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20-06-2019

Importing an AutoTURN or AutoTURN Pro generated swept path into SketchUp

This procedure requires an AutoTURN & SketchUp Pro license. Given is a scenario that you wish to create a 3D visualization for in SketchUp using a swept path generated in AutoCAD using AutoTURN Pro.   Create a 3D swept path for the scenario in AutoCAD. Keep in mind the units that the drawing is created […]


10-06-2019

New Promotions at Transoft Solutions

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Ben van Leest to Senior Vice President of our Aviation business unit and Daniel Shihundu to Senior Vice President of our Civil & Transportation business unit.


06-06-2019

AutoTURN – Il software per la simulazione delle traiettorie di marcia dei veicoli

Questo video su AutoTURN, il nostro software per la simulazione delle traiettorie di marcia dei veicoli, offre a tutti gli utenti, nuovi o con conoscenza basica, una panoramica generica delle principali funzionalità del software. Questa è un eccellente opportunità per i per tutti coloro che vogliono saperne di più su AutoTURN ed ottenere una maggiore […]


24-05-2019

Hur AutoTURN Online hjälper Appel Architecten att förbättra sina detaljhandelsprojekt

Följande artikel fokuserar på vår molnbaserade lösning AutoTURN Online. Om du är ute efter vår CAD-baserade lösning för körspårsanalys, AutoTURN, vänligen klicka här. Hur använder Appel Architecten Transoft Solutions AutoTURN Online (molnbaserad lösning för körspårsanalys) för att höja kvaliteten på sina detaljhandelsprojekt? Appel Architecten är en arkitektfirma med bas i Leiden i Nederländerna. Företaget grundades […]


16-04-2019

20 Free downloadable dwg signs created with Sign Design Pro UK

Transoft Solutions UK has released a set of 20 3D signs created with Sign Design Pro UK Version 9, for free. The sign faces are .dwg format therefore compatible with any .dwg cad platform.  The signs are solid blocks scaled to meters and can be used for; Public consultation drawings, clash checks or Infraworks to […]


02-04-2019

Transoft Solutions Awards Students at University of Florida Transportation Institute

The Transoft Foundation is a charitable arm of Transoft Solutions Inc. The Transoft Foundation’s mission includes the support of women’s educational pursuits. What better way to accomplish this mission than to provide financial backing to selected female students pursuing careers in civil engineering – a profession that aligns with Transoft’s business? For the past two […]


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 […]


17-02-2019

AutoTURN Online aiuta lo studio di architettura Appel a migliorare i propri progetti di grande distribuzione

Questo è un articolo su AutoTURN Online. Per saperne di più sulla versione CAD di AutoTURN, clicca qui In che modo Appel Architecten utilizza AutoTURN Online di Transoft (soluzione basata su cloud per l’analisi di traiettoria dei veicoli) per migliorare la progettazione nel campo della grande distribuzione? Appel Architecten è uno studio di architettura con […]


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 […]


19-01-2019

Simulera olika fordonsmanövrer i webbläsaren utan något CAD-program

Följande artikel fokuserar på vår molnbaserade lösning AutoTURN Online. Om du är ute efter vår CAD-baserade lösning för körspårsanalys, AutoTURN, vänligen klicka här. Infrastrukturprojekt kräver vanligtvis att intressenter så som kunder, designers och entreprenörer samarbetar. Många företag arbetar med ett team av specialister för den här typen av projekt. I ett tidigt skede av projektet […]


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:


02-01-2019

AutoTURN Online – cloudové řešení pro vlečné křivky vozidel

Tento text je o AutoTURN Online, více informací o desktopové verzi AutoTURN v CAD prostředí, nebo kontaktujte našeho partnera pro Českou a Slovenskou republiku VARS BRNO a.s. Projekty infrastruktury obvykle vyžadují spolupráci více účastníků, jako je investor, projektant a dodavatel. V mnoha projekčních firmách se pro zvládnutí těchto projektů sestavuje tým specialistů. V počátečních fázích projektu získávají projektanti […]


