CDOT Implementation of OpenRoads Designer and ProjectWise Managed Workspaces (includes files to be downloaded)

Notice: CDOT will be using the Bentley OpenRoads Designer (ORD 10.10) Version of Software. Please click on this link to access more information.

Notice: CDOT will be using the Bentley OpenRoads Designer (ORD 10.10) Version of Software. Please click on this link to access more information.

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.

We have updated the CDOT ORD Workspace and released it on March 2022. If you have downloaded the ORD workspace prior to this date, please use this link above to download the latest ORD Workspace package. Please note that CDOT is currently using OpenRoads Designer Connect Edition, 2021 Release 1 (Version 10.10.01.03).

  • Roadway Design Workshop: Additional Roadway Design Workshop Training Materials, Training Agenda, and Training Videos (by Parsons).
  • OpenRoads Designer (ORD 10.10) for Roadway Designers Self-Paced Training by Bentley. Please click here to access the course materials and Instructions to take the ORD 10.10 Roadway fundamentals Learning Path Course.
  • Using The Civil Cells in OpenRoads Designer Training Videos by Bentley - Please click here to access the training videos. This training included the steps on how to place and edit the CDOT civil cells.
  • Understanding Geometry by Bentley
    This document shows how to change the geometry rules that define design intent relationships.
  • Editing Horizontal Geometry by Bentley
    This document shows how the civil geometry captures “design intent”, and how to edit geometric elements.
  • Modifying Vertical Geometry by Bentley
    This document shows how to make changes to the vertical geometry.
  • 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.
  • Roadway Design Training Workshop using ORD 10.10 & Agenda (with video links) by Parsons.