card_1 modules and extensions

3D-Symbol Catalogue for Road and Traffic

All traffic signs of the German Traffic Regulations in photo-realistic 3D images as card_1 Catalogue/Rules Framework. Traffic Lights, Danger Signs, General Traffic Signs, Road Furniture, Traffic Regulations Signs, Additional Signs. Selection of design models as a 3D-Model such as people or groups of people, Cars, Trucks, Buses. Visualizing in the 3D Project View, Route Simulation.

DA001 Im/Export

Import and export points and lines in the data format DA 001.

SoundPLAN Export

Export topographic and planning data to the program SoundPLAN.

OKSTRA Export Design

Export card_1 data (schema: 008 – design, 018 – geometry and 021 – general geometry objects) in the OKSTRA format.

OKSTRA Import Design

Import data (schema: 008 – design, 018 – geometry and 021 – general geometry objects) in the OKSTRA format.

Vehicle-dynamics Checks

Check the track geometry according to the applicable guidelines, examine the speeds. Requires module Alignment Design (Rail).

SDF Im/Export

Import and export data in the SDF format of the German Federal Railways.

3D Project View

The 3D Project View enables you to analyse your project data in 3D and helps you to locate possible glitches or errors in your design at a very early stage.

The software has been highly optimized in order to process even large quantities of data quickly and conveniently. E.g. complex digital terrain models and point clouds which as a 3D image can display any detail from any angle, thus ideally complementing the information on the existing conditions.

This module supports the BIM planning process more >

ALB Import

If you work with land acquisition, land usage or land consolidations, importing the necessary initial data is as simple as a mouse click. Working with land parcels, you need not only the geometry, but also the land registers, property owners, type of land usage and various other data from the real estate registers.

If the data is available electronically, you can not only import it easily, but you can also decide whether to import all or only a part of the data in order to keep your project data to a minimum.

The data is automatically compared with existing data while being imported. If, for example, a land register already exists for the project, it will not be imported again but will merely be updated should it contain additional information.

Overlapping deliveries can be safely imported without any problems. The data of the land acquisition database are linked to graphics data if available. ALK (real estate maps) and ALB (real estate registers) therefore form one cohesive data unit within card_1. more >

Alignment Design

You can design road alignments for built-up and rural roads on-screen together with roundabouts and at-grade (single level) junctions taking the applicable design guidelines into account.

Scanned maps, orthophotos, digital data, check surveys and DTMs are the data basis for the alignment design. Especially when planning roads, the advantages of the card_1 system’s properties make themselves apparent.  more >

Alignment Design Rail

You can design track alignments with rail-specific transition curves, switches and cants on-screen. card_1 supports any existing transition curves and cant gradients. You can design with card_1 anywhere in the world. You need clothoids, Bloss curves and Schramm parabolae in Germany, cosinusoidal curves in Japan, sinusoidal curves to design Maglevs and the curve type Wiener Bogen® to design for the Austrian Federal Railways. Even rarely used radioids, which in certain regions are used to design tram lines, are available.

This module offers excellent features to design private or federal railway routes, including the route design elements required. The guidelines of the German Federal Railways and those of the Austrian Federal Railways are integrated in the system as well as the entire switch library. Switches are automatically calculated, whether they are located in straight sections, in curves or clothoids. more >

Alignment Drawing / Alignment Drawing Rail

You can create complete and technically sound alignment drawings with flexible annotations, carriageway edges and gradient changes. The batch mode enables you to generate multiple drawings in one step.

Alignment drawings may be displayed as a background layer in all base maporiented applications. more >

Alignment Evaluation

You can use this module to analyse and evaluate calculated and saved alignments using various methods.

The results are displayed immediately and also printed if desired. Any calculated coordinates can be saved to the card_1 point database. more >

Alignment Management

Alignment Management offers functions to copy, delete, rename and transform alignments. The alignments are managed together with their properties and design guidelines.

When exchanging data with third party systems, the alignment master points can be imported and exported using the applicable card types. more >


Import and export of alignments, switches, cants, cross-falls and vertical alignments. Available formats: ASCIIBAHN 3.0 (Maglev), VERM.ESN (binary), GND-EDIT.

Automatic Alignment

You can automatically generate alignments from existing points from the card_1 point database. You only require a sorted set of points to generate alignments automatically.

