s proximity to other vehicles and objects.

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Record and Play Animation

Record vehicle maneuvers and simulation videos to share with stakeholders. Control simulation playback and watch from different perspectives using the preset cameras.

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Simulate Standard & Multi-Part Vehicles Maneuvers

Ensure your design works – manually ‘drive’ forward or reverse for a standard vehicle of your choice including multi-part vehicles such as trucks and trailers, while controlling the speed, super elevation, lateral friction, and turn radius. Create realistic reverse maneuvers using the push from prime mover method or the classic pull method.

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Edit Simulation Paths

Assess the turning space and swept path, required for vehicles to maneuver safely and efficiently, and easily make small adjustments by dragging the nodes to control different parameters of the path no matter if they are passenger vehicles, buses, articulated trucks, and wheel loaders.

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Check Sight Distance

Ensure drivers have enough time to notice and react to potential conflicts on the road, with sightline checks, stopping sight distance, interval distances, and object height analysis. Our 2D analysis can help identify blind spots that may be compromised by obstructed sightlines at intersections, terrain obstructions, and others alike.

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Analyze Vertical Profile

View a vehicle’s clearance in a vertical profile for a simple driveway or ramp. Detect conflict or clearance issues between the vehicle body and terrain, or the vehicle roofline and overhead obstacles.

Reverse engineer the maximum uphill and downhill slopes and grade-break limits based on the ground clearances of selected design vehicles

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Check Speed Profiles

Analyze the vehicle’s speed based on its centerline trajectory or path. The analysis considers the acceleration, deceleration, and lateral friction along a simulated path.

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Libraries

With over 1,400 standard vehicles, quickly search by library name and apply filters to refine results or set custom vehicle groups that match your country or local area design guidelines. Libraries are updated regularly to comply with guidelines for different countries, including Canada, United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Argentina, and Austria.

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Create Custom Vehicles

Can’t find the vehicle you need? – Easily create custom vehicles by modifying a copy of an existing vehicle or by specifying each component and its characteristic individually, add user-defined dimensions for filleted vehicle radii and chamfered corners.

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Oversized & Overload Transport

In 2D designs, evaluate the turning space and swept path of vehicles hauling oversize or overweight loads to check for lateral clearance from elements like structures, light poles, and utilities.

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Steering Linkages

Define steering linkage between steering axle groups and vary wheels per axle to match specifications.

Accurately model electronically steered systems such as trailers carrying wind tower and wind blade sections, and vehicles transporting transformers, or use the manual steering mode, to control the steering of rear steerable axles to replicate remotely controlled steering systems.

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Generate Turning Report

Produce detailed reports so that you can learn more about your simulation and identify key points so peers or stakeholders can conduct reviews. Configure the display of your simulations to match your client’s requirements or define the standards of the display by setting separate elements on specified layers.

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Produce Speed Profiles

Create a speed profile report that assesses vehicle speeds, considering acceleration, deceleration, and lateral friction along a simulated path.

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Generate a Turning Template

Generate a turning template displaying the key angles of the design vehicle used for the analysis to document your work.

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Record and Play Animation

Record vehicle maneuvers and simulation videos to share with stakeholders. Control simulation playback and watch from different perspectives using the preset cameras.

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The Simplest Way to Simulate Vehicle Turning Paths

A convenient way to assess vehicle turning space for designers, planners, architects or engineers. All from your web browser, without the need for installation or CAD.

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What’s New in Autoturn

New features, fixes, and other improvements built specifically with your feedback.

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Compatibility for:

  • Bentley® MicroStation® V8i (SS10 and up), CONNECT (Update 12 and up)
  • Bentley® OpenRoads Designer CONNECT
  • Bentley OpenRoads Designer
  • Bentley® PowerDraft CONNECT (Update 12 and up)
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2017 – 2024 (except AutoCAD LT)
  • Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2017 – 2024
  • Bricsys® BricsCAD® Pro V21 – V24
  • ZWSOFT ZWCAD 2021 – 2023

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed Setup shortcut for BricsCAD V23
  • BricsCAD Generate 2D Arc Path – Fixed simulation display while moving cursor
  • Fixed Inserted Vehicle Profile Color not following layer setting
  • Fixed performance for multiple parts vehicle – Body envelope and Body clearance envelope during dragging
  • Fixed Reverse simulation envelope graphic issue for 2-part vehicles during dragging
  • Fixed issue with color index when updating element properties: Selecting index color 255 (white) for vehicle name results in color 254 (light grey)

Compatibility for BricsCAD® V23

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed issues with envelopes for multipart reverse maneuvers
  • Fixed generate grade template for vehicles using outlines
  • Fixed crash for minimum turns for multipart vehicles
  • Fixed crashes for ACAD 2021

** NOTE: Applicable for the following languages:

  • English
  • UK English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Global Improvements

  • Performance improvements to the bicycle simulation tools
  • Performance improvements to the Smart Path tools. Creating simulations for 3 or more-part vehicles is now faster and smoother
  • Tire track envelopes displaying additional points to help users understand the position of the tires
  • Improved envelopes’ algorithm supporting AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles)
  • Fixed profiles and overall lengths for bicycle profiles
  • Fixed path preview for Manual steering when using IRS vehicles
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Supports Windows 11
  • Added CAD Compatibility – ZWCAD2022

Regional Improvements

  • Updated vehicle names as per Danish Road authority request
  • Added *Czech Language
  • Added *Chinese Language
  • Changed Hong Kong library country to China
  • For Chinese, MSTN V8i is not supported
  • Languages supported include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Czech, and Chinese. For Help only French and German are supported.

