Bentley Systems introduced the OpenRail solution, comprising applications and services for the comprehensive planning, engineering, project delivery, and operations of rail and transit infrastructure. OpenRail’s foundation is Bentley’s connected data environment (CDE), shared by ProjectWise collaboration services and AssetWise operations services, and which for OpenRail now brings together digital components and digital context, through digital workflows.
OpenRail applications will include OpenRail ConceptStation, now available for conceptual railway planning and design; OpenRail Designer, available early in 2018, for detailed engineering and 3D design of track, overhead line, tunnels, bridges, and related civil infrastructure, and AECOsim Station Designer, for the comprehensive modeling of rail and transit stations.
“Bentley Systems has a proven record in providing industry-leading solutions to improve project delivery and asset performance for the most challenging rail and transit projects around the world. Our railway engineer users have been persuasive in making the case that a railway – more so than any other infrastructure asset – is a system of connected components, meriting a systems engineering approach from the outset. So, rail has become our company priority for putting everything together – industrializing BIM for project delivery and leveraging digital DNA for asset performance. At this point, while there are still scheduled stops ahead on our OpenRail application journey, every rail project and asset can benefit now from OpenRail’s CDE and digital workflow services – starting their digital railway infrastructure advancement at any OpenRail ‘station’ and at any time,” Bentley Systems’ CEO Greg Bentley said.