Bentley Systems opens up full access to LEGION Simulator and OpenBuildings Station Designer
To help building and facilities managers meet the demands of social distancing, the company has also waived new subscription fees through September 30
Bentley Systems, a global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, has announced that it has opened up its LEGION Simulator and OpenBuildings Station Designer software, including waiving new subscription fees through September 30, 2020, for facilities managers to incorporate pedestrian simulation methodologies across their planning, design, and operations teams.
With social distancing and crowd management at the forefront of global concerns, OpenBuildings Station Designer and LEGION Simulator software can help station owners, planning and design firms, and facilities operators to develop models, simulate crowd movement, analyse foot traffic and optimise space utilisation of infrastructure assets such as rail and metro stations, airports, retail and commercial complexes, hospitals and stadiums. OpenBuildings Station Designer’s BIM environment provides 3D context for LEGION’s included pedestrian simulation to create an operational digital twin to improve safety, efficiency, and security, while mitigating risk.
LEGION Simulator helps users solve new planning and operations challenges by validating social distancing plans while helping to ensure safe operations; ensuring space maximisation, activities distribution and controlled egress/ ingress; modelling safe and comfortable wayfinding strategies and evacuation plans, in addition to providing virtual, collaborative planning, design and operations reviews.
Further, LEGION Simulator and OpenBuildings Station Designer offer the continued long-term benefits of a BIM collaboration environment that avoids data silos, coordination delays, and other limitations that result from the separation of planning and design workflows.
“We are going through extraordinary times and change will be a constant reality in the months and years ahead. Bentley’s OpenBuildings Station Designer and LEGION Simulator enable planners, architects, engineers, and operators to apply digital twin approaches to solve today’s design and operation challenges more quickly, efficiently, and safely across rail and metro stations, airports, and other public buildings and amenities,” said Ken Adamson, vice president, Design Integration for Bentley.