Road and Rail Infrastructure

FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNERS WHO DEMAND MORE.

ALLPLAN’s BIM solutions for road, rail and infrastructure design cover the entire design to build process. Allplan enables the seamless integration with other civil engineering discipline design requirements – including bridges – with collaborative workflows that support greater productivity for project design and delivery. Expect more from your road, rail and infrastructure planning software!

 

ALLPLAN – BIM SOLUTIONS FOR ROAD AND RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN

From construction site access to roads leading up to bridges or through tunnels, to highways incorporating retaining walls, junctions and overpass viaducts, or designing interactions between tracks and newly built station buildings, and planning brand new lines and associated works, effective and integrated road and rail and infrastructure design, requires knowledge, experience, and precision tools.

With Allplan, you can easily incorporate digital site terrain models, swiftly import alignments, parametrically model roads, and utilities, and even add construction equipment to plan and optimize the site layout design. This is enhanced with advanced parametric bridge design tools and capabilities for modeling tunnels. These integrated solutions are combined with effortless collaboration functionality and powerful tools to quickly detail variants, efficiently manage changes, and swiftly generate accurate site and construction deliverables to ensure projects are realized more successfully.

time saving thanks to parametric road and bridge modeling and intuitive user interface.

increase in design productivity*, with efficient workflows that support collaborative planning and enhanced buildability.

* Using 3D design

faster* and more accurate detailed deliverables, visualizations, lists and site layout drawings.

* In 3D vs 2D

DO YOU CONSTANTLY STRUGGLE WITH THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES?

Ongoing worries about your project costs and time delays spiraling out of control.

Increasing complexity and collaborative requirements for design, planning, and construction.

Constant project changes taking too much time, affecting quality and incurring risk.

12 REASONS TO CHOOSE ALLPLAN

Easily incorporate site terrain requirements, design access roads, model utilities, and plan construction equipment placement.

Powerful and easy-to-use modeling functions for the integration of road designs in your building and infrastructure projects.

Enabling parametric model creation and the integration of the construction process and structural analysis of the bridge model in one solution.

Automate repetitive tasks, create bespoke workflows, and speed up design processes with integrated tools.

  1. Integrated cloud technology for multi-user working in real-time, plus model and project collaboration with partners.

A single software solution for architectural, building, and civil engineering design, including bridges, fabrication data, and site planning.

Easily exchange data with multiple exchange formats, IFC4 RV import/export, and the collaborative OPEN BIM data platform, Bimplus.

With Allplan tooltips, you can become familiar with functions faster and start benefiting from the power of Allplan sooner.

Quickly and precisely calculate quantities, materials, and costs with automatic reports for reliable tender preparation and cost estimates.

Transparently and centrally manage and track issues using Bimplus and Allplan, create and assign tasks, and synchronize with your teams.

Swiftly and accurately generate plans, drawings, and reports directly from the 3D model and control information exchange for high-quality documentation.

Easily coordinate and communicate the detailed design intent visually with construction teams using the cloud-based platform, Bimplus.

Allplan workflows for Road and Rail Design

  • 1 \ Site Analysis Terrain Survey
  • Geodata Processing (SHP)
  • Data Exchange
  • 2 \ Modeling Parametric Modeling
  • Free-form Modeling
  • Visualisation
  • 3 \ Model Analysis Variant Comparison
  • Change Management
  • 4 \ Deliverables Drawings: Cross section, Longitudinal section and Site plan
  • Reports
Terrain Survey

Terrain data can be read in the form of large point clouds (for example from Scalypso) and displayed graphically. This makes it possible to use high-resolution terrain models as the basis for mass determinations within infrastructure projects.

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Terrain data can be read in the form of large point clouds (for example from Scalypso) and displayed graphically. This makes it possible to use high-resolution terrain models as the basis for mass determinations within infrastructure projects.

Geodata Processing (SHP)

The processing of geodata enables the recording of property boundaries, flood plains, road networks and much more. With this information, critical zones or points of conflict can be recognised at an early stage and taken into account in project planning. The imported geo-information can also be considered when creating output plans.

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The processing of geodata enables the recording of property boundaries, flood plains, road networks and much more. With this information, critical zones or points of conflict can be recognised at an early stage and taken into account in project planning. The imported geo-information can also be considered when creating output plans.

