This category applies to the application of Bentley technology to
provide new capabilities to the adopter. Many involve the implementation
of new technology or integration of Bentley and other technologies to
improve civil infrastructure planning, design, construction, or operation.
TrueViz On Target hntB WINNER
Developed in partnership with the Range & Training
Land Program of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers,
TrueViz On Target maximizes the efficiency of planning and designing military training facilities. TrueViz
On Target integrates range design procedures with
multiple technologies, including computer-aided
design and drafting based on the Bentley platform.
The challenge of the project was to develop a
library of standard-range templates that could
rapidly create 3D models within the Bentley
software environment. The 3D models became
the starting point for design and aid in the range
planning, siting process, and line-of-sight analysis.
Other major challenges included evaluation of
earthwork alternatives, creation of 3D models that
integrate into constructive training environments,
and identification of potential conflicts during
design prior to construction.
During conceptual planning, TrueViz On Target
analyzes the terrain using existing topographic
data to optimize site selection and range orientation.
During design, line-of-sight analysis software
included in the program helps determine firing
positions, targets, range topography, and vegetation. Built-in visualization capabilities create an
immersive 3D environment to facilitate design
review by all stakeholders in the project.
In addition to planning and designing training
facilities, hNTB conducts line-of-sight verification
of armor and aerial gunnery ranges at the 35
and 95 percent design reviews to ensure that
designs meet established training requirements.
TrueViz On Target allows hNTB to evaluate
hundreds of thousands firing-position-to-target
pairings during the line-of-sight review process.
Once a range is built, TrueViz On Target is used to
generate training and support materials such as
a target availability database, training catalogs,
maneuver box locations, digital terrain models,
and camera line-of-sight assignments.
hNTB has used TrueViz On Target on more than
10 design projects, with construction costs ranging
from $15 to $40 million each. The company
estimates that about $2 to $4 million per range
can be saved by reducing unneeded earthwork,
optimizing the design, and curbing the environmental impact of the range.