Badger State transportation engineers rely on new design software
WisDOT was in the market for an integrated and easy-to-use 3-D transportation design system as the department transitioned from legacy software.
With the new design package, WisDOT can automate much of the roadway design and documentation process with 3-D information models. These models will allow WisDOT the ability to provide contractors with 3-D proposed surfaces for grading projects, saving time and money during construction, according to Autodesk.
In addition, the design software allows WisDOT’s civil engineers, designers, drafters and surveyors parallel access to the same up-to-date model, regardless of location. The software’s styles-based drafting means WisDOT can quickly implement design changes and maintain coordinated, reliable information about a project, according to Autodesk.
“With more than 11,000 miles of state and interstate highways, WisDOT requires an easy-to-use and highly effective roadway design solution,” said Bill Goodson, vice president, Autodesk Government. “The AutoCAD Civil 3D solution helps WisDOT—and transportation agencies like them—shorten the time to contract letting; reduce errors and omissions; and identify design issues early in the design process. Ultimately, this will allow transportation agencies to significantly reduce change orders and costs during construction.”