Data Exchange

For the interdisciplinary exchange of project information, the elements of a road model can be provided with attributes and subdivided into logical road sections. For this purpose, the specifications of the open standard IFC 4.3 from BuildingSmart were implemented for object structuring. By defining attributes, the model can be enriched with essential project and product information. This information can then be made available to all project participants via cloud services.

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For the interdisciplinary exchange of project information, the elements of a road model can be provided with attributes and subdivided into logical road sections. For this purpose, the specifications of the open standard IFC 4.3 from BuildingSmart were implemented for object structuring. By defining attributes, the model can be enriched with essential project and product information. This information can then be made available to all project participants via cloud services.

2 \ Modeling
Parametric Modeling

No project is immune to adapted framework conditions or unforeseeable project changes. With the help of the consistent parametric modelling concept, geometric adaptations can be made at any time and the model updated according to the changed initial conditions. The effort required to adapt the geometric model is minimal and changes are made possible in short time frames.

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No project is immune to adapted framework conditions or unforeseeable project changes. With the help of the consistent parametric modelling concept, geometric adaptations can be made at any time and the model updated according to the changed initial conditions. The effort required to adapt the geometric model is minimal and changes are made possible in short time frames.

Free-form Modeling

In Allplan it is easy to extrude freely defined profiles along a line element. This allows, for example, railroad tracks, road dividers, guard rails, support elements, etc. to be placed relative to the axis and consequently also taken into account in the output plans.

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In Allplan it is easy to extrude freely defined profiles along a line element. This allows, for example, railroad tracks, road dividers, guard rails, support elements, etc. to be placed relative to the axis and consequently also taken into account in the output plans.

Visualisation

Visualisation facilitates cooperation and communication between the project participants. All disciplines can analyse the model together for details, improvements, etc. The visual representation of the road facilitates feedback. Thanks to the excellent visualisation quality within Allplan, structural features can be checked in real time and discrepancies can be resolved quickly.

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Visualisation facilitates cooperation and communication between the project participants. All disciplines can analyse the model together for details, improvements, etc. The visual representation of the road facilitates feedback. Thanks to the excellent visualisation quality within Allplan, structural features can be checked in real time and discrepancies can be resolved quickly.

3 \ Model Analysis
Variant Comparison

Creating multiple road axes for optimal line routing is achieved effortlessly. Once an axis has been defined, a rule profile can be assigned to it. The differences between different alignment variants can be quickly recorded and easily compared with each other.

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Creating multiple road axes for optimal line routing is achieved effortlessly. Once an axis has been defined, a rule profile can be assigned to it. The differences between different alignment variants can be quickly recorded and easily compared with each other.

Change Management

The project area is often surveyed during the execution phase - for example by means of drone flights - and directly compared with the model. Any deviations between the model and the construction situation on site can be quickly detected, validated and, if necessary, adjusted accordingly.

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The project area is often surveyed during the execution phase - for example by means of drone flights - and directly compared with the model. Any deviations between the model and the construction situation on site can be quickly detected, validated and, if necessary, adjusted accordingly.

4 \ Deliverables
Drawings: Cross section, Longitudinal section and Site plan

The creation of output drawings is fully automated and always reflects the current model. Depending on requirements, the plan contents can be expanded and adapted as desired.

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The creation of output drawings is fully automated and always reflects the current model. Depending on requirements, the plan contents can be expanded and adapted as desired.

Reports

With the help of reports, parameters of the road model can be output in tabular form. For example, staking points can be created, point distances calculated or bulk and fill volumes determined. The calculation accuracy is freely selectable, and the results can be easily transferred to corresponding programmes for data processing.

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With the help of reports, parameters of the road model can be output in tabular form. For example, staking points can be created, point distances calculated or bulk and fill volumes determined. The calculation accuracy is freely selectable, and the results can be easily transferred to corresponding programmes for data processing.

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“The project placed high demands on the accuracy of the installation of the new road surface. With Allplan, I was able to meet these demands as efficiently as possible“

CES Bauingenieur AG

“The client requested that we provide visualizations with the individual construction work steps for more clarity. Thanks to 3D planning in Allplan, this request could also be granted.”

ACS-Partner AG

“We managed to cope with the huge volume of data without any problems using Allplan Engineering”

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The project placed high demands on the accuracy of the installation of the new road surface. The repair work must be carried out within a short space of time, among traffic, and in very tight spaces on site. To meet these demands, the repair work on the Stansstad section to freeway exit Stans Süd, including the preferred measures, has been divided into six phases.

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