Utility Network Design and GIS Software
Design and manage your electric, gas, water, wastewater, or district energy network with Bentley OpenUtilities Designer. Speed design with precise MicroStation-based layout tools. Lower project costs with on-the-fly cost estimation that lets designers quickly refine designs. Avoid delays with built-in workflow management to assign, track, and manage work. Lower total software costs with the embedded Bentley OpenUtilities Map — a full-featured utilities GIS — or integrate Bentley OpenUtilities with your existing GIS.
Streamline your utility network design and management by using Bentley OpenUtilities to:
Speed brownfield and greenfield layout with intelligent layout tools that produce precise high-quality designs
Save time with real-time costing during layout that ensures designs are submitted within budget the first time
Reduce project costs with the ability to quickly explore options, compare costs, and find a least-cost design
Avoid project delays with a configurable workflow engine that can integrate with your work management system
Reduce the cost and deployment time of your design software with pre-configured data models
Save time and money when you maintain your network model in an embedded, full-featured utilities-specific GIS
Increase productivity by combining a more efficient design platform with your current GIS
OpenUtilities Designer Capabilities
Analyze and visualize utilities networks
Use GIS tools to create buffers, overlays, joins, thematic maps, dynamic labels, reports, and queries. Perform radial, upstream/downstream, shortest/multiple/redundant path traces for flow, conduit, and cathodic protection networks. Analyze and report on leaks for an area or the entire network.
Design district energy networks
Create, manage, analyze, estimate costs, and report on as-built asset information and design plans for extensions, repairs, renewals, and maintenance activities. Layout single, two-pipe, and multi-pipe networks for steam-based and water-based district energy systems. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing.
Design electric distribution networks
Layout your primary, secondary, and public lighting networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Design above- and below-ground network assets with detailed models of conduits and their cables. Define rules to ensure designs adhere to standards.
Design gas distribution networks
Layout main and service pipe networks as well as cathodic protection networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
Design wastewater networks
Layout sewer, storm, and combined sewer/storm networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Use 2D profile tools to check elevation grades. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
Design water distribution networks
Layout main and lateral networks. Achieve engineering-grade precision with MicroStation-based smart placement and editing. Use 2D profile tools to check elevation grades and find preferred routing. Export layouts to other Bentley products to model and analyze the performance of your network design.
Estimate material and work costs
Get real-time cost feedback on each design decision through dynamic cost estimates. Create detailed cost breakdowns of labor, materials, and equipment at each work location and for the entire design. Compare costs of design alternatives to find the least-cost design meeting the project requirements.
Maintain utilities network models and maps
Employ a full-featured utilities GIS based on the proven Bentley Map platform. Speed edits with intelligent GIS features and automated tools that apply your standards and business rules. Use the tight integration between your design system and GIS to avoid rework and ensure accurate as-built status.
Manage design workflows and approvals
Create, assign, manage, and approve work orders in stand-alone mode or through integration with your work management system. Define dashboards and reports to help managers track project status and progress. Avoid delays with automatic status updates, approval requests, and e-mail integration.
Synchronize design versions with enterprise GIS
Create new projects and study future projects without harming data integrity. Use short and long transactions as well as multi-user editing to look at multiple options. Resolve conflicts for graphical and non-graphical data and use reports to compare the costs of design options.