Currently at Nellis Air Force Base, our geospatial data is managed using three different software platforms. Data is collected using Trimble® surveying equipment and processed in a Trimble® software suite. The data is then brought into our ArcSDE database using ESRI or AutoCAD® Map 3D software. AutoCAD Map 3D is also used for project designs and as-built management. This process may be simplified by using Autodesk Civil 3D software as a "cradle-to-grave" spatial data software package. Using Civil 3D, the user is able to still connect to ArcSDE, import survey data, manipulate geospatial information, and design new features in the same program. This can be advantageous, especially when tying new features into existing infrastructure. Despite certain limiting factors on a military installation, this class will also cover brief software installation struggles in a military environment.
CAD/geospatial users (government and civilian), and architecture and engineering professionals who require GIS deliverables for construction projects
Timothy is an Engineering Journeyman in the United States Air Force, and is currently assigned to the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron at Nellis AFB. He has served in the Air Force for 3 years, and been at Nellis for the majority of that time. During his time at Nellis his primary duties have consisted of drafting, surveying, and GIS mapping. He has led the drafting team for the last year. He is a student of Construction Management at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He has led classes and trains military personel both formal and informal setting. He is an AutoCAD Certified Professional, and an Autodesk Civil 3D Certified Associate.
Laralee Doebler is a GIS Analyst at Nellis Air Force Base. She received her Associates of Science in General Studies from Colorado Technical University and proceeded to American Sentinel University for her B.S. in GIS. She is Certified in both AutoCad and Revit. Her prior military experience as well as her work with both structural and civil engineering firms has helped her to gain over 10 years of experience in the engineering field. Since joining Nellis she has customized, implemented, and trained on various Autodesk programs and procedures.
Cathy Hall has been the Geospatial/CAD manager for 4 years at 99 CES, Nellis AFB. Cathy has over 10 years of combined work experience as an active duty military member and civilian in CAD, GIS, Surveying, and Project Management for MILCON. She currently holds degrees in A.S. Building Technology/Construction, B.S. Information Technology, and finishing her graduate certificate in Geospatial Intelligence. Cathy has been involved representing the Air Force in local seminars as a panelist. Cathy spoke last year at the GeoBase conference on the Nellis AFB’s implementation of the Shadow training program showcasing the interoperability of 3 software platform to manage CAD as-built and GIS data in SDE Enterprise Environment, process and workflow, what worked and didn’t work while keeping up with low manning and budget constraints. Sustainability of the business process is a step forward in preparation for the upcoming USAF Civil Engineer’s NextGen IT initiative and BIM implementation.
This class will present the automated process used to perform structural assessments for water infrastructure projects. Historically, manned inspection was the means for data collection; for example, rappelling down a dam taking photos, notes, and sketches. In remote assessment process, high-definition images are collected with small drones combined with terrestrial LIDAR (light detection and ranging) scanning. Drones offer an ideal solution because often these facilities (such as dams) are isolated but have aerial visibility. The reality capture of the structure-instead of individual images-provides a useful tool for assessment. The collected data can be transformed into 3D models utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software or Revit software-models which are also shareable with the remote team on the BIM 360 platform. The data can be used to monitor structure performance by taking several surveys over time. Use of a systematic approach for the survey improves the delivery quality and schedule. This tool empowers stakeholders to make informed decisions on critical structures.
Silos of data should be history, but integrating geographic information system (GIS) with 3D model-based design can be a real challenge. The ability to aggregate data and visualize multiple sources of information is crucial for decision making within municipal organizations. With ArcGIS Online and InfraWorks software, you have the edge: the cloud-based ability to easily aggregate personal, organizational, and public data previously locked in GIS files or servers. For urban development, environmental planning, or capital projects, this capacity can enhance the value of your GIS data to create rich 3D design models for critical infrastructure projects. In this session, we will demonstrate the use of InfraWorks software to aggregate ArcGIS Online. You will learn how to configure local GIS servers for ArcGIS Online access. We'll also show you how to configure ArcGIS orthophoto and terrain services for use in InfraWorks. Finally, we'll demonstrate the process using a specific road-design example from a large North American city.
A key requirement for a transportation project to be eligible for federal funding is completion of a noise assessment. If post-development noise levels are determined to be above a certain threshold, sound mitigation may be required pending a vote by those who would benefit from the reduction of noise. In this session, we'll review a real-world case study in which InfraWorks software was used to create a detailed model of a completed roadway design. Using the InfraWorks web viewer, the model was shared with voters to help them understand the visual impacts of a potential sound wall. We will demonstrate advanced workflows for importing and configuring CAD, geographic information system (GIS), and imagery data in InfraWorks to create a detailed visualization model. We'll also explore the use of custom InfraWorks schema, create new styles using imported materials, optimize scenarios for online viewing, and demonstrate storyboard creation techniques.
