Bentley InRoads

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Running atop Bentley’s flagship product, MicroStation, InRoads Suite provides complete drafting capabilities, powerful mapping tools, and design automation for civil transportation professionals.

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InRoads review by Ryan M.
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"A great but becoming outdated civil design package"

What do you like best?

It's a great civil design package that contains almost all the tools you need for a complete civil design. While it's a bit old and the replacement for it looks very promising, it's still the most stable way to go until it's replacement is fully ready for production.

What do you dislike?

It's getting old and and outdated and is missing turning template data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep an eye on OpenRoads which is the replacement for InRoads. It looks to have great promise, but is still very young.

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

Civil roadway, water and sewer line designs. It is an efficient design package and allows us to give the clients what is needed.

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InRoads review by Kris S.
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"Good/Average Road/Site Analysis Software"

What do you like best?

InRoads is a great program to process any point surveys or 3-dimensional surveys. Very similar to geopak software in the sense you can process and create surface models for any project requiring any topographic features.

What do you dislike?

Compared to geopak, the user tools and settings can be a bit frustrating when you are trying to develop quality plan sheets and cannot get the settings to work in your favor. Many times, I just opt out using inroads to label any plan notes and just stick to the microstation software because it is easier for me to change the settings to my liking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If choosing between Geopak or InRoads, my preference is with Geopak. I feel geopak allows you to work with a variety of different things. As for InRoads, I think it is a good program if you have a simple job where you just need to process surfaces. The user tools are very simple to use.

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

Good to establish survey data and create any proposed surface model files. I work with a lot of roadway designs and site designs and I am required to create proposed surfaces and profiles for drainage purposes. InRoads allows me to do that.

What Civil Engineering Design solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
InRoads review by Michal K.
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"Complex and specific tool"

What do you like best?

I am working with Inroads since before SS and i can see how product develops. The best change for me from previous versions is added graphical template development - very interactive and intuitive. Also comparing to other similar software i like Inroads for its independence from the platform. (Unfortunatelly Openroads environment abandoned this idea, but we will see how it goes) Thanks to this independence i can display what i want whenever i want it. Most tools are easy to use and self explanatory.

What do you dislike?

I had to setup my preferences couple of times, as there were never good default preferences set to start with. In my opinion without proper guidance and at least basic training its very hard to learn on your own. Road design in inroads has a certain workflow and you have to get used to it. Once you do it feels natural, but until you do its a wall of frustration, as you have to pay attention not only to design, but also to proper setup, preferences, etc. Also annotating cross sections could be as easy as annotating profile as sometimes it is pain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a bit of warning really. SS2 and SS3 are vey different. In my opinion SS3 is a future of design, but i had little to do with it yet (only presentations and overall workflow) I wouldn't invest time and resources in SS2 and head towards SS3, but again! i have seen SS3 crash on various tasks (like not following workflow - applying changes to horizontal - recalculating corridor and forgetting about superelevetions for example) i also had a word that due to new specific workflow SS3 and Projecwise doesn't go together well.

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

Once you are fluent with using Inrods it speeds up 3d/2d modelling significantly. What once took days, now it can take hours. There are many tricks to do various tasks. Now if you hit a wall - there are many learning paths, forums, blogs, vlogs, bentley community etc. to solve problems efficiently.

InRoads review by Ryan Y.
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"InRoads for Interchange Design"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to build pieces of templates, then build full templates using the pieces. The end conditions are also very powerful as you can have multiple end conditions as well as smart end conditions using programming language.

For alignments, the regression tools make it quick and easy to fine tune alignments. The ability to have multiple vertical alignments within one horizontal alignment allows for profile options to be explored without running multiple designs. However multiple horizontal alignments will require multiple designs.

The Modeller portion of the software is easy to use to build a model and design it according to your site constraints. Point controls, overrides, parametric constraints allow designs to be fine tuned without changing alignments and templates.

What do you dislike?

The menu layout can be quite overwhelming as there are a lot of options in every part of the program.

For the modeller, a model can quickly become very complicated to work with if too many point controls, overrides, and parametric constraints are used.

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

Interchange design, quantity estimates, and outputs for construction. We can quickly produce 3D polylines to be used for machine controlled construction work, and 3D models that are able to retain most design connections when alignments are changed.

InRoads review by Consultant in Design
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"Bentley InRoads Review"

What do you like best?

Inroads allows for easy and effective alignment and profile creation and editing. Table editing and curve editing allow for alignment and profiles to be designed and edited depending on a variety of constraints.

What do you dislike?

Inroads, alignments and profiles are not dynamic once displayed. Being an application in microstation, vs fully integrated causes a few extra steps and a lot of extra clicks to view design elements and start tools. Also site grading is cumbersome with feature lines.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most DOTs use InRoads so knowledge of this tool is a must.

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

Roadway design and corridor creation is a breeze with InRoads. Also their drafting tools within inroads are effective and simple, once the preferences are created.

InRoads review by Neal S.
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"Powerful, quick and reliable modelling software"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to edit my own templates and create complex corridors with varying end conditions

What do you dislike?

The new ways to edit superelevation and in SS4 the way I have to edit alignments.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be careful about updating. I would be willing to try out OpenRoads Designer and see if many of the bug fixes are fixed.

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

I am able to create large roadway models quickly and efficiently.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Good design tools, but can be clunky"

What do you like best?

