Bucuresti - Brasov - Tg.
The motorway connecting the Romanian
capital of Bucharest with the country’s
Hungarian will link Romania’s main traffic
centers with Central and Western Europe,
serving a quarter of Romania’s population.
Search Corporation carried out a feasibility
study for the 331-kilometer highway project.
With a relatively short time to produce the
study, Search Corporation needed road
design software that was powerful and
flexible enough to allow fast analysis of a
great number of alternatives. Search
Corporation used Bentley MXROAD in
• Create a digital terrain model from exist-
ing DWG files
• Easily add supplementary survey data to
• Create 3D visualizations easily, allowing
quick consideration of a design’s esthetic
impact on its environment
• Simultaneously analyze the three major
elements of road design—horizontal
alignment, vertical alignment and cross
sections—by use of multiple on-screen
CA FH 224 Bautisa
Federal Highway Administration,
culty conceptualizing what a constructed
facility would look like. Making decisions
without fully grasping the design implications often causes problems down the line.
After construction work has started, making
changes is either impossible or very expensive.
For FHWA, MicroStation’s animation features
and lighting tools helped make these visualizations more dramatic and realistic. ;
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
is developing a plan to improve 8.2 miles of
Bautista Canyon Road. The unpaved section
of road links two communities and provides
access to San Bernardino National Forest, but
needs to be improved for safe and reliable
travel. Local and federal agencies recommend
a $12 million reconstruction.
Photo simulations created with MicroStation
and GEOPAK provided a clear, accurate picture of the project and its impacts, long
before construction. This understanding was
important not only to FHWA, but also to
officials whose approval is needed.
The layperson, even when shown sophisticated 2D engineering drawings, often has diffi-