InfraWorks software facilitates engineers, planners, and architects in the making of complex decisions. Of equal importance is the role it can play in explaining the complexities of the decision-making process to a less technical audience, making the "why," "how," and "what" accessible and engaging. As part of a new plan for its central core, the City of Vancouver is replacing a viaduct system, the only remnant of a proposed freeway, with a more resilient and connected street network. Public engagement is a key component of the process-and with extensive changes being proposed to the street system and the public realm, the challenge has been to present the future state and how things are being phased/changed in a clear, accurate, and interesting manner. This class will show how an interdepartmental team is collaborating to use the full palette of InfraWorks software's capabilities-including web maps, ground-based LIDAR (light detection and ranging), and virtual reality-to make the public an informed and engaged partner in the process.
In this session, we will reveal how augmented reality (AR) creates unparalleled context for the design and coordination of multidisciplinary civil design projects. Learn how your favorite tablet can become a powerful site coordination and communication portal unlike any other we've had before. Dive in with us to understand how existing conditions data aids the effectiveness of AR, and what that looks like. The presentation will use InfraWorks software to showcase how this new design accessibility tool has benefitted real clients, stakeholders, and design teams. We'll show the workflow for taking a fully developed InfraWorks model and utilizing AR to view the model on-site via a table or a smartphone. The presentation will focus on an actual transportation project that used InfraWorks and AR to clearly demonstrate a project design to the client and stakeholders both in the office and on the site.
The Summit will focus on customer-driven discussions, from the evolution of project-delivery best practices to customer-driven technology presentations. The discussion will focus on emerging technology and workflow/process change that is empowering connected Building Information Modeling (BIM) in transportation. We'll be focusing on transportation and having in-depth conversations on addressing key issues in transportation and direction that technology should go to support complex, cross-disciplinary projects. New this year we'll focus on the construction needs of the transportation segment. Networking opportunities during hosted break and pre-reception.
In this class, we'll learn how to work with a workflow between InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Revit software together for master plan design. We'll start with the model builder extraction from InfraWorks of the site, then we'll look at how this file needs to be aligned with the actual topography survey on AutoCAD Civil 3D and back to InfraWorks, and how can we work with these 2 having interactions using the SDF format. Next we'll cover how to extract the topography models from InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D to Revit so any building pads and model elements can return or be used on both platforms to get quantities. We will explore 2 case examples of this workflow with a touristic walk-through of a hotel project in Huatulco, Mexico, and an urban planning project in Mexico City.
We've seen the progression of InfraWorks software throughout the recent years. Design roads have improved immensely, but they're still limited when it comes to turn lanes at intersections. Join this class and see how to harness the power of the component road to build roads that are more accurate to design, especially within the intersection. This class will walk you through the process of creating a component road from scratch. From there, we'll look at what is required to add a turn lane and remove the grass median at the intersection of our road. This process will be completed by the steps of adding additional components and replace components to our road. We'll finish up our road by adjusting the roadside grading with 2 different daylight slopes, and then we'll transition between them both. Now that we have a completed road, we'll end the class by diving into what types of quantities we can collect, and how we can limit the areas of interest for a more accurate quantity.
Intended for intermediate to advanced users of AutoCAD Civil 3D software and InfraWorks software, this class is designed to show civil design professionals techniques and nuances for creating a real-time interactive environment of their site designs using Autodesk's Stingray game engine. This class will consist of a live demonstration showing how to create a "world" out of your site design that can be navigated utilizing an Xbox One controller and a virtual reality headset. Specifically, this class will discuss workflow issues the presenter encountered when constructing a one-square-mile simulation of the urban core of Austin, Texas, utilizing only LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and planimetric data.
In this class, Kevin O'Connor from Parsons Corporation and Rick Larson from Autodesk will define augmented reality (AR) and how it differs from mixed reality and virtual reality; review current state of AR; identify use cases for AR in infrastructure; review best practices to prepare an InfraWorks model and scenario for use in the InfraWorks iPad application; demonstrate AR using the InfraWorks iPad application; and discuss use of AR to display proposed models for a rail project.
This class will cover how we used InfraWorks software in conjunction with AutoCAD Civil 3D software, ReCap software, and Inventor software to carry out the concept design for an innovative new transportation system in the United Arab Emirates. You will learn how we used reality capture methods such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to produce digital terrain and surface models from photos, and how we mapped the existing road layout and topography using laser scans as well as ground-penetrating radar for underground utilities to construct a digital model of the proposed system alignment in InfraWorks. It will also cover how the information was brought in using other Autodesk products, such as ReCap for the point cloud capture, AutoCAD Civil 3D for the utilities, and Inventor to create parametric bridge objects for use in InfraWorks as the unique support structure for the transportation system. Also, we'll demonstrate how we were able to bring all the above together to provide the client with the assurance that the system would work and fit the site aesthetics with confidence.
This class is designed to articulate the workflow of creating a topographic survey model within AutoCAD Civil 3D software by using scanner-generated point clouds (Trimble SX10) processed within InfraWorks software. Initially, we will import our point cloud into InfraWorks where it will be analyzed, processed, and filtered. We will then export data from InfraWorks and import it within AutoCAD Civil 3D for additional processing. Once in AutoCAD Civil 3D, we will process data again to create a topographic survey model. To demonstrate this workflow, we'll focus on an actual project containing a retaining wall (75 feet long x 20 feet high) in need of replacement. In this instance, our team decided to supplement a traditional (total station) topographic survey with scanner-generated point clouds to save on field time, and also to promote the safety of our survey crew.