a number of key features that set it apart form other road design
packages. These are outlined below and are also detailed in HighRoad's
brochure (4.4Mb, pdf format).
easy way to design roads
Design roads as you always have - graphically. HighRoad -
Creative Engineering's advanced road design software - uses
a fully integrated graphical interface tailored for civil engineers.
The program's highly intuitive design means you can pick
up HighRoad immediately without being a computer expert or learning
complicated commands. HighRoad's interface combined with its built-in
intelligence results in fast and interactive road design that produces
Developed by a road design engineer for road designers,
HighRoad uses familiar civil engineering terms, tools and graphics.
Instead of using lines and groups of lines to construct roads on
screen, you design with intelligent objects such as kerbs, cross
sections, pavements and batter slopes.
has specially tailored HighRoad to the way a road designer works
- both graphically with long sections, cross sections and plans,
and numerically for precise matching of design specifications. This
flexibility is possible due to the immense development that
has been invested into getting the user interface just right for
been designed from the start with a graphical user interface.
This interface design is fully integrated into its architecture,
making HighRoad fast and compact. You can also expect consistency
with the same techniques in different views within HighRoad, and
consistency between reality and the road model that HighRoad lets
Take a quantum leap in productivity through HighRoad's optimised
design. Its time-saving interactive design, fast computation,
embedded intelligence and reusable libraries take hours off your
road designing - so you can use your creativity without letting
the engineering weigh you down.
Fast algorithms together with automatic design functions make design
fast and easy. Adjust any of your designs and all coordinates and
chainages are automatically recalculated. Your geometric calculations
are done for you while you are free to think about the broader design
considerations - you are not distracted by the detail.
to learn, easy to come back to
No time to attend week-long training sessions or hours poring over
manuals? Only two per cent of our customers have had any formal
training in how to use HighRoad. When you have a road design task,
HighRoad allows you to get on with the job rather than grapple with
HighRoad's intelligent object design automatically maintains
complex relationships in a network of intersecting roads. Each
road automatically adjusts itself to match changes in other roads
that it connects to. This extends not only to the obvious plan relationship
but also the vertical grading of the roads, how they interconnect
and the interaction between cut and fill batter slopes in an intersection.
you the flexibility to override its decisions when necessary. However,
the trial design it creates for you is remarkably good and a real
your own libraries
Use feature libraries developed from your previous work so that
production of a complete terrain model happens automatically. Quickly
select from your section libraries to design roads of a common type.
Produce results quickly with HighRoad's advanced output options.
Interface with popular engineering applications or output visualisations
of your designs.
Create high quality graphics or impressive three dimensional drive
through simulations of your design. Simply specify the design speed
and sight distance and HighRoad does the rest for you.
is an example of a drive through simulation movie created using
HighRoad's visualisation tools, which are part of the Version 7
release - available soon. The example is small to minimise download
time, but it still may take some time (1.39 Mb). If you don't have
QuickTime software, get it free from Apple's
HighRoad produces a full set of plan/profile drawings for you -
automatically orienting each plan view to fit nicely on the drawing
sheet. The drawing manager synchronises drawing production with
design by establishing a drawing layout that is automatically updated
throughout your design process.
When it comes to construction, HighRoad produces data sets for uploading
to electronic data loggers so the work can be set out in the field.
It also monitors progress of construction work including the change
in earthworks volume, the work done and the amount of work remaining
at each location. The familiar terms and visual tools for design
make HighRoad ideal for earthmoving contractors who rarely have
the opportunity to dedicate specialised staff to the operation of
for global solutions
in Italian and Spanish (plus Kanji on Macintosh)
- Switch instantly
between English and another language
- Use metric
or imperial units
used in 38 countries
distributors with knowledge of local methods and language
free technical support by phone or email
upgrade program supplies regular updates to software, manual and
is also available as a brochure in pdf
format for download (4.4Mb) and from Creative
Engineering in hard copy.