BIM Roadway Design

Plateia is a professional, BIM-ready, 3D road design and reconstruction software solution. Using its flexible, dynamic data model, it supports BIM workflows and processes, and IFC standardized data format.

Intuitive user interface

Carefully designed UI and workflows are consistent with the road design engineering practice. This makes Plateia fast-to-learn and easy-to-use.

From preliminary to detailed design

It provides the commands and tools to support the entire design process. From preliminary to detailed design, from the initial input of survey data to complex 3D road models with analysis tools, to documentation and publishing features.

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Features

CGS Labs solutions provide extensive BIM data support not limited to CAD platforms in use. 3D roadway, railway or river channel models are generated as detailed 3D solid objects with extended BIM metadata attached to objects, or as multiple surfaces for use with computer guided machines etc..

Plateia offers capable Property Manager for adding and changing 3D solids property data, which enables COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) compatibility.

Plateia 3D models and attribute data can be exported to IFC files. IFC export format is regularly updated according to buildingSMART International specifications.

Clash detection tool enables designer to search for possible collisions among selected 3D solid objects within the drawing itself thus saving the time to export models and create clash analysis in third party applications outside CAD environment.

Digital terrain modeling

The Surface creation tool is included in CGS Labs software to produce detailed Digital Terrain Model (DTM) based on various surveys or other input data: total station data files, points, break lines, blocks, etc. This offers the possibility to use Plateia on plain AutoCAD or BricsCAD. Civil 3D surfaces are automatically supported by Plateia.

Grading

Creation of complex slopes with multiple conditions in cut or fill gives users the capability to cover various design scenarios and geometry requirements for all kind of road projects, from simple forest road design to complex intersection geometry design. Furthermore, creating ponds, parking areas, platforms, road, rail tracks, river channels, and other features is easier and faster with CGS Labs grading functionality.

Geospatial data

Plateia provides unique Raster Imagery and Elevation data* (Earth Surface data) insertion options within the CAD drawing to help visualize areas where the projects are located. Combining geospatial data with BIM infrastructural or architectural models offers attractive visualization and analysis capabilities.

Worldwide geospatial data* for roads, railways and buildings availability is another added value, which enables users to re-create existing built environments in areas of interest. You can Export your 3D designs to Google Earth directly and create fast and accurate visualisations in projects location.

* Google maps and OpenStreetMap data is supported!

3D surface and 3D solid model

Roadway 3D models in Plateia are generated as 3D surfaces or 3D solid models. 3D roadway surface model is built automatically from 3D road edges and terrain model, or it can be built with the grading function. 3D solid model is created based on cross-section areas, where materials and volumes can be defined as extended data.

With 3D solids, we can also build tunnels, bridges and similar objects. Solid objects can be aligned with arcs and transition curves. All solid models, including extended data, can be imported into Autodesk Infraworks, Navisworks and can be used in various BIM workflows.

Urejanje geometrije osi in nivelete ceste

Plateia ponuja širok nabor naprednih orodij za načrtovanje in urejanje geometrije osi in nivelete ceste. Vsebuje tudi orodja za načrtovanje rekonstrukcij cest s samodejnim izrisom geometrije osi in nivelete z metodo najboljšega prileganja vhodnim geodetskim podatkom ter orodjem za izračun preplastitve oz. ustreznega izkopa.

Powerful geometry design tools

Plateia provides a wide range of advanced alignment, profile geometry design, and editing tools. They include P(V)I design, floating and fixed elements design and alignment design created from the existing entities.

Ultimately creating a best-fit alignment based on existing road centerline or road edge survey data. Superelevation calculation features a comprehensive definition and editing tool.

Plateia supports several superelevations definitions and pivot point options according to various European and AASHTO roadway design standards. A number of alignment labels according to different country standards, reports, and data export options offer the flexibility to cover a wide range of user requirements.

Intersections and roundabouts

Automated intersection and roundabout design based on road geometry defined by alignment, profile and super-elevations.
The 3D Intersections function automatically adjusts secondary road profile and super elevation parameters with corresponding user defined curb returns.

Automated intersection design results in detailed 3D intersection geometry for X or T shaped intersection types. Use the grading/surface mode with various parameters to customize 3D intersection geometry.

Detailed cross section design and editing

Plateia provides capabilities for designing and editing roadway cross sections in a detailed way with almost no geometry limitations to the final project design. Adding multiple roadways to a single cross section gives you control over the geometry between the roads and other infrastructure objects your project requires, and lets you define these areas with great accuracy and detail.

Quantity take-off (QTO)

Plateia calculates material quantity take-off and features a QTO data export tool with custom defined Pay Item (Bill of materials) options. It gives users the possibility to link material defined in the drawing with a material database in cost estimate software, thus supporting digital data transfer and fast cost recalculation when project changes arise.

Visibility and stop sight distance

The Visibility and Stop sight distance road geometry tool provides graphical visibility distance analysis required to safely stop a vehicle traveling at design speed. This facilitates planning to avoid collisions with any other immobile objects obstructing the driving path.

