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.

Explore new features in Autopath 2021!

Features

AASHTOAutopath 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.

USA / CANADA / INDIA AASHTO 2014 (Imperial / Metric), AASHTO 2011 (Imperial / Metric)
CANADA TAC 2017
EUROPE United Kingdom (FTA 2016, FTA 1998)
Germany (Deurschland 2005)
Austria (Österreich)
Sweden (Sverige 2005)
Norwegian (Norge 2007)
Poland (Polska 2016)
Hungary (Magyarország 2005)
Czech Republic (Česko 2005)
Croatia (Hrvatska 2001)
Serbia (Serbia 2012)
Slovenia (Slovenija 2006)
Romania (Romania 1985)
Macedonia
Turkey (Türkiye)
RUSSIA POCCŃЯ
AUSTRALIA Australia 1993, Australia 2013
NEW ZEALAND New Zealand 2007
AFRICA South Africa (South Africa 1988)

In the latest version, Autopath gets an extensive number of vehicle libraries and utility vehicle types added to the existing vehicle list, vehicle types ranging from agricultural vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses, trucks, trailers for wind turbine transport, cranes, forklifts and more.

AIRCRAFT
Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-400
BUS Ikarus, Kravtex, Man, Mercedes, Neoplan, Rába, Setra, Volvo
CRANE KATO CR-100, CR-250, MR-130, NK-300E-v, NK550vr
► we support vehicles with all wheels steering
CRANE LIEBHERR LTM1030-2.1, LTM1040-2.1, LTM1050-3.1, LTM1055-3.2, LTM1060-3.1, LTM1070-4.2, LTM1090-4.1, LTM1100-5.1, LTM1100-5.2, LTM 1350-6.1
► we support vehicles with all wheels steering
CRANE TEREX AC55-3, AC55-3, AC60-3, AC140, AC160-2, AC160-5, AC250-1
► we support vehicles with all wheels steering
CUSTOM Wind Transport, Heavy Load Vehicle, Long Cargo Vehicle
EMERGENCY EUROPE Mercedes Benz, Tatra, Man, Iveco
EMERGENCY AASHTO Fire Vehicle - Pumper, Fire Vehicle - Aerial Platform
GOLDHOFER Drop-Deck Semitrailler, Europe Flatbad, Flatbad with Pendular Axles
EMERGENCY SLO PV-1, PV-2, GV-1, GVV-1, GVV-2, GVC-16/15, GVC-16/25, GV-16/24, GVC-24/50, AC, GVGP-1, GVGP-2
TRUCK Mercedes Benz, Iveco, MAN
CONCRETE MIXER MAN TGS 41.420 8x4; ITAS CAS
AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY Tractor John Deere 5603 4WD, Tractor Fendt 936 Vario, Tractor + Bailey Dumper DUMP10, Tractor + Bailey Grain Trailer TAG11, Tractor + Bailey Baby Trailer BR2.0, Tractor + Bailey Low Loader LOW 8/16
PICK UP TRUCK Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Nissan Navara, Mercedes Benz X, Isuzu D-Max, Volkswagen Amarok, Mitsubishi L200, Ford F-150
SUV Audi Q8, BMW X7, Mercedes Benz GLS, Volkswagen Touareg, Volvo XC90, Land Rover Range Rover, Rolls Royce Cullinan

Autopath crane

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 comes with advanced reporting capabilities for each swept path analysis made. Reports include names and types of used vehicles, vehicle schematics with detailed dimensions, steering wheel turning diagram showing turning angles, turn wheels on stop sections, maximal vehicle steering angle and more. Reports can be exported to PDF and other formats.

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 provides the option to insert raster Imagery and elevation data (Google Earth Surface data) and Street View capabilities within the CAD drawing to help clients, investors, or the interested public to visualize areas where swept path analysis is 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.

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.

Supported languages

  • Austrian German
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • English (International)
  • English (USA-AASHTO)
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Serbian
  • Slovenian

Supported CAD platforms

  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016 - 2021 (except AutoCAD LT)
  • Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2016 - 2021
  • 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

Purchase and subscription options

CGS Labs software can be subscribed to or purchased as perpetual license, with or without maintenance plan. Single and network licenses are available. We also offer CGS Labs financing option which allows the use of sufficient number of licenses and payment in monthly rates at a longer period. Contact us for detailed information!

CGS Labs software Maintenance (CSM)

Active CSM allows you to install all the updates, upgrades and new versions of the software released during the maintenance period. It also gives you the right to use an additional licence of the software for home or field use*.

*A Home-use license gives you more flexibility at your work. You can use it e.g. on your home computer, on laptop while you travel or if you go on the construction site to inspect the progress of the works. Home-use license in a single license. One must not use the Home use license simultaneously with the primary license!

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