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Unformatted text preview: computer simulated design of a roadway to demonstrate both the feasibility of the design, along with helping to avoid potential hazards before they appear on the site. This is accomplished by first loading a 3-D contour map of the existing area then using CADD and other programs to design and inlay the highway onto the map. The program then can show potential trouble spots with existing utilities, geographic features and elevation concerns and then understand how to design around them from the start. It can also show where drainage problems may appear and secondary systems would have to be installed. Overall it appears to be a very useful tool to aid in presentations, design, and implementation of future mass transit systems....
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- Fall '07