OpenBridge Modeler

About OpenBridge Modeler

OpenBridge Modeler is a comprehensive bridge information modeling application built on OpenRoads technology addressing the geometric layout, connection to analysis and design, visualization and documentation for any type and scale of bridge project. Built using MicroStation CONNECT Edition PowerPlatform and the Civil Framework technology, it allows you to collaborate more efficiently across disciplines, facilitating data re-use across the bridge life cycle from concept to design and analysis to construction, and all the way to maintenance and operations. OpenBridge Modeler features several custom modeling tools geared to rapidly build accurate physical bridge models, tied together parametrically, allowing for instant updates to the bridge based on potential changes to roadway geometry. OpenBridge Modeler leapfrogs the need for proficiency in 3D drafting, by allowing you to parametrically define, re-use and assemble components making the tool easy to use for structural engineers as well as roadway engineers. Preliminary cost estimates provide quick insights into structure costs, and you can quickly leverage the tools in the product to rapidly develop realistic renderings for project pursuits or public presentations.

Program Capabilities

  1. 3D Bridge Modeling
    1. Custom Tools for Modeling
      1. Superstructure
      2. Substructure
      3. Barriers & Appurtenances
      4. Crossframes & stiffeners
      5. Concrete Diaphragms
    2. Supported Bridge Types
      1. Prestressed (Pretensioned) girders and slab bridges
      2. Steel girders and slab bridges (Rolled Shapes or Built-up)
      3. Slab bridges
      4. CIP box girder bridges
      5. Segmental bridges (Span-by-Span and Balanced Cantilever)
  2. Integration with Civil
    1. Referencing
    2. Importing
    3. Terrain
    4. Superelevation
  3. Analytics Connection
    1. Send to and read from LEAP Bridge Concrete
    2. Send to and read from LEAP Bridge Steel
    3. Send to RM Bridge, read tendons back
  4. Reports
    1. Input Echo
    2. Deck Elevations
    3. Bearing Seat Elevations and Heights
    4. Quantities and Estimates of Cost
    5. Beam Elevations, Haunch Thickness and Elevations
    6. Input Echo Report
  5. i-model generation with EC properties
  6. Automated Drawings
    1. Bridge Deck Cross Section
    2. Substructure Drawings
    3. Bridge Plan and Profile Drawing
  7. ProjectWise Integration
  8. ProConcrete Rebar Modeling Tools
    1. Reinforce bridge structural members such as beams, piers, abutments, barriers and decks

    2. Modify Rebar Tools
    3. Bar Positioning, Analytics, Marking tools