What’s new in Transcend Design Generator? February 2024

We are excited to bring you monthly Transcend Design Generator (TDG) updates! Check out the highlights below and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any feedback or questions.

Missed the last update? Here’s a quick recap of the significant enhancements to TDG’s civil design and documentation that happened in December, taking our BIM capabilities to the next level! Read more about it in our blogpost and reach out to your CSM to dive into the details.

Upcoming Events

Join us for a webinar and demystify the topics of generative design and AI into real ways the power industry can benefit from generative design.

Register here: Generative Design and AI for Power Industry

What’s new in TDG in the past month

New use case

Trickling Filters

  • Trickling Filters are used in a variety of applications, and they are being particularly evaluated in the UK market due to their low carbon impact.
  • Trickling filter is available as a secondary treatment option (add screenshot)
  • Trickling filter as new pre-biology roughing filter is now available for all wastewater users!
  • The user can select secondary trickling filter after any kind of pre-treatment and primary treatment option TDG provides, as well as following pre-biology treatment steps such as roughing trickling filter, UASB or Biologically Active Filter.

Moving up the Design Curve

  • We now generate a detailed Civil Bill of Quantities (BoQ) in Excel that has information on the material requirements for each building both in a summarized and a detailed format:

  • Carbon Footprint Document (CFD) Phase 2: The CFD now includes more data about the total embedded carbon for the civil components of a wastewater plant design. You will have the embedded carbon for groundwork and foundation preparation, reinforced concrete, and the total civil embedded carbon for the facility. Reach out to your CSM about making this document available in your instance!

Design Control

  • Updated Grit Removal: Validation limit increased from 2 to 10, allowing more selections without error messages.


Technology Providers & OEMs Technology Providers & OEMs

TDG rapidly generates accurate budgetary proposals to help suppliers bid more, win more, and sell more.

Asset Owners and Utilities Asset Owners and Utilities

TDG streamlines the capital planning and conceptual design processes to accelerate project timelines and deliver better outcomes.

EPCs, AECs, and Consultants EPCs, AECs, and Consultants

TDG enables engineering firms to deliver more value to their clients & increase competitiveness.

Individuals Individuals

TDG works for individual engineers who want to grow their business and reduce their non-billable time.

Academic Academic

Transcend supports students and professors around the world to incorporate TDG into their curriculum.


Articles Articles

Read posts written by Transcend team members sharing their points of view on the company mission, vision, and products.

Webinars Webinars

Watch on-demand webinars like Transcend’s popular ‘How To’ series.

Case studies Case studies

Understand how Transcend’s customers are utilizing TDG to bring more value to their customers and grow their businesses.


View a list of the questions we are most frequently asked about our company and our software

Transcend tools Transcend tools

Access a number of tools Transcend has developed to help engineers and industry professionals take back their time.

Security Security

Learn more about Transcend’s security practices


Water and Wastewater Water and Wastewater

TDG creates unique, optimized designs of water & wastewater treatment facilities by automatically combining decisions and calculations from each engineering field.

Power Power

TDG creates unique, optimized designs of T&D assets by automatically combining decisions and calculations from each engineering discipline.