Licensing Options

Transoft Solutions offers a range of licensing preferences for the majority of our software. These different options were developed to help small, sole proprietorships right on up to the largest multinational organizations meet their transportation design and analysis needs in the most efficient manner possible. Transoft software uses our own proprietary licensing technology that allows for ease of deployment and flexibility to upgrade at anytime.

User Subscription License is a model where a set number of Subscribed Users are assigned dedicated access to the software through their unique logins for the duration of the license term. The software can be installed and used by a Subscribed User on multiple workstations.

Each Subscribed User represents one individual and their login and password, which cannot be shared with other users. Software activation is an easy process and can be done over the Internet.

Why Choose the User Subscription License Option

User Subscription License offers a cost-effective way for small businesses to start with one user and grow by adding additional users. For larger organizations, it will offer more flexibility in user administration and management via the My Transoft Portal. Furthermore, it can easily handle scalability and budgeting as per the business needs defined by the number of users.

Key Benefits of User Subscription License

  1. Automatic updates, new features, and content
    Bug fixes, compatibility, and new version releases.
  2. Easily manage your changing business needs
    With enhanced scalability and user management.
  3. Install the software and log in from anywhere
    Access your workstation, laptop, or personal desktop.
  4. Unlimited technical support
    Receive premium assistance for all your deployments and technical support needs.
  5. Invitations to learning-focused webinars
    Attend learning-focused webinars from our product experts and learn how our software can help streamline design processes.
  6. Flexible user license options
    Choose from single to multiple user packages to meet your business needs.
  7. Simple user administration
    User Management can be performed in the My Transoft Portal, via invitation links or by Identity Provider Single Sign-on with User Provisioning.

Have more questions about User Subscription? See the FAQ here.

Team Subscription License is a license option that is intended to support casual or occasional users of the software. The size of a Team Subscription License is represented as a number of allocatable seats.

Why Choose the Team Subscription License Option

While User Subscription Licenses are better for dedicated users, Team Subscription Licenses can be a good complement to these if your organization has occasional, less heavy users of the software.

How it Works

Each user of a Team Subscription License must have an account in the My Transoft Portal to request a license. Internet access is required for this process.

When an end user starts the software product on their workstation, the software will connect to the My Transoft Portal and will determine if any of the seats are available. If a seat is available, it will be allocated and dedicated to that end user who will have unrestricted access to it for 24 hours. At the end of the 24-hour period the seat allocation will automatically expire, and another user will be able to claim it.

Once all the Team Subscription License seats are allocated at a given time, no other end user will be able to use that license until the 24-hour period expires and one of the seats is automatically deallocated.

Key Benefits of Team Subscription License

  1. More flexibility for your team members
    Allows access to software for casual users without having to spend on dedicated licenses for all users.
  2. Less administrative effort by IT
    Easy access to software for casual users without IT having to allocate or transfer licenses amongst team members, self-administered by users with automatic 24-hour lock.
  3. Combined Team & User Subscription option
    Flexibility of mixing plans according to the needs of different user types.
  4. Automatic updates, new features, and content
    Bug fixes, compatibility, new version releases, or vehicle guidelines are automatically available to you.
  5. Easily manage your changing business needs
    With enhanced scalability and user management.
  6. Install the software and log in from anywhere
    Access your workstation, laptop, or personal desktop with Single Sign-on.
  7. Unlimited technical support
    Receive premium assistance for all your deployments and technical support needs.
  8. Invitations to learning-focused webinars
    Attend learning-focused webinars from our product experts and learn how our software can help streamline design processes.
  9. Simple user administration
    User Management can be performed in the My Transoft Portal, via invitation links or by Identity Provider Single Sign-on with User Provisioning.

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Transoft offers a range of licensing options to help small, sole proprietorships right on up to the largest multinational organizations meet their transportation design and analysis needs.

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Need assistance with custom drawings and content creation related to your project design work? Transoft’s team of consultants can help. We deliver fast and helpful services for clients requesting additional assistance with drawings and simulations related to their project design work.

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See how all the new features in the latest AutoTURN release compare with AutoTURN Pro for performing vehicle simulations, analysis, and visualization work.

AutoTURN Pro AutoTURN AutoTURN Online

Swept Path Analysis

Simulate and edit vehicle turning paths
Realistic reverse modes for single and Multi-Part Vehicles
Automate simulations based on space available
Simulate bicycles (10+ bicycles types)

Safety Analysis

Stopping sight distance in 2D
Stopping sight distance in 3D
Clearance envelopes in 2D
Clearance envelopes in 3D
Vehicle conflict detection in 2D
Vehicle conflict detection in 3D
Speed profile report
Inspect other generated simulations

Vehicle Libraries

Standard Vehicle Libraries (SVL)
Realistic models in 2D ✓ (selected libraries)
Realistic models in 3D
Customize Vehicle
Manufacturer-Based Vehicle Libraries (MVL)

Clearance Analysis

Vertical geometry clearance simulation
Create templates for max uphill and downhill slopes
3D simulation & envelope for underside & terrain and overhead conflicts
Multiple cross sections
3D realistic models

Oversized & Overload Transport Simulation (modeling)

Autosteer mode - steering linkages
Manual steering - Independent rear steering
Body articulated vehicles - wheel loaders, compactors and more
Loads in 2D
Loads in 3D
Special Transport
Vehicle Library

Reporting and Presentation

Speed profile tool
Turning report
Play and record animation
Play and record animation with 3D preset
Extract, save and export display properties
Detailed Layer/Level Control

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