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.
The Grand Paris Express (GPE) is a major automated metro infrastructure project in Paris, with a new 200-kilometer tunnel line. The maintenance site (depot) is a key structure in a limited space inserted into a dense urban environment. This situation leads to numerous challenging conflicts between the rail and building design. In this class, we will share Systra’s experience on project Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation, and show how BIM can be used for rail infrastructure design. You will also discover how BIM can be effective for track alignment, utilities, hydrology, catenary, and telecom when interfacing with architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) services. BIM has been used on this project to facilitate data exchange—especially between a civil design with AutoCAD Civil 3D software and architectural design with Revit software—but also to improve 3D coordination and design review. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit.
Vehicle Tracking software is much more than just swept path analysis. Join us in this hands-on lab to find out for yourself how Vehicle Tracking can improve your project decision making. This software enables even beginning designers to make educated decisions concerning their projects. We will look at all functions of Vehicle Tracking software and complete the following in the lab: lay out a parking lot design; ensure our design meets standards; utilize our Vehicle Tracking info for detailed grading; create a roundabout option within our development; and much, much more. After this hands-on lab, you will feel much more comfortable taking your new skills back to the office and showing the many ways to use Vehicle Tracking software. This session features Vehicle Tracking 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
You can address AutoCAD Civil 3D software project visualization in several different ways, depending on the project needs. You can achieve full photorealistic visualization by exporting data to 3ds Max software. You can also achieve a more dynamically adjustable, yet still impressive, visualization through InfraWorks software, and you can provide faster access to different project options. Navisworks software can provide a more utilitarian option, focusing on project construction analysis and presentation. This session will discuss the relative benefits of each and the steps needed to achieve the desired results. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D and 3ds Max. AIA Approved
You are probably familiar with Lynn Allen's world-famous class, “60 Tips in 60 Minutes.” Let's do the same with tips geared toward the CAD managers! We'll review some tools to help diagnose and solve problems, some tips that help streamline application usage, and some tips just for you to help your users in the background. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
You've built some corridors in AutoCAD Civil 3D software. You've even created some surfaces from them. But when you get to the cross sections, you just can't get the labels right without some MTEXT or EXPLODES! This class will teach you all the tricks for creating and maintaining intelligent, dynamic cross-section labels. We'll examine all of the connections between corridor code set styles, marker label styles, assemblies, and section view groups. You'll learn how to keep cross-section labels readable and live from an entire corridor all the way down to a single custom label. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D.
California Department of Transportation implemented AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 software as its primary design software, and AutoCAD Civil 3D software instructors like me have been training their employees on their specific AutoCAD Civil 3D workflow. In this one hour, you will learn the hidden tips and tricks developed while training AutoCAD Civil 3D software to Caltrans employees. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Utilizing point clouds from several different reality-capture methods (including photogrammetry, tripod-mounted laser scanners, handheld laser scanners, ground-penetrating radar, aerial LiDAR (light detection and ranging), and 3D underground locates) we will generate 3D designs in AutoCAD Utility Design software. Linework and terrain models generated from point clouds in AutoCAD Civil 3D software will be imported into AutoCAD Utility Design software to automate 3D design and elevations by accurately referencing 3D design elements to the terrain. We will reference in several other point clouds from different reality-capture methods, and generate 3D designs based off of the geometry of these point clouds. This will include aligning proposed underground utilities to existing underground utilities based off of point cloud geometry, and adjusting alignments of underground utility routes based off of 3D alignments of other utilities. This class is a good follow up to "Capturing Reality: Incorporating Reality Capture into AutoCAD Utility Design and Use in SUE" This session features AutoCAD Utility Design, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360.
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
If you want a plethora of power-user tips, be sure join Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk, Inc.’s, technical evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. At a tip a minute, you’ll be sure to discover some top-secret AutoCAD software features that will remove tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines. Note: This class is updated with new tips every year This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD LT. AIA Approved
During this class the participants will learn about the Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes designed and implemented by Egis Group for highways and road design. The class will focus on the standardization of design and collaboration in infrastructure projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Through relevant projects examples (highways, airports), the participants will discover how to deploy a collaborative standardization on the AutoCAD Civil 3D software platform. The participants will also learn how to manage standardization for multidisciplinary applications such as roads, bridges, airports, and so on. In addition they will learn how to manage AutoCAD Civil 3D software to integrate different requirements such as a company’s own production rules, local or international design standards, and customer requirements—such as personalized outputs. This session features 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.