ProVI Product Overview

ProVI is a graphical and interactive software system for road, rail and maglev transportation and infrastructure design.

Route Design as a Team

In a shared database, you can create a three-dimensional building model of your design that can be used at any time for analyses.

AutoCAD or BricsCAD

ProVI can be seamlessly integrated in the AutoCAD and BricsCAD CAD platforms and generates all designs in the popular DWG format. This means that users benefit from all the functions of these CAD systems right from the design start.

Product Comparison

The table below compares the functional scope of the individual products and will help you to choose the right one:

Rail Rail LT Road Road LT 2 Geodesy Maglev XLT DTM XLT Tractrix/Envelope Curves XLT Land Acquisition XLT Intersections
Geodesy
Terrain
Subsoil
Alignment 1 2
Vertical alignment 1
Route model 1
Drainage
Supply lines / utilities
Noise protection walls
Land acquisition
Visualization
Switches
Platforms
Catenary
Rail division
Envelope curves
Tractrix curves
Intersections
Sight distances
Interfaces 3

1 Products contain route-specific differences.

2 The alignment length is restricted to 500 m / 2,000 m.

3 The right interfaces for the data types are also supplied.

The clear structure and intuitive, context-dependent user interface in combination with detailed help documentation allow you to use ProVI efficiently and productively after just a brief period of training.

Full Versions

  • The Rail and Road modules are tailored to the route-specific features (e.g. types of spiral, route structure, calculations and guideline checks).
  • By combining the Rail and Road modules, you can also design the superstructures of tramways with the track integrated in the roadway.

Light Versions

  • Rail LT allows you to design and visualize alignments, vertical alignments and switches without any length restrictions. The cross-section editor, drainage calculation and all the downstream programs are available only in the full version.
  • For smaller road design projects, the LT500 and LT2000 products are an exceptionally cost-effective solution because they offer the full program scope of the system at just a fraction of the price. The only restriction here is the route length (500 m / 2,000 m), not the functions.

Add-on Modules

  • The Geodesy add-on module allows you to perform a range of tasks including complex analyses of geodetic recordings and network adjustment calculations.
  • The Maglev module is available as an add-on for the full version of ProVI Rail and supplements this to include a range of system-specific features of Transrapid and cable liners.

XLT versions

The XLT versions feature a range of special functions that are taken from the full version of ProVI and for which no alignments are needed.

Service

Our service contracts cover annual updates and high-quality support by e-mail, phone or our remote maintenance system. The service contract also entitles you to automatically receive all the latest updates for the licensed product.

System Requirements

  • ProVI version 6.1 is available for AutoCAD, Civil3D and AutoCAD Map3D versions released in the period 2015–2020 and for BricsCAD 19 (from 19.2.03). Only the 64-bit versions are supported.
  • Only 64-bit versions of Windows 10/8.1/8/7
  • You can use either Microsoft Access or SQL Server (version 2008 R2 – 2016) as the database. If you decide to use Access databases, however, note that you must not have the 32-bit MS Office installation because otherwise you will not be able to install the required 64-bit database drivers. If required, the required database drivers can be installed by ProVI. This will be done free of charge.
  • The hardware requirements depend on your CAD and database versions.

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