The points can originate from check surveys or may be digitized on-screen using orthophotos or scanned maps. Previously existing and calculated alignments can be reproduced easily and quickly. more >

Rail Structures

Generation of 3D objects for rail structures. BIM-compliant attribution.

Modelling Existing Conditions

Generating 3D objects of the existing conditions incl. user defined or code based attribute assignment.

Base Map

More than 300 functions are at hand when working on topographic data. You can use these functions to design on-screen, to edit and manage points, lines, texts, symbols and other data in the base map.

There are several available to generate engineering-standard slope hachures. Numerous evaluation functions, e.g. to generate annotations or to calculate areas, support you when pre-processing the project, when checking the project data or when creating the results reports.

When working on a project there is no need to define any map sheets, map scales or drawing guidelines. The size and position of the sheets as well as the relevant drawing guidelines are defined at the very end when producing the drawings. This avoids any redundancy in your work which would otherwise be inevitable in planning systems based on sheet-oriented data management. more >

Base Map Drawing - Sewer

You can create complete, ready-to-deliver, technically-sound sewer base map drawings in compliance with the existing guidelines with flexible annotations. This module is especially useful when logging the existing conditions, for reconstruction works or when planning sewer networks as well as when planning road drainage systems.

Sewer base maps may be combined with any other technical drawings and displayed in the base map view. more >

Base Map from Cross-Sections

You can import the relevant cross-sectional information, e.g. points, lines and slopes into the base map. more >

Base Map Generator

You can use this module to create your base map data more easily by automatically creating this data from survey points. You can log the data of traffic routes, buildings, slopes, ditches, utilities or sewer networks and structure the data in layers.

The generator eliminates tedious and repetitive manual work and enables you to automatically run multiple editing steps in one go based on your settings. Thus significantly reducing the number of errors and the time normally spent on these tasks. It makes the project work much quicker and easier as well as more economical. more >

Point Management

Point management, import and output of points.

Cost Calculation AKS

You can produce cost calculations for road building with a text catalogue and printouts according to the cost calculation guidelines for road construction - 1985 edition (AKS 85). When exchanging data, either the Kostra format from the Federal Highway Research Institute (BAst) or the OKSTRA interface (object catalogue for road and traffic systems) can be used.

The OKSTRA format allows you to exchange the data required for cost calculation irrespective of software product. more >

Cost Calculation HOAI

For accounting, auditing and cost control purposes, you can determine fees from your project data in accordance with the Fee Guidelines for Architects and Engineers (HOAI). more >

Cost Calculation RAB-ING

You can produce cost calculations for engineering works in compliance with the guidelines for the Preparation of Construction Designs for Engineering Works (RAB-ING formerly RAB-BRÜ).

The necessary RAB-ING forms are generated automatically.
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Cross-fall Generator

You can use this module to automatically generate cross-fall strings which conform to the relevant design guidelines and which are optimized in terms of vehicle dynamics. The road surface type, the vehicle dynamics parameters as well as the spatial route geometry are taken into account. The program supports any designs that conform to the relevant guidelines, roads with empirical parameters and inner-city streets with constrainments according to the German guidelines of the FGSV. The speeds are also taken into account. An interactive v85 speed generator is integrated in the program.

When dealing with routes which do not comply with the relevant design guidelines (especially existing routes), twist-related corrections may be defined to ensure controllable steering; the parameters required are simulated thus substantially increasing safety and driving comfort. more >

Cross-Section Design / Cross-Section Design Rail

You can design and edit cross-sections and surface structure lists in a highly automatic manner with this module. This module is a very versatile tool to work on projects with many special conditions and different guidelines while keeping the planning time and costs to a minimum.

The cross-section designer offers unlimited freedom during the design process, making it possible to turn your ideas into reality. more >

Cross-Section Drawing / Cross-Section Drawing Rail

You can create cross-section drawings with individual sheet positioning, flexible annotation and design.

You can display and output surveying vehicles, road and rail furniture objects, trees and hedges. more >

Cross-Section Editor

This module enables you to perform your cross-sectional design and calculation tasks. All editing is done in the graphics, starting with the design of cross-sections right through to the determination of volumes. Any existing width strings, cross-fall strings and vertical alignments can be used as planning aids.

