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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  odot.east@odot.oregon.gov 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 CONNECT products.
  • MicroStation CONNECT Edition (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - ODOT's primary CAD application which includes Descartes, a CAD raster program.
  • OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition (Bentley Systems, Inc.) - ODOT's primary roadway design application and includes modules for Drawing, Survey, Reality Modeling (Descartes), and Drainage & Utilities. OpenRoads Designer runs on the MicroStation CONNECT platform.
  • Bentley View CONNECT (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 CONNECT when installed.
  • GuideSIGN (Transoft Solutions) - automates the design of highway and roadway signs. GuideSIGN appears on the ODOT ribbon workflow in MicroStation CONNECT 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 installed.