End-To-End Detailed Road Design Capabilities In One Application

Main Street or highway, you can design and engineer road projects from start to finish with OpenRoads Designer. It has everything you need for plan and construction documentation, surveying, stormwater design and analysis, visualization, geotechnical, underground utilities, and so much more.


OpenRoads Designer is a comprehensive and fully functioned detailed design application for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadway design that supersedes all capabilities previously delivered through InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.

  • Embrace the Strength of Teamwork in Your Software.
    OpenRoads’ model-centric approach offers a seamless integration of existing conditions and collaboration with project partners. This innovative approach simplifies the process of working with diverse data types, disciplines, and distributed teams. With OpenRoads, you can effortlessly navigate through various project requirements and ensure smooth coordination among all stakeholders.
  • It Is All About the Details
    Boost your efficiency in highway design with an all-inclusive toolkit that encompasses survey, drainage, utilities, and detailed roadway design. By utilizing this comprehensive application, you can significantly reduce the time spent on designing highways. Begin your design process with authentic data and effortlessly create precise, georeferenced 3D designs that seamlessly integrate real-world context with design information. Experience the power of combining reality data and design information in a single application to streamline your highway design workflow.
  • 2D, 3D, and Beyond
    OpenRoads is the ultimate solution for all your road design needs, whether you require traditional 2D drawings, want to explore the world of 3D modeling, or seek to embrace digital transformation. With its comprehensive features and user-friendly interface, OpenRoads is the clear choice for all your road design endeavors.



Create intelligent models containing not only terrain data, but also roadway or site features. You can use features to visually distinguish structure, appearance, and symbology in the design.


Use object-oriented coordinate geometry and alignment design capabilities that provide intelligent updating as you quickly create precision horizontal and vertical alignments. Use elevation profiles to display surface information, as well as vertical alignments associated with horizontal alignments.


From the creation of models from 2D artifacts and external data, through steady and unsteady state hydraulics and hydrology, to BIM and plans production, you’ll reduce design time with a complete toolset in one application.


Create profiles and cross-sections from any point within the design. View updates on the fly as the design is modified with dynamic cross sections. You can see the ground changing to reflect design edits. Include surface features, corridor components, and notations, such as construction limits or stationing.


Use immersive corridor modeling capabilities that support complex modeling and file federation demands required by BIM Level 2 and beyond. Streamline the complex development of every aspect of the roadway in a single, parametric presentation. You can move rapidly along a corridor at controlled intervals, viewing and dynamically designing all roadway components in concert.

Frequently Asked questions about OPENROADS DESIGNER

  • Is OpenRoads a alternative for Civil 3D?

Bentley OpenRoads Designer [ORD] is the ultimate solution for all your civil engineering needs. With its comprehensive set of road modeling tools, survey tools, and subsurface utility tools, it surpasses the capabilities of Civil 3D. Not only that, but it also includes all the powerful MicroStation 2D and 3D CAD tools, making it a one-stop-shop for all your design requirements. From basic drawings to complex designs, OpenRoads Designer has got you covered. Say goodbye to switching between different applications and embrace the efficiency and convenience of OpenRoads Designer.


  • What is OpenRoads Designer?

OpenRoads Designer is an extremely versatile civil design application that is used for all types and sizes of civil projects around the world. The application addresses a wide variety of complex tasks such as interchange design, roundabout design, earthworks, surveying, sanitary and stormwater network design, subsurface utilities, and production of construction staking reports. OpenRoads Designer provides the workflows and toolsets to help you rapidly model design intent, ensure standards, work in all disciplines, and continuously model as you design your project.

  • Does OpenRoads Designer support BIM requirements?

Yes, OpenRoads Designer is the ultimate solution for BIM Level 1 and beyond. With its exceptional utilization of the 3D model, it seamlessly propels you into BIM Level 2 and beyond. This powerful application not only supports interoperability and object modeling, but also generates linear, surfaces, and 3D mesh artifacts directly, all stored in the file for real-time visualization. Its capabilities surpass any other civil design tool in the market. Moreover, you can rest assured knowing that the 3D model collaboration and i-models enable open information mobility, allowing you to effortlessly share data across multiple vendors, disciplines, and organizations.

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