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Customer success story: Portland Bureau of Transportation

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the agency tasked with maintaining the transportation infrastructure throughout the city of Portland, Oregon.

PBOT plans, builds, manages and maintains the city’s transportation system with the goal of providing people and businesses access and mobility. The Bureau currently manages more than $8.4 billion in public […]

Customer success story: Portland Bureau of Transportation 2018-08-01T05:35:04+00:00

New update available: RapidPlan 3.2


What’s new in this update?

Print Frames and In-Place Print Preview: Frames allow drawing titleboxes and other plan annotations on a separate paper-space layer and reusing them for multiple plans and print regions. Combined with in-place print preview they provide full control over how TCP objects are positioned on printouts.

Text Variables: Use Text Variables to […]

New update available: RapidPlan 3.2 2018-08-01T05:35:20+00:00

Importing georeferenced images into RapidPlan

In georeferenced images, actual image data – typically maps or aerial photos – is accompanied by geographical coordinates describing the map location and scale. When importing such images, RapidPlan is able to use the georeference data to work out the correct plan scale and automatically position the imported imagery to form an underlying base map. […]

Importing georeferenced images into RapidPlan 2018-10-02T05:57:02+00:00

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual event that takes place across the United States to raise awareness of work zone safety amongst motorists and workers.

According to national statistics reported by The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2017, work zone accidents resulted in:

  • 700 work zone fatalities
  • 130 worker fatalities
  • Over 35,000 work […]
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018 2018-05-28T06:22:48+00:00

New update available: RapidPlan 3.1


What’s new in this update?

Control Point Snapping and Road Alignment: Precisely connect objects with each other by snapping into existing control points. Hold the Ctrl key while point-snapping roads or other objects and their geometries will merge seamlessly.

Measurements Panel: Press F8 to quickly measure distances, areas and angles on your plan. Measurements are precise, zoom-independent and can […]

New update available: RapidPlan 3.1 2018-07-18T05:27:24+00:00

Adding SIX Maps into RapidPlan

Please note that SIX Maps is a spatial mapping service provided by the Government of New South Wales. Mapping content is therefore confined to that particular state.

UPDATE: RapidPlan 3.2 has integrated SIX Maps into the software. The old process, detailed below, is therefore no longer required.

Adding SIX Maps to your Base map provider list

To add SIX Maps content, navigate to your […]

Adding SIX Maps into RapidPlan 2018-07-18T06:33:20+00:00

New update available: RapidPlan 3.0

What’s new in this update?

Integrated mapping: Prepare your plans directly onto a map. It’s now easier than ever to draw site-specific plans. This feature allows you to choose mapping from three different providers – and we’ll be adding even more providers soon!

Performance improvements: We’ve redesigned the core of RapidPlan, making it quicker and more responsive – load […]

New update available: RapidPlan 3.0 2018-07-18T05:27:58+00:00

Planning for Construction: Safety Strategies for Work Zone Traffic

In any type of construction situation that has a roadway nearby, it is important that traffic is routed appropriately. A certain degree of planning must go into the management of traffic around a worksite quickly, in the early planning stages of construction.

Effective traffic management of a work zone […]

Planning for Construction: Safety Strategies for Work Zone Traffic 2018-05-28T06:09:34+00:00

Saving Lives by Designing Safe Traffic Flow in Work Zones

Road work is dangerous whether you are constructing new highways, filling potholes, replacing water and sewer lines, repairing utilities or trimming trees.

Projects may take a matter of minutes or many months. No matter what the duration, a roadway work zone creates a traffic obstruction requiring signage and other warning equipment to […]

Saving Lives by Designing Safe Traffic Flow in Work Zones 2018-05-28T06:19:33+00:00

High Tech Trends Transform Work Zone Traffic Control

“Invent the Future” is the motto of Virginia Tech where researchers are designing a prototype vest with woven-in radio sensors that will warn workers when they are in the way of danger from oncoming motorists or work zone equipment. The normal looking fluorescent vest will respond to digitally […]

High Tech Trends Transform Work Zone Traffic Control 2018-05-28T06:18:49+00:00