Transportation engineering design software specialist Transoft Solutions Inc. has introduced a new version of AutoTurn, the vehicle swept path analysis software of choice for engineers, architects and planners. An industry standard for more than 25 years, AutoTurn is trusted in over 120 countries, including 95% of US State Departments of Transportation.

New features in the latest release of AutoTurn will make vehicle swept path analysis even more realistic and accurate for diverse civil and transportation design projects.

“We are committed to the continual improvement and innovation of our AutoTurn products. We want to ensure our users get the most accurate results and the best user experience possible,” says product manager Andres Velez. He added that the new features introduced in the latest release were a direct result of user feedback.

New capabilities in AutoTurn version 10.2 will allow users to perform reverse manoeuvres for tractor-trailer combinations; access updated vehicle libraries; create independent 3D envelopes for vehicles and their loads using AutoTurn Pro’s flexible 3D clearance analysis capability; make use of the improved IntelliPath automation; simulate more detailed vehicle movements by adding waypoints; and calculate the maximum possible speed on a given route.

The ‘pushback reverse’ feature is based on user feedback and provides more control over steering in reverse, resulting in more realistic results. Creating a new tractor-trailer combination is now even easier, with the ability to quickly combine different parts of vehicles in the database.

AutoTurn’s already comprehensive vehicle libraries have been updated, and include design vehicles from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, the Netherlands, UK and the United States.

Users of AutoTurn Pro will also see significant enhancements to the software.

AutoTurn Pro Maintenance Assurance Program (MAP) subscribers will receive over 250 vehicle models based on manufacturer specifications, which can be used for accurate analysis and for creating attractive presentations in 2D and 3D.

AutoTurn and AutoTurn Pro 10.2 are available for purchase in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. AutoTurn MAP subscribers have already been sent their free version upgrade.