Softree Technical Systems Inc. of West Vancouver B.C. announced the beta release of RoadEng Civil Assistant. This new product adds interactive design capabilities to other civil design software such as AutoDesk ‘s Land Desktop, and Eaglepoint’s land development products.
RoadEng Civil Assistant, a subset of the full RoadEng Civil Engineer, uses LandXML to exchange surface and alignment information with other design software.
RoadEng is a highly interactive tool for road engineering. Design is accomplished using 4 window types, Plan, Profile, Cross Section and Data. Each of these windows provides customizable feedback during design. Changes made to your design in one window are instantaneously reflected in all other windows. For example, an adjustment made to the alignment in the cross section window will immediately alter the data window volumes, and the slope stake projections (catch points) displayed in the profile and plan windows. A distinguishing feature of RoadEng is that it allows you to change the horizontal alignment at any time. There is no need to recreate cross sections or redo your vertical alignment after a horizontal alignment change.
Beta testing is expected to take several months. Softree is seeking users of Land Desktop and other civil design software to participate in a beta test program. For more information about beta testing call Craig Speirs at (toll free 866-519-6222).