OpenRail Designer CONNECT Edition

Rail Modeling and Design Software

OpenRail Designer CONNECT Edition is Modeling and Design software for metro, light rail, commuter rail, or high-speed rail design projects.

You can save time on the design and maintenance of track, station, and yard design, as well as overhead line electrification (OLE), while significantly increasing productivity. 

OpenRail Designer introduces a new, comprehensive modeling environment for streamlined project delivery of rail network assets. This environment unifies design and construction from concept through commissioning and completion. The application delivers a high performance, immersive, 3D modeling environment that enables instantaneous and interactive parametric modeling of rail corridors. 


  • Bring real-world settings to your project by gathering context data quickly from a variety of sources, such as point clouds, 3D reality meshes, terrain data, images, and geospatial information.
  • Enable project information sharing across teams, locations, and disciplines with precision and security.
  • Perform regression analysis, horizontal and vertical alignment, cant design, and turnout placement to international standards.
  • Design OLE systems with customizable design standards and 3D modeling of wires and structures.
  • Improve asset quality and reduce rework with a fully localized application.
  • Share realistic visualizations with the public and stakeholders to gather feedback, improve public engagements, and speed project approvals.



  • Analyze rail and sleeper placement
  • Analyze rail track regressions
  • Automate rail drawing production
  • Create profiles and cross sections
  • Design and analyze rail and road corridors
  • Design and place rail signals
  • Design in context
  • Design rail track drainage systems
  • Design track geometry
  • Design yard, station, and siding
  • Design rail overhead line systems
  • Reuse common design layouts
  • Support BIM workflows
  • Visualize designs