The majority of our highways work is undertaken within intelligent, 3D models. As has been the way for many years. In fact, we remember the days of producing CAD drawings from the 3D output data of Arcady and Picady. So, whilst deliverables may well be 2D PDF, the source of that PDF will be an intelligent 3D model
We can support many types highways projects. From the small housing development to large, national highway projects.
We provide services to support Section 278, Section 38 applications, vehicle swept path analysis, parking layouts and more.
We develop our plans directly from 3D models. The annotation you see on plan is dynamically extracted from the 3D model database. When (not if) the model changes so does the annotation. Want to change the drawing scale? No problem. It’s dynamic! we just have to move things around a little to retain legibility.
Schedules are becoming more dynamic. Schedules are generated from the 3D road model or from linked databases such as excel . When, rather than if, the model changes the schedules update……within reason.
As with plans and schedules, we develope our sections directly from 3D models. Therefore, the sections always reflect the current highway model
Stopping Up Plans
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) form the backbone for much of the data we use when producing stopping up plans.
Vehicle Swept Path Analysis
Vehicle swept path analysis is a fundamental, yet often overlooked area of most projects. It is vitally important to undertake an accurate vehicle track rather than relying on a turning template. In many instances it can be shown that a particular turning manoeuvre is indeed possible when tested with professional tracking software.
We develop our plans directly from dynamic, 2d swept paths. Adjustments to a particular vehicle path are far easier with dynamic vehicle paths. Taking it a step further, when coupled with a 3d highway model, the vehicle path can become a 3d, culminating in 3d animations of the vehicle’s route.
We have undertaken vehicle tracking for simple parking bay layouts to roundabouts, sewerage treatment works, large residential sites and wind farms.
We can utilise our software to check if that tight, inner city urban development can indeed accommodate a large 4 axle refuse vehicle.