It sits on top of MicroStation. Doesn't take a lot of computer resources to run.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how when you select a tool or feature, the software doesn't prompt you to notify that it has been done successfully. You have to follow the "little red box" to ensure you have selected the correct DTM, ALG, etc... Once you know what to look to for, it's fine, but just not intuitive to the new user. This is not only for InRoads, but all Bentley software is extremely expensive compared to it's competitors that offer better features and tools for what seems like a fraction of the price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

InRoads will eventually go away with the introduction of Bentley OpenRoads, so Bentley is trying to go into the right direction for it's end users and to stay competitive with Autodesk.

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

trying to create design content to be used for planning, engineering, design, and CAD production.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Regular In-Roads User Review"

What do you like best?

I like the roadway modeler. They have 3 views available as you are looking to model your roadway- cross section, profile, and plan view. That allows you to work in 3 dimensions as you design. Also, the ability to quickly see the cross section views without having to manually cut sections like Geopack makes me much faster to design.

What do you dislike?

I wish it was more in sync with microstation. I believe in Open Roads when you design an alignment in Microstation it will recognize it in Inraods. It adds several steps to design something using graphics in Microstation and then import that into Inroads. Then when you want to make a change you either work in Inroads or have to delete what you made and re-import it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend waiting for Open Roads to be rolled out and learn using that tool. I think it will be much more efficient and its vastly different than InRoads so I wouldn't waste time learning one thing when the next thing is around the corner.

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

We use InRoads for all our transportation design projects. There are a ton of benefits. After setting up your preferences for a certain client you can use them again and again for profiles and cross sections. Also, we have many methods and systems for designing using InRoads for horizontal and vertical geometry.

InRoads review by John H.
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"Inroads Select Series 2"

What do you like best?

Inroads, when used to it's fullest extent and capabilities, can provide all the tools throughout roadway design to generate a planset efficiently. Thus cutting down immensely on personnel costs and inaccuracies. The roadway corridor modeler can generate a 3d representation to within .01' of the entire roadway project.

What do you dislike?

Legacy inroads or Select Series 2 is a great tool. However Bentley has pushed out Open Roads (Select Series 3 and 4) which requires an entirely new client workspace. As DOTs are slow to adopt this the Open Roads user is trapped and must generate a new work space from scratch without the benefit of past years' config files and .xin. I think Bentley should have been more conscientious of this and utilized the Legacy Style Manager and made the creating of the Open Roads workspace automatic.

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

I design linear projects mostly which inroads was designed to aid in. The primary benefit of inroads is the model which can be used, once created, to better understand any impacts to the existing terrain.

InRoads review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"InRoads Review"

What do you like best?

InRoads has features that make designing easy and more efficient. I am able to do my work quickly and discover errors very easily using the tools that InRoads provides. InRoads has a tremendous depth of tools that can be used. It is only limited by the knowledge of the user.

What do you dislike?

InRoads can be very difficult to navigate and understand the process's need to be completed to get the desired design result. It takes time to learn all of the attributes associated with a single task, but once everything is in order, the results are worth it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at all products out there, We use both AutoCAD C3D and Inroads. Both have learning curves that the user has to master

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

We solve roadway design problems, Roadway design involving geometrics and other aspects contribute to the overall plan for a contractor to Build.

InRoads review by Tatiana S.
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"Inroads Design "

What do you like best?

The ability to have a great real-life visual of all subsurface utility.

What do you dislike?

The software still needs many upgrades.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Provides you with the ability to see a 3D model of all subsurface structures and detect clashes.

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

Avoiding interferences of utilities and structures.

InRoads review by Giovanni F.
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"InRoads is vast and intricate."

What do you like best?

InRoads has features that make designing simpler and efficient. I am able to do my work quickly and discover errors very easily using the tools that InRoads provides. InRoads has a tremendous depth of tools that can be used. It is only limited by the knowledge of the user.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, InRoads can be difficult to navigate and understand what steps in the InRoads process need to be completed to get the desired design result. It takes time to learn all of the attributes associated with a single task, but once everything is in order, the results are worth it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If one was to consider Bentley InRoads, the number one recommendation I would give would be to stay patient and realize that the program only does what you tell it to do. You must learn all of the ins and outs of the software and apply them one at a time. Frustration is only a byproduct of the unknown when it comes to things of this nature.

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

I solve roadway design problems and the benefits are time saving and money saving to the fullest. Roadway design involving geometrics and other aspects contribute to the overall plan for a contractor to carry out. I am in charge of ensure that this plan is concise and clear in order for the final product to be completed on time and to the specifications that are ultimately decided by the software and judgment that I use.

InRoads review by Hadi R.
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"User friendly"

What do you like best?

Prior to using Bentley Inroads, I used to work with Autodesk Land Desktop Development and later the Civil3D. Having that knowledge starting with InRoads was pretty easy and I should say it's very user friendly. The interactive design of the interface also increase the productivity.

What do you dislike?

It's not something wrong with the software but since I am originally an Autodesk user when it comes to micro station I do not like the menus and framework arrangements. I like the autodesk interface design much better, but as I said earlier there's nothing wrong with it's simply a personal preference.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Using the Bentley packages Geopack and Inroads allow presenting the designs in a much more effective and influential form. Employers now have more insight toward the project outputs and performance of the designs prior to job completion. In highway construction projects and specially design build projects, the design and proposal attractiveness can be equally and sometime more important than the proposal cost effectiveness. I believe Bently InRoad give the consultants the upper hand to produce more attractive and influential proposals.