If required, you can obtain a 3D effect by taking the neighbouring chainages into account when deciding on design issues.

You can also interactively calculate the cross-section volumes and you can output these volumes together with the individual values. more >

Cross-Section Transformation

This module enables you to transform and move cross-sections. The cross-section lines are transformed so that they retain their original approximate plan position.

Moving cross-section lines is useful if the chainages of the alignment originally used have had to be modified during the design process. The use of this function eliminates the need to create new cross-sections at the modified chainages. This is especially useful if the cross-sections cannot be generated again, either because they were created manually or have been extensively revised. more >

Cross-Sections from Lines

You can calculate alignment related cross-sections and longitudinal profiles from lines of the card_1 base map. This method is very convenient if the base map data provides sufficient information or the creation of a digital terrain model is not required or not possible; e.g. digitized contour lines. more >

Cross-Sections from Points

This module enables you to calculate cross section lines and longitudinal profile lines according to the guidelines REB-VB 20.003 from existing cross-sections and longitudinal profiles which have been surveyed as topographic points. more >

DGN Export

Output of card_1 drawings in DGN (MicroStation) format.

DGN Import

Import of data in DGN format as drawings or plan view data.

Digital Terrain Model

You can create and edit digital terrain models with this module. DTMs are the basis for volume calculations and surface-related studies, e.g. road drainage systems for intersection points. You can also derive longitudinal profiles, cross-sections and contour lines from digital terrain models.

Digital terrain models are one of the many data bases for the 3D Project View in card_1. more >


Digitize points, areas and distances.

Drawing Editing

You can create, edit and compile scale-related or project-related drawings with this module. The drawings can be output to any common plotters or printers.

Clear drawing structures, convenient editing functions and a sound management system aid you when creating drawings. The structure and architecture of the drawings as well as the various features to re-use drawing components helps you to avoid doubling up on work and to quickly create follow-up drawings.

The multi-user feature is ideal for planning teams. Within one project a project group can work on the different components of a drawing simultaneously.

Drawing Editing is required to manage and output drawings which you previously generated with the drawing generators in the areas base map, alignment, vertical alignment, cross-section, rail and sewer. more >

DTM Intersection

This module enables you to calculate the volumes between two digital terrain models by intersecting them according to the German guidelines GAEB-VB 22.114. This method is especially suitable for purely cut and fill projects, e.g. foundation ditches, dams, landfills, but also for cut and fill projects such as airfield constructions, industrial areas and landscaping.

You can chose this method when dealing with digital terrain models which have neither identical hulls nor do they share the same plan area.  more >

DTM Volumes

This module enables you to calculate the volumes in relation to a user-definable horizon or the volumes between two digital models with an identical hull according to the German guidelines REB-VB 22.013. This method is especially suitable for calculating the volumes of extraction sites, quarries, gravel pits, landfills, dams, reservoirs and for designing traffic routes.

You can chose this method when dealing with digital terrain models which either have identical hulls or share the same plan area. more >

DWG Export

Output of card_1 drawings in DWG (AutoCAD) format. Requires module DXF Export.

DWG Import

Import of data in DWG (AutoCAD) format as drawings or plan view data. Requires module DXF Import.

DXF Export

Output of card_1 drawings in DXF (AutoCAD) format.

DXF Import

Import of data in DXF (AutoCAD) format as drawings or plan view data.


eView is especially ideal for presentations, either internal or to the public, e.g. for a discussion round: you can communicate all the details relating to the technical planning both clearly and illustratively.

eView is also good value when it comes to providing your employees with digital versions of maps and plans which would otherwise hang as paper originals in a map cupboard. The results are page-oriented and are unalterable copies of the original. Any formatting, text fonts, graphics or photos are reproduced true to the original.

You'll find that you can significantly cut duplication costs, files and mounds of paper.

eView is available in the following modules: eView S, eView M, eView L as well as eView key for user administration. more >

Graphic Fieldbook

Control and import of observation data from total stations, processing of observations and capture of object information, setting-out. Capable of user control in the field. Requires module Point Management.

HPGL Import

Import of data as drawings in HPGL format.

Hybrid Drawing Editing

You can jointly output raster data and vector data into one drawing with this module, i.e. you can mix raster data and vector data in one drawing.

