It takes more than vision when you are first on the ground and last to leave in today’s budget-tight, target-rich environment at the "silicon heart" of the world’s economy. Can the survey department of a large urban/suburban metropolitan area teach us about how to practically implement, learn, and employ AutoCAD Civil 3D software? The department's ecosystem is a political and complex technical network that includes every known form of municipal infrastructure—from the oldest state historic sites, high tech campuses, and a large international airport. Their historic and demanding customers work in a variety of CAD design and GIS software from AutoCAD® to Bentley® MicroStation® and beyond. They have gigabytes of historical data, multiple input data forms, and more output standards, reports, and changing job requirements than anyone ever wants to deal with. That’s the job. How do they and the Civil 3D survey features deliver the technical muscle, quality assurance methods, standards flexibility, and productivity to get it done?
AutoCAD Civil 3D users, project managers, CAD managers, surveyors, and design principals
Need a new part for a pressure network but don't know how to make it? Pressure networks in AutoCAD Civil 3D software come with many different parts, such as bends, valves, and tees. But not everything that you may need is there. In this session, we'll go over what's required to make a part for pressure networks in AutoCAD Civil 3D using Content Catalog Editor. You'll learn how to create, manipulate, and implement new parts for pressure networks using Content Catalog Editor, as well as how to update the Pressure Network Catalog. We'll also cover how to use those newly created parts from Content Catalog Editor in a pressure network in your model. We'll demonstrate the workflow and process of editing and creating pressure network parts in AutoCAD Civil 3D and creating a pressure network. In addition, we'll review best practices, work-arounds, shortcuts, and the pros and cons of using pressure networks in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
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.
In this session, we'll take a look at a workflow under the Autodesk umbrella to process photos collected with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). We'll cover best practice workflows, from processing the drone data in ReCap software, taking those results into InfraWorks software for use and further processing, then finally moving them into AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The end result will be a functioning TIN surface inside AutoCAD Civil 3D, as well as a georeferenced orthomosaic.
Autodesk University has a history of amazing sessions given by talented speakers, and now it's your turn to join them. If you've ever wondered what it takes to become an Autodesk University speaker, then this is the panel for you. Our panelists will share their experiences and tips to let you know everything they've learned. They'll share their lessons to unveil the details, from before the call for proposals opens to what happens once you step off the stage. Learn the processes used to craft great topics, prepare class materials, and create a great presentation. This is the session that will dispel the mystery and put you on the road to becoming the next great Autodesk University speaker!
Let's dive into the complete process of creating an .rcp file while in ReCap Pro software and importing the point cloud into InfraWorks software, and see the step-by-step process of creating both a usable InfraWorks surface but also extracting features from your point cloud using both the new point cloud terrain and point cloud modeling tools within InfraWorks. The point cloud modeling tool is like your description keys in AutoCAD Civil 3D software, but instead of 2D blocks you'll get 3D features like power poles and trees automatically inserted into your model. We'll take you step by step through the process to help save you time.
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.
Ugly. That's the only way to describe the default AutoCAD Civil 3D corridors. Or, you could say a crazy Technicolor spider drew them. Either way, they don't look like roads. Most AutoCAD Civil 3D users simply switch between the various default Code Set Styles and then turn off the layers they don't want. In this class, we'll learn how to create and apply link, point, and shape styles to a corridor. This will let us shade the pavement, hatch the sidewalk, and show grass in the grading, while at the same time hiding those unsightly projection lines. Additionally, we'll take a look at how the Code Set Styles control the labels applied to corridor cross sections, and even how to use expressions to display only the information we need, while hiding what we don't want (such as the vertical grade of a curb face).
This session is about the power of the combined use of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Revit software. For a building site, a platform and gradings proposition is created with InfraWorks. Earthworks optimization is performed in AutoCAD Civil 3D from InfraWorks data. The result is some more complex gradings that need a retaining wall. The workflow will demonstrate how we can create this wall in Revit then calculate it with Robot Structural Analysis Professional software, and how we can generate the reinforcement in Revit. The final modeling of this building site will be integrated in the real context in InfraWorks.
Learn from an engineer's perspective how 3DR-a drone technology company-leveraged the Forge API and more to build Site Scan, the leading drone data platform for construction and engineering professionals.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>Nick Speal, a software engineer at 3DR, will explain the technology behind Site Scan, discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating software for AEC, and show how the new BIM 360 Forge APIs are helping 3DR customers keep data in sync across their team. For those who are looking to bring new technologies on-site and take advantage of reality capture data, this will be an insightful session on how drones came to take the industry by storm-and where they're going next.
This class will be full of "nuggets*" of wisdom from seasoned professionals. We will show users how to use conditional sub-assemblies to minimize the number of regions and assemblies used in corridor design. Add additional value and design information to your model by targeting 2D lines from xref layers. This class will demonstrate a workflow for corridor modeling and sheet production and maximizes the model while keeping all aspects of production in mind.<br/><br/>We will use QTO manager to assign pay items and get quantity take offs on 2D linework that historically is not counted<br/><br/>*Nuggets are those little golden things in a training session that users did not know about, or tools they did not know existed or how to use them.<br/><br/>list other nuggets:
In Chicago, infrastructure planning is changing rapidly. In response, WSP USA has developed a 400-square-mile InfraWorks model of Chicago. A powerful and collaborative tool is key to the planning and design of WSP projects. This panel will cover the use of InfraWorks software for projects that include O'Hare International Airport Express Rail Project, Interstate 290 Expressway, Urban River Edge Ideas Lab, and a large land development parcel. We'll examine the assets used in the Chicago model, including highways, roadways, bridges, utilities, airports, transit, and the Chicago River. We'll discuss workflows for civil infrastructure, as well as reality capture versus visualization. Panel presenters will show several examples that touch on some of the best practices, work-arounds, shortcuts, limitations, and advantages of the Chicago Model.
If you are an AutoCAD Civil 3D user being asked to provide data to your geographic information system (GIS) department, if you are being asked to use GIS data as background data for your designs, or if you think GIS is a 4-letter word-this class will answer this all-too-common question: "Why should I care about GIS?" You will learn to import GIS data not only as AutoCAD objects, but also directly as AutoCAD Civil 3D objects like Surfaces and Pipe Networks that use the existing database information. Once that data is in AutoCAD Civil 3D software, we'll explore ways to use it with labeling tools and other display techniques. This popular class has won the award for Best Hands-on Lab at Autodesk University; don't miss your chance to learn how the GIS tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D can make you more productive by automating common everyday tasks.