DesignRoute

DesignRoute

DesignRoute is a visual design package for producing both vertical and horizontal track designs rapidly and efficiently.

We developed this leading software to make the track design process as simple as possible.

How it works

 

Vertical designs are performed by fitting a series of straight lines and intersection points to a graph. While horizontal designs are performed by detecting changes of radius, fitting constant curves and transitions. DesignRoute provides both graphical and numerical output, with the graphical output the user has a choice since it can be both plotted directly or saved as a .DXF file. Data may be taken from a variety of sources, such as optical levels and Hallade surveys. Manually surveyed data may be entered using simple input forms.

Key features

Vertical track design

  • Automatically updated viewer for lift/lower
  • Parameter listings for each intersection point/vertical curve
  • Automatic checking against design limitations and constraints
  • Option to use normal/exceptional/user defined design limits
  • Interactive viewer showing existing and design versines
  • Outputs existing level, new level and lift or lower required at each survey point

Horizontal track design

  • Horizontal design operates using Hallade rules and methodology
  • Parameter listings for each curve/straight/transition
  • Automatic checking against design limitations and constraints
  • Option to use normal/exceptional/user defined design limits
  • Option to recant or retain existing cants
  • Outputs, existing versine, design versine and slue at each survey point
  • Outputs existing cant, design cant, cant deficiency and equilibrium cant at each point

Benefits

 

  • Software package providing efficient and time saving functionality when carrying out vertical and horizontal plain line
  • DesignRoute reduces the need for multiple spreadsheet systems as all functionality is encompassed in one system
  • DesignRoute incorporates a number of time-saving benefits compared to other systems, such as a fast operating speed and simple operation
  • The maintenance costs of the system are much more favourable than similar systems
  • The option is available to purchase either a joint horizontal and vertical licence or separate licences

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