This is a very easy way to upgrade your drawings by simply adding your clients’ logo or trademarks. Or you can incorporate photos for project documentation purposes or overview maps. more >


Display of card_1 raster images in all plan view-oriented modules such as BASEMAP or ALIGNMENT.

Land Acquisition Logging

If it's your task to log and manage land acquisition data, this module's graphic user interface is ideal for showing project status while also ensuring that the data is up to date. As the land acquisition data is fully integrated into your project, you can produce land acquisition directories and land acquisition plans in compliance with RE (German design guidelines) from the one source. And the benefits? It enables you to prevent redundancies, avoid errors and to work within one project data environment. Later corrections therefore become only a fraction of the work otherwise involved.

The data can be logged or imported via an interface and then passed on to your client using the integrated OKSTRA interface. The OKSTRA format allows you to exchange the necessary data regardless which software tools are used. Any database may be used to export the data, e.g. Microsoft ACCESS. more >

LandXML Export Rail

Export route data in the 7-line model in order to upload to a tacheometer and set out track routes.

LandXML Import/Export

Import and export terrain models, alignments, vertical alignments and cross-sections in the LandXML format.


You can use this module to import, edit, manage and evaluate surveying information logged with automatic levelling instruments from manufacturers such as, Leica, Topcon and Zeiss.

Engineering levelling and precise levelling are both calculated. The results are saved as point heights. Cross-sections are also generated when evaluating cross-section surveys. Height differences, once calculated, can be used as observations in network adjustments. more >

Longitudinal Profile Drawing / Longitudinal Profile Drawing Rail

You can create engineering-grade longitudinal profile drawings with vertical alignments, longitudinal ground profiles, flexible annotations, curvature strings, cant gradient strings, sight distance strings or other strings.

These drawing components can be displayed together with tangent strings, dimensionings, drawing sheet borders and title block fields in a card_1 drawing. more >


You can use this module to design maglev routes. This module is based on the current card_1 version and offers additional features which are required to design maglev routes.
This module meets all guidelines to design maglev routes as well as the project work guidelines. The maglev route is designed in such a manner that the acceleration and jolt values are not exceeded. more >

Network adjustment

Network measurements are amazingly easy to evaluate using card_1. Intelligent network sketches display the quality of your observations and indicate where corrections should be applied. The card_1 Network Adjustment has been officially certified by the DB Netz AG (Track Infrastructure Corporate Division of the German Federal Railways). More >

Profile Drawing - Sewer

You can create complete, technically-sound profile drawings in compliance with the existing guidelines with flexible annotations, sewers and other strings.

Sewer profile drawings may also be generated in reference to any existing road longitudinal profile. These drawing portions are displayed in the same manner with tangent strings, dimensions, drawing sheet borders and titleblocks in one drawing. more >

Railway Cadastre

You can document, analyze and manage railway facilities. This entails logging and evaluating the facilities, the furniture and the conditions. The digital management system enables you to estimate, plan and control the maintenance expenditure exactly.

As a planning tool card_1 knows the objects of a railway route, e.g. tracks, switches, signals and platforms. In combination with their attributes these objects, which can be stored in any standard database directly linked to the card_1 data model of the route, form a comprehensive GIS to document the existing conditions and to manage railway facilities. You can run evaluations in lists or as graphs.

For railway operators with regional networks and small amounts of data especially, this is a technically sound solution without large investment costs. more >

Raster Image Digitizing

You can digitize points and lines on-screen, based on scanned-in maps. This module is an indispensable add-on when manually compiling data at the digitizing board - especially when dealing with large amounts of data.

Thanks to the numerous convenient on-screen editing functions and the excellent display features you can achieve an evenly high quality of the digitized data. more >

Raster Image Display

You can combine your project data with convincing raster data in order to clearly present your designs to your clients, with for example: scanned-in drawings, maps, aerial photos, satellite photos or other types of raster data.

Raster images can be displayed in all base-map-related modules, such as Base Map or in Alignment Design.  more >

Raster Image Editing

In many cases there is no need to laboriously digitize existing plans and aerial photos but just use them as-is as a planning basis. This module offers powerful editing and export features for such data.

