Allplan Bridge Software with 4-D Parametric Modeling

Jan. 14, 2020

Allplan Bridge is the professional BIM solution for modeling, analysis and detailing. The software supports engineers in all planning phases, from initial concept through construction. Engineers can work with a single parametric 4D model which can be used for design, structural analysis, and detailing. By using a common bridge model instead of two separate ones for structural analysis and detailing, interdisciplinary collaboration is improved. The parametric model and the extensive automation of work steps dramatically reduces the time required for extremely time-consuming and error-prone design changes.

Allplan Bridge analyzes the defined construction schedule and sets up all necessary calculation definitions in an automated process, like load cases, element activations and calculation actions. This includes input data for calculating nonlinear time effects, like creep, shrinkage and relaxation. Complete transparency is granted, the user keeps full control of the generated items and result overview at any time of construction.

Allplan meets the requirements of bridge design, especially for reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and composite bridges, and integrates with common roadway design software (Civil 3D, OpenRoads, etc.) through LandXML, showing roadway profile and alignment to the bridge team. As a pioneer of digitization in the AEC industry, Allplan is committed to openBIM and interoperability.

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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