Notice: CDOT will be using the Bentley OpenRoads Designer (ORD 10.10) Version of Software.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be using the upgraded Bentley OpenRoads Designer (ORD) software version 10.10 on all new CDOT projects effective March 7, 2022.

It is important not to mix ORD software versions within a project to avoid any version issues and to ensure the project team is utilizing the correct ORD workspace. For this reason, the decision to upgrade a CDOT project to the ORD 10.10 version will be made by the Resident Engineer or the Project Manager responsible for the project. However, the decision should include all project team members working with ORD. Once a decision has been made, every specialty group team member should know which version of ORD should be used on the specified project.

For those projects that are currently using the Bentley OpenRoads Designer version (ORD) 10.8 2020 Release 2 (R2), and would like to upgrade to the Bentley OpenRoads Designer Connect Edition, 2021
Release 1 (Version, the instructions on how to upgrade the project can be found below.

The Workspace was released on May 17, 2023.