By integrating maps, satellite photos and other images into your project data you can significantly increase the level of project information; thus presenting your planning tasks more precisely and clearly. more >

Real Estate Management

You can log, document and manage local real estate. This means managing the plots with all legal documents, contracts and usage types.

You can access the real estate data directly in the graphics. A database which provides the land acquisition structures according to OKSTRA is part of the installation package. You can import the ALB (automatic land register guidelines) data required. You can also run evaluations in lists or as graphs. The real estate management is compatible with road, railway and sewer cadastres. more >

Road Cadastre

You can document, analyze and manage classified road networks. This entails logging and evaluating the road structure, the road furniture and the road conditions.

The digital management system enables you to estimate, plan and control the maintenance expenditure exactly. As a planning tool card_1 knows the objects of a road network. In combination with their attributes these objects, which can be stored in any standard database and which are directly linked to the card_1 data model of the route, form a comprehensive GIS to document the existing conditions and to manage road networks. You can run evaluations in lists or as graphs. more >

Route Plan

You can use this module to create complete route and track marking plans for single and double-track lines in accordance with the relevant guidelines of the German Federal Railways.

As a special case, it is also possible to generate route plans for double-track lines, from which one of the tracks has been removed. In this case, the remaining track may wander between the left and right side of the sub-grade several times per kilometer. more >

Route Simulation

Animated test-drive of roads and railway tracks plus fly-overs in the 3D project model. To test project data visually or for presentations. Visualize the sight distances according to RAL, HViSt and others.

This Module supports the BIM-planing process more >

Sewer Network Hydraulics - Hydrodynamic

You can run a hydrodynamic verification calculation of sewer networks. This model is suitable for 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 and more than 3,000 reaches.

This complies with the European Norm EN 752 as well as with the ATV (German Association for the Water Environment) guideline A118 for larger networks or within areas with increased safety requests when using the hydrodynamic calculation method. They stipulate that flooded areas must be verified. Detailed knowledge about how a sewer network copes with submergence is provided by simultaneously calculating sewer cross-sections and special structures in one calculation step. more >

Sewer Network Hydraulics - Hydrological

You can calculate and dimension sewer networks according to a hydrological calculation model. This model is suitable for 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 and more than 3,000 reaches.

The hydrological calculation model considers the entire run-off curve and determines its change on the surface and in the sewer network. Thus the actual sewer conditions are taken into account when dimensioning and calculating storm water tanks. more >

Sewer Network Hydraulics Time Coefficient Method

You can calculate and dimension sewer networks according to the time coefficient method for a maximum of 250 reaches. This method is used to dimension and conduct preliminary planning of "simple" networks.

You then define the rainfall frequency and use either block rainfalls according to Reinhold or create your own rain definitions, e.g. following the so-called KOSTRA-Atlas (coordinated regionalized heavy rainfall evaluations). more >

Sewer Data Im-/Export

Import of sewer data from ISYBAU Format Typ K/EY and Im-/Export of sewer data in ISYBAU Format XML.

Sight Distances

With one mouse click, you can determine the required as well as the actual stopping and overtaking sight distances; for both directions of travel and according to the relevant guidelines. You can calculate the actual sight distances by choosing either a vertical alignment-related 2D method or a complex 3D method which takes the three dimensional geometry of the road into account.

The information on the determined sight distances is displayed in a very clear manner in the graphics and can be integrated into longitudinal profile drawings, cross-section drawings and into base maps. The required sight distances can easily be determined using the card_1 route simulation.

This module supports the BIM planning process more >

card_1 makes it easy to check that your designs are in line with the Visualisation Guidelines HViSt for standard spatial elements, concealed starts of curves and critical areas of obstructed vision.

Street Furniture Catalogue

The street furniture catalogue (StraKat) contains a wide range of drawing objects to design base maps and longitudinal profiles, standard cross-sections and road cross-sections as well as other drawings.

Each individual traffic sign is managed as a card_1 drawing object and can therefore be accessed directly. Drawing objects of trees and people are available as are standardised paved surfaces and standard cross-section sketches.