The road reconstruction / rehabilitation function offers powerful regression analysis tools for best-fit alignment and profile creation based on existing road centerline or road edge surveyed data.

Existing road superelevation comparison with new superelevation calculation and editing enhancements provide designers the needed tools to tackle demanding geometrical restrictions.

Integrated road reconstruction & rehabilitation tools for calculation of material removal and / or resurfacing material quantities result in new 3D road geometry data linked with QTO information.

Autosign is a professional software solution for planning traffic signal design in CAD environments. It generates detailed layouts and reports. Autosign includes extensive collections of country-specific traffic sign libraries and road markings.

Plateia includes Autopath – professional CGS Labs software for swept path analysis and vehicle turning simulations. With it you can easily and quickly simulate vehicle maneuvers and check transportability of all types of road design projects: on roads, intersections, roundabouts, hairpin turns, underpasses, overpasses and more

With advanced tools for swept path analysis and animation, Autopath not only accelerates the engineering design process but also enables you to quickly check for possible conflicts and inconsistencies of the vehicle path with other vehicles or with built objects, explore alternative design options, and check safety and compliance with standards.

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

Google Maps & Google Street View

Google Maps Import makes it easy to import raster images and elevation data of a selected location from Google Maps into a DWG drawing in the selected coordinate system. Google Street View functionality is also available to allow the user to view the selected area interactively within the CAD environment.

Google Earth Export

Plateia BIM (3D solid) road infrastructure model can be quickly visualized directly into Google Earth. This allows us to present the project in an environment that enables the user to have exceptional visual performances.

Supported languages

  • English (ENG and USA-AASHTO)
  • Austrian
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Macedonian
  • Poland
  • 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

Select the version according to your needs

Available as a standalone or network license

  • Survey data import
  • Digital terrain modeling tool (DTM)
  • 3D Grading
  • Alignment design
  • Profile design
  • Cross sections design
  • Road super elevations
  • 3D Road modeling
  • Points/Lines projection to profile/cross sections
  • Labeling and dimensioning tools
  • Visibility analysis & Stop sight distance
  • Quantity Take-off & Mass Haul diagrams
  • Intersections design 2D/3D
  • Roundabout design
  • Intersections islands design
  • Curb return fillets
  • Interface for Civil 3D objects <-> Plateia
  • Regression alignment and profile design (Best-Fit)
  • Regression alignment and profile analysis and editing
  • Side road objects distance calculation (Off-Set calculation)
  • Import of Google Maps geospatial data in CAD drawing
  • Traffic signs and road markings design
  • Vehicle swept path analysis and turning simulation
  • Support for 3D Solid objects
  • BIM object property manager
  • BIM object property editor
  • BIM object property filter
  • 3D/BIM object clash detection in CAD drawing
  • Import/Export LandXML data
  • Export 3D/BIM model to IFC data format
  • Export 3D road model to Google Earth
  • Survey data import
  • Digital terrain modeling tool (DTM)
  • 3D Grading
  • Alignment design
  • Profile design
  • Cross sections design
  • Road super elevations
  • 3D Road modeling
  • Points/Lines projection to profile/cross sections
  • Labeling and dimensioning tools
  • Visibility analysis & Stop sight distance
  • Quantity Take-off & Mass Haul diagrams
  • Intersections design 2D/3D
  • Roundabout design
  • Intersections islands design
  • Curb return fillets
  • Interface for Civil 3D objects <-> Plateia
  • Regression alignment and profile design (Best-Fit)
  • Regression alignment and profile analysis and editing
  • Side road objects distance calculation (Off-Set calculation)
  • Import of Google Maps geospatial data in CAD drawing
  • Traffic signs and road markings design
  • Vehicle swept path analysis and turning simulation
  • Support for 3D Solid objects
  • BIM object property manager
  • BIM object property editor
  • BIM object property filter
  • 3D/BIM object clash detection in CAD drawing
  • Import/Export LandXML data
  • Export 3D/BIM model to IFC data format
  • Export 3D road model to Google Earth
  • Survey data import
  • Digital terrain modeling tool (DTM)
  • 3D Grading
  • Alignment design
  • Profile design
  • Cross sections design
  • Road super elevations
  • 3D Road modeling
  • Points/Lines projection to profile/cross sections
  • Labeling and dimensioning tools
  • Visibility analysis & Stop sight distance
  • Quantity Take-off & Mass Haul diagrams
  • Intersections design 2D/3D
  • Roundabout design
  • Intersections islands design
  • Curb return fillets
  • Interface for Civil 3D objects <-> Plateia
  • Regression alignment and profile design (Best-Fit)
  • Regression alignment and profile analysis and editing
  • Side road objects distance calculation (Off-Set calculation)
  • Import of Google Maps geospatial data in CAD drawing
  • Traffic signs and road markings design
  • Vehicle swept path analysis and turning simulation
  • Support for 3D Solid objects
  • BIM object property manager
  • BIM object property editor
  • BIM object property filter
  • 3D/BIM object clash detection in CAD drawing
  • Import/Export LandXML data
  • Export 3D/BIM model to IFC data format
  • Export 3D road model to Google Earth

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!

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