OpenSite/OpenRoads/OpenRail Designer 2022 Release 1

We are happy to announce that OpenSite/OpenRoads/OpenRail Designer 2022 R 1 ( is now available.

This release is considered a “major” version:

  • Data created with 2022 R 1 will need to be downgraded in order to be opened with a previous release.
  • It can be installed side-by-side with previous versions.

Feel free to make use of the following available resources:

YouTube playlists:

OpenRoads Designer 2022 Release 1 - YouTube

OpenRail Designer 2022 Release 1 - YouTube



  • We've been unable to display drainage structures as cells in drainage profiles and I've found little to no documentation/logging of this issue. Has this been corrected in this release?

  • Hi George,

    We haven't made any code changes specifically for using cells in drainage profiles for this release. We have improved the "Slice" functionality though.

    The default representation of a drainage node is "Box", which simply draws a rectangle. The "Slice" option will slice the 3D model, so you'll see a more realistic representation of the node. In essence it's the same representation that you'd see if you did a 3D Cut through a node in a profile model. You can also now pick the profile run graphic, and change the representation method in the Civil properties.

    One problem I can think of with using cells is that they are a fixed height, so they would not be able to correctly account for the different height of each node. I'm thinking that using a cell might be more appropriate for a structure of a fixed height, which might be the case for a water valve for example.

    If you'd like to discuss this further, then feel free to email me at



  • We’re attempting to replicate the graphics & annotation we had with InRoads as well as get output comparable with Civil3D. The slice option, if fully functional is great, but can get a little busy based on the level of detail in the given structure. If cells were an option I assumed they would be dynamic and stretch as necessary based  on rim/grate and invert elevations. InRoads gave us the functionality to display manholes as cones (not triangles) and inlets as squares.
    George A. Wirick
    Designer II - CAD Manager Purple Line & I-15 Tropicana
    Tel: +1 240 264 8072 | Mobile: +1 301 305 5570
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