  • Schematic standard cross-sections: relevant cross-sections according to RAA (German Guidelines for Cross Section Design)
  • Road cross-sections according to RASt 06, cross-sectional sketches for design solutions within built-up areas to a scale of 1:100
  • Structures of paved surfaces: text modules to describe road surfaces according to RStO 01
  • Clearance spaces: schematic display of the dimensions when typical vehicle combinations meet, drive alongside or pass each other
  • Traffic space design: means of transport and traffic participants, e.g. cars, lorries and people
  • Vegetation: display of deciduous trees and conifers, automatically scalable
  • Edgings and standard cross-section details: kerbs made out of concrete according to DIN 483 EN 1340, road edgings within built-up areas
  • Disabled-friendly construction: disabled-friendly planning, e.g. ramps, parking spaces and elevators
  • Legends: samples of titleblocks and legends for base maps and longitudinal profiles, overview maps, cross-sections, utility plans and land acquisition plans, north point objects and scale indicators
  • Soil types and pavements: 2D pattern generation of the different soil types in cross-sections or longitudinal profiles, pattern generation for different pavement types
  • Traffic light systems: schematic or detailed traffic light systems
  • Walls and limitations: passive protection facilities, walls and retaining walls
  • Playground design: objects to design playgrounds to a scale of 1:100

Increase the efficiency and productivity of your planning steps and save time and money.

Module Prerequisites
Drawing Editing

Surface Optimization

This module enables you to optimize existing road surfaces and makes reconstructing existing traffic routes very easy.

The main field of application for this module is to calculate vertical alignments and to analyze vertical alignments for 'overlay' resurfacing of roads of any category. Based on a new genetic algorithm, the program automatically picks the optimum vertical alignment from a range of variations. more >


Interactive visualization, model analysis, 4D-simulation, documentation and notes, model extension and application programming (integration into card_1 via CPIXML format).


Interactive visualization, model analysis, 4D-simulation, documentation and notes, model extension and application programming, coordination of building sub-sections/checks on collisions, model checks/quality management, link to central database (integration into card_1 via CPIXML format).

Surveying / Surveying Rail

You can solve your surveying-related standard tasks using the module Surveying. Besides the interactive graphic evaluation of tacheometric measurements, the module provides all of the important coordinate transformations, the calculation of setting-out values and many more features >

Switch Elevation Plan

You can use this module to draw complete switch elevation plans including plan and elevational views of track alignments, chainage strings as well as drawing borders with title blocks and legends. more >


All card_1 modules are based on the basic module System. The modern MDI technology, a clearly structured data presentation and the technically sound design of the user interface are features of the basic module.

An easy-to-use project manager and file manager, a text editor, table editing, catalogues, technical presettings, project samples, system services and a comprehensive online documentation are fully integrated in the system. The basic module is free of charge. more >

Traffic Sign Catalogue

The card_1 traffic sign catalogue (VzKat) contains the official traffic signs according to StVO (German traffic regulations). Each individual traffic sign is managed as a card_1 drawing object in this library and can therefore be accessed directly.

The drawing objects are structured according to the official sections of the library for traffic signs of the BMVBS (Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Town Planning).

  • Official traffic signs according to StVO (German traffic regulations), traffic sign library (VzKat)
    Traffic signs on a white background
    Traffic signs on a transparent background
  • A pen attribute table for correct colours comes with the software package
  • Structured into drawing files according to the official library sections:
    Danger signs according to § 40 StVO
    Regulatory signs according to § 41 StVO
    Direction signs according to § 42 StVO
    Variations of traffic signposting based on StVO sign no. 500
    Street furniture §43 StVO
    Additional signs

Use the official traffic signs for your traffic sign plans and add an even more professional touch to your plans.

Module Prerequisites
Drawing Editing

Tacheometer Transfer

Data transfer between electronic fieldbooks (Zeiss, Leica, Topcon, Geodimeter, Trimble, etc.) and card_1, preparation of data for processing using Surveying module.

Vertical Alignment Builder Rail

You can generate an optimized vertical alignment (as close as possible to the existing ground profile). When using this module, the program automatically picks the optimum vertical alignment from a large number of variations. Besides the on-screen check the program provides you with a comprehensive report of all input data. You are notified whenever the defined value limits have been exceeded or fall short.

One main field of application is to upgrade and optimize existing track facilities. As the route parameters are not available for all existing routes, this module supports those working on a project by automatically reproducing both the planimetric position and the height of the route from surveyed track facilities. more >

Vertical Alignment Design / Vertical Alignment Design Rail

Designing and editing vertical alignments is similar to designing alignments, in that you can conveniently design and edit them on-screen taking constraining points into account. The relevant design data is displayed and synchronized in the various views, e.g. longitudinal profile, curvature string and cross-fall string.