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

Geometric design of highways and interchanges. Bently InRoads offers a very good visualization tools. Visualizing the design in the surrounding environment allow both designers and employers to verify many of the sustainability elements of the design. This is a program designed for this purpose and It does an absolutely good job in doing it. Years ago I used to do the same job with sketch-up and It was really a pain since sketch-up is a general sketching software.

InRoads review by James A.
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"Best bet to design for public sector clients"

What do you like best?

I have experience primarily using InRoads with some exposure to GeoPAK. GeoPAK to me seems very clunky and outdated. It bases everything off COGO and the methodology to me is equivalent to what was cutting edge when computers first were used in drafting design industry-wide in the 90's and manually programing steps was exciting and cutting-edge. While the vast majority of graduating engineering students have experience in nothing but AutoCAD, Microstation and InRoads are becoming much more compatible and comparable to AutoCAD users with each version, reducing the learning curve for new users.

There are significant changes between the most recent versions of Microstation and InRoads, improving each time. Those significant changes come with a learning curve, as anything would. The latest release, Select Series 3, completely revises the interface. InRoads becomes part of the task bar, eliminating the need for a separate window InRoads used in Select Series 2 and all previous versions. In advance of learning and using SS3, I strongly recommend switching from tool menus to the task bar layout while you're still in SS2 so you are more comfortable with that approach when you switch.

Modeling tools are powerful, especially in SS3, however models can only get the design to a certain point and fine-tuning by hand is inevitable which will probably always be a fact of life. As users gain experience, they learn tricks that can help eliminate surface errors such as around street corners and intersections, islands, and roadside terrain. The OpenRoads system in SS3 is much more streamlined and user-friendly compared to SS2.

What do you dislike?

There remains a significant learning curve for recent graduates or new hires whose sole experience is in AutoCAD, and even users switching from GeoPAK to InRoads.

SS3 reduced the complexity of steps necessary to complete design tasks, but all the options and steps (a result of the power of InRoads, now OpenRoads) can bog down novice and amateur users until they become more familiar with the capabilities.

AutoCAD has many interface features that are much more user-friendly, which are apparently copyrighted because Microstation still tries to incorporate them in their own clunky way (key-ins that are not as easy as in AC).

Additionally, too many people choose to tinker with code and create highly customized workspaces. Customized workspaces tend to be problematic and error-prone, and often eliminate standard tools and options built into Microstation and InRoads out-of-the-box.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend time learning the intricacies of the program. It is very powerful but can seem complex the first couple times when all you want to do is create an alignment or a roadway surface. As with anything, practice makes perfect.

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

Roadway and terrain surface modeling and modification. Time savings over manual or more cumbersome methods.

InRoads review by Peter D.
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"Roadway Design and Flow"

What do you like best?

Using Inroads to help us design roadways can quickly let the designer / engineer model their design against the existing features. It helps streamline the process of when and if retaining walls are needed and how long they need to be. Where drainage concerns could arise and how to correct your design with a flow of having the ability to model the design changes rapidly. Creating new or even recreating existing roadway geometry is fast and easy. There has not been a project that Inroads has not been a major tool and asset in creating designs and meeting the challenges for our clients.

What do you dislike?

The fact that it cannot order lunch for the design team! In all seriousness, I find that the earlier versions (Inroads 8.5 and earlier) to be more user friendly and easier to manipulate than the later versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In all of the years I have been using Inroads (23 yrs) this software has always helped me and my co-workers create every design that was asked of us.

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

The ability to manipulate templates and quickly re-run the model to see where issues could impact the road design, right of way, wetland encroachment, existing driveways, ramps as well as any other connecting features when creating improvements or even from a feasibility standpoint, is a tremendous advantage. Having a 3-dimensional model allows the designers / engineers to quickly assess and evaluate what changes may need to be implemented and let the client know of potential impacts to project without wasting budget and time. The software gives the design team the ability to proficiently create multiple design alternatives that can be compared against one another allowing the client to see more options that may suit their needs.

InRoads review by Orlando R.
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"InRoads for roadways, rail and utilities"

What do you like best?

The ease of use to which can adapt to many situations in the workplace. The tools in Bentley InRoads makes engineering design better, faster and more productive. Everything is one click away and beginners can learn quickly to what InRoads has to offer.

What do you dislike?

The only issue I might have with Bentley InRoads is that it would seem ideal for staging and designing utilities as well but the tools and what you can do with utilities is limiting. More tools in this field would go a long way and help InRoads become the industry standard hands down.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please integrate more tools for utilities or have a standalone product for all utilities and not just storm drain and sanitary sewer. There are a ton of utilities in the real world that have different design elements to those of storm drain and sanitary sewer and adding tools for other utilities would be extremely helpful and beneficial to both Bentley and the end user.

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

I am a civil engineer in the transportation field and constantly use Bentley InRoads for roadway, rail and utilities design for a variety of projects with different clients and agencies. When creating different alternatives, routes, designs for a multitude of elements, Bentley InRoads is always up to the challenge and makes my job that much easier and reliable.

InRoads review by Allison R.
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"Bridge designer using InRoads"

What do you like best?

As a bridge/structural engineer, I use it mainly for retaining walls and bridge alignments. We also have to coordinate with other departments, such as highways or rail, so I like how it integrates with other disciplines. It also allows the user to figure out bridge geometry relatively quickly as opposed to other methods.

