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Engineering Software

The Engineering Applications Support Team is the primary support contact for the following applications. If you need help with any of these programs, contact EAST or the Computer Support Desk at (503) 986-3800.

To request the installation of any of these programs, please visit our Engineering Installations web page.

  • CONNECTION Client (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - software used to license Bentley products.
  • MicroStation (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - ODOT's primary CAD application which includes Descartes, a CAD raster program.
  • OpenRoads Designer (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - ODOT's primary roadway design application and includes modules for OpenRoads Modeling, Drawing, Survey, Reality Modeling (Descartes), and Drainage & Utilities. OpenRoads Designer runs on the MicroStation platform.
  • OpenSite Designer (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - CAD site design application includes modules for OpenSite Modeling, Drawing, Survey, and Geotechnical. OpenSite Designer runs on the MicroStation platform and is used by the Survey, Geotechnical and Traffic disciplines.
  • OpenBridge Modeler (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - CAD bridge software for modeling and design includes modules for Drawing and Geotechnical. OpenBridge Modeler runs on the MicroStation platform and is used by the Bridge discipline.
  • Bentley View (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - software used to review CAD files; can be installed by employees from the Software Center app.
  • AutoTURN (Transoft Solutions) - puts you firmly in control of analyzing and evaluating vehicle maneuvers for projects such as intersections, roundabouts, bus terminals, loading bays or any on or off-street projects that may involve access, clearance, and maneuverability checks. AutoTURN appears on the ODOT ribbon workflow in MicroStation when installed.
  • GuideSIGN (Transoft Solutions) - automates the design of highway and roadway signs. GuideSIGN appears on the ODOT ribbon workflow in MicroStation when installed.
  • Mathcad Prime (by PTC) - used to perform, document, and share calculation and design work. Mathcad has a visual format and scratchpad interface which integrate standard mathematical notation, text, and graphs in a single worksheet.
  • Serval (by EAST/ODOT) - allows you to connect to another user's engineering personal server share (F:\ODOT_DATA\Projects), or to their PC share folder, without knowing which server they're on, or the computer name. This shortcut is automatically placed on computers that have MicroStation or OpenX software installed.