I appreciate the straightforward work flow the software provides. It doesn't take me long before I'm working on actual engineering rather than drafting and messing with program settings. I also appreciate the tech support provided by Softree. Whenever I call them with a question, they are very helpful and quick to help me solve the problem. Also, many of the technical support engineers are also the software engineers so their knowledge of the program is very in depth. Also, the software does a great job using handling LiDAR data.
I dislike some of the plot and layout options. The settings and layout workflow is a little less intuitive than some of the other software features.
The software can do more than just resource road design. If a firms focus is on engineering and not strictly drafting, this software is much easier to use than other CE design programs. It does a good job working between other software files and overall is fairly easy to pick up and learn. Also, the online trainings are very good and beneficial.
The business problems we use the software for is primarily road design. From new road construction to road relocations and alignments. The software is straightforward and allows the user to take a simple field P-line survey, create a surface, and begin designing a road in a relatively short amount of time.