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Advanced vehicle swept path and turn simulation software for the transportation and engineering professional.

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AutoTURN review by Andrew S.
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"Autoturn Vehicle Path Analysis Software"

What do you like best?

I like that Autoturn is simple in the fact that it comes pre-loaded with many catalogs of vehicles to choose from. It is nice that I don't have to go searching to download and install the vehicle that I want (and if I did want something special, I could use something already in the catalog and just edit the dimensions).`

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the software can be sluggish (although it actually might be my computer and AutoCAD that exaggerate this).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Autoturn, as it is a proven software that has been around for a long time and is widely recognized. They are trying to improve along with the industry by adding 3D elements to their software (although I haven't personally tried that yet).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Autoturn we are able to analyze if we have adequate radii on curb returns or the edge of pavement that we design for roadways for driveways and median crossovers. It also helps for choosing where to place pavement striping for turning movements through intersections as well as ensuring vehicles will be able to make it safely through a work zone.

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AutoTURN review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"AutoTurn Review"

What do you like best?

Works well and has continued to improve since inception. Realistic sized vehicles and turning radii. Works well once you have the hang of it.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to maneuver at times and manipulate existing autoturn scenarios. No standard american SUV and sedan sized vehicles. For a sedan you must find a size that fits that is typically European or Asian with a strange name.

Difficulty maneuvering larger vehicles (such as WB-55) and manipulating to align with loading per se.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Works as described. A little tricky to get a handle on, but works well once you are familiar with the software and how to get what you want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Parking layouts and turning radius for vehicles within garages and on site plans. Verify limit of curb is appropriate for vehicle maneuvering.

What Civil Engineering Design solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
AutoTURN review by Ryan Y.
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"Intersection and roundabout design - turning templates"

What do you like best?

I like how comprehensive the vehicle catalogue is. I like that I can drive the vehicle freehand or using CAD linework for the pathing. I also like that the software uses different colours to clarify what part of the vehicle is tracking where. This software is essential to intersection design, especially roadways with large commercial vehicles.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was more ability to create custom vehicles. If your vehicle is not in the database you have to contact transoft to create it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn to use it, it is very useful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When dealing with large commercial vehicles such as a WB-36, we can truly determine if the designed geometry will allow the vehicle to turn through the intersection/roundabout. Since the software will show if it is a tire or the edge of the truck tracking over an area, we can decide if the over tracking is acceptable or not.

AutoTURN review by User in Design
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"Making the right curve fit"

What do you like best?

I takes the guess work out along with all the countless hour calculating the curves for trucks, trailers, aircrafts and large or long equipment of all makes sweep path for maneuvering for safety.

What do you dislike?

There are no dislikes, just a few limitations regarding to all makes and models of cars, truck, planes and special equipment. You may have to use a vehicle or equipment close or near equal to the vehicle you intend to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, I would recommend this product to anyone doing parking designs, facility designs, that require vehicle maneuvering around fixed equipment or buildings with small or tight areas for safety/health vehicle and cranes equipment to mobilize repairs and/or replacement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time is the greatest benefit and a headache or two from running curve calculations.

AutoTURN review by User in Design
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"AutoTurn "

What do you like best?

Autoturn is an effective tool to determine turning movements and clearances for vehicles.

What do you dislike?

Some of the tools are as user friendly as I'd like.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Autoturn simply works and has large vehicle libraries. Also being compatible with both bentley and autodesk products is a very beneficial feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In site civil design autoturn is an effective tool to verify vehicle movements. It give you the piece of mind with simple visuals, to verify your design vehicle will not have movement issues onsite.

AutoTURN review by Jon L.
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"Only Software Available to do Turning Movement Analysis"

What do you like best?

-Software is recognized by all of the DOTs and Localities to do turning movement analysis and loading dock analysis

-Extremely easy to use

-Seamless integration within AutoCAD and Microstation

-Easy to create custom vehicles

What do you dislike?

-There's been virtually no enhancements or improvements to the software in the past 5 years.