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. […]


14-11-2018

Hur AutoTURN Online gör körspårsanalys tillgänglig för alla designers

Följande artikel fokuserar på vår molnbaserade lösning AutoTURN Online. Om du är ute efter vår CAD-baserade lösning för körspårsanalys, AutoTURN, vänligen klicka här. Körspårsanalys är ett viktigt verktyg inom arkitekt-, väganläggnings- och byggbranschen och gör det möjligt att simulera och visualisera olika scenarier samt säkerställa att fordonen får det utrymme som krävs. Därigenom kan man […]


02-11-2018

AutoTURN Online analýzy vlečných křivek pro všechny projektanty

Tento text je o AutoTURN Online, více informací o desktopové verzi AutoTURN v CAD prostředí, nebo kontaktujte našeho partnera pro Českou a Slovenskou republiku VARS BRNO a.s. Analýza vlečných křivek vozidel je základní metoda známá v architektuře, pozemním stavitelství a stavebním průmyslu. Umožňuje projektantům simulovat a vizualizovat různé scénáře zahrnující příjezdy a průjezdy vozidel, a tím minimalizovat […]


Arabic Guide and Street sign design

Traffic engineers can sometimes have difficulties when designing traffic guide signs and traffic street signs for Arabic regions like Dubai and Qatar. Luckily Sign Design Pro Qatar comes with a huge regional traffic sign library for easy use. Besides, the Arabic virtual keyboard gives users full control of creating custom traffic signs in the correct […]


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, […]


AutoTURN Online – Una soluzione cloud per la verifica della traiettoria di curvatura di un veicolo

Questo è un articolo su AutoTURN Online. Per saperne di più sulla versione CAD di AutoTURN, clicca qui I progetti infrastrutturali richiedono di norma uno sforzo collaborativo tra tutti i soggetti interessati, come il cliente, il progettista e l’appaltatore. Per questo in molti studi di progettazione tali attività vengono gestite da team creati appositamente. Nelle […]


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 […]


01-10-2018

Jak AutoTURN Online pomáhá kanceláři Appel Architecten vylepšovat projekty pro maloobchod

Tento text je o AutoTURN Online, více informací o desktopové verzi AutoTURN v CAD prostředí, nebo kontaktujte našeho partnera pro Českou a Slovenskou republiku VARS BRNO a.s. Jak používá kancelář Appel Architecten aplikaci AutoTURN Online (cloudové řešení pro vlečné křivky vozidel) od společnosti Transoft k vylepšení projektů pro sektor maloobchodu? Appel Architecten je architektonická a projektová kancelář se […]


21-09-2018

Med AutoTURN Online kan du foretage drejemanøvrer med køretøjer i din browser uden brug af et CAD-program

Denne artikel er om vores cloud-baserede produkt AutoTURN online. Hvis du er i vores CAD-baserede løsning til kørekurver, så venligst klik her eller kontakt vores lokale forhandler Trimble Solutions Aarhus. Drejebaneanalyser for køretøjer er en væsentlig evaluering, der anvendes inden for arkitektur, anlægsarbejde og byggebranchen. En sådan analyse giver konstruktører mulighed for at simulere og […]


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 […]


17-07-2018

L’analisi di traiettoria di marcia dei veicoli è ora disponibile a tutti i progettisti grazie ad AutoTURN Online

Questo è un articolo su AutoTURN Online. Per saperne di più sulla versione CAD di AutoTURN, clicca qui L’analisi di traiettoria dei veicoli è uno strumento di valutazione essenziale, ben noto nel settore architettonico, dell’ingegneria civile e nell’edilizia. Permette ai progettisti di simulare e poter visualizzare qualsiasi tipo di scenario che prevede l’accesso e la […]


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 […]


09-03-2018

Highway marking and sign design webinar – Optimised for Qatar

If you missed the most recent webinar Martin hosted on Sign and Line design in Qatar, here is a video of the recorded session. He’s discussing Road and Highway markings on a major highway complete with Quantification and detailing, along with several types of traffic signs such as; stack type, gantry and street name-plates. He […]