I haven't used this feature too often, but I like how it can generate profiles for retaining walls, which can then be easily transformed into plan sheets.

What do you dislike?

It can be a little confusing when first learning the software. I also am the only person in my department that has any MicroStation knowledge, so no one else can really use InRoads because the rest of the engineers in my department feel that learning MicroStation is beneath them. It is also difficult to check input, and with the rigorous QA/QC standards set forth by most projects, this can create a problem.

I think that modifying text scale and what text that is displayed should be easier to manipulate. Sometimes we need to show just a northing and easting, and other times we need elevations for various points that we created. Maybe there is an easy way to change this, but we haven't found it yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It definitely makes bridge geometry easier to compute. When I first started, someone laid out the geometry by assigning cogo points in Cogo Classic, and drew it out in TurboCad. Then someone would have to go through line by line and check all of the cogo point commands. InRoads has sped up the process tremendously. Not to mention the other features that we use, such as wall profiles, and the other features that we have yet to come across.

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

I think one great benefit of InRoads is that it allows for geometry for a bridge to be determined rather quickly. And once the alignments are created for the bridge elements, the drawings can be generated faster as well. This helps us stay under budget on projects.

InRoads review by Jacob B.
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"Inroads Daily Civil Deisgn User"

What do you like best?

Bentley’s InRoads gives me the flexibility to work the way I want with the power I need to complete my infrastructure projects. Running atop Bentley’s flagship product, MicroStation, InRoads provides complete drafting capabilities, powerful mapping tools, and design automation for civil transportation professionals like myself.

What do you dislike?

Upon utilizing InRoads V8i as an upgrade from previous versions, I have found that the software has crashed more often requiring time to be wasted to implement the same design again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Along with Microstation, take your time as a new user to learn the in's and out's of the software to fully utilize all the capabilities.

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

I am primarily using InRoads for heavy highway design with a focus on drainage design, 3D Modeling, horizontal/vertical alignments, x-sections, earthwork and surface grading. I also utilize InRoads in the work I complete for hydrology and hydraulics projects as a water resources focus.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Bentley InRoads v8i"

What do you like best?

I like InRoads does modeling and at the same time provides quantities for your estimates. Additionally, information can easily be shown with few clicks.

What do you dislike?

I don't like creating templates for roadway modeling, there are quite a bit of understanding required for setting constraints.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For SHA projects, or any roadway projects, I would recommend using Bentley InRoads, only if proper training were provided. If no training, InRoads can be very challenging and will create a lot of headaches, that's from experience.

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

I work in roadway/transportation, which requires roadway modeling to make sure the our design will work out and in accordance to AASHTO standards.

InRoads review by Nathan D.
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"I use Bentley Microstation, InRoads, etc on a daily basis."

What do you like best?

Microstation and InRoads are pretty easy to learn, and the 3D modeling is pretty ideal for civil/roadway design.

What do you dislike?

There are a few bugs, but I don't think there's a complicated software that won't have a few bugs. One annoyance that is is especially pronounced with InRoads is that there are not automatic saves, and so changes can easily be lost in the event of a computer crash, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

InRoads is a quality software supplement to Microstation, but it's much easier to learn if someone teaches it to you directly; I remember having a lot of difficulty with the Bentley tutorials.

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

Civil/Roadway design. Compared to the old style of hand calculations and hand drafting, I can't imagine doing my job without CAD support.

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"I hope you have a while, because InRoads takes some getting used to..."

What do you like best?

There are a vast array of features that InRoads provides, It allows you to model designs given the existing surface. Once you acclimate yourself with it, you are sure to produce accurate calculations time after time. The trick is finding all the hidden features that make the process fast.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the complexity of the interface. Unless you have been using the software for quite some time it is hard to pick it up and know what you are doing. Even to shift a pad design 1 foot it takes an act of God, and quite some time. Inroads must be loaded once you are in Microstation and operates as a separate entity. Unless you have someone sitting beside you directing you on exactly what to press it is extremely difficult to operate. Different version create slightly different options that make it nearly impossible to operate without the use of instruction.

Recommendations to others considering the product

See what else is on the market. Other software might come at a higher price, but in most cases you get what you pay for. Unless you are required to work with this software I would stay away.

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

InRoads is primarily used for highway design and land development calculations.

InRoads review by Carla K.
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"Streamlined Design Software"

What do you like best?

Having worked with both GEOPAK and InRoads, I much prefer InRoads due to its simplified manner of connecting design information and user-friendly interface, both of which make it an easier product to learn to use and make the design process much more fluid.

What do you dislike?

My only qualm with InRoads, and Bentley products generally, is that drawing and item scales aren't dynamic. When adding stations and other alignment data in either GEOPAK or InRoads, you still have to create additional labels of varying scales based on the drawings you're going to produce. This causes not only additional layers and items to be created, but if a design is updated, all scale sizes of labels must be updated as well, which can be overlooked and cause plan discrepancies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While many users are acquainted with GEOPAK, I highly recommend switching to InRoads - it's much more user friendly, easier for new users to learn, and overall will save you time & money in workflow.

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

Oftentimes, the design process takes a long time in GEOPAK due to errors in loading the wrong pieces of the project (working on the wrong GPK file when you switch projects, for example), or having Project Manager settings that contradict your general GEOPAK settings. InRoads eliminates this redundancy and cleans up the project setup, so fewer design errors are made.

InRoads review by Tao Y.
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"Inroads civil deisgn user from 2005"

What do you like best?