-You have to create your vehicle turning path in the correct layer; once the turning path is created, it is not possible to change the layer of the AutoCAD block it creates and then turn that layer off in a viewport. This is extremely frustrating and annoying because you normally have to make sure each vehicle turning path is in a separate layer since you are typically analyzing multiple vehicles or different geometry alternatives.

-In order to get the AASHTO 2011 vehicle libraries, I had to purchase an upgraded version; it would've been nicer to have had just an option to buy that one vehicle library separately for a reduced cost.

-The base version of the software is missing just about every type of construction vehicle in case you wanted to analyze how a loader or haul truck would access an urban construction site.

-They should re-think the way you initially place a vehicle as it takes too many trial and error attempts to get the vehicle placed in just the right spot at the perfect rotation.

-Once you finish creating your turning movement, you can't use the vanilla AutoCAD MOVE command to move the created turning movement block and then come back and adjust the turn as doing so will move it back to the original location it was created in

-For some reason using AutoTURN in a CAD file will always result in the creation of a bunch of unpurgeable layers and blocks in your CAD file permanently even if you delete all of the file's AutoTURN created objects

Recommendations to others considering the product

To my knowledge, AutoTURN is the only product available or at least the only product officially recognized by DOTs and localities to do vehicle turning movement analyses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use AutoTURN to design proposed curb lines, median noses, fire accesses, parking garages, loading docks, puppy track markings, etc.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"AutoTurn review"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to customize vehicles if you have a specific request from a client. I also like the built in database of all the current aashto vehicles so if you need a standard vehicle you can use it quickly and easily.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the function for making your own vehicle that it is hard to change specific properties without completely starting over. I also think the drive function could be improved. I often end up with paths that are not very smooth and could be improved if the drive function worked smoother.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are considering AutoTurn to assist you in designing roadway infrastructure to determine your design vehicle, I would highly recommend autoturn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AutoTurn has helped us tremendously to show our clients that our design will work with their desired design vehicle. It is a huge help at intersections and roundabouts to give our clients peace of mind that their new infrastructure will not be ruined by trucks jumping over medians or curbs.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Handy Program for Road Design"

What do you like best?

Provides an intuitive way of checking turning radii at various speeds for different design vehicles. Particularly useful when you're working with limited property where you need to keep the design tight.

What do you dislike?

The corporate licensing method often is problematic for our company, with people spending hours with IT just trying to get AutoTURN to work. This may be partially an issue with our own network, but AutoTURN is definitely one of the most problematic programs our designers have to deal with as far as licenses. When it does work, I've had issues with it crashing Civil 3D.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I frequently use AutoTURN when developing new site roadways and service roads. It makes it easy to illustrate vehicle paths to clients when they're concerned about traffic movements.

AutoTURN review by Mark W.
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"AutoTURN is a great product for find vehicle turning patterns!"

What do you like best?

There are so many good things that I like it's hard to choose

You are able to:

Create your own vehicle

Run vehicles in reverse.

Drive the vehicle.

Create and animation for presentation to a client.

What do you dislike?

The product is flexible and easy to use there is really nothing to dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you do site design or transportation projects, this is an easy decision. This product improves your design, productivity and also allows you to provide a easy to follow exhibit to show your client.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to solve tight constraints at truck docks and maximize the number of parking spaces in the parking lot adjacent to the dock. We also have solved roundabout issues with custom buses in the transit fleet.

AutoTURN review by David J.
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"AutoTurn connects designers to the real world"

What do you like best?

As a roadway designer, AutoTURN provides an easy and visual method to track vehicle paths as they maneuver through a user specified path. The preinstalled vehicle library is comprehensive and easy to edit for special circumstances if needed for your project.

AutoTURN software and commands are very smart and intuitive in that a user can effectively use the program quickly if they are already familiar with CAD software. The time spent learning the software is minimal and well worth the effort to confidently and effectively develop horizontal designs of intersections and civil sites.

What do you dislike?

