Bridge design is no simple matter. While traditional 3-D modeling software is useful for buildings, these structures don’t present the same challenges that bridge design does. Jalpesh Patel, Senior Technical Consultant with Allplan explains why: “Buildings are mainly linear, vertical structures with minimal to no obstruction. Bridges, on the other hand, are non-linear, horizontal structures that must weave through obstacles, existing structures, and multiple right-of-way restrictions. Therefore, accurately modeling bridges to be constructed in the real world requires software that can adapt to this non-linear geometry.” When managing the unique challenges posed by bridge design, parametric modeling shines.
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