News & Events

Jul 8, 2021
VIDEO: Why Optimize a Forestry Road
In this newly published video, we address the question of why and how to optimize a resource road. We take two well-designed road alignment options and vertically optimize each of them. We use the Softree Optimal add-on for RoadEng to generate the lowest cost vertical alignment based on the ground surface, the horizontal alignment, and the design parameters and constraints we entered.

Jul 7, 2021
Save 25% on Perpetual Licensing
Save 25% on all perpetual licenses for RoadEng and/or Softree Optimal, including: new licenses additional licenses license upgrades optimization add-ons *Applies to perpetual licenses only. Exclusions include CPLEX solver add-on, network executable, Terrain Tools, and annual maintenance programs.

Jun 18, 2021
Webinar: Teaching Geometric Road Design with RoadEng
There are a bunch of reasons why you might not be including geometric design software in your road or highway design curriculum. The commercial tools, designed for professionals, are usually complicated, expensive, and time-intensive to learn... and thus inappropriate for classroom use. Unlike many other civil design software options, RoadEng focuses on engineering over drafting, this enables educators to easily demonstrate the principles of…

May 27, 2021
Webinar: How to Optimize Earthworks for a Road Project
In this introductory webinar, we demonstrate how to optimize the earthworks (movement and embankment/excavation) for several road projects, including a road designed in another civil design software, a road through a swamp, and an overlay project.

Apr 23, 2021
Case Study: Improving Design Efficiencies with Softree Optimal
Onsite Engineering Ltd. used Softree Optimal in a comparative analysis and saw a considerable improvement in the overall cost. Onsite's client had requested an engineered design of a proposed haul road in the Shuswap Lake area of BC to facilitate harvesting in one of their upcoming forest developments. The design section was approximately 2km with predominantly adverse grades and two switchbacks. Layout personnel had determined the area was…