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Torus Roundabout Software Reviews?

Torus Roundabout Software Reviews?

Torus Roundabout Software Reviews?

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Has anyone here used Torus Roundabout software?  The only reviews I really find are on the publisher's web site.

RE: Torus Roundabout Software Reviews?

I saw a demo at the Traffex exhibition in the UK a couple of years ago and subsequently had access to a demonstration copy.

It was fairly intuitive, I liked the ability to move a fully designed roundabout by the centre circle and the approach arms would automatically update to take into account the move. From a safety point of view I also liked the ability to get an estimate of vehicle speeds through the roundabout.

If the money was available we'd have probably invested in it. Having said that, a good junction designer should be able to get close to a workable design just using CAD and experience.

RE: Torus Roundabout Software Reviews?

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Yes, I have been doing design and analysis with CAD and spreadsheets.  TORUS could be a real time saver, though.  But, it has quite a steep price.

I was more curious about stability etc.  Many Autocad add-ins can be prone to crashing.  We have used Autoturn for quite a while, but we have an older version.  It used to be stable, but for some reason is crashing frequently lately (and is only usable on an older version of Autocad).

RE: Torus Roundabout Software Reviews?

AutoCAD Civil 3D has its own parametric 2D roundabout design tool.  I think MicroStation V8i does, too.  There's a 3rd-party vendor in the UK who has an application that takes off all the measurements and puts them into Arcady for analysis.  

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