Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announced the availability of OpenSite Designer.  Its integrated application for civil site and land development manages workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases.  

OpenSite Designer advances BIM through comprehensive 3D site design, spanning reality modeling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modeling, site layout and grading optimization, stormwater drainage modeling and analysis, underground utilities modeling, detailed drawing production, and enlivened visualizations, according to Bentley.

OpenSite Designer enables rapid and iterative conceptual design, leveraging contextual information obtained through point clouds, reality meshes, GIS, and other sources to enhance understanding of existing site conditions.  Interoperating with PLAXIS and SoilVision, Bentley’s geotechnical engineering solutions, site plans can be enhanced with new information about the active properties of soil including bearing capacity, stresses, and displacement.

Users can create intelligent 3D models containing site information, terrain data, parking lots, building pads, driveways, sidewalks, parcel layout, and related site features.  During preliminary design, the user can complete and subjectively improve the layout while relying on further automated optimizations, which respond to the engineering changes.  To complete the project’s digital workflows, OpenSite Designer fully supports detailed design including the production of all required project deliverables.