ORD Resources

Revised May 2, 2024

ORD Workspaces

Name Description Size Date

Workspace zip file

Revision Notes

This is the configuration workspace for ORD version 10.12 (2022 Release 3). If you have the 10.12 software installed, then you must delete the default Bentley configuration from C:\\ProgramData\\Bentley\\OpenRoads Designer CCE 10.12 and replace it with the unzipped contents of this workspace folder. 

The revision notes are provided in excel form this time for easier searching. Use the filters and search features to find any specific changes you may be interesed in. By default, the revisions are listed by date and then alphabetically by file name. 

337 MB 12/21/2023
  Look in the workspace archives for any older workspaces you may need, or contact TDOT.ORD@tn.gov    

Additional Resources

Name Description Size Date

SS2 Survey Implementation

PDF Notes

If you want to use an SS2 survey in an ORD project, you will need to incorporate the contents of this zip file into your project's workset. This will allow the correct viualization of all 2D SS2 Survey graphics and annotation. 

Copy the contents of the zip file to:  C:\\ProgramData\\Bentley\\OpenRoads Designer CE\\Configuration\\WorkSpaces\\TDOT-Standards\\WorkSets\\<Your Project workset>\\

26.4 MB 2/25/2024
Survey Feature Codes Latest version of survey feature codes for ORD. 5 MB 10/18/2023
ConceptStation support File

The TDOT ConcetpStation workspace consists of a single seed file (seed_imperial_en.dgndb) and complies with the latest CADD statdards. It has been developed for use with ConceptStation version 

To install this file, download, unzip and copy to location C:\\ProgramFiles\\Bentley\\OpenRoads ConceptStation CONNECT Edition\\COnceptStation\\Default\\Seed\\

Note: installation of this file requires an admin password for TDOT personnel. 

55 MB 11/01/2023

Requirements and Guidelines

The Requirements for Model-Centric Design document is intended to be a guide and reference point for TDOT staff and designers while transitioning to Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer (ORD) CONNECT Edition software. This guide outlines general information, background, and software terminology, as well as the following specific topics:

  • Conversion of legacy/existing projects (SS2) to ORD CONNECT
  • ORD software update(s) deployment 
  • Workspace structure
  • Standard file naming
  • Plans production
  • General recommendations for model-based design
  • Multiple appendices which elaborate on topics covered throughout the document

The  Requirements for Model-Centric Design document does not replace the need for training but instead is meant to document standard digital design procedures developed by TDOT (to-date) and should be referenced throughout each project. Current software development and best practices are covered within this document, and TDOT acknowledges that the software is constantly evolving. Therefore, this document (and associated resources) will be updated on a yearly basis, and the revisions will be outlined in the Model Revision History section located near the end of the document. This document, along with accompanying resources, can be accessed via links below.

Document Name Description Date Revision Notes
Requirements for Model-Centric Design ORD Resource for TDOT staff and consultants. 2/25/2024 N/A
ORD Conversion Decision-Making Form Noted in the Requirements file, this form accompanies the conversion graphics and should be completed by the applicable TDOT Design manager.  2/25/2024 N/A
File Exchange and Workflow These documents describe the workflow process when deliverables are handed off between design and other divisions. There are documents specifying the workflow for Environmental, Geotechnical Operations, Right of Way, Structures, Traffic-Signals-Lighting, and Utilities. There is also a document describing the State Plane COnversion workflow.     
Survey Checklist Documents Noted in the Requirements file,  the Survey Data Checklist should be completed by the survey team once all data has been processed and deliverables have been developed.  Other files are for QAQC purposes. 
4/8/2022 N/A
ORD FIle Naming Noted in the Requirements file, this document provides guidance on file nameing for project files developed in ORD, broken down by the following functional areas: STID, Survey, and Design.  2/25/2024 N/A
Template Library and Point Names This document details the contents of each Template Library and the means of the many various point names.  10/20/23 N/A
Project Notebook Template As noted in our Requirements for Model-Centric Design section 5.3.1, a Project Notebook should be stored in the Standards folder of the project workset.  The purpose of the Project Notebook is to document the life cycle of the project. To make this easier for consultants and TDOT staff, we have created a Project Notebook Template. Any projects surveyed in ORD, converted to ORD, and all new projects started on 1/12/2024 or later shall use the Project Notebook Template. This will be a living document that will be updated by the respective discipline. 12/06/23 N/A
3D Model Checklist This checklist is specifically designed to ensure that the 3D model meets TDOT requirements for submittal.  12/7/23 N/A
Versioning Guidance This document details some of the best practices regarding ORD versioning, specifically examining the situation of design using a later version of ORD than the survey.  1/18/2024 NA