What's New in OpenRoads Designer 2021 Release 1

We are pleased to announce that OpenRoads Designer 2021 R 1 is now available.

Below are just a few of the enhancements you’ll encounter in this release.

General Enhancements

  • Update of Power Platform (V10.16.00.80).
  • Added support for side-by-side installations.
  • Changed product branding to reflect release name (e.g. 2021 Release 1).
  • Optimized printing/plotting to increase performance by 5x.
  • Updated right-click options in Sheet Index and Project Explorer to include all available options.
  • Integrated the Downgrade Civil Model tool with ProjectWise.

Drawing Production and Annotation Enhancements

  • Enhanced the Text Favorite Manager to be the single source for the creating, editing and managing text favorites, including Survey, Drainage & Utilities.
  • Enabled the annotation of Survey and D&U crossing features in cross sections.
  • Enhanced both the Element Annotation and Drawing Model Annotation tools with an option to use “Override Annotation Group”.
  • Added a new Civil Labeler tool.
  • Added the ability to create cross section sheets from existing cross section drawing models.
  • Added a new Cross Section Navigator tool.
  • Enhanced drawing production options to allow for the separate naming of Views, Drawing Models and Sheet Models.
  • Added a new reference option (Synchronize View > Settings from Design Model) allowing the levels and view options displayed in sheet models to be controlled from a container file.

Drainage and Utilities Enhancements

  • Profile runs can now show the conduits that connect to a node, that are not part of the profile run.
  • Annotation of multiple conduits in cross section drawings can be automated using an Annotation Filter, which now lets you select conduit feature definitions.
  • The Extract Utilities from Graphics command now lets you select a feature definition for nodes, as well as conduits.
  • You can now import and export a Utilities submodel, as well as a Drainage submodel using a .sqlite file.

Item Types Enhancements

  • Added the ability to define pick lists in an excel file.
  • Added the ability to define multiple Item Types per Feature Definition.
  • Added the ability to define default values for each Item Type property per Feature Definition.
  • Added synchronization of Item Types between 2D, 3D, and profile models. The synchronized Item Type can be viewed and modified from any of the three views/models.

Please refer to the ReadMe for a comprehensive list of changes and enhancements.