McCormick Taylor, Inc.
By taking advantage of training on Bentley
solutions under a Bentley Enterprise Training
Subscription, McCormick Taylor was able to
fast-track a 3D visualization project for a state
DOT proposal. The 3D renderings and visualizations provided the client with a clear visual understanding of McCormick Taylor’s technical, communication, and engineering capabilities, and a contract was awarded only
seven days after the presentation.
the road grading accurately depicted the
existing project. Next, McCormick Taylor
used MicroStation to overlay the newly proposed environment, roadway, and noise
abatement barriers prior to rendering. The
building and surrounding structural wireframes were taken from existing project
drawing plans or created from scratch.
With these 3D rendering capabilities,
McCormick Taylor will present at public
meetings a more visual interpretation of proposed projects and suggested alternatives,
and show how the selected design will fit
within a community. ;
Using digital terrain model data from
Bentley’s 2004 Editions of InRoads and
MicroStation V8, McCormick Taylor created
wireframes of the project area’s land contours and its surrounding environment.
InRoads was then applied to triangulate the
roadway surface wireframes, to ensure that
Centre du Quebec
Ministere des Transports Quebec
complexity of the project, the team settled
on an excellent and relevant design in just a
few months, which would not have been
possible without Bentley InRoads.
The Mauricie/Centre-du-Quebec district
office of the Ministere des Transports Quebec
(MTQ) needed to redesign and reconstruct
the intersection of Route 138 and Highway
40 due to a large number of accidents. The
design study called for the construction of
center barriers so light poles could be
installed and left turn lanes created. However,
the barriers would have made things difficult
for the heavy traffic at the intersection,
which often travels at excessive speeds.
The use of 3D on this project allowed MTQ
to standardize the way this powerful utility
can be used on other projects, with
animation the result of design.
This process greatly enhanced the ability of
MTQ to communicate its design to the public, especially since roundabouts are not
numerous in this area, and are poorly understood. MTQ expects to benefit from these
capabilities on future projects as well. ;
As a result, the designers decided to develop
a roundabout. The MTQ team decided to use
this project to investigate the strengths of
Bentley’s InRoads and MicroStation for concept renderings and animation. During conceptual design, the designers easily produced
a dozen design changes. Despite the