04-07-2019

A purpose-built tool for airport airside planners and operators

by: Bernard Goodworth Twenty-five years ago, when I began with the planning of aircraft ground-movement areas, CAD was still in its infancy, there weren’t any “tools” available for this specific task. Swept paths still needed to be created by hand, on paper (so you mostly didn’t bother). In the CAD environment we created our own aircraft […]


26-06-2019

Benefits of using Sign & Line Design Pro UK Software

If you are unaware of the commercial advantages using Transoft Solutions products such as; Automation, checking and analysis, one button press (OBP) technology, 2D to 3D output, full level 2 BIM, 2 Way BIM data transfer and Temporary and permanent features then this article will detail what our existing customers already know about Sign Design Pro UK […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


20-01-2019

Traffic Management Studs, Cones or Cylinders

For temporary traffic management, different options can be considered or combined when using Line Design Pro UK Traffic Cylinders Chapter 8 section D3.9.7 Traffic cylinders used to separate opposing flows can be added to a drawing for use in Traffic Management. The Cylinders can be edited during design while dragging or double clicking the marking […]


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:


04-01-2019

Wind Loading on Traffic Signs

When planning for highway or traffic signs, it is essential to take a look at wind loading. Several factors have to be taken into account regarding wind loading, to ensure mounted signs will not create safety issues due to weather and wind conditions. Sign Design Pro UK has a build in “Wind Loading” feature to […]


18-12-2018

Pedestrian Crossing Layout Design and Guidelines

Designing a pedestrian crossing layout according to UK guidelines is easy with Line Design Pro UK. Creating markings can be carried out in several ways. Creating a bespoke pedestrian crossing layout is easy using the individual pedestrian crossing toolset to add items like tactiles, zigzags, vertical bollards or the crossing itself. Alternatively, a full intelligent […]


15-12-2018

BIM Traffic Sign Design

As BIM has been taking a more important role in infrastructure design, there is also a growing need of Traffic Sign Design software that is capable of exporting to BIM formats (BIM is the process of adding data to assets for use when handed over to maintenance). With Sign Design Pro UK, Transoft has an […]


18-11-2018

BIM Road Markings

Over the last years we have seen a growing need for Road Marking software that can deliver in a BIM format (BIM is the process of adding data to assets for use when handed over to maintenance). Line Design Pro UK road marking software is up for that task. Transoft’s traffic management software delivers intelligent […]


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 […]


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.


16-09-2018

Hatched Road Markings

Line Design Pro UK is our highly efficient Road Surface Marking Software, optimized for the United Kingdom. Intelligent road markings and traffic calming measures are easily designed using grip editable road markings. Hatched road markings can be designed quickly by simply drawing the outer boundaries by hand or they can be attached to existing polylines […]


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.


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

Basic UK Traffic Sign Design

Sign Design Pro UK is Traffic Sign Design Software, optimized for the United Kingdom. With a massive standard 2D and 3D sign library, Sign Design Pro enhances AutoCAD’s ease of use to design custom traffic signs that are industry compliant to Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 7 and T.S.R.G.D. To ensure destination blocks have the correct stroke […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. 


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]