Which package for grading?

Hello all.

I'm trying to figure out what Bentley offering will best fit my needs for grading so I figured I'd ask the experts.  It looks as though Bentley now offers an overwelming selection of product that do the same thing so I would appricate any comments.

I currently use MicroStation V8i. In the past I used TDP (VAX) and InRoads up to Version 5.

What I will be doing.

  • Grading small sites, parking, drives, etc.
  • Small Subdivisions + Cut and Fill
  • Small storm sewer designs.  Easy enough to do "by hand" but would like abiltiy to cut surface profiles and crossections.
  • Possible need to coordiantion with AutoCAD Civil 3D projects.

What I won't be doing.

  • Major Highway work.  I.E.  Pushing templates, Mass haul, Interchanges etc.
  • Large storm and sanitary sewer design.
  • Bridges

Thanks,

DavidG

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  • You may want to look at PowerCivil...

    However if you like the functionality you have with Inroads Site You may opt to stay with something you know. Depending on when you last used it you may see some new features in the current and future releases.

     

    Basicaly any of our software that holds the complete Site Modeler will provide the most dynamic workflow. Additionally if you need some drainage and utility functionality PowerCivil includes GEOPAK Drainage and Water Sewer.

    It is not intended to be used on large scale road design where a tool like Roadway designer dominates.

    Check out the site http://www.powercivil.com/ and the YouTube links below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hc3drZexgg

    Mike Barkasi

    Bentley Civil

    Professional Services

    Michael Barkasi

    Bentley Civil

    Professional Services



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