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.
This session will show you how we use InfraWorks 360 throughout the whole lifecycle of our projects (predominantly Smart Motorways) using a range of various products we have at our disposal to create a full Infrastructure visualisation model, by including everything from the white lining, to 3D traffic signs, to moving cars in a quick and efficient manner. The workflows have been developed over a number of years using various Autodesk and non-Autodesk software applications. The initial workflows show how we take drawings consisting of just 3D polylines and turn them into glorious visualisation models. We will then investigate the workflows for bringing in our completed AutoCAD Civil 3D corridors into InfraWorks 360, including schemes designed at local grid. The class will round off by investigating the programs and workflows used to add the white lining, the roadside features, landscaping, and the vehicles, using scripts to achieve this.
Creating a fully attributed 3D model to satisfy the BIM requirements of a project has become a requirement for many projects due to the BIM Level 2 government mandate. Current BIM software is primarily focused on architectural applications and overlooks the specific requirements of complex and large-scale landscape architecture (LA) and master planning (MP) projects. The talk will outline how we developed a script for Civil 3D to add additional attributes to C3D and AutoCAD objects; Surfaces, Blocks and Solids, the challenges we faced, and how we approached them. The class will follow our workflow on a 200 ha site for a major event, where we used C3D to create a BIM model for LA, lighting, and signage elements, importing them into Navisworks for clash detection and collaboration with other disciplines, such as civil engineers and architects. We will also cover the fundamentals of what attribute data was required, the rationale behind the choices, and how we managed data drops.
Highways England have defined a framework for delivering asset information on their Smart motorways program corresponding with BIM practices. To deliver this, the process of tagging data consistently with several applications presented CH2M with a time-consuming challenge. Working with Autodesk to develop a Model Development Manager solution, CH2M now has information integrity with a single data source derived from geometry models and an associated database working in Civil 3D. This saves them a significant number of hours in creating and maintaining information models when geometry changes across platforms. Demonstration showing the concept and use of the Model Development Manager and explanation of the scale of the original problem and the impact that the solution has had on this and future possibilities
This class will give you insight into RWO Associates including their history, recent projects, and typical software and workflows in use. With technical support from Cadline, they have developed a workflow that yields the best results not only for RWO Associates but for their clients as well. We'll take you through the initial project stages in InfraWorks 360 to a detailed step-by-step in Civil 3D including project constraints, project design, and highlighting the benefits of the workflow and how those benefits apply to the client. Additional speakers: Craig Robson - RWO Associates Alex Erskine - RWO Associates
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
Most people are now familiar with a concept of level of detail and levels of information. Data and geometry have their benefits but when combined they become even more powerful. Stick time (4D) into the mix and we're starting to get somewhere. Get the models to a ‘Fit for Construction’ and you’ve cracked it. The aim of the presentation is to follow the data and the geometry from the design phase right through to construction on-site. To demonstrate how structured data and geometry when properly verified can be leveraged by design, planning, and through to on-site construction to ensure the project is delivered successfully. Throughout the levels of detail what do the various parties need? What does a planner want a level 3 model for? How much use is a level 1 model to a QS? What is the minimum amount of data they need? We will go through their requirements for successful delivery and demonstrate how they are leveraging the data and geometry day to day on the Hinkley project.
3D technology has historically been reserved for large, exclusive, purpose-specific platforms. Users have been required to have advanced knowledge of laser scanning to operate high-tech scanners. As technology continues to evolve, laser scanning is just one piece that is moving to a smaller, inclusive, all-encompassing platform.<br/> <br/> In this presentation, Hexagon Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem will take you through the journey of how this evolution led to the creation of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and lightest imaging 3D laser scanner. Moving from the belief that AEC professionals couldn’t access the technology due to the high barriers of entry to democratising laser scanning for anyone with inspiration and desire to embrace new possibilities, the development of the BLK360 is opening opportunities previously thought unobtainable. Don’t miss this future-looking presentation and your chance to experience the latest in laser scanning technology.
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.