Using Inroads for civil engineering design from 2005 in major EPC companies for oil and gas industry here in Canada, I found it is such powerful tools to meet almost all civil engineering requirement to fasten the design process for every design phases. Though the advance corridor functions with flexible constraints control, it generate accurate grading models for design reviews.

What do you dislike?

You have to fully understand all settings to get what you need for output for drafting or labeling requirements.

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

We are using Inroads to design haul roads, pipeline corridors, tailings ponds, site grading, etc. for Canada oil sands industry.

It helps us to easily calculate earth works volumes to help civil engineers to make decision. Specially for fast track projects.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Great program with important functions used in horizontal civil design."

What do you like best?

The functionality. Not only can it perform virtually any roadway task you can imagine, but it also ties in beautifully with MicroStation. The roadway modeler seamlessly interacts with MicroStation views, and its output is simple and effective. You can also write VB macros that are run through MicroStation, and interact with InRoads data.

What do you dislike?

Using InRaods to create and update cross-sections is a precarious endeavor. It is extremely powerful, especially with longer projects, in displaying and annotating features/information. However, you need to be extremely careful when updating surfaces already being used in a cross-section set. If done in an incorrect order, it could cause a massive headache. I think this tool should be fixed for a more user-friendly experience.

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

We are solving complicated roadway design issues on a day-to-day basis using the vast pool of tools InRoads offers. The roadway modeler and template creation functionality enables complete project customization. From end conditions and pavement design, to accounting for multiple soil/rock layers in your model, InRoads is your answer.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"I work with InRoads regularly to model road corridors as a civil Engineering designer. "

What do you like best?

I like how stable Inroads is compared to civil 3D. Computer crashes are far and few between. It also is faster at loading large surfaces as well. I like the roadway modeler and all the options you have with point controls to manipulate template. I like

What do you dislike?

I really hate working with annotating profiles. Even when I set my styles to look they way I want them to print there are always a few changes I have to make. If there ever is a change to my profiles. I have to re annotate the profile. I also wish things were more dynamic and you didn't have to regenerate your surfaces as many times. I am excited the way Open Roads is moving we are just not ready to make the big switch. If Open Roads help more with plan production it would be easier to move transition from InRaods to OpenRoads . I wish it were easier to work and set up styles. I often get lost in all the symbology styles.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend having a good CAD manager that could set all your configuration variables and workspaces to truly save space.

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

Producing plans for client of projects that we have one. The benefit to using Inroads is the stability. It also helps us in staying efficient in plan production.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Completed the Bentley training on InRoads, and have since used it sparingly on highway projects"

What do you like best?

InRoads is a very user friendly program. Learning it takes time, but once learned, the iterative nature of the design process because much easier to handle. The program runs smoothly with Microstation, and the Roadway Designer module on the V8i version is my personal go-to tool when using InRoads. All in all, a very complete, thorough program that allows engineers and designers to get the job done in time-effective manner.

What do you dislike?

Much like other Bentley products, sometimes InRoads seems to be running "parallel" to Microstation as opposed to running with Microstation. This is sometimes the cause of many headaches.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coming form a company that used primarily GeoPak, I would strongly suggest making the move to InRoads. It is much user friendly, work sharing is much easier using ProjectWise. I would warn that younger, less experienced employees may suffer as the roadway design is made so easy that they may lose (or not properly learn) the ability to manually design and analyze.

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

I work in the Roadway and Highway design team for a medium size company in the south. Being one of the first people in my office to learn and use InRoads has allowed me to become an integral part of the design team.

InRoads review by Charlene A.
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"Software used for all aspects of Highway Design"

What do you like best?

Integrated well with Microstation. Once familiar with all the different icons you can create shortcuts to speed up different tasks such as creating a profile, cross sections, surfaces, etc...It's fairly easy to use and figure out without going to the help menu.

What do you dislike?

The roadway modeler and creating a surface help tool is most useful for straight roadways. This tangent roadway is not typical with what companies design for. There were many errors creating a surface with superelevation using the roadway modeler that aren't easy to fix using the basic tool and help menus. I'd often check on different boxes or "cheating" to create a surface that I want.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn how to use all aspects of this software to complete a design from start to finish. Drainage, highway, drafting, and even quantities can be done with InRoads.

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

We create and design new roadways using InRoads through horizontal and vertical design. It's beneficial to use a program that allows for quick updates to always changing roadways and design restrictions.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"InRoads User--It's not that bad"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use and intuitive workflow from the toolbar layout.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that the intelligence is not incorporated into Microstation like Civil 3D integrates into AutoCAD.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get OpenRoads instead.

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

Roadway design, stormwater management, drainage design, etc. It's easy to set up and use.

InRoads review by Tri T.
Tri T.
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"I have been using InRoads for almost 3 years on a daily basis."

What do you like best?

InRoads is more user-friendly than its similar counterpart such as GeoPak. It is more intuitive and the learning curve is short. It is especially a great application for transportation projects.

What do you dislike?

There has been nothing that I dislike about InRoads based of my experiene with the application so far.

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

Most of my business problems are transportation related. The main benefit that I have gained from InRoads is that it allows me to do a 3-D model tremendously efficient. I can use to visualize what my design would look like in real life. Based on the model, I can modify my design accordingly.

InRoads review by Ron R.
Ron R.
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"Inroads Highway Design Solutions"

What do you like best?

The ability change designs on the fly and push out quick models makes the software valuable in the design build world.

