You've just received a project that includes grading, and you wonder if it's possible. The project includes access roads with cross slopes onto a complicated site, and it calls for complex drainage swales and detention ponds. You will need to cut into a steep and irregular hillside while maintaining proper drainage, and you'll have to add integrate and detailed grading to meet project demands. And then, as is the case with most projects, there are changes and additions. Oh, and the end product must be a cohesive 3D model. My objective is to help you turn intimidation and fear (and maybe even some misconceptions) about approaching such complex grading challenges using AutoCAD Civil 3D software into confidence and conviction. We will look at using corridors, feature lines, 3D polylines, and many of the grading tools, and we will examine some techniques to tackle grading and make anything possible.
Those using Civil 3D for Civil Infrastructure projects
Ron Ricks has been in the civil engineering industry for more than 29 years. He spent 24 of those years working extensively with a wide range of Autodesk, Inc., products, becoming very experienced in the company's Infrastructure software products, including AutoCAD Civil 3D software. He experienced the transition from Land Desktop software to AutoCAD Civil 3D software, gaining vast experience as he applied this technology to civil design and he shifted gears to the new Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach of AutoCAD Civil 3D software. He led and was heavily involved in the development of CADD standards and customized tools for Parametrix, and he was a CADD technician on many projects, several of which involved very complex grading. Ron has been the CAD manager for Parametrix for over 5 years. Located in the Great Northwest, Parametrix is a civil and environmental consulting firm that specializes in transportation, water and wastewater, and environmental projects.
Get a complete view of InfraWorks 360 software. See how you can use it for preliminary planning, detailed design, road and bridge design, drainage design, creation of images and videos, and collaboration with other industries. Get tips and tricks to use InfraWorks 360 software quicker and easier. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
How can 120 diverse stakeholders shape the design of a complex infrastructure project and gain community consent and agency approval—all in record time? Using InfraWorks 360 software as a collaboration tool, the owners, engineers, environmentalists, historians, regulators, news agencies, and local townspeople all worked together to affect design changes in a democratized and efficient working relationship. Using InfraWorks 360 software, we overcame the obstacles that typically plague rail projects, such as connecting villages and towns, crossing bridges and tunnels, using and repurposing existing corridors, and establishing new alignments. This was done using the ability to rapidly view, navigate, query, and create design alternatives in a real-world context. The project model provided a single source of truth for both technical and nontechnical review, assessment, and “what if” proposals. See the amazing results of this stakeholder-designed and stakeholder-approved project through their eyes. This session features InfraWorks 360, 3ds Max, and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
Point clouds are a very important component in current infrastructure projects, and it is vital to know how to handle them for successful project execution. This class will provide all the necessary information to import, process, and extract information from point cloud data in Autodesk, Inc., architecture, engineering, and construction products. More specifically, this class will teach surface/terrain generation from high-resolution point cloud data in InfraWorks software and demonstrate how to use it in AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The class will also cover how to model city asset features to create a virtual city model, and how to bring those city assets into a design product (such as AutoCAD Civil 3D software) as COGO points. This class does not have any prerequisite. Any knowledge of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and point clouds will be helpful in understanding the class material. At the end of this class, attendees will be able to use point cloud data with ease and confidence for their modeling and design projects. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360.
