This article shows how Microsoft's new computer operating system Windows 95 is influencing the world's leading suppliers of road design software. Intergraph will be launching a Windows 95 version of its popular InRoads package very early in 1996. MOSS has already acted as a registered development site for Windows 95, and received it ahead of the market, so that it could fully check software compatibility before the official launch of Windows 95. Both Windows 95 and the earlier Windows NT suit MOSS, as it can make full use of the 32-bit architecture of both operating systems. Softdesk has just announced that it will release Windows 95 compatible versions of its civil engineering and survey products at the beginning of 1996. By launching a Windows 95 version of AutoCAD, which is widely used for structural design and detailing, Intergraph will be competing directly with Softdesk as a leading AutoCAD supplier. Softdesk already has a wide range of road design products, for applications that include: survey data processing, alignment, civil engineering design, earthworks calculations, and pavement design.


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  • Accession Number: 00720815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM