Infrasoft?s New MXURBAN Civil Design Software Ships in North America

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New Software for Designing Roads in Cities and Towns

Beverly, Massachusetts – October 21, 2002 – Infrasoft Corporation�, a global supplier of IT solutions for civil engineering, today announced it is now shipping MXURBAN software in North America. MXURBAN is Infrasoft’s newest civil design software product for reconstructing roadways in highly confined urban and suburban settings. Automated wizards help users to quickly define the outer road envelope, and include design elements such as street fixtures or underground services. The software then creates a best-fitting design in real-time. This specialized solution works with all popular civil engineering software products and CAD platforms, and offers rapid return on investment because it allows the civil engineering firm to leverage its existing technology investments. The program also fully supports the LandXML standard for the open exchange of civil and survey data.

MXURBAN’s Sleek Automation Raises the Bar in Design Productivity and Interoperability

Civil engineers will find a new level of automation in MXURBAN, which reduces the learning curve. The program’s innovative step-by-step features guide the civil designer through the complex engineering process of defining and modifying the urban roadway. The user can quickly try out what-if scenarios when raising or lowering a design. Because the program is interactive, the user can move roadway components and instantly view the overall effects. This approach -- designing from the outer boundaries to the centerline -- is a practical and efficient approach to improving streets in highly built-up areas in urban or suburban settings.

With this fully 3D design tool, you can see and evaluate design changes every way you need to--in plan, profile, section and isometric views. MXURBAN can also import data from a wide range of sources, including DWG, DGN, ASCII, and LandXML formats. The product is available in a standalone Windows NT version or embedded in CAD programs such as AutoCAD and Microstation.

Highlights of MXURBAN Design

Users can examine roadway designs from a 3D perspective to view centerline and edge of pavement elevations. Any design feature can be regraded with an automatic best-fit profile created through user-defined constraints. The user can configure tool tips to identify and confirm design features. MXURBAN will automatically generate warnings to notify the user when the design may require checking.

MXURBAN can also be used for pavement layer design and offers a variety of tools to model any pavement construction type. The program has a special wizard to specify and store pavement styles. Various pavement configurations can be applied along, or across, a street.

Design Analysis and Reports Provide Decision-Making Information
The urban civil engineer will find a prime selection of design analysis tools and report generators in MXURBAN. The MX user can inspect surface differences in the old vs. new road designs, and can display both depth bands and contours.
Using sophisticated reporting tools, the civil design team can assess the overall design and project costs, and identify potential cost savings areas. MXURBAN provides a comprehensive array of reports, including pavement layer, regulation and milling quantities, surface differences and planing depths. All of these reports can be easily imported into any popular spreadsheet software packages for customization.

Product Availability
MXURBAN and the full suite of MX products are available directly from Infrasoft or through Authorized Infrasoft Dealers. Training and Technical Support programs are also available through Infrasoft. Infrasoft Corporation develops the award-winning Arenium collaborative engineering product, and MXROAD, MXRAIL, MXRENEW and MXDRAW for road design and renewal, site development, and rail engineering. For more information on MX Civil Engineering software products, call 1-877-INFRASOFT.

About Infrasoft Corporation
Infrasoft is a global supplier of IT solutions for the civil engineering marketplace. The company develops award-winning software for government and consulting engineers involved in road design and renewal, site development, and rail engineering. Arenium, a breakthrough Collaborative Engineering solution, is the only web-enabled product in the marketplace allowing companies to leverage multi-site workforces to efficiently create, share and access project data via LAN, WAN or the Internet -- from design to final asset. Infrasoft technology runs within the three most popular environments � Windows, AutoCAD and MicroStation. Infrasoft distributes its products in more than 60 countries via a global network of distribution partners. The company has offices in the United States, UK, The Netherlands, India and Australia. For more information, Infrasoft can be reached at 1-877-INFRASOFT or visit their web site at

Arenium, MXROAD, MXRAIL, MXRENEW and MXDRAW are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infrasoft Corporation. Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows, Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. AutoCAD is a trademark or registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. Microstation is a trademark or registered trademark of Bentley Systems Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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