Vehicle paths are clearly displayed but additional visualization features would be nice. Users are able to define colors and linestyles of vehicles and vehicle paths, but 3-D renderings would be a nice feature.

I'm not sure if it is my hardware, but the active vehicle simulations can lag behind a little bit causing jumpy graphics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dozens of preinstalled libraries are available, but try creating customized and project specific vehicles if they are not available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has been especially useful to design the entrance and exit paths of roundabouts as well as designing intersection radii to accommodate the appropriate design vehicle. Vehicle paths are easily placed and displayed in CAD. It is very easy to quickly determine a vehicles path in order to provide sufficient radii without over designing. This provides designers with cost savings in design and clients with cost savings in construction materials.

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"AutoTURN used to design site plan entrances and subdivision drives"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to enter a custom truck size and truck attribute date to match what is required from city to city. Most of the time this means a fire truck to guarantee our design provides access.

What do you dislike?

In previous versions, you had to lead trucks around corners with your computer mouse and to some extent, this did not account for operator error. Newer versions have many more features and have made up for this shortfall.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Continue to add support to Civil3D. Our company has fewer licenses for AutoTurn than Civil3D but it does seem to be used a fair amount of time throughout our design processes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to make sure that our Civil3D site designs are compliant for the use of fire trucks and emergency vehicles and AutoTurn enables us not only to check these designs but provide a visual for city/client confirmation.

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Really Good UItility"

What do you like best?

I like it overall, this is a very useful tool for our Roadway Engineering projects, it is really helpful in Phase 1 designs and equally handy in Phase 2 Maintenance of Traffic Designs. We have been using this software for over ten years and I can't imagine how much work it would be to design the corner radii for intersections.

What do you dislike?

The option to create a custom design vehicle is too complicated, sometimes the paths generated by the software are not accurate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you work in Roadway Design this is a must have piece of software, it is equally helpful in Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very useful in Phase 1 IDS projects and designing Phase 2 Maintenance of Traffic projects. It helped us enormously in designing the corner radii for intersections and also turning radii for Maintenance of Traffic design.

AutoTURN review by Inchul Y.
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"pretty good at what it does"

What do you like best?

integration with microstation; there seem to be a lot of features and the ability to create custom vehicles is very helpful

What do you dislike?

sometimes the clicking flow in order to make proper turning paths in CAD were cumbersome. editing turn paths were a bit difficult at times too especially if there are overlapping turn paths

Recommendations to others considering the product

i have only used older versions of autoturn so some of the difficulties i've had may have been improved upon. Not sure how much it has progressed in a few years, but i would imagine that it has improved.

also, even when i was a user of autoturn, i'm not sure what alternatives were out there and at what state they are at currently compared to autoturn

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

developing truck turning paths in order to properly design intersections/lanes/ingress and egress access ways

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Architecture & Planning
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"AutoTURN provides an easy to use interface to evaluate vehicle turning movements at intersections"

What do you like best?

The turning movement analysis has allowed us to visualize operations at the intersection in order to set stop bar locations and curb return radii for complex intersections.

What do you dislike?

Choosing the correct steering path can mislead users into being too conservative when setting intersection geometrics which can result in additional cost to the project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

AutoTURN is a useful tool that provides a visual media to communicate with other project constituents and allows engineers to make informed decisions regarding vehicle turning movements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use AutoTURN to determine the required radii at intersections, which can have significant impact on the project cost for material and installation as well as required purchasing of Right of Way. The program provides us with a visual tool that allows us to easily communicate engineering decisions with clients and the general public.

AutoTURN review by Eric K.
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"Autoturn is a good product for it's application"

What do you like best?

What I like most about autoturn is that it functions well in it's intended use. I have been able to plan several tight parking areas ensuring that they are accessable to large vehicles. Without Autoturn it would have been much more difficult and timeconsuming to get through this process.

What do you dislike?

