New Version of Industry Leading Swept-path Software, AutoTURN, Launched

AutoTURN-7-image-1Transoft Solutions, developers of industry leading software for the engineering and architectural communities world wide, announces the launch of AutoTURN 7.0. The newest version of Transoft Solutions’ CAD based swept-path software has added features and enhanced functionality that will be demonstrated in a series webcasts on February 25, March 3, and March 10, 2010.

“We’re excited to be releasing this version of AutoTURN. This is a swept-path software that has traditionally had more transportation engineering know-how and research behind it than others within the industry and we’ve worked hard to put more into this version,” said Product Manager Mike Frost. “Designers will benefit from the product of that research in a more capable software that now includes support for specialty transport vehicles.”

Building on its legacy as the industry leading swept-path analysis software, AutoTURN 7.0 supports specialized transport systems in its SmartPath tools. This includes a library of specialized vehicles that includes: Wind Tower Trailer, Wind Blade Trailer, 19-axle Heavy Haul, Beam Transporter I, Beam Transporter II, and a Booster Trailer. These specialized vehicle configurations allow Independent Rear Steering (IRS).

Complementing the addition of the specialized transport systems support are three new functions. The Override Angle/Path Angle function allows designers to use a fixed or dynamic angle during forward simulations with IRS vehicles; to control rear bogie steering independently of the tractor to assess the potential drive path. Billy Chan, EIT, conducted extensive testing to ensure the accuracy of the movement characteristics algorithm. Three Part Reverse simulations for three part vehicles have been included in AutoTURN 7.0. Additionally, with the introduction of Telescoping Joint trailer support gives AutoTURN users the ability to design using logging trucks or create new types of vehicles with similar characteristics.

AutoTURN 7.0 allows designers to take their specialty transport system vehicles one step further to include cargo parameters. Cargo details, within the View/Edit Vehicle function, is a new ability to define the cargo size or set limiting factors to vehicles to operate within industry standards to prevent damage to the payload or surrounding infrastructure. Designers can also include cargo when working with specialized transport systems in the Simulations Properties. The Vehicle Cargo function draws the combined swept-path envelope of the vehicle body and the cargo to give designers a better visual representation of the clearance and tolerances.

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“This version of AutoTURN is more robust than it has ever been,” said Frost. “Designers will get more productivity out of this software, than any that have come before it.”

Further information about AutoTURN 7.0, including a full list of new features and functions, a downloadable brochure, signup for an evaluation copy, product videos, and AutoTURN training solutions can be found at To sign up for the launch demonstration webcast please visit

About Transoft Solutions
Established in 1991, Transoft Solutions Inc. develops the most thoroughly researched and innovative CAD-based software for the engineering and architectural design communities. As an Autodesk Developer Network Professional and Bentley Developer Network Commercial member, Transoft Solutions continues to deliver software second to none. Known as a world-wide industry leader, Transoft Solutions suite of productivity enhancing solutions have become the trusted de-facto standard for over 90% of the Top 100 ENR AEC firms, 85% of North American departments of transportation, and regulatory agencies including AASHTO.

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