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28-02-2019

UK Common Vehicles Library

Transoft Solutions recently created a free new library that is mainly suitable for our users from the United Kingdom and Ireland, but can also be of some interest to AutoTURN users in other regions. The library is called “UK Common Vehicles Library” and it adds commonly used vehicles in the UK to the extensive vehicle […]


26-02-2019

AutoTURN 10.2.2. Software Update

Our latest AutoTURN and AutoTURN Pro updates (10.2.2) shows that Transoft Solutions keeps developing AutoTURN and is making sure that our customers can keep working with an up-to-date vehicle library. The latest update also includes compatibility for BricsCAD V19 and ZWCAD 2019. Besides releasing this free update to our AutoTURN 10.2 customers, we are also […]


08-02-2019

Vehicle sight line and headlight analysis for residential projects

For new, brown or green field residential real estate development projects multiple stakeholders have to work together for a successful, high-quality final design. One of the details which is often forgotten is analysing what effect will the local vehicular traffic have on the future residents’ everyday life. Not only the volume of the traffic can […]


01-02-2019

How to publish your AutoTURN Pro simulations to Google Earth

AutoTURN Pro is the only vehicle swept path software available for the civil and transportation design community which allows you to create a true, 3D vehicle swept path simulation, with 3D envelopes, illustrating the space taken up by the turning vehicle and using 3D realistic vehicle rendering of Manufacturer-based Vehicles. It can be used effectively […]


29-01-2019

Traffic Management Software

Traffic management (T.M.) allows pedestrians and vehicles to move around a live carriageway safely according to certain conditions such as; Roadworks, Heavy Transport or Large events.  The speed of road and density of pedestrian usage all pay a part in the level of Traffic Management applied to the construction phase.  Where necessary for temporary traffic […]


26-01-2019

3d Traffic Sign Design

With Sign Design Pro UK software, your 2D traffic sign designs can be turned into Full 3D models using a simple one button press technology.  Your  3D traffic sign designs can then be used in Drive through visualisations, 3D Studio Max, Infraworks and are exportable for clash checking in Navisworks, and because no object enablers are […]


16-01-2019

Transoft Champion Program Launched

Transoft Solutions has just launched an influencer program called Transoft Champions. We are looking for outstanding people to help us continue to develop world class transportation engineering software. If you have the passion and skillset, we are searching for people to work on an as needed basis in the following areas:


30-11-2018

3D Swept Path Analysis on Google Earth with AutoTURN Pro and Plex.Earth

Would you like to have instant access to high-quality satellite imagery and terrain morphology data and demonstrate your swept path analysis with our 3D realistic vehicle libraries, directly on Google Earth?  We have recently joined our efforts with Plexscape to allow engineers and designers to publish 3D vehicle swept path simulation objects directly into Google Earth. […]


31-10-2018

A Culture of Care and Compassion

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria touched down on the small island of Puerto Rico and carved a deadly swathe of destruction. The category 5 hurricane caused massive flooding, food shortages, telecommunications challenges and left millions without electricity. Infrastructure and property damages were estimated at $90 billion which, at the time, was still reeling from […]


27-10-2018

Multiple road signs on one post

When designing roads and highways there often comes a time that you would need to add multiple road signs in a single area. This often leads to attaching multiple road signs on one post. This is more common with traffic and road signs that are on a single post and less common for traffic and […]


08-10-2018

Wind Pressure on Traffic Signs

As traffic signs are usually mounted, wind pressure becomes a factor when designing traffic, road and highway signs. If a sign is not capable to withstand wind pressure a potentially dangerous situation can emerge. For this reason road designers and engineers will need to check wind pressure on traffic signs. When using Sign Design Pro Qatar, […]


04-10-2018

Swept path analysis: Presenting submissions to clients

This UK video demonstrates how you can apply specific styles to swept path submissions to make findings clearer, increase aesthetic value or simply match your company branding and CAD standards. You will also learn how to include additional analysis within submissions such as sight-lines, grade capabilities and conflict clearance. This video features UK drawings and […]


20-09-2018

Swept path analysis: Modelling large vehicles

This video explains how to use the swept paths of large vehicles to aid in the design of junctions and to analyse suitability of routes. Specific features covered include editing swept paths and targeting of geometry using the various SmartPath tools. The video was created with AutoTURN.


19-09-2018

Gantry – Road Sign Holder

‘Gantry Signs’ can go by different names in different regions that all refer to a structure that is used to mount traffic signs to. Other common names are also Road Sign Structure, Road Sign Holder, Traffic Sign Structure or Traffic Sign Holder. Gantry signs are more used on roads that have multiple lanes as it is […]


14-09-2018

Checking basic vehicle access

This video explains the basics of the AutoTURN interface and how you can perform basic swept path analysis; including analysing for emergency fire vehicle access and refuse vehicle access to buildings.