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 […]


30-01-2018

Top 5 Questions for Sign and Line Design

While demoing our Sign Design and Road Marking solutions, Sign Design Pro and Line Design Pro…. our customer base tend to ask the same type of questions, here are the top 5 questions and answers about our line and sign software:   “What happens when your software upgrades, will all of the old objects still […]


15-12-2017

Načrtovanje zavijalnih krivulj in analiza prevoznosti

Načrtovanje zavijalnih krivulj in analiza prevoznosti Iščete enostavnejši način za preveritev zavijalnih poti za vozila na kakršnem koli tlorisu, letalskem/ortofoto posnetku ali samo na grobi skici? Mogoče celo direktno na terenu? Potrebujete hitro preveritev za dostop vozila ali alternativni dostop, ki bi ga kasneje uporabili tudi pri nadaljnjem načrtovanju? Ne izpustite priložnosti, da spoznate najnovejšega […]


Aplicatie cloud pentru analiza dinamica a traiectoriei unui vehicul

Va doriti sa verificati gabaritul de libera trecere al unui vehicul folosind doar imagine aeriana? In ultimii 25 ani ne-ati acordat increderea dvs si ati folosit produsele AutoTURN (www.autoturnonline.com) – liderul mondial in analiza traficului. Recent ati observat evolutia produselor si introducerea capabilitatilor de analiza 3D si chiar a inteligentei artificiale in aplicatiile noastre. Acum […]


11-12-2017

Christmas Greetings and Year-End Remarks from Our CEO

Dear Friends,   It’s hard to believe the Christmas season is already upon us, and most are preparing for a well-deserved rest with family and friends. On a corporate level, the winter holiday is usually the time when companies take stock of the year gone by, and get ready to start implementing fresh initiatives for […]


08-12-2017

Personalized support sets Transoft apart from competitors

One of the most important aspects of any software enterprise is the help that comes post-software acquisition – of course we are not diminishing the equally important service pre-acquisition! At Transoft Solutions, we have always prided ourselves not only on the quality of the software we produce, but the technical and sales teams that stand […]


24-10-2017

A56 Bus corridor improvement – Pass-Through Bus Lane

Challenge: The A56 bus corridor (North of England – Trafford) is a key commuter route between the heavily populated town of Altrincham and the City of Manchester. Along the A56 0.5km North of the M60 the Stretford Gyratory system splits an existing bus corridor which ends 200m before the gyratory and re-starts around it’s north […]


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.


29-08-2017

Strengthening Our Industry Ties

At Transoft Solutions, we are not only a provider of cutting-edge software solutions for the transportation engineering sector. We also take great pride in the relationships we forge with established and respected industry groups like ITE. Founded in 1930, the Institute of Transportation Engineers is a community of transportation professionals who work to improve safety […]


01-06-2017

The most advanced Vehicle Swept Path solution to date | AutoTURN 10.1

Transoft Solutions is pleased to announce the release of AutoTURN® 10.1 and AutoTURN Pro 10.1., The most advanced Vehicle Tracking and Vehicle Swept Path CAD software solution to date! This release includes new simulation and analysis features, as well as vehicle library additions and extended platform compatibility for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 and Bentley® MicroStation® Connect®. […]


31-05-2017

Arabic line and sign design on a Major Qatar Highway

A high level overview of a 2D to 3D/ BIM workflow of a major Qatar Highway corridor scheme. As this is my first video on Signing and Lining in the Middle East, I am going to be focusing on a high-level overview of a 2D to 3D/BIM workflow of a Major Qatar Highway Corridor Scheme. […]


19-05-2017

System analizy przejezdności dla wszystkich platform CAD | Prezentacja AutoTURN Online