What do you dislike?

The ability of some Inroads modeling files and some GeoPak models could be more straight forward.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get quality training in the software. There are multitudes of tools and functions available to improve your product, but if you don't have the knowledge to access them, you're dead in the water.

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

We are creating highway corridors, from drainage to roadway and earthwork. The benefits of things like conflict analysis and accurate cut/fill volumes are very important.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"InRoads products providing complete design solutions for highway infrastructure"

What do you like best?

The ability to utilize dynamic geometric design tools with 3-Dimensional models allows for very detailed and efficient project adjustments and improvements.

What do you dislike?

The dialogue boxes can prove cumbersome and repetitive for initial setup at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate the tools and the benefits compared to the requirements of your project and the deliverables required by the agency or client you are working for. The tools in Inroads and GeoPAK are becoming similar and the modeling is implemented in both platforms now. The more you dig in, the more you'll like and appreciate the integration that the InRoads tools offer between various disciplines of design including geometrics, modeling, hydraulics, and production plan preparation.

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

Highway design and innovations are the main focus. Benefits are realized quickly when working on design-build pursuits where consulting firm teams with construction firms.

InRoads review by Dipan S.
Dipan S.
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"Excellent Design Tools and Software"

What do you like best?

The most comprehensive Roadway Design software which let you manipulate design alternative over other considering the effective cost design. It helps you to reduce for plan production and quantity take-off. You can also create the various reports for Slope Stake Notes for construction.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see a feature where you can interactively change the model profile and elevation on 3D DTM date using Point Mouse.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very helpful tools for Roadway Designer and help to understand the design concept as well.

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

Highway and Local Street Design and help to create a DTM for Proposal Submittal. It help to create the quick design for initial phase. It help to visualize the 3D modelling and able to publish it into Google Earth for easy sharing.

InRoads review by User in Military
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"Good potential "

What do you like best?

The software is good at modeling different designs and getting accurate quantities.

What do you dislike?

Many times the restrictions set by my IT department often causes issues with the software.

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

Designing projects such as levees and breakwater.

InRoads review by John L.
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"Senior Engineer"

What do you like best?

The modeling aspect is great. Easy to use and very efficient

What do you dislike?

the fact that x-sec don't read the same dtm if you rerun it. Meaning, if you cut x-sec with a dtm, you have to turn off the components and surface, rerun the surface in modeler and then redisplay everything. This is a huge pain. InRoads should be able to update if you rerun the surface

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have not used Bently's open roads. I think the idea is there that basically makes geopak and inroads functions similar but there are a lot of bugs with the program that my company tried making the upgrade but has since gone back to InRoads

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

Im in transportation engineering so I use your project every day with alignments, profiles, modeling, x-sec etc

InRoads review by Brooke P.
Brooke P.
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"Volume calculations"

What do you like best?

I like how quick I can preform volume calculations.

What do you dislike?

Randomly crashes. It happens usually when I'm working with a large dataset but sometimes when it's a small dataset.

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

Design work for civil engineering projects.

InRoads review by Colby B.
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"Good Product"

What do you like best?

I like Roadway Designer best. It's a great tool for accurately designing 3D roads.

What do you dislike?

Creating and editing cross sections seems to be too difficult. I think it could be made more user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get Power InRoads. And get some training from Bentley for your employees.

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

I'm a civil engineer in Oklahoma designing highways and bridges. InRoads has been a decent tool for accomplishing roadway designs. I would like to understand InRoads and its capabilities better and also learn the advantages of Power InRoads.

InRoads review by Consultant in Design
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"3 years almost daily use of Inroads Storm and Sanitary and other Inroads products"

What do you like best?

The softwarer has good capability, not buggy, easy to show data from model on sheets. Clash analysis feature for pipes is good.

What do you dislike?

User interface is difficult / clunky and extraction of reports e.g. to .csv format is clunky. Lack of interface with Revit is inconvenient.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure you understand the capability of the software corresponds with what you are trying to achieve. Check compatibility with other softwares in use on the project. Make full use of automated features and invest time in the learning curve required by microstation / Inroads as it ends up being worthwhile.

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

Clashes, automated checking, being able to rely on the data shown being current and accurate

InRoads review by Zachary S.
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"Bentley Review"

What do you like best?

I use InRoads for highway and rail design. I've become very familiar with the drainage design features, horizontal and vertical alignments, roadway modeler, creating and editing surfaces and displaying x-sections and profiles. It's a unique tool that I'd suggest anyone in the industry to use.

What do you dislike?

Every now and then there are un-explainable kinks in the program where a certain feature will work one time and then not the next. Then you restart the program and it works again. Additionally, I've reached out to the product customer services on a few occasions to ask questions about the program and I have been unsatisfied with some of their answers.

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

I'm doing highway and rail design.

InRoads review by User in Government Administration
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"Brief experience but valuable design tool thus far."

What do you like best?

1. The integration with Bentley MicroStation.

2. The ability to create cross sections.

3. The ability to create profile drawings.

What do you dislike?

1. The somewhat steep learning curve - learning the basics can be a bit tricky.

2. The user-interface - it could be a bit more user-friendly and intuitive (would help with the learning curve).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be mindful of the relatively steep learning curve - may need to use additional resources (such as YouTube, for example) to get a better handle on this otherwise useful tool.

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

Road drainage. Improved storm water management.

InRoads review by Austin M.
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"Useful tool for roadway design"

What do you like best?

