Incorporating the trusted AutoTURN® engine, AutoTURN Rail 3D is an advanced rail design and analysis solution that expedites the clearance analysis for evaluating new track layout or verifying LRVs (light rail vehicles) on existing tracks. Beyond the analytical functionalities, AutoTURN Rail can be used for visualization purposes such as animating realistic 2D vehicle plan views and 3D realistic vehicle models along the path.
AutoTURN Rail helps designers account for clearance issues a light rail train may encounter along any section of track. Once the designs are finalized, designers can then use the software to check the safety of their concepts. What use to take hours of painstaking work now only takes a few minutes with AutoTURN Rail.
Easily Create Light Rail Vehicles
Recreate a project design vehicle that reflects manufacturer specifications in AutoTURN Rail 3D. Attach manufacturer’s static and dynamic envelopes, and any user defined vehicle envelopes (e.g. for maintenance and construction tolerances) to the vehicle - the software uses these to generate clearance envelopes.
Generate Simulations on Prepared Alignments
Enter cant/superelevation data via a .CSV file and AutoTURN Rail 3D makes key calculations for the user. Start with an AutoCAD polyline composed of arcs and lines to set a starting elevation based on horizontal alignment geometry.
Perform Light Rail Vehicle Simulations
Simulate design vehicle movement on user prepared alignment (horizontal, profile, and cant) in 2D and in 3D that is sensitive to changes in elevation as well as cant/superelevation. Plus, users can control properties like 2D line type, type of vehicle and many more.
Generate 3D Light Rail vehicle Clearance Envelopes
Make adjustments to the clearance envelopes dynamically and return to previously placed vehicle clearances anytime. AutoTURN Rail 3D allows the user to control visual properties of the clearance envelopes for quick visual recognition.
Use Tracking Points on Light Rail Vehicles
AutoTURN Rail 3D ‘sweeps’ the tracking point along the length of a vehicle simulation sensitive to any vertical profile and cant/superelevation information (just like a vehicle simulation), generating a tracking point reference line in space.
Generate Cross Section Views
A user can generate cross sections anywhere along a vehicle simulation and place them in the drawing for finer clearance analysis, showing the following elements: Top of Rail, Rails, Structure Envelope, Static Envelope, Static Inswing/Outswing (if applicable – at curves) and Vehicle Dynamic Envelopes (if applicable).