Autoturn was occasionally unweildy in that the paths I laid out I had to redue a few times to get right. This may have also had to do with my learning curve as I was new to the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. I am not aware of good alternatives.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was developing designs for loading areas behind dining halls and residence buildiings. It was important that trucks had service access of these facilities.

AutoTURN review by Grace C.
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"Very helpful tool for civil engineering design"

What do you like best?

The best things about AutoTURN is that you can drive all kinds of different vehicles and even custom vehicles all over the place in all different kinds of geometries.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how the blocks of the trucks are often not to dimension but just images of the vehicles. I often have to explode the block and adjust it to get it to be the dimensions used for running the vehicle in AutoTURN.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There's not much out there that can do what AutoTURN does except AutoTURN.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AutoTURN is very helpful in analyzing existing and future roadway geometries whether it be a driveway, an intersection, a drive-thru, or a roundabout. It has several different types of trucks and vehicles that can be used to perform analysis.

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Civil Engineer Review "

What do you like best?

AutoTURN's ability to effectively analyze road and site design projects.

What do you dislike?

The customizing of settings is a little frustrating at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The company I work for consults on a lot of IDOT and Tollway Transportation projects and we utilize AutoTURN in our transportation designs. AutoTURN has increased our skill and ability to confidently analyze and produce roadway designs.

If a company is looking to switch or upgrade there software, my company and I would highly recommend AutoTURN software as a very suitable upgrade.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The company I work for consults on a lot of IDOT and Tollway Transportation projects and we utilize AutoTURN in our roundabouts, intersections and swept path designs. AutoTURN has increased our skill and ability to confidently analyze and produce roadway designs.

AutoTURN review by User in Construction
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"Invaluable for designing intersections"

What do you like best?

AutoTurn is the best tool for check vehicle turning radius and clearances. There are so many methods to check a path. It is invaluable when design intersections. I like that they have added editing tools in later versions such as selecting a patch node and moving it.

What do you dislike?

There is not much of anything I dislike about AutoTurn. It would be nice to see the vehicle templates added to in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go through the training exercises with the program. Very helpful when starting out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use AutoTurn in transportation design. It is used to check intersection corner radii and stop bar locations. The benefits is a "solid" design for clients and peace of mind that vehicles will perform as such in the field.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Experienced AutoTURN user for civil design projects"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use and flexibility to test various types of vehicles. The software is probably the quickest and cheapest way to avoid making a huge mistake down the road.

What do you dislike?

The software can be a little over conservative, as in this example. Our AutoTURN analysis found that busses would not be able to run the course. The architect objected and we laid out a course in a parking lot. The busses were able to make all turns fine. That is probably the only issue I dislike. Otherwise the software has been really helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the turn automated turn feature instead of the self-driving feature. Self driving might seem faster at first, but will be less accurate because you cannot test the full extent of turning that the other feature allows. Also be sure to input the speed of travel as that affects the turning radius both in the software and in real life. Finally always check that the vehicle dimensions seem correct. Sometimes, with custom vehicles, the wheelbase may be off and affect the driving capabilities.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our firm uses AutoTURN to check that driveways and streets will allow cars, trucks, firetrucks, and garbage trucks to pass unobstructed. The software is an incredibly fast way to check for proper clearances.The software helps us determine if we have to rework our street layouts and provides a quick design check.

AutoTURN review by Michael F.
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"I am very pleased with how this program has continued to improve for use."

What do you like best?

AutoTURN has continued to improve both it's interface, as well as simplifying the simulation operations. The dynamic nature of the alignments and how they automatically revise the path of vehicle is also a wonderful effect.

What do you dislike?

If there was anything that I disliked about the program, it would have to be the limited library in standard specialty vehicles (emergency type). They easily created with the knowledge of some basic dimensions, but the regular availability of these standard vehicle sizes would be very helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Typically, we use the program to model the turning movements of both large commercial vehicles and emergency vehicles for commercial site plan applications. We have found this program quite useful for these purposes.

AutoTURN review by User in Utilities
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"Great Transportation Modeling Software to Use in Conjunction with AutoCAD"

What do you like best?

