Allplan Bridge: a Complete BIM Solution for Bridges

May 5, 2021

Allplan Bridge is the most comprehensive solution for modeling bridges on the market, we have achieved a technological breakthrough in particular with the automatic derivation of the static model from the geometry. This function is unique in the world and is a groundbreaking improvement that immensely speeds up the entire planning process and makes it more error-free.

In structural engineering, it has now proven practical for various reasons to use several specialist models instead of a common model, which are later merged and checked for collisions. In bridge construction, however, the situation is different. The enormous complexity clearly requires a "single source of truth“. This means that we need a single parametric 4D model that bidirectionally combines geometry, structural analysis and design. This is exactly what we have achieved in a groundbreaking way with Allplan Bridge.

BIM means a change in data transmission, data requirements and the resulting workflows. With the openBIM approach, the various data formats are harmonized and all those involved in the design process can obtain information about the current status at any time. Inconsistencies and collisions already occur in the design phase and can be eliminated here in advance - not just on the construction site. In this way, time and cost overruns can be avoided while optimizing the quality of the bridges. As an OpenBIM provider, we follow the latest IFC requirements for bridge construction.

Editor's Note: Scranton Gillette Communications and the SGC Infrastructure Group are not liable for the accuracy, efficacy and validity of the claims made in this piece. The views expressed in this content do not reflect the position of the Roads & Bridges' Editorial Team.

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