Bentley Systems launches OpenSite Designer

Bentley Systems has launched a new integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary and detailed design phases.

Bentley Systems Vice President Civil Infrastructure Design Integration Dustin Parkman said the new product, OpenSite Designer, expands building information modelling through 3D site design.

“The capabilities include reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimisation, stormwater drainage modelling and analysis, underground utilities modelling, detailed drawing production and enlivened visualisations,” Mr. Parkman said.

“OpenSite Designer enables rapid and iterative conceptual design – leveraging contextual information obtained through point clouds, reality meshes, geographic information systems and other sources to enhance understanding of existing site conditions.”

According to Mr. Parkman, by combining OpenSite Designer with geotechnical engineering software, site plans can be enhanced with information about the active properties of soil including bearing capacity, stresses, and displacement.

OpenSite Designer allows users to create 3D models containing site information, terrain data, parking lots, building pads, driveways, sidewalks, parcel layout and related site features.

“During preliminary design, the site engineer can complete and subjectively improve the layout while relying on further automated optimisations, which respond to the engineering changes,” Mr. Parkman said.

“To complete the project’s digital workflows, OpenSite Designer fully supports the site engineer’s detailed design including the production of all required project deliverables.”

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