Ability to model roadways and other linear roadway features

What do you dislike?

It cannot easily handle skewed features. Disconnect between modeling and graphic display ie graphic features are only outputs.

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

Roadway design

InRoads review by Kani A.
Kani A.
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"Very Good"

What do you like best?

It was easy to use and the interface was very clear to understand.

What do you dislike?

The layers were hard to navigate, not as easy as AutoCAD. But it is a different program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It would be much easier to use this rather than AutoCAD, I think. And cheaper.

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

I used to draw Roads with it for NTTA. I no longer use Bentley inRoads though.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"InRoads Review"

What do you like best?

When it comes to railroad transportation design InRoads can do it all. The tools in the program make it easy to produce a horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, cross sections, and earthwork quantities.

What do you dislike?

The program offers many customization options for outputting your results. This can be cumbersome because the program allows settings to be changed in different menus. It can be difficult to produce design results acceptable for different DOT's, but the process needs be simplified with easier to use menus that give a output for a specific scale and sheet size.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to keep you Inroads file organized. Doing different design scenarios can make it difficult to find your current design files.

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

This product allows us to complete final design projects efficiently. It allows our engineers to, produce designs, and draft sheets efficiently.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Difficult for a new user"

What do you like best?

Once you get to know how to use the program it can be extrememly helpful. There are a lot of features that InRoads provides that help you to creat models given existing surfaces.

What do you dislike?

As a new user to the program it was very difficult to learn all of the little hidden components that make it quick and easy to use. It has a complicated interface but once that is mastered it is a very helpful tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great product to add to any civil engineering office, especially one that specalizes in highway design. I would caution you though that there is a learning curve, as there is when any new software is implemented.

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

I primarly use it for highway design. It helps me to get more accurate stationing for highway items.

InRoads review by Scott S.
Scott S.
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"Inroads"

What do you like best?

Graphical interface to create roadway segments for cross section design of roads.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to create templates to replicate roadway segments created on previous projects.

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

Designing roads, determining drainage concerns and drainage pipe locations. Correctly designing and verifying super elevation run outs.

InRoads review by User in Design
User in Design
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"Bentley InRoads"

What do you like best?

The Bentley InRoads tool works well for long, linear transportation projects. It can easily process miles of data and adjust it efficiently

What do you dislike?

It is not as user friendly or graphically appealing as its competitors, especially in the 3D space.

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

Modelling long corridors and site grading. Works well for the corridors, lacks with the grading

InRoads review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"Bentley Inroads Review"

What do you like best?

My favorite aspect of Bentley Inroads is surface modeling.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that when generating inroads reports for storm and sanitary, that different reports must be generated for manholes and inlets. It would be nice to generate both of these structures in one report. I am not aware of a function of how to do this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Bentley Learn conferences are highly beneficial to users of all experience levels. I highly recommend attendance for even the casual user.

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

I am using this software for highway design. Specifically, drainage design, horizontal/vertical alignments, and surface grading.

InRoads review by User in Design
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"Highway Alignment design, drainage and utilities design, grading design."

What do you like best?

alignment design tools are easy to understand and dtm load times.

What do you dislike?

updating design is cumbersome in bentley due to the lack of dynamic labels

Recommendations to others considering the product

The switch between SS2 and SS3 is difficult and does not help legacy users with old files.

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

grading quantities and site balancing. loading a large model is easy

InRoads review by Consultant in Design
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"Used about once a month for designing Highways and Roadways."

What do you like best?

Once you know how to use the software it is somewhat user friendly, I find this to be easier to use than AutoCAD's softwares, however it can take some getting used to and a training course is typically required to familiarize yourself with the program.

What do you dislike?

As noted above this software requires training, it would be nice if it prompted you for commands or led you through the process of commands such as cutting profiles, cutting sections, etc. you need to know the steps to the process and the correct preferences for everything to turn out the way youd like it to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great must-have software if you are in the business of roadway design.

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

We use this daily in our office to design roadways.

InRoads review by Seth G.
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"Great Software"

What do you like best?

Great product used for roadway design, including vertical and horizontal alignments, and drainage design.

What do you dislike?

It is not as intuitive, as compared with some other programs that are starting to emerge. However, it is a great product once learned.

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

Vertical and horizontal alignment design, drainage design. Great product to use for design.

InRoads review by Homayoon G.
Homayoon G.
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"Great tool for highway geometric design ..."

What do you like best?

I used InRoads to design 90 km Rail Project. Very user friendly design features such as setting superelevation for Rail. I also designed a loop ramp with earthwork quantities successfully.

What do you dislike?

Templates could be more user friendly. It could be more graphic oriented.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Powerful software in conjunction with Microstation.

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

I was able to estimate earthwork quantities with this software. Other items such as pavement sections and materials could also be easily estimated. The InRoads is very user friendly and could be used with Microstation.

InRoads review by Joseph R.
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"Good alternative to Civil 3D"

What do you like best?

People who use micro-station seems to pick this up quicker than Civil 3D. So it's good to have that balance,

What do you dislike?

My personal preference is still Civil 3D and I have a high comfort level with it. I generally am not the biggest fan of InRoads.

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

I am able to develop cross sections extremely quick for contours I am given. Doing this sections by hand or trying to visualize in plan can be tricky and this just makes it very easy.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"I use Bentley InRoads to model roadway and side slope designs as well as retaining walls. "

What do you like best?

I like the ability to manipulate master templates so that you can create a fluid surface.

