Bentley System launched OpenRail – A robust BIM software for design & maintenance of rail and transit infrastructure

Bentley System launched OpenRail design and maintenance software to apply BIM for the broad planning, engineering, project delivery, and operations of rail and transit infrastructure.

It deals with vertical and horizontal track geometry as well as produce 3D models for analysis and visualization and reports for cost estimates and setting-out, and product construction deliverables. OpenRail will get together digital components and digital context, during digital workflows.

OpenRail applications will consist of OpenRail ConceptStation which can be used for conceptual railway planning and design. In future, OpenRail Designer will be accessible for detailed engineering and 3D design of track, overhead line, tunnels, bridges, and interrelated civil infrastructure and AECOsim Station Designer will be applicable for the comprehensive modeling of rail and transit stations.

OpenRail is developed on the basis of a connected data environment that includes the shared services of ProjectWise and AssetWise, as configured particularly for rail systems engineering workflows. Throughout project delivery, ProjectWise allows the collaboration between distributed engineering teams, coordination of structured workflows, and connected project visibility. For OpenRail, AssetWise delivers asset lifecycle information services for linear, network and geospatial referencing, corridor maintenance decision support, inspection workflows, and reliability and change management.

OpenRail CDE services contain Components Center for digital components, ContextShare for digital context, ComplyPro for progressive assurance, and ConstructSim Completions for accessing operational readiness.

Components Center is an Azure cloud service of libraries which arrange, across disciplines and applications, the semantic content of catalogued components, potentially including vendor data, fabrication details, component requirements (for example, electrical specifications and connections), reliability characteristics, and representational views necessary for documentation (as for instance, 3D, plan, schematic). A digital component is reprocessed across BIM workflows in design modeling, analytical modeling, construction modeling, and asset registries—from catalogued component, to engineered component, to installed component, to operated component.

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How to produce a 90 degree elbow pipe with AutoCAD 2017

This is another useful presentation from Mufasu CAD.

In this CAD tutorial, one will learn how to generate 90 degree elbow pipe by applying various commands like polyline, circle, shell and other commands.

This tutorial is specifically created for beginner’s level. The entire tutorial is made in AutoCAD 2017.

Tips to create a pipe bend :-

1. In the drawing area, choose a pipe that contains an open port.

2. At the end of the pipe, click a continuation grip.

3. On the ribbon, click Home tab —> Part Insertion panel —> Toggle Pipe Bends to allow pipe bends.

4. If you dislike to employ compass angle snap, on the ribbon, click Home tab —>Compass panel—> Toggle Snaps to deactivate angle snaps.

Watch the following video, to learn the complete process.

How to produce a 90 degree elbow pipe with AutoCAD 2017

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Some useful cad tips to generate a door dynamic block in AutoCAD

This autocad video tutorial is associated with AutoCAD dynamic block course. By watching the video, one can learn the process in detail to generate a door dynamic block with Flip, Align, Distance and other parameters. It will facilitate the block to be utilized in different circumstances.


A dynamic block refers to a block definition that comprises of rules, or parameters necessary for modifying the appearance of the block reference when it is included in the drawing.


With dynamic blocks, it is possible to add one block that can adjust shape, size, or configuration rather than adding one of many static block definitions.


You author dynamic blocks with either constraint parameters or action parameters.


Some useful cad tips to generate a door dynamic block in AutoCAD

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An exclusive autocad course on 2D and 3D Elevations

Take part in an exclusive AutoCAD course that involves 2D and 3D Elevations. This course will help you to enhance your designing skills for generating professional 2D and 3D elevations.

This course will provide brief guidelines on how to apply AutoCAD to organize perfect plans, as well as rectify layouts, fine-tune viewports, insert 2D elevations, and develop 3D elevations.

Join Shaun Bryant will perform as course instructor and he will train you how to customize layers, hatches, backgrounds, annotations, modelspaces, and more.

The course of will sift through the following topics :-

  • Designing elevations
    • Organize plans and construction lines
    • Isolating elevations
    • Arrangement of elevation layers
    • Dealing with hatches
    • Using background colors
    • Inserting annotations
    • Organize dimension layers and styles
    • Placing an elevation in a viewport
    • Freezing viewport layers
    • Setting up modelspace viewports
    • Setting the viewport scale
    • Publishing multiple elevation layouts

To get more information about the course, click on the following link AutoCAD: 2D & 3D Elevations

An exclusive autocad course on 2D and 3D Elevations

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Arka Roy