Using OpenRoads Designer for Production

OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition was announced by Bentley in November 2016. I'm trying to get a sense of how mature the product is for production use. I've been doing extensive research and will be moving into more rigorous testing to assess if the software can be used on full scale projects as the main design platform.

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  • It isn't perfect by any stretch, and we've submitted a lot of SR's, but there has not to date been something that we've had to do outside of CONNECT. We've got ways of pushing data back to v8i if we have to but are idealogically leaving it as a last resort. As I've posted in other threads, we've been in production mode for about 15 months using ProjectWise and have been updating things as we need to. Having Civil Standards sync to the DGNLIB will help. At this point, everyone sees the modelling benefits to deal with the bumps in the transition process, but the same would not have been said 8 months ago. Our MicroStation-only users have handled it pretty well once we solved some data transfer issues.

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  • It isn't perfect by any stretch, and we've submitted a lot of SR's, but there has not to date been something that we've had to do outside of CONNECT. We've got ways of pushing data back to v8i if we have to but are idealogically leaving it as a last resort. As I've posted in other threads, we've been in production mode for about 15 months using ProjectWise and have been updating things as we need to. Having Civil Standards sync to the DGNLIB will help. At this point, everyone sees the modelling benefits to deal with the bumps in the transition process, but the same would not have been said 8 months ago. Our MicroStation-only users have handled it pretty well once we solved some data transfer issues.

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