03-09-2018

Analiza ścieżki pojazdów w Twojej przeglądarce internetowej

Jak wykonać symulację ruchu pojazdów online z dowolnego komputera PC lub Mac z dostępem do internetu za pomocą usługi AutoTURN Online. Przyłącz się do prezentacji dedykowanej AutoTURN Online i odkryj jak możesz rozpocząć symulację ruchu pojazdów online z dowolnego komputera PC lub Mac z dostępem do internetu za pomocą narzędzia AutoTURN Online. AutoTURN Online jest […]


22-08-2018

Convert a 2D road sign into 3d and import it as a civil 3d surface with Sign Design Pro

This video shows how to turn 2D Traffic Management signs into 3D using Sign Design Pro Uk and how it will automatically be imported as a Civil 3d surface.  We have developed One button press technology for conversion to 3D:  After inserting the desired sign face in 2D, and tagging it as an assembly, the user […]


16-08-2018

Checking refuse & emergency vehicle access in AutoTURN

Refuse collection and emergency vehicle access within the UK must adhere to specific guidelines, such as those in Building Regulations, Manual for Streets and relevant local authority waste management strategies. Accuracy of analysis directly impacts the safety, efficiency and design life of the site. This video demonstrates how to analyse designs for access, utilise site […]


01-08-2018

Share swept path analysis results via Microsoft PowerPoint

Being competitive with modern day project requirements requires technology that enables, not stifles, sharing of information. So the simulation objects created by AutoTURN do not need object enablers and can easily be shared through multiple 3rd party document management systems, such as ProjectWise, Newforma, Procore, Aconex, Revizto, Microsoft and others. In fact, you don’t even need […]


05-07-2018

Traffic Sign Quantification

As project cost is always an important factor, our Traffic Sign Design software for Qatar lets you easily produce a full bill of quantities. In Sign Design pro Qatar this can even be achieved by pressing just one button. Multiple signs on one post are also taken into consideration using Assembly’s to capture all signs on […]


20-06-2018

AutoTURN – Main functionality

A closer look at the main functionality of AutoTURN, vehicle swept path analysis and turning simulation software for AutoCAD, Civil3D, Microstation, BricsCAD and Microstation. This tutorial webinar will offer new or beginning AutoTURN users, a run-through of AutoTURN’s main features. This video is ment for new users and for people who want to know more […]


08-06-2018

Custom Vehicle Creation for Swept Path Analysis

This video gives you a clear explanation on what details you need to design or create a Custom Vehicle for Swept Path calculation. In the second part we will show you how to create your own custom vehicles in our vehicle swept path analysis and turning simulation software, AutoTURN. Besides showing you how to build a […]


04-06-2018

Transoft Solutions Completes Acquisition of Airtopsoft

Transoft Solutions Inc., a global leader in transportation engineering design and analysis software, announced today that its Belgian affiliate company has acquired Airtopsoft SA, a leading developer of airspace and airport modeling solutions. “The combined know-how of the staff and synergy with our other software will ensure that we continue to offer products and services […]


15-05-2018

Top 5 reasons Highway Engineers prefer Sign Design Pro and Line Design Pro to create road marking and traffic sign designs

Most infrastructure schemes involve the design of Traffic Signs and Road Markings. The UK’s leading engineers are choosing Sign Design Pro UK & Line Design Pro UK by Transoft Solutions to help them deliver projects. Based on feedback by real customers, here are the top 5 reported reasons and an explanation as to why: 1.      GIS […]


3D Traffic Sign Design for Qatar

Sign Design Pro Qatar is our advanced road sign design software, optimised for Qatar. Besides easily creating 2D traffic sign designs, Sign Design Pro also lets you convert those traffic signs to 3D with one button press. Any 3D traffic signs you create using our advanced software for Qatar can be used in Drive through visualisations, 3D […]


22-03-2018

How AutoTURN Online helps Appel Architecten improve its retail projects

How does Appel Architecten use Transoft’s AutoTURN Online (cloud based vehicle swept path solution) to help it improve the design of its retail developments? Appel Architecten is an architectural firm based in Leiden in the Netherlands. Founded by Tijmen Versluis and Mark Verdoold and with the help of a team of independent architects, each with […]


21-03-2018

ParkCAD 5.0 Released

The newest version of ParkCAD is here!  Version 5.0 represents a major step forward in parking site designing and visualization. 


