Education

Interactive civil engineering design software, ideal for teaching the principles geometric road design.

The easiest civil design software you’ll ever use...or teach.

Unlike many other civil design software options, RoadEng focuses on engineering over drafting, this enables educators to easily demonstrate the principles of geometric road design in a software environment.

Within a matter of hours, you can get your classroom up and running.

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Educational Licensing Program

Softree is pleased to offer academic institutions discounted licensing for teaching and research purposes:

  • Discounted one-time cost (per instructor) – 50% reduction on commercial rates (*Instructor licenses are mixed educational-commercial-use)
  • Student network licensing: free (*Educational-use only)
  • Instructor software support: free
  • Ongoing Software upgrades: free

Why Teach with RoadEng?

Focus on Engineering

Our software products are designed with a focus on engineering over drafting. This can help you to illustrate engineering principles without inundating students with complicated drafting software.

Easily Demonstrate Principles of Design

Interactive and dynamically updating window setup allows you to visually demonstrate the principles of geometric design, including: sight-stopping distance, curve design, mass haul etc.

Design Start to Finish

Allow your students to obtain a global view of corridor design, from survey data entry to output of finished designs.

Earthwork Calculations

Calculate your earthwork quantities. Increase efficiency by tracking and reporting material movement. Graphically analyze material movement and reduce construction costs.

Compatible Engineering Tool

Compatible with other engineering programs. Compatible with industry. Equip students with valuable software knowledge that can be applied in a variety of work environments.

Quick Learning Curve

Get yourself and your students up and running in a few hours, not years... Over 90% of our users do not require formal training.

RoadEng Features & Functions

Interactive Geometric Road Design

Geometric corridor design in a simple and intuitive user interface. Visualize your design in 3D, plan, profile and section views simultaneously. Make a change to the project, dynamically watch all of the windows update. 

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Cross-Section & Template Control

Your cross-section template is an essential building block for your corridor design. RoadEng’s flexible template editor allows you to assemble typical sections using a library of customizable components. Account for ditches, pavement, sub-base materials, varying lane widths, cut slopes, variable height fill slopes, curbs, sidewalks etc.

Visualize the template in typical sections (or at a specific station) prior to implementing in your design.

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Earthwork Volumes & Costs As You Design

Get your earthwork and material volumes, as well as the sub-grade construction costs. We call this 'Design Time Costing'.

With earthwork costing data as you design, you can adjust your design based on cost. Compare costs for design alternatives. Know preliminary construction costs before you build.

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Product Options

Civil Engineering Solutions

Teach engineering concepts for geometric design without being a CAD expert.

Products available: RoadEng Civil Engineer, Softree Optimal

RoadEng Civil Engineer: Geometric road design software. Used by thousands of consultants, counties, companies, universities, and government organizations worldwide. Our clients love the simplicity, ease-of-use, speed and power of RoadEng® Civil Engineer. Stand-alone or compatible with other civil design software, RoadEng® adds speed and power to corridor design projects.

Softree Optimal: Vertical Alignment Optimization. Put your students in touch with cutting-edge technology that minimizes earthwork costs. Demonstrate how manipulating design parameters affect construction cost.

Forest Engineering Solutions

Get your students job-ready. RoadEng® is the industry standard for geometric forestry road design.

Products available: RoadEng Forest Engineer, Softree Optimal

RoadEng Forest Engineer: Easy-to-use and specializing in forestry road design, RoadEng Forest Engineer is fast, easy to learn, and interactive. Design with P-line data, LiDAR, or GPS points. Calculate cable analysis. Create road designs as well as site designs.

Softree Optimal: Vertical Alignment Optimization. Unlock the power of LiDAR data with the ability to quantitatively compare road locations based on cost. Experience forest road planning like never before.

In Mahnomen County, our problem has been finding a road design software package that is simple enough for our technicians to learn and retain after a season of being in the field, but that is also powerful enough to do the things that we need to accomplish in our road designs.

Our Engineering Technicians find it easy to learn and use, and the quantities generated by the program have been very accurate. The other thing I have been very pleased with is the technical support for the program. The group at Softree has been very quick to answer any of our questions and have been great to work with. "

-- Jonathan Large, P.E., County Engineer, Mahnomen County, Minnesota MN

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