Point clouds are an important component in current infrastructure projects, and it is vital to know how to handle them for successful project execution. This class will provide all the necessary information to import, process, and extract information from point cloud data in Autodesk, Inc., architecture, engineering, and construction products. More specifically, this class will teach surface/terrain generation from high-resolution point cloud data in InfraWorks software, and it will demonstrate how to use it in AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The class will also cover how to model city asset features to create a virtual city model, and how to bring those city assets into a design product, such as AutoCAD Civil 3D software, as Coordinate Geometry (COGO) points. This class has no prerequisite. Any knowledge of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and point clouds will be helpful in understanding the class material. At the end of this class, attendees will be able to use point cloud data with ease and confidence for their modeling and design projects. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
This class will show you how InfraWorks 360 software is used as a design tool rather than just a visualization tool. Multiple examples will demonstrate how InfraWorks 360 software is used as a unique design tool in real-life projects on all kinds of unimaginable areas, such as telecommunications, architecture, mining, oil pipe layout, geographic information systems, and port engineering—clearly thinking outside of the box! This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Starting in InfraWorks 360 software, we will create paths using InfraWorks 360 road tools, specifically design and component roads. We will then use AutoCAD Civil 3D software to convert imported InfraWorks 360 alignment(s) to Feature Lines, and create individual paths for vehicle movement: a single center-line path, merging lanes, and a bus turnout. In 3ds Max software we will use the Civil View extension to assign vehicles to imported paths, set speed, direction, vehicle type, starts, stops, and so on. Back in InfraWorks 360 software, we will import and configure the animation file(s), account for transformation shift on import, and watch as our vehicles “drive” the model. The round-trip of data will flow like this: InfraWorks 360 to AutoCAD Civil 3D to 3ds Max plus Civil View back to InfraWorks 360. This session features InfraWorks 360, 3ds Max, and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Learn how to make a realistic flood assessment using the immersive 3D design environment of InfraWorks 360 software and Hydronia RiverFlow2D flood-simulation model. Even if you’re not a fully versed hydraulic engineer, you will learn to set up a flood simulation—from building the topographic model to generating a flood animation of water depths and velocities in a few minutes, and with effective communicational impact. See how you can make infrastructure design evaluations based on flood hazards while improving your hydraulic-simulation workflow and producing graphics and animations that greatly enhance your presentation to decision makers. In this class, you will learn the latest advances of the InfraWorks 360 flood-simulation plug-in, you will understand the tools available to define flood hazards in any location, and you’ll export your simulation results to AutoCAD Civil 3D software. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
This class will cover the use of InfraWorks 360 software as a bridge modeling and design tool in the context of a wider transportation project, and we’ll explore a number of solid workflows to other bridge design and modeling products. You will learn not only how to model concrete bridges in InfraWorks 360 software, but also how to make use of the Line Girder Analysis cloud service to quickly validate the girders against different design standards and to establish the required prestressing. You will learn how to simply open up the corresponding analytical model directly in Structural Bridge Design software for further refinement and to carry out more-detailed analysis and design checks. You will learn how to open up the InfraWorks 360 model in AutoCAD Civil 3D software to carry out further refinements to the site and create alignment drawings that include the bridges. You will also learn how to create a Revit software model with a single click from the InfraWorks 360 model in order to add rebar and create structural drawings. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Revit.
Capturing existing conditions and context for a proposed build site has never been easier. Site Scan is an intuitive aerial drone platform for automatically capturing site information and seamlessly pushing the data into the Autodesk, Inc., network. Join Daniel to learn how to safely and easily capture drone imagery for your site; generate orthos images, meshes, and point clouds; import those data products into ReCap 360 Pro software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and InfraWorks 360 software; and capitalize on these tools to simplify site surveys, calculate volumetrics, and assemble beautiful client updates and marketing presentations. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360. AIA Approved
What happens when the best engineering firm and the best construction company join forces for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company highway project? A dream team is created, where each party’s expertise creates synergy for project success. EPC arrangements are becoming more popular in the infrastructure sector, and InfraWorks 360 software provides the perfect tools for both designers and contractors to not only win the bidding process, but to also get a jump-start on the 4D virtual construction model. The principle of integrated concurrent engineering used with keen collaboration and InfraWorks 360 software enabled engineering and construction decisions to be made with amazing and unexpected optimizations. The project created such positive innovation that the methods used were coined “Dreamline Engineering." Come to this class to see the surprising design decisions that resulted from review and analysis of the InfraWorks 360 model. Who knew that blasting rock for a bike path would make so much sense? This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
This class is all about combining the traditional software tools like AutoCAD Map 3D software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Revit software, Vehicle Tracking software, and Navisworks software with more recent technology like InfraWorks 360 software and ReCap 360 software in order to support the infrastructure construction process. The focus will be mainly on preliminary construction planning and visualization. We will also look at the capabilities of communicating information to the different stakeholders in the project. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
You've seen lots of preliminary design with InfraWorks 360. This session will focus on presentation techniques to make your site plan look its best. We'd explore Civil 3D, Revit, and other data sources and how to make the most of each, along with some great options for sharing your brilliance. <br/><br/>AIA Approved