OpenSite Designer is an application that employs an open modeling environment. This is used for the delivery of site design projects from concept to completion. This application provides a detailed design for rapid site modeling. OpenSite Designer provides analysis, earthwork optimization and quantification, marking site boundary, creation of basic site layout, creating curved driveway. Additionally, it also provides drainage and underground utility design, automated project deliverables, and more. In this article we will go through an introduction to OpenSite Designer and its interface.

OpenSite Designer provides the most comprehensive site design workflow available. The design workflow includes reality modeling, geotechnical, underground utilities. Furthermore, this also includes stormwater drainage, terrain modeling, detailed drawing production, and visualization. By using OpenSite Designer, you can exploit the following capabilities:

  • Firstly, OpenSite Designer assembles the context data rapidly from a variety of sources, such as point clouds, 3D reality mesh etc. Secondly, you can use other sources such as terrain data, images, and geospatial information to bring real-world settings to your project.
  • OpenSite Designer helps you achieve exponential modeling performance gains with the model-centric production of design deliverables. 
  • Also, the application enables users to share project information across teams, locations, and disciplines with precision and security. 
  • You can use Catalog Services to manage and deliver functional components for consistent generative design across the engineering team. 
  • You can access Documentation Center to produce multi-discipline documentation for all work on assets across the project. 
  • Last but not the least, you can share realistic visualizations with the public and stakeholders to gather feedback, improve public engagements, and speed project approvals. 


Curved Driveway Turning

Curved Driveway Turning

Create a Curved Driveway Turning

In OpenSite Designer, a driveway is a linear element with properties that control its material and grading characteristics. As you click to place the object, points with radius properties are created. These points act as intersections of tangent sides or PI’s. This makes it easy to place the Driveways then edit the point and side properties to model your concept without complicated design settings. Driveway Connection helps with the transition from conceptual grading to design models.

In the last video, we learned how to create a driveway connection. This video explains how you can create a Driveway with a Curved Turning. Go through the video and also, try the same at your end.


Adding a Curve in a Driveway Turning