It's especially helpful when determining larger commercial trucks and fire trucks that will traverse a site or parking area. I also like the path that is left on the screen so you can show a typical course the vehicle will take and show it safely passing buildings, curbs, and other structures on the development.

What do you dislike?

It would be helpful if there were more diverse trucks and cars to use when running the models (all the WB-level commercial trucks, multiple fire trucks, etc...)

Recommendations to others considering the product

AutoTURN is an incredible tool to use to accompany civil designers. It allows you to check your site for turning angles, curb radii, location of buildings and bollards, and lane widths to ensure anticipated vehicles that will be travelling in your site will be able to function regularly and safely. It's incredibly helpful to use when modeling for larger WB-rated commercial trucks and fire trucks to anticipate safe delivery of goods and emergency services to the development. I would highly recommend this product to any civil designer who utilitizes CAD software and wants to have peace of mind when defending the vehicles that will need to enter/exit the development will minimal to no traffic conflicts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If certain delivery trucks can enter the parking area, make deliveries, and exit the site safely. If trucks can make it along certain access roads. Placement of radius returns for curbs and location of curb ramps can be adjusted to accommodate larger turning radii of anticipated vehicles entering/leaving the site with the help of the modeling generated by AutoTurn.

AutoTURN review by Vamsee T.
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"AutoTurn a great roadway design tool"

What do you like best?

Its ability to simulate the turning vehicles radii with different vehicle types. Helps to design the roadway side streets at restricted conditions. Also enhances safety of the motorists by designing the right turn radii for the vehicles.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see more user friendly options in terms manual simulation tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is helping us to design roadway intersections and turn radii for the side streets on Major Highways.

AutoTURN review by Consultant
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"AutoTurn connects designers to the real world"

What do you like best?

As a roadway designer, AutoTURN provides an easy and visual method to track vehicle paths as they maneuver through a user specified path. The preinstalled vehicle library is comprehensive and easy to edit for special circumstances if needed for your project

What do you dislike?

I'm not sure if it is my hardware, but the active vehicle simulations can lag behind a little bit causing jumpy graphics

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dozens of preinstalled libraries are available, but try creating customized and project specific vehicles if they are not available

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has been especially useful to design the entrance and exit paths of roundabouts as well as designing intersection radii to accommodate the appropriate design vehicle. Vehicle paths are easily placed and displayed in CAD. It is very easy to quickly determine a vehicles path in order to provide sufficient radii without over designing

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Autoturn review"

What do you like best?

It models the path of the turning very well for the entire length of the turn which is useful to see what it may and may not hit.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the objects left behind when you make a turn. Often I would run Autoturn several times in the same drawing and the small objects left behind in the drawing can get annoying to remove.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use several models to display Autoturn results. Do not try to use all results on the same model.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving whether or not trucks and general vehicles can make turns in order to see if certain routes/paths are possible.

AutoTURN review by Laura S. B.
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"Auto turn review"

What do you like best?

The ability to select and create vehicles and run the path with the convenience of a button.

What do you dislike?

The first location of truck cannot be moved once you drop the simulator the path will select the first position

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is Cad compatible and easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My layout design is 1000 times more accurate and we can design around the vehicle path, specially for wb67

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Civil Engineer Review"

What do you like best?

The turning movement analysis has allowed us to visualize operations at the intersection in order to set stop bar locations and curb return radii for complex intersections

What do you dislike?

Choosing the correct steering path can mislead users into being too conservative when setting intersection geometrics which can result in additional cost to the project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

AutoTURN is a useful tool that provides a visual media to communicate with other project constituents and allows engineers to make informed decisions regarding vehicle turning movements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use AutoTURN to determine the required radii at intersections, which can have significant impact on the project cost for material and installation as well as required purchasing of Right of Way. The program provides us with a visual tool that allows us to easily communicate engineering decisions with clients and the general public.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"I've used this program multiple times for various civil design projects."

What do you like best?

The simplistic layout of all the tools. It's easy to navigate the various menus.

