Global software solutions provider Bentley Systems has launched a new suite of engineering and analysis applications, including OpenSite Designer – an application for the design and construction of civil project sites.
In addition to OpenSite, the company also announced the launch of its OpenBuildings application along with OpenBuildings Station Designer, OpenBridge Designer and OpenFlows FLOOD at the company’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London.
Bentley Systems has rebranded several of its MicroStation technologies under its Open portfolio to create these new applications.
OpenSite Designer aims to provide rapid site modelling and analysis, earthwork optimisation and quantification, drainage and underground utilities and automated project deliverables. Using the recently acquired geotechnical engineering software PLAXIS, Bentley Systems also plans to enhance the program with information about the properties of soil, such as its bearing capacity, stresses and displacement.
OpenBuildings Station Designer is an application to help design rail and metro stations, OpenBridge Designer combines Bentley Systems’ bridge modelling, analysis and design capabilities, and OpenFlows FLOOD is a flood analysis and early warning system.
Bentley Systems Chief Product Officer Bhupinder Singh said ‘open’ has three meanings.
“First, it signifies open to multiple disciplines. Second, it means open to analysis and simulation,” he said.
“Using different applications, two different disciplines, for example, a geotechnical engineer and a structure engineer can iterate on the same dataset in our comprehensive modelling environment, providing a ‘digital feedback loop’ and enhancing their collaboration across building information modelling workflows.
“And third, because MicroStation technology underpins Open applications, users can produce multidiscipline deliverables and accomplish multidiscipline clash resolution from any Open application.”