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CADD & ProjectWise Programs | Highway Engineering Design Processes

These websites cover CDOT's OpenRoad Designer (ORD), MicroStation, InRoads, and ProjectWise programs, and design processes for Highway Engineering.
CDOT Implementation of OpenRoads Designer and ProjectWise Managed Workspaces (includes files to be downloaded)

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be using Bentley Systems ProjectWise and OpenRoads Designer software on all new projects effective immediately. ProjectWise is a Bentley Systems, Incorporated software package that serves as a document management system to manage engineering project documents. CDOT has implemented ProjectWise to manage documents, including OpenRoads Designer (ORD) files, Microsoft Office Documents, as well as project photos and aerial images. ProjectWise provides a secure environment where project information can be stored. When individuals check out an OpenRoads Designer file from ProjectWise, the CDOT ORD workspace will be deployed using ProjectWise Managed Workspaces. Workspaces are used to force the correct design and detailing standards when working in ORD. Using Managed Workspaces guarantees the designer will be using the most up to date CADD workspace resources (cells, levels, color table, seed files, print styles, features, etc.) when the file is opened from ProjectWise. That way, any updates are made to the CADD standards; they will be available to the designer automatically. For those who are working locally, including consultants and outside entities, we have provided a copy of the up-to-date ORD Workspace and the Installation Guide for local installation on your local machine available to download. The links in this folder (please click on the title) contains the zip of the Workspace and the Installation Guide that can be uploaded to the CDOT CADD & PW External Website for local install by CDOT users & consultants to download. It is important that we keep the Workspace .zip and Installation Guide as separate links as the Guide has very specific instructions.

CDOT's V8i SS2 Configuration for Consultants

For CDOT's V8i SS2 - Version 05.06.00 (Revised on 11/12/15). Version 05.05.00 (Released on 01/16/13). XM Version 04.01.00, and 2004 Version 03.02.03. (These changes are automatic for CDOT users.)

ProjectWise Reference Manual

ProjectWise is a secure, permission-based environment where highway project information can be stored and shared. Documents can be checked out for revisions and checked back in when completed, or they can be checked out for review only. CDOT has implemented ProjectWise to manage documents including MicroStation and InRoads files, Microsoft Office Documents, as well as highway project plans, photos, and aerial images. The purpose of this reference manual is to present general practices and procedures for the implementation and use of ProjectWise for CDOT employees and consultants.

ProjectWise User Training Materials

Training Videos (these videos do not have to be viewed in sequential order), and a link to the ProjectWise Intranet website for CDOT employees only.

3D Engineered Modeling Resource Information

CDOT is now implementing 3D engineered modeling for construction initiative to be used on qualified projects. This documents summarizes the requirements for a project to use 3D engineered modeling.

CADD Tips and Tricks

For MicroStation 2004, MicroStation 3D 2004, InRoads 2004, Miscellaneous, and External Tips.


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