Determine optimal horizontal and vertical roadway geometry based on a number of factors and create optimal road projects.
The optimised horizontal alignment and profile can be based on topographic conditions, areas identified as undesirable (avoidance zones) and wetlands. Use road types, bridge and tunnel structures for proposed designs, while optimising the road design elements.
Optimise intersection design in context using standard design vehicles. Analyse alternatives to consider line of sight and other safety requirements.
Use road design software to help streamline intersection geometry layout with discipline-specific authoring tools that incorporate parametric controls, support engineering standards and provide design validation rules. Road modelling includes rule-driven intersection design and in-canvas junction widening. Create through lanes, turn lanes, corner radius zones and widening zones.
Specialised road design software enables you to engineer roadways with straights, curves and transitions that are constrained by design criteria.
Advanced roads and highways abilities help civil engineering professionals working on transportation projects to explore preliminary design options and optimise project performance. Engineer roadway geometry in the context of the existing environment more efficiently and effectively with specialised features including:
Work with a more realistic model of what truly exists at the project site, to better consider safety requirements earlier in project development.
Identify sight distance failure zones, demonstrate desired and actual sight envelopes with informational tooltips available for sight zones and envelopes. Identify driver sight obstructions and perform lane by lane analysis with road sight analytics. Use multi-lane sight analytics to analyse turn lane zones and help evaluate problems for buildings and signage. Additional features help perform:
Accelerate project delivery by documenting and sharing InfraWorks 360 designs via cloud services for use with AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
Document and share roadway designs with project stakeholders by using a cloud-based sheet set service to export existing surfaces, road surfaces, alignments and profiles to AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design software. Generate Civil 3D drawings of roads and highways engineered in InfraWorks 360 and create plan profile sheets that you can view in AutoCAD Civil 3D or InfraWorks 360.