What do you dislike?

This may just be with the version we have, but it's not compatible with Microstation V8i. And as far as I know there is no patch available for it to be so we have to run the program in V8 which is annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a few minutes to research all the tools because they can be very helpful when you have a full understanding of them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to take on larger projects as we know have the software to do more complex design.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Autoturn is very useful for roadway design!"

What do you like best?

Ease in uploading a project and using different variables to visually see the answers to projects. It is nice to have a program that takes tedious manual-searching and continuous calculation out of the process.

What do you dislike?

Personally, the product runs a little slow on my computer. That could just be my problem, however. I also end up with quite a few files when I use the product, and I wish I could use multiple situations for one project file.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely use this product, especially as a new user learning geometric principles. This product guides you through the process and saves you from searching through manuals and doing mindless calculations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company uses the product for roadway design for state and tollway applicability. The program takes mindless calculation and searching through manuals out of the process.

AutoTURN review by Heather W.
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"Don't use this as much as other products but a very useful tool"

What do you like best?

The library of different vehicle types makes selecting the most sensible vehicle that will be accessing the finished site very useful.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that when driving a vehicle through the site you are not able to stop and go back a step if you have gone in the wrong direction or something changes. The whole path needs to be redrawn and then the vehicle ran through again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product to be used alongside Microstation or Power Inroads

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to solve the ability to do more local and state jobs involving train stations and buses

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Project Designer"

What do you like best?

As a designer I really only use Autoturn for the bottom line issues i.e. what radius does my roadway/intersection need to have. I would say that I like how you can set the autoturn to be drawn exactly how you want, linetype, color, thickness, etc. So when plotted it looks how you want.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that when a route has been drawn in say with a WB-40 truck, you cannot manipulate that route at all. If you have a somewhat large path of travel, you need to redraw the entire thing, even if just one turn needs manipulation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Overall it gets the job done.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am designing roadway layouts for private companies and municipalities. I use Autoturn to determine curve and intersection radii needed for certain vehicles.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"AutoTurn user for about a year now."

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to navigate through all of the tools. The simple layout makes it very easy for the users (especially beginners like myself) to find the right options. I found the help menu very helpful when I do encounter issues.

What do you dislike?

The fact that it is not compatible with Micro Station V8i is frustrating. I am not sure if there is a patch available for this, but I haven't been able to find one on my own.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The quality of help support is very high. If you encounter issues don't be afraid to look in the help menu to guide you through your issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes the Intersection Design much easier and quicker. It allows us to take on more of these types of projects.

AutoTURN review by Richard P.
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"AutoTurn - easy to use"

What do you like best?

The easy of use and learning curve are minimal

What do you dislike?

There nothing to dislike. I have not encountered a problem that has made my design difficult to perfom.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To me this is the only software to use for your turning analysis of cars and trucks

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Turning curves for tractor trailers

AutoTURN review by Gavin Chase M.
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"Best Choice for Internation Work"

What do you like best?

This is a very easy to use program, with a great interface. I enjoy the access to a large vehicle library that include domestic and international vehicles.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were templates for reverse movements. I know this may be difficult, but I wish the product was move helpful in designing loading dock areas. Right now its very guess and check., I wish there were something move definitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are designing many parking garages with loading dock areas. This program has been key in minimizing the wasted space.

AutoTURN review by User in Construction
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"Excellent and reliable tool for road and intersection design"

What do you like best?

Vehicle turn movement simulation - I like that we can select the design vehicle and run the animated simulation of the vehicle for the turning radii. Also the fact that the user has the control to either run the simulation along a defined path or do it manually based on the minimum turning radii.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that it does not load my microstation tool settings and preferences.

Recommendations to others considering the product

nothing specific..its a simple and easy to use tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a transportation engineer, I am suppose to analyze intersections and turn bays for minimum turning radii and if the design vehicle can complete the turn with those radii. Autoturn does a excellent job in analyzing and designing the turn radii and curb radii.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
User in Civil Engineering
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"Autoturn in Florida"

What do you like best?

