PennDOT has approved
the use of VBent as an
alternative to PAPIER!!
Now PA designers can see their model as it is being created, and then easily navigate the output. PennDOT approved VBent use in Strike-Off Letter 431-09-04, dated March 9, 2009.
VBent supports all the capabilities of PAPIER and produces comparable results. By simply choosing “PA” as the Locality (an easy to set program option), piers are analyzed and designed using PennDOT policy and procedures, including AASHTO DM-4 design specification modifications.
can read existing PAPIER input files.
Simply use the PAPIER import dialog button and the PAPIER data
is automatically placed in the
Contact us for special pricing for current PAPIER license holders.