OpenBridge Modeler, OBM is now built on the latest MicroStation CONNECT Edition Platform as well as the OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition Framework. This initial release of OBM is the first release on this new generation and leverages and builds on the enhancements and capabilities offered by these underlying platforms.
To make the transition from V8i to CONNECT Edition for our users seamless, OBM retains similar functionality as in V8i to a large extent with several minor improvements based on user feedback. Several new capabilities such as plan and profile views for Bridge, option to install a companion application of LumenRT designer for visualization and enhanced i-model creation are now part of Open Bridge Modeler. Going forward several new capabilities are being planned in quarterly releases, and OBM will continue to leverage the MicroStation and Open Roads Designer platform and expose additional functionality that will benefit the bridge community by creating parametric, intelligent bridge models rapidly and accurately.
Supports MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 7 and OpenRoads Designer Update 3
Power Platform Changes
OpenBridge Modeler Key Features:
3D parametric bridge modeling focusing on:Segmental bridges (span-by-span and balanced cantilever)Box girder bridgesSlab bridgesPrestressed concrete girder bridgesSteel girder bridges
Extensive substructure modelingPiers (multi-column, pile bents, wall piers, & custom piers)Abutments (stem wall and pile cap)Bearings and bearing seatsReference or import legacy civil or OpenRoads Designer dataHorizontal alignment, vertical profile, terrainFrom GEOPAK, InRoads, MXRoad native filesCivil consensus modelAnalytical connectionRM BridgeLEAP Bridge ConcreteLEAP Bridge SteelGeometry reportsInput echoDeck elevationsBearing seat elevationsBeam ElevationsPier ElevationsSegmental Bridge x,y,z Report
Re-usable component and template libraries
Estimated quantities and cost reportsGenerate i-models with engineering attributes