Prezentacja AutoTURN Online – Program do badania przejezdności ruchu   Przez ponad 25 lat użytkownicy mogli polegać na niezawodnym programie AuoTURN®– Lider oprogramowania do tworzenia analiz ścieżek pojazdów. Kontynuujemy prace nad innowacją i ewolucją naszego oprogramowania, badania prowadzimy w dziedzinach analizy 3D, sztucznej inteligencji i wielu innych. A teraz, przygotuj się na coś niesamowitego. Weź […]


05-05-2017

Great people, products and aligned values make for a winning formula

If it seems like Transoft has been growing in leaps and bounds of late you would be right to think so! Earlier this year we opened a new office in Germany and before that an office in India. Last year we added to our growing portfolio of products through the acquisition of ArcPORT. To say […]


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 […]


04-04-2017

AutoTURN Online – Cloud based vehicle swept path solution

Infrastructure design projects typically require a collaborative effort among the stakeholders like the client, designer, and contractor. For many design firms, a team of specialists are assembled to tackle these projects. In the early stages of a project, designers would gather information from the client to understand the functional requirements and deliverables. In many projects, […]


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 […]


08-03-2017

How AutoTURN Online brings swept path analysis to all designers

Vehicle swept path analysis is an essential evaluation known in the architectural, civil engineering, and construction industry. It allows designers to simulate and visualise any scenarios involving vehicle access and circulation; thus, minimizing operational inefficiencies or costly reconstruction of the geometric or infrastructure design. Yet finding a tool for this analysis can be challenging for […]


28-02-2017

AutoTURN MAP subscribers get full access to AutoTURN Online

We are excited to announce that as an AutoTURN MAP subscriber, we are giving you the opportunity to try AutoTURN Online, the newest member of the AutoTURN family, at no cost. This is the premier online software for performing vehicle swept path analysis quickly and confidently without needing CAD. Nothing to install. Just the vehicles […]


31-01-2017

Turbo Roundabout vs Standard Multi Lane Roundabout

Turbo-roundabouts are a recent enhanced roundabout design promising both traffic capacities and increased safety. First developed in the Netherlands, they are now one of the most exciting trends in civil engineering and traffic planning springing up all across Europe. You can read more about Turboroundabouts at turboroundabout.com, if you want to know more about Turbo-roundabout […]


17-01-2017

Staying In Touch With Local Customers Remains Key

  We’ve seen tremendous growth over these past few years and much of that is accounted for because of our commitment to customer engagement. Whether we’re speaking with users to learn what features they value, what training they need, or helping them make the most of our solutions, we try our best to provide customers […]


12-01-2017

Welcoming a New Year

Dear Friends, Stop for a moment and consider our fascination with the Gregorian calendar – or should I say the date December 31st – a time of year that makes us stop and take stock of our lives or ponder the outcomes we would like to see for ourselves. A similar but more formal planning […]


06-01-2017

SITE CEM: Curb and Gutter Design

Another site design example of SITE CEM‘s intelligent Civil Engineered Models (CEM) objects is Curbs and Gutters. Engineers can sweep curbs and gutters along any feature-line. Later on, curb drops can be added to design an ADA ramp. This information, together with a proposed parking island top surface is also visible in the updated cross […]


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!


06-12-2016

Design a Mass Grading Surface for Construction

With SITE CEM software for AutoCAD, BricsCAD and Civil 3D you can easily Design a Mass Grading Surface for a Construction site, including building footprint. SITE CEM has been specifically designed for site designers and follows the natural workflow of a site design project. in SITE CEM, intelligent Civil Engineered Models (CEM) helps civil engineers […]


29-11-2016

Compare and Calculate Surface Volumes with SITE CEM

Compare and Calculate Surface Volumes with SITE CEM for Civil3D, AutoCAD or BricsCAD. Besides of end-area report capabilities in cross sections, SITE CEM can also calculate volumes comparisons between any two surfaces. Area definitions designers to limit the comparison to the designed site only. The generated comparison report, which is a text based object in […]


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 […]