In the card_1 system, vertical alignments are height profiles defined using tangent intersection points. They are used not only to describe the vertical profile of roads, railways and sewers, but also as height definitions for swales, ditches, carriageway edges and other alignment-related structures. Individual evaluations or evaluations as lists are integrated in the application. more >

Vertical Alignment Transformation

You can use this module to calculate dependent vertical alignments for ramp alignments, or transform vertical alignments onto other more or less parallel alignments. more >

Volume Distribution

Large quantities of earth often have to be moved whenever traffic routes, e.g. roads and railways are constructed. You can use this module to distribute and dispose of the earth quantities involved on-screen. The costs for the earthworks can quickly be reduced.

When designing a traffic route, many requirements must be taken into account, e.g. the cut and fill situation as well as the haul lengths and directions. These different requirements are taken into account and have been incorporated in the calculation algorithm. more >

Volumes from Cross-Sections

You can calculate volumes and surfaces from cross-sections according to the guidelines REB-VB 21.003 and REB-VB 21.013. Any data and parameters used to control a volume calculation are saved, thus enabling the calculation to be entirely checked and analysed at any time. more >

Image Documentation

Photo and video documentation for projects. Importing and managing geo-referenced images. Automatic transformation and positioning of images containing coordinates. Display and editing of images in the base map. Output in drawings more >


Base module to log and manage any type of attribute data.


DESITE BIM custom is a simplified variation of DESITE. The project structure and the selection quantities are available. The 4D simulation can be run and the 'forms' module is included.

card_1 DESITE share 3D-Viewer

Interactive visualization and exchange of models for BIM-communication (integration into card_1 via CPIXML format). IFC file viewer.

DESITE BIM touch - Windows tablet computer

With DESITE BIM touch, you can use the model on a Windows tablet computer. The application's graphical user interface is designed to operate with gestures. With the 'forms' module any usage cases can be implemented and optimally adapted to operating without mouse and keyboard.

GEOgraf Import

Import data in the GEOgraf format as base map data.

IFC Export

Export IFC-Objects to exchange project data in BIM-projects (data exchange with Autodesk Revit, RIB iTWO, G&W California, Nemetschek Allplan, DESITE, Siemens NX etc.).

Point Cloud Evaluation

Generate longitudinal profiles, cross-sections and terrain points from point clouds. Additional commands in the cross-section designer to access point cloud data in cross-sections. Requires module Point Cloud Management.

Point Cloud Management

Point cloud import (e.g. laser scanner data). Coloured display in the base map, in longitudinal profiles and cross-sections. Create and output drawings to any common plotters or printers. Requires module Hybrid Drawing Editing.

Swept Turning Path

Calculate swept turning paths based on the vehicle track method, incl. vehicle library. Display in the base map, simulation of the manoeuvres, various evaluation functions.

Take a look at the card_1 "Swept Turning Path" Tour, including a video, shows you how to generate swept turning path drawings at the click of the mouse.

Import GIS Data

The new Import Shape Data interface is an easy to use tool to import GIS data and WFS data into card_1.

Design objects are also based on the data of the existing conditions. These are managed in geographical information systems. Nature reserves, conservation areas, water conservation areas, flood areas, administrative borders as well as road and other data are examples of data compiled in such systems.

Products from the ESRI(r) ArcGIS family are so common that the Shape format has basically established itself as the standard data exchange format. Some of the German federal states' environmental authorities even provide free access to Shape data on the internet.

You can seamlessly import any geometric and attribute data into your card_1 project using the new Import Shape Data card_1 module. The interface enables you to import points, polygons and areas as well as any object attributes making it very easy to include this geographical information while designing and creating drawings with card_1. You can access the attributes to run analyses and other evaluations within card_1.


Convenient land acquisition processing. Automatic determination of sub areas. Produce sketch-maps.

Virtual Reality

Displaying 3D project data in virtual space. Move freely within the 3D project. Simulate routes and assess sight distances in virtual space. Detect conflicts/glitches more easily. Real simulaton. Clear presentations and visualisation.

Requires the 3D Project View module.