Ministry of Transportation Ontario to Standardize on Bentley’s Power InRoads as New Transportation Design Solution

Stand-alone Extension of Bentley’s InRoads Civil Engineering Design Software Enables MTO to More Efficiently and Cost-Effectively Develop and Sustain its Transportation Infrastructure

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 22, 2012 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has selected Power InRoads as its new transportation design solution. MTO is the first transportation agency worldwide to standardize on Bentley’s new stand-alone offering of the InRoads family of products. Power InRoads includes the InRoads Suite, the drafting and document production capabilities of MicroStation, Bentley Map functionality, and seamless interoperation with the ProjectWise V8i system of collaboration servers and services and Bentley Navigator V8i software for dynamic project review. Power InRoads will enable MTO to more efficiently and cost-effectively develop and sustain its transportation infrastructure both now and for years to come.

MTO’s Head of Highway Engineering Systems, Hanna Hanna, said, “Power InRoads will help MTO to have fully integrated drafting and design tools in a single application that is easy to deploy and includes new functionality such as roundabout design, site modeler, advanced visualization and animation techniques, and integrated map/GIS capability.”

Power InRoads empowers civil engineering professionals and the agencies they serve with proven technology in a single, advanced civil engineering information modeling and design product. The software’s full spectrum of easy-to-use tools complements MTO’s existing workflows with capabilities for survey data reduction and analysis, map analysis and production, transportation design automation, and team collaboration in a total-project context. The software’s user-friendly, single-installation/upgrade will eliminate CAD-application synchronization issues and reduce the need for training, saving MTO time and money.

Having previously used InRoads on AutoCAD for 10 years, MTO is well acquainted with the strengths and versatility of InRoads software – the design standard for 26 U.S. departments of transportation and seven ministries of transportation in the Canadian provinces. MTO’s upgrade to Power InRoads propels agency-supported technology beyond traditional layered applications and embraces innovative design flexibility and product integration now driving the future of transportation.

Said Ron Gant, Bentley global marketing director, “Power InRoads is the only product needed for new infrastructure design as well as resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation needs. It provides civil and transportation professionals with full access to the depth, breadth, and strength of the InRoads family of products, while allowing those only requiring drafting capabilities to remain on a CAD product.”

Additional advantages of Power InRoads over InRoads on AutoCAD include:

  • comprehensive CAD capabilities,
  • powerful data acquisition tools, including point cloud data,
  • intent-driven design functionality for intelligent, constraint-driven 3D modeling,
  • comprehensive storm drainage modeling and analysis,
  • extensive reporting and quantity estimation,
  • integration with mapping and GIS,
  • built-in rendering and inherent 3D visualization,
  • context sensitive, customizable menus.

For additional information about Bentley’s civil engineering/transportation solutions, visit www.bentley.com/Solutions/Roads.

About the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

The Ministry of Transportation Ontario supports a globally competitive economy and high quality of life, moving people and goods safely, efficiently, and sustainably. MTO is committed to increasing sustainability and strives to incorporate supportive practices within the cohesive framework that comprises the provincial transportation network. For additional information about MTO, visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards , access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities .

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