The Setec Group
A41 Motorway Annecy-geneva
Annecy, France and Geneva, Switzerland
the 20-kilometer A41 motorway will provide a safe and fast link between
Annecy in France and Geneva in Switzerland. The mountainous site in the
French Alps requires exceptional structures, including a 3-kilometer-long
tunnel, a 300-meter-long cut and covered trench, four viaducts from 210 to
360 meters long, and 20-meter-high retaining walls with prestressed anchors.
The main contractor commissioned Setec for the overall studies of this project
to be conducted in a one-year time frame, from primary and detailed design
(except the tunnel civil engineering) to public presentation. The 3D design of
the project has been achieved by more than 50 engineers, planners, and 3D
modelers using Bentley MXROAD.
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Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
Upgrade to MicroStation V8 XM
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
implementing software upgrades and new features into existing workflows
can be a challenge. Bentley’s Enterprise Training Subscription (E TS) program
has enabled Traffic Planning and Design team members to receive the training
needed to utilize the upgrades and new features effectively, which then
promotes more efficiency.
Traffic Planning and Design relies on Bentley Institute training to educate
employees new to Bentley’s tools. When the firm upgraded to MicroStation
V8 XM, more than 30 users were trained in four days using account-specific
training days in the E TS program. Employees who could not attend during
those four days were able to use the distance training method. Without the
E TS, the transition to V8 XM would have been much more gradual.