Autoturn comes with design vehicles but it is very simple to customize the design vehicle to specifications required by the client. The interactive vehicle control is useful for visualizing the vehicle path.

What do you dislike?

My experience with the this software is limited. The turning paths can seem augmented compared to real life situations but this is the design processs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fairly simple to use and meets needs well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our client is the FDOT. Autoturn is the only software we use to determine U-turn and turning paths.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Monthly user for transportation projects. "

What do you like best?

It's very quick to use and produces plan view graphics that are easy to share.

What do you dislike?

It is a little tricky to make a custom path.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I don't know if there is anything else on the market so it's really a must if you work in transportation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am designing returns of intersections. With Autoturn you are able to produce and exact line path within your design file so you can minimize your pavement width to exact needs rather than estimates.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"AutoTURN has great features"

What do you like best?

AutoTURN is very intuitive and easy to use for basic applications. For more advance work, there is a great tutorial available built into the program.

What do you dislike?

AutoTURN can be difficult when attempting to perform manual maneuvers. There is not a large library of vehicles available to choose from.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My firm utilizes AutoTURN to design parking configurations, minimum turn radii, business entrances, etc. I have found that AutoTURN is quick when a rough minimum turning radius is desired.

AutoTURN review by Dennis S.
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"Very helpful and critical in the field of work that I do."

What do you like best?

The accuracy that is attributed to make this product create a better design for my work.

What do you dislike?

Not too much, but there is always room for improvement in everything

Recommendations to others considering the product

give it a try

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Radii in traffic patterns for signal designs. I have benefited especially when designing radii for turning pavement markings across large intersections.

AutoTURN review by Juan L.
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"Designer for Roadway Transportation"

What do you like best?

Be able to watch the automated animation of how well the radius is designed while choosing what type of truck is allowed in a certain location.

What do you dislike?

Don't find anything dislike is just a matter of practices

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Be able to construct a certain radius when building a divided median.

AutoTURN review by Scott S.
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"Transportation review of Autoturn"

What do you like best?

Driving with a vehicle to see how a truck will navigate through a roundabout, around a curve, or enter a driveway. I like how you can control the speed of the turning vehicle.

What do you dislike?

redoing if I make a mistake while driving

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Truck entry and access from roundabout and driveways

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Great for intersection design!"

What do you like best?

The ability to select specific vehicles for the turning movements was perfect for the level of service of the roadways on specific projects. It's integration into Microstation makes it very easy to use for turning movements in all directions.

What do you dislike?

For the project types we do at out company, I can't really say anything bad about this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If doing projects at intersections, this product is a must.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product enabled me to locate the guide rail and roadway flare at an intersection of two township roads.

AutoTURN review by Rich H.
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"Use Autoturn on a Regular Basis"

What do you like best?

I appreciate the easy interface with Autocad Civil 3D..

What do you dislike?

Haven't found any negative items. The software is easy to use and it makes my job as a designer much more efficient.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easily verify intersection geometric design efficiently.

AutoTURN review by User in Civil Engineering
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"AutoTURN for turning templates"

What do you like best?

The variety of vehicle options included and the ease of use of the software.

What do you dislike?

There aren't any preset turning templates included, you have to draw them basically freehand (which is both good and bad).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Am able to determine if the vehicle in question is able to make the required turning movements.

AutoTURN review by Agency in Civil Engineering
Agency in Civil Engineering
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"Highly Functional Product"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and visual product that it produces

What do you dislike?

Lack of customization with regards to vehicle types

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating functional layouts of intersections. It has helped me determine appropriate curb radii. It has also helped me determine the appropriateness of a design for different vehicle types

AutoTURN review by Consultant in Design
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"Used to review turning radius on existing and proposed roadways."

What do you like best?

I think this is a very easy software to use.

What do you dislike?

The program could have more options for car/truck sizes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is great for determining turning radius' for trucks at u-turns and corners when designing roadways.

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