21-11-2016

Calculate cut and fill volumes for Earthworks

If you are preparing a building site you need to cut certain parts and/or fill others. SITE CEM software for AutoCAD, BricsCAD or Civil 3D can help you calculate your cut and fill volumes. With SITE CEM you can easily calculate cut and fill volumes for Earthwork projects as it lets you calculate the quantities […]


15-11-2016

Earthworks – Cut cross sections of a surface

With SITE CEM you can cut cross sections, for earthworks, of the surface along any defined line in BricsCAD, AutoCAD or Civil 3D. The generated cross section is fully customizable, including horizontal and vertical axis definition and style as well as distorted scales. Users can choose whether to display or not SITE CEM objects in […]


08-11-2016

Advanced Terrain Modelling on AutoCAD, Civil 3D and BricsCAD

SITE CEM’s surface and terrain modelling software tools originate from the trusted Eagle Point software for Earthworks. The completely redesigned algorithm provides swift, modern and reliable calculations for site designers. The Create Surface tool allows engineers to easily create DTM (digital terrain models) in base-CAD applications, such as AutoCAD and BricsCAD. Surface classification, properties and […]


19-10-2016

Analyze vehicle swept path and speed on any Roundabout

TORUS’s unique tool, called the Adaptive Roundabout helps engineers worldwide to analyze vehicle swept path and speeds on any roundabouts geometry. This video shows you how vehicle speeds can be checked on any kind of roundabouts to ensure safety of vulnerable road users (i.e.: cyclists and pedestrians). In this example we are using AutoCAD Civil […]


05-10-2016

How to design a Turbo Roundabout with TORUS

In this video, you will see how a turbo-roundabout layout can be designed effectively in TORUS, within minutes. Besides conventional single or multi-lane roundabouts, TORUS is the first CAD application worldwide which is able to design turbo-roundabouts, designing a Turbo Roundabout layout often means difficulties for engineers worldwide. On this example we are using Civil3D, […]


06-09-2016

Roundabout grading design in 3D

Besides designing a roundabout geometry in 2D, TORUS can also help engineers to create a basic 3D Roundabout grading design, which later on could be detailed further in vertical CAD platforms, such as AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, BricsCAD or Bentley InRoads®. TORUS is a unique CAD application, which helps civil engineers to design roundabouts based on […]


09-08-2016

Quantity takeoff report for ParkCAD in Civil 3D

Construction costs for a parking facility is often what we care the most about, besides safety. In ParkCAD, for different design iterations, Quantity takeoff reports can easily be generated, assigning costs to 2D longitudinal and area objects. Like this, engineers can support decision making for different design layouts with estimated construction cost, extracting it directly […]


04-08-2016

How to create custom parking stalls and accessibilty or disabled parking places with ParkCAD

How to design and create custom parking stalls and accessibilty or disabled parking places easily using ParkCAD. Advanced software for creating and designing parking lots. In a modern parking facility, many different parking stalls are needed to be created. Some would like to design electric charging stations, stalls specifically reserved for certain car sharing players. […]


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 […]


26-07-2016

Best layout for a car park

Finding the optimal layout for a car park designed in a boundary is a tedious process. Within the same area, different layouts can easily differ up to 30% in the number of total parking stalls designed. With ParkCAD‘s Maximize Stall Count feature, hundreds of automatic iterations can be created in the matter of seconds. This […]


07-07-2016

Design parking rows based on CAD elements

Besides designing point-by-point in ParkCAD, one other method is to utilize existing CAD elements to lay out parking rows in ParkCAD. CAD elements like: lines, polylines and arcs are all supported to created parking rows based on regional and/or national parking guidelines. This video is part off a recorded ParkCAD webinar. Visit our webinar page […]


28-06-2016

Car Park Design

Should you need to design a car park layout in 2D within a predefined perimeter boundary, the ParkCAD software can certainly help you to be more effective. In ParkCAD, once you set up your drawing by specifying physical boundaries, access roads and entrances, you can design a whole parking area by one single click. Just […]


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 […]