20-03-2018

Transoft Solutions Europe is moving to a new office

We are pleased to announce that effective from Tuesday 27th March, 2018, we shall be moving from our current office at Wijnstraat 96 C, 3011TR, Rotterdam to the address below: Wijnhaven 60, 3011 WS Rotterdam All other contact information including e-mail address, telephone numbers and website remain unchanged. In preparation for the move, the office […]


03-03-2018

Vehicle Turning Radius Calculation

How do you calculate the turning radius for a vehicle? Cars, trucks and even bikes all have a turning radius. The turning radius is the space a vehicle needs to make a certain turn, usually on a road. When new streets are designed or routes for transportation are planned it is essential that one keeps […]


05-10-2017

AVIPLAN 2.0 TAKES OFF

AviPLAN 2.0 adds more functionality to the existing bundle of industry-leading aviation software, thereby enhancing productivity for airport planners and safety at the airside. The newest version of AviPLAN features 3D terrain capability, user-defined tracking points, new docking rules and more. Learn more about the newest AviPLAN release here.


19-09-2017

TORUS 5.1 LAUNCHED

The newest version of TORUS 5.1 Roundabout software has been released! TORUS 5.1 features new design guidelines, mini-roundabouts, and new features for roundabout grading. Learn more about the newest TORUS Roundabouts release here.


26-04-2017

Innovative Scottish roundabout wins two more awards

All motorists hate heavy traffic, but there is one roundabout where all drivers should appreciate the award-winning project that helps avoid congestion. Sheriffhall roundabout is where the A7 and A720 Edinburgh bypass join on the southern outskirts of the scottish capital, and the roundabout is one of the busiest in Britain. With the A6106 also […]


19-03-2017

The changing dynamics of traffic: How driverless cars impact traffic planning

The coming years are set to see some of the biggest changes for decades in the automotive world, and this will undoubtedly have a knock-on effect on the traffic patterns that drivers and road planners have to cope with in the future. Countries around the world are trialling a wide range of new technology-driven projects […]


10-12-2016

We’re growing…Again!

What do you do when you experience growing demand for products and support in a region? You find and assemble the best local talent who share your company’s values and you let them have at it of course!


29-11-2016

Cambridge to be home of UK’s first ‘Dutch-style’ roundabout

Cambridge’s Queen Edith’s Way is to become home to the first roundabout in the UK to use innovative designs pioneered by Dutch transport engineers to increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The design is expected to cost £450,000 as part of a wider £1.4 million investment in upgrading Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge News reports, and […]


28-07-2016

Smart highways ‘the future of road safety’

Smart highway technology that can feed crucial traffic data to cars will be the future of automotive safety, and even be able to foresee accidents before they occur, it has been claimed. Lisa Tobin, head of technology at Australian toll road operator Transurban, told a business lunch in Melbourne that a pilot programme run by […]


20-08-2015

AutoTURN Advanced Functions, Part 1: Custom Load Shapes

AutoTURN has long been established as the prime solution for swept path calculations in the AEC sector. Architects, engineers and traffic planners rely heavily on the simple and user-friendly Transoft software to simulate vehicle swept paths with extremely high accuracy in a wide variety of contexts. From simple parking lots in private homes to the […]


17-08-2015

TORUS 5.0 Simplifies Turbo-roundabout Design

It is hardly a secret that turbo-roundabouts are quickly becoming more and more popular in the UK, the rest of Europe and all across the globe due to their increased efficiency and safety compared to traditional roundabout designs. However, since turbo-roundabouts were only invented fairly recently, they have been introduced rather slowly everywhere outside of […]


07-08-2015

Luxembourg Solves Traffic Dilemma with Turbo-Roundabout

With just over 110,000 inhabitants, the city of Luxembourg is not exactly what one would call an overflowing metropolis. However, its traffic problems match those of some of the busiest urban areas anywhere. In fact, some sections of the Grand Duchy’s capital have been suffering from severe traffic overload for years. One of the most […]


06-11-2014

AutoTURN in large-scale use for Niederberg mine redevelopment

The “Niederberg development” is one of the most ambitious construction projects that North-Rhine Westphalia has seen in recent years. The former coal mine near Neukirchen-Vluyn, which closed in 2001 after 90 years’ operation, covers an area of more than 85 hectares. As with so many other mines, after the last load has been brought to […]


31-10-2014

AutoTURN helps to build Bern’s new low level station

The Emch+Berger Group is one of Switzerland’s leading engineering practices. The long-established company was founded in 1953 and over the intervening decades has greatly diversified its range of business activities. Today Emch+Berger offers practically everything to meet the building industry’s needs, such as planning, implementation and consultancy services. With more than 500 employees at more than […]


10-07-2014

Will the 36-foot stretch limo fit?

Every architect knows that no two construction projects are exactly the same. Regardless of how similar many buildings may be, especially in the commercial building sector, each has quite individual requirements. It may be due to specific environmental conditions, to different budgets, or even varying uses. The architectual practice of Axel Bauer from Mannheim has recently […]