CDOT Implementation of OpenRoads Designer Managed Workspace (includes files to be downloaded)

Notice: CDOT uses Bentley OpenRoads Designer (ORD 10.12) Version of Software. Please click on this link for more information.

CDOT will be using Bentley Systems ProjectWise and OpenRoads Designer software on all new projects, effective immediately. ProjectWise is a Bentley Systems Inc. software package that serves as a document management system for engineering project documents. CDOT has implemented ProjectWise to manage documents, including OpenRoads Designer 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 ORD 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 use 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 made to the CADD standards will be available to the designer automatically.

For those working locally, including consultants and outside entities, we have provided a copy of the up-to-date ORD Workspace and the Installation Guide to assist with installing it on your local machine, which is available to download. Please note that the links in this folder contain zip files of the Workspace and Installation Guide. They can be uploaded to the CDOT CADD and ProjectWise external website for local installation by CDOT employees and consultants.

  • Roadway Design Workshop: Additional Roadway Design Workshop
  • 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.
  • CDOT ORD Plan Production Workflows for ORD 10.10 Version
    • This guide helps documents CDOT Plan Production processes on how to create and put together a project plan set ready for Ad using OpenRoads Designer & related tools.
  • 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 with Videos by Parsons.

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