What do you dislike?

When you want a smooth surface you have to do template drops very close and it creates a huge .dtm file that can crash easily.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would not even bother with InRoads, as they have just released OpenRoads, which is a step up from InRoads and has more features to design in 3D space. If you are looking into this product, you will be behind the curve of the industry.

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

I am making a more fluid model that is closer to what a contractor is going to be building, the closer it is, the closer our quantities and our prices as well.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"Great 3D roadway modeler"

What do you like best?

The corridor modeling interface is by far the easiest 3D roadway design tool that I've used, to the point that improvements for other roadway design suites (e.g. GEOPAK, Civil3D) were based on it.

What do you dislike?

Still occasional hiccups in modeling process (end condition definitions) and output (missing components in cross sections)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easiest corridor modeling interface I have encountered during my career as a highway engineer

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

Visual interface utilizing template-and-alignment model construction is considerably easier than models developed via written code.

InRoads review by Efrain V.
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"Bridge Designer/ Structural Design Use for InRoads"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to generate an alignment with specific features such as text style and size/scale based off of preference file presets. I also really like the tracking & offset alignment features which is very useful for other disciplines such as Structures.

What do you dislike?

the complexity to set-up user preference files.

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

The basic needs for a society to function, our nations infrastructure. Reducing congestion, providing roads and bridges for travel, etc. through bridge, tunnel and highway design.

InRoads review by Xin (Cindy) D.
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"Bentley Inroads is a great and versatile software"

What do you like best?

I use Bentley Inroads Suite mostly for Highway Design. What I like the most is the different ways to model the roadway.

What do you dislike?

The preference manipulation can be a little hard. The capability of doing earthwork/pavement quantity can be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my opinion Inroads has much more capabilities than AutoCAD products and it's much more user friendly.

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

Highway Design. It simplifies the process of generating a proposed DTM and the result is reasonably accurate.

InRoads review by Carlos L.
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"Inroads is very flexible to meet the needs of your project"

What do you like best?

Templates and the abilities that parametric constraints provides

What do you dislike?

Program can be buggy. Several instances of crashes. Save your work as frequently as you can.

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

Begin efficient in the design of highways.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Daily use for roadway design as a civil engineer"

What do you like best?

The quickness of the software and simplicity. It gets the job done without too many steps needed.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't seem to be updated very often. It seems like it has the same features and not too many new ones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it instead of AutoCAD Civil 3D!

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

I am solving problems with modeling that needs to be done using the program. We have saved time and money.

InRoads review by Consultant in Construction
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"I have been a user of InRoads for over 6 years in the roadway modeling capacity. "

What do you like best?

I like that Bentley continues to issue newer versions of the software. Each updated version has made the modeling process increasingly more interactive and intuitive.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike. I suppose from an economical perspective, licensing can be costly.

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

I have used this on a daily basis to take a project from raw survey to final drawings/quantity tabulation/project advertisement. It is a one-stop-shop.

InRoads review by Brian W.
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"I've found this tool to be very useful in designing and developing design documents"

What do you like best?

how much time it saves generating cross sections and profiles

What do you dislike?

i find the tool palate interface not very user friendly

Recommendations to others considering the product

spend time reviewing all the potential features this product has to offer. great product for rail and roadway design!

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

solving time sensitive quality design.

InRoads review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"Power InRoads user for Bridges"

What do you like best?

roadway designer & template implementation

The ability to see clash detection and possible problems within our own design but also with designs from other disciplines

The annotation of features is alot easier using the drafting tool and this makes checking hand calcs and spreadsheets much more accurate

What do you dislike?

Lack of tutorials for Bridge modeling component.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very powerful and useful software tool

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

We have used this software to coordinate our bridge design and detailing with our highway designs on several projects

InRoads review by mike r.
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"Great software for rail design"

What do you like best?

Inroads is great for roadway and rail design. The software runs a lot faster than civil 3d.

What do you dislike?

You are constantly rerunning the model when you make design changes. You spend a lot of time formatting templates correctly.

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

Rail design and highway design

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"A helpful program to use for alignments & profiles"

What do you like best?

I like being able to create horizontal alignments & vertical profiles easily. I also like using the tracking tool.

What do you dislike?

I dislike having to create horizontal alignments from a complex chain. In Civil3D, you can select the elements and create an alignment without having to create a complex chain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it over AutoCAD.

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

I have benefited by providing clients with pipe networks.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Bentley InRoads"

What do you like best?

What I like best about Bentley InRoads is its capabilities for performing calculations for surveying, earthwork, water ...

What do you dislike?

If there is something to complain about InRoads is that is is not really a stand-alone program; it is used in conjunction with Bentley MicroStation.

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

The way I've used it is for designing roads, highways, calculating earthwork and survey computations.

InRoads review by Consultant in Civil Engineering
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"I have used this software for highway/road designs. "

What do you like best?

I enjoyed the horizontal and vertical creations process.

What do you dislike?

I didn't enjoy creating sections. It was difficult and time consuming.

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

Highway/Road designs for the City or municipality. This software allowed me to learn how to design a highway according to the MTO's standard.

InRoads review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Street/highway design and 3D Modeling"

What do you like best?

The ability to quickly create and design new roadways using horizontal/vertical alignments, templates and x-sections.

What do you dislike?

Creating surfaces and some of the 3D Modeling tools for drainage and sewer design are cumbersome (not very user-friendly).

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

None.

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