Geometric design begins with understanding the present site condition. For which alignment survey is carried out using different types of data collection techniques to know the natural terrain and topography. Various types of surveying instruments like GPS, total station, auto-level or any other modern technologies are used.
But bringing all these data into single platform for finalizing the highway alignment and carrying out the optimum route selection requires multiple iterations and alterations. AutoRoads provides all the required tools for efficient geometric design including curve designing, gradient, right-of-way etc.
Swift DTM creation facilitates longitudinal section and cross section generation extremely fast. Afterwards, horizontal and vertical alignment design is done considering design parameters like design speed, curve radius, transition, superelevation, widening.
Flexibility to combine automatic and manual way of geometric design provides the highway design engineer required choices to achieve the best alternative. Final drawings can be made presentable with the necessary information using the best of the styles.
AutoRoads features unique integration between geometric design and accurate quantity take-off as the software comes bundled with Road Estimator. That gives the designer complete control to expedite the process for various design options with quantities.
Cut and fill depths can be easily changed in geometric design with quantities of each material including earthwork, pavement layers, profile correction, drain and retaining walls etc.