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CADD & ProjectWise Programs | Highway Engineering Design Processes

These websites cover CDOT's OpenRoad Designer (ORD), MicroStation, InRoads, and ProjectWise programs, and design processes for Highway Engineering. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be using Bentley Systems ProjectWise and OpenRoads Designer software on all new projects effective immediately. ProjectWise is a Bentley Systems, Incorporated software package that serves as a document management system to manage engineering project documents. CDOT has implemented ProjectWise to manage documents, including OpenRoads Designer (ORD) files, Microsoft Office Documents, as well as project photos and aerial images. ProjectWise provides a secure environment where project information can be stored. When individuals check out an OpenRoads Designer file from ProjectWise, the CDOT ORD workspace will be deployed using ProjectWise Managed Workspaces. Workspaces are used to force the correct design and detailing standards when working in ORD. Using Managed Workspaces guarantees the designer will be using the most up to date CADD workspace resources (cells, levels, color table, seed files, print styles, features, etc.) when the file is opened from ProjectWise. That way, any updates are made to the CADD standards; they will be available to the designer automatically. For those who are working locally, including consultants and outside entities, we have provided a copy of the up-to-date ORD Workspace and the Installation Guide for local installation on your local machine available to download. The links in this folder (please click on the title) contains the zip of the Workspace and the Installation Guide that can be uploaded to the CDOT CADD & PW External Website for local install by CDOT users & consultants to download. It is important that we keep the Workspace .zip and Installation Guide as separate links as the Guide has very specific instructions.

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OpenRoads Designer (ORD) Information

CDOT is using OpenRoads on all new projects.

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ProjectWise
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CDOT implemented ProjectWise to manage project documents.

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MicroStation & InRoads V8i SS2/SS4/SS10 Information

CDOT is using SS2/SS4 on older projects. Information for using these software versions can be located in this section.

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CADD & ProjectWise Archive Information

This page contains all previously-supported software and versions, and should only be used while working on an active project that is continuing to use the retired software/versions.

Notice of Disclaimer: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) makes these documents available on an "as is" basis. All warranties and representations of any kind with regard to said documents are disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. Under no circumstances will the CDOT, or any of its officers or employees be liable for any consequential, incidental, special or exemplary damages even if apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring. The CDOT does not warrant the documents against deficiencies of any kind. The use of any of these documents for work which is under contract with the CDOT, does not relieve the contractor from any obligations assumed by the contract, or from complete and proper fulfillment of the terms of the contract, nor does it entitle the contractor to compensation for damages or loss which could be attributed to such use. For question or comments, please contact the CDOT CADD manager.