Vehicle swept path analysis

Autopath is a professional software solution for vehicle swept path analysis used by civil engineers, transportation professionals, architects, and urban planners. Autopath enables the simulation and analysis of vehicle maneuvers and more.

Intuitive user interface

Autopath is distinguished by its carefully designed UI and workflow that make it fast to learn and easy to use. Competitive pricing, service for designing complex custom vehicles, and high-level technical support make Autopath the product of choice for professionals worldwide.

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Fields of use

Civil engineering

Autopath plays a key role in verifying the transportability of all types of road design projects: on roads, intersections, roundabouts, hairpin turns, underpasses, overpasses, and similar places. With advanced tools for swept path analysis and animation, it not only accelerates the engineering design process but also enables quick checking of alternative design options, as well as safety and compliance with standards.

Special transport

Special transport services require specialized transport vehicles (semi-lowloader trailer, lowbed, mobile cranes, etc.) and tailored transport routes. Autopath includes an extensive library of specialized transport vehicles, all of which can be further customized in detail. You can design any type of vehicle outline that precisely represents the transported load. Autopath supports the use of Google Maps, Google StreetView, and OpenMaps, which is indispensable for evaluating different scenarios of transport routes. With support for all types of cranes, you can virtually plan the transport from factory, cargo port or freight terminal to the target destination.

Architecture

Autopath provides easy-to-use tools for architects and urban planners for analyzing vehicle swept paths in a CAD environment. They can perform simple vehicle maneuvers, carry out turning simulations, and identify potential limitations in the design of garages, parking spaces, intervention routes, etc. With access to a large library of vehicles, architects now have a tool for swept path analysis with which they can accurately, confidently, and independently evaluate their designs.

Industrial

Autopath is a proven useful tool in the process of factory design. Using it, engineers can simulate the transportation of goods on the factory lanes as well as simulate AGV’s (automated guided vehicles) or tugger trains for the transportation of goods on factory grounds. When designing warehouse-racking layouts, Autopath is used to check for possible forklift constraints, evaluate tugger trains’ transportation paths, delivery vehicles maneuvers, and similar.

Aviation

When designing airports, special care is taken to make sure that the airport can adequately service all aircraft, transport cargo, and passengers. That is why engineers, both in the design and operation phase of the airport, carry out various simulations of aircraft maneuvers, vehicle/airplane swept path analysis and check for potential collisions, thereby reducing security risks and ensuring smooth operation. To serve this purpose, Autopath comes with a predefined library of aircraft, as well as intervention and various other vehicles, and can customize vehicles if needed.

Fields of use

Civil engineering

Autopath plays a key role in verifying the transportability of all types of road design projects: on roads, intersections, roundabouts, hairpin turns, underpasses, overpasses, and similar places. With advanced tools for swept path analysis and animation, it not only accelerates the engineering design process but also enables quick checking of alternative design options, as well as safety and compliance with standards.

Special transport

Special transport services require specialized transport vehicles (semi-lowloader trailer, lowbed, mobile cranes, etc.) and tailored transport routes. Autopath includes an extensive library of specialized transport vehicles, all of which can be further customized in detail. You can design any type of vehicle outline that precisely represents the transported load. Autopath supports the use of Google Maps, Google StreetView, and OpenMaps, which is indispensable for evaluating different scenarios of transport routes. With support for all types of cranes, you can virtually plan the transport from factory, cargo port or freight terminal to the target destination.

Architecture

Autopath provides easy-to-use tools for architects and urban planners for analyzing vehicle swept paths in a CAD environment. They can perform simple vehicle maneuvers, carry out turning simulations, and identify potential limitations in the design of garages, parking spaces, intervention routes, etc. With access to a large library of vehicles, architects now have a tool for swept path analysis with which they can accurately, confidently, and independently evaluate their designs.

Industrial

Autopath is a proven useful tool in the process of factory design. Using it, engineers can simulate the transportation of goods on the factory lanes as well as simulate AGV’s (automated guided vehicles) or tugger trains for the transportation of goods on factory grounds. When designing warehouse-racking layouts, Autopath is used to check for possible forklift constraints, evaluate tugger trains’ transportation paths, delivery vehicles maneuvers, and similar.

Aviation

When designing airports, special care is taken to make sure that the airport can adequately service all aircraft, transport cargo, and passengers. That is why engineers, both in the design and operation phase of the airport, carry out various simulations of aircraft maneuvers, vehicle/airplane swept path analysis and check for potential collisions, thereby reducing security risks and ensuring smooth operation. To serve this purpose, Autopath comes with a predefined library of aircraft, as well as intervention and various other vehicles, and can customize vehicles if needed.

Features

Using the Horizontal or Vertical Analysis feature, you can easily and quickly simulate vehicle maneuvers and check transportability. Autopath works in AutoCAD, Civil 3D or BricsCAD environments. You can check for possible conflicts and inconsistencies of the vehicle path with other vehicles or with built objects. You can also create a steering wheel report – graphic diagram, presenting the intensity of rotation of the vehicle wheels along the vehicle path.

Vehicle movement animations in the form of trajectories that are created in CAD drawing using Autopath can be easily exported to Google Earth. There you can quickly create presentations for the client and the interested public and share your analysis results online, allowing other participants in the project to provide you with quality, up-to-date feedback.

Autopath provides unique Raster Imagery and Elevation data (Earth Surface data) insertion options and Street View capabilities within the CAD drawing to help clients, investors, or the interested public to visualize areas where swept path analysis are taking place. Combining such data with CAD BIM infrastructural or architectural models offers immersive visualization capabilities and great value analysis. Autopath comes with an extensive list of supported coordinate systems worldwide to enable convenient data insertion.

Autopath comes with number or country specific reference vehicle libraries defined by national guidelines and an extended collection of real vehicles covering aircrafts, bus, cranes, emergency vehicles, trucks, agricultural machinery and more.

Autopath also provides extended vehicle customisation option enabling users to customize available vehicles in libraries provided. Or create completely new vehicles with multiple axles, steering options and unlimited vehicle contour or shape definition.

Autopath come with dedicated reporting capabilities for each swept path analysis made including vehicles names and types in use, including vehicle dimensions information plus steering wheel turning report showing turning angles, turn wheel on stop sections, maximal vehicle steering angle and more. Export reports to PDF and other formats are supported.

Supported languages

  • Austrian German
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Serbian
  • Slovenian

Supported CAD platforms

  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2013-2020 (except AutoCAD LT)
  • Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2013-2020
  • BricsCAD® Pro and Platinum V18-V20

* Only 64-bit versions are supported

Functionalities

Autopath is available as a standalone or network license

  • Easy drive (dynamic horizontal vehicle swept path analysis with forward and reverse turn prediction)
  • 2D Horizontal vehicle swept path analysis
  • 2D Vertical vehicle svept path analysis
  • Vehicle manual drive mode
  • Vehicle movement animation
  • Detection of horizontal and vertical analysis clash points
  • Vehicle Library
  • Options for creating and editing Custom vehicles and Special
  • Import of Google Maps geospatial data in CAD drawing
  • Vehicle steering wheels diagram
  • Draw vehicle profile with dimensions

CGS Labs software can be subscribed to or purchased as perpetual license, with or without maintenance plan. Single and network licenses are available.


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