Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite brings together some of the most powerful planning, design, and analysis software that our industry has ever seen. This means engineers, designers, and surveyors have an expansive set of tools right at their fingertips. But the question is, "How do you utilize these tools to complete better designs, faster?" During this presentation, I will show you how to take full advantage of the applications within Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite. You will gain an understanding of several workflows between AutoCAD® Map 3D, Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler, AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, Autodesk® Navisworks®, and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software. You will also learn how several organizations have successfully implemented Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite.
AEC professionals who are tasked with using Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite
Steve Biver serves as the Civil Infrastructure Product Line Manager at Eagle Point. Steve has worked in the land development industry since 2004, and holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with EIT certification. At Eagle Point, Steve has provided custom training and support for both small and large organizations. He has helped companies deploy standards and solutions using several different design technologies, including AutoCAD® and AutoCAD Civil 3D®. Steve heads up a team of engineers who have educated, implemented, and trained hundreds of organizations in AutoCAD Civil 3D styles and workflows. Steve is also a skilled presenter who regularly trains and speaks in front of audiences of all sizes on the topic of civil engineering technology. In the last three years, Steve presented highly rated classes at Autodesk University.
The United Kingdom (UK) is experiencing an exponential demand for rail travel, combined with demands from passengers for safer, faster, more reliable trains. The only way to meet this demand today, and for future generations, is to invest heavily in the UK's rail infrastructure. However, in today’s economic climate, rail infrastructure owners have to spend available capital wisely and ensure better outcomes, based on quality design and construction. This class looks at how UK rail infrastructure owners are adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a key enabler to making informed business decisions throughout the life of the asset, based on accurate, complete, and unambiguous information. To achieve this, they are developing standardized processes and providing client leadership for their supply chain to build integrated teams with the capability and capacity to deliver their requirements.
This class will show you how to assess the existing collaborative methods in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) project (Building or Infrastructure) using the Bew-Richards BIM Maturity Model and BS1192 as a reference standard. We will then explain how to identify the potential gaps that could lead to delays and cost inefficiencies and how to eliminate the gaps using workflows and software technology. Typically BIM projects involve multiple disciplines and multiple organizations. To collaborate efficiently and effectively among different disciplines and across different organizations, it is essential to have standard methods and procedures and a common data environment with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
This class covers a typical utility workflow using Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, highlighting its top new features and benefits. The workflow uses AutoCAD® Raster Design and AutoCAD® Map 3D software to gather and edit base data, such as aerial images, CAD drawings, and GIS data, including electric industry models. Analysis tools help identify potential areas and corridors for electric assets. Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software uses the data for a large-scale 3D model that combines the "What is" situation with "What could be" proposals. Conceptual designs of 3D overhead distribution networks, windmills or solar panels, buildings, and vegetation provide sophisticated visualizations for decision makers. A precise, model-based electric network is designed with AutoCAD® Utility Design based on these proposals. Standards-driven workflows and rules-based analysis tools ensure a network design with consistency and reliability.
As a part of the Infrastructure Design Suite PowerTrack, this class will highlight the potential uses of Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software as a central tool for use in a multidisciplinary project environment. Participants will build a realistic view of an existing site by using contextual, geospatial data and will then add information at various levels of detail to represent stages in the design process. This will range from conceptual sketches through to civil surfaces and architectural models. Once built, the model will be adapted to act as a central environment for visualizing the as-built site by referencing additional data sources, such as asset registers, as well as linking out to individual design tools and collaboration environments.
With the advent of the smart grid, it is even more important to have accurate and timely data. In this class, we will talk about right-of-way data capture and 3D street-level data capture. We will cover ground penetrating radar (GPR) , which enables you to access and understand underground utilities, to mitigate the risk of digging up or damaging someone else’s utilities, and to better coordinate across multiple organizations for projects such as road widening or overhead-to-underground. We will discuss smarter LiDAR, including processing of all types of LiDAR data from airborne, low-altitude corridor, mobile, and static sources. The class will cover ways to reduce the time needed to create current, accurate documentation of a proposed site and to maintain data of real-time existing conditions, reducing undocumented objects or changes from the original project scope. Finally, we will cover data maintenance, including refresh options and integration to maximize benefit of data and software investment.
This class will explore the workflows for dealing with storm and sanitary networks using Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite—from the planning phases in AutoCAD® Map 3D and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, the conceptual visualization in Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software, design in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and finally virtual construction in Autodesk® Navisworks® software. We will work our way through each product, covering basic introductions, file formats, import and export, and how to work with the objects in each format.
This class will provide an overview of how Bechtel has used technology to help drive the capital investment project at London Gatwick, which is the world’s busiest single runway airport and the second largest airport in the UK. The discussion will focus on how Autodesk® software has been implemented along with a range of other technologies to deliver a carefully planned, multidisciplinary project, including new terminal buildings, renovations, and infrastructure works. With over 200 projects either in progress or planned, the coordination between the airport authority, Bechtel, and a host of subcontractors is crucial, and it requires intelligent use of standards and collaboration tools. This class will be jointly delivered by Bechtel and Autodesk and will focus on the flow of data from preliminary design through to architecture, engineering, construction, and beyond.
HKM (Huettenwerk Krupp Mannesmann) is specialized in the input material production of steel with all necessary process steps—from pig iron production, including the coking plant and sintering plant—up to production of steel, steel slabs, and round steel bars in the continuous casting process. Today, HKM is a steel enterprise which is setting new, worldwide standards within production and environmental protection. And HKM is setting standards in the IT, too—by implementing a true intelligent model of the whole plant, HKM is number one in the industry, having a complete 3D model of their factory site, including inside and outside equipment. This class describes best practice workflows using AutoCAD® Plant 3D, AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, Autodesk® Revit® Structure, Autodesk® Inventor®, and AutoCAD® Map 3D software for creating a database-driven 3D model in Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software.
Creating 3D visualizations using AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, Civil View, and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software is not just for roadways. You can take full advantage of Civil View to transfer Civil 3D content straight into 3ds Max Design and create a compelling 3D visualization that tells the story of the commercial project. Together we will go through the workflow for bringing together not only Civil 3D data but also Autodesk® Revit® software data to create rendered still shots and video flyovers of the proposed project. This class will definitely open your eyes to new possibilities for company presentations. Don't miss it!
As a part of the Infrastructure Design Suite PowerTrack, this class will focus on taking the completed project design to the next level with visualization, construction coordination, and finally, incorporating the project back into the original regional infrastructure model. This class will take models created in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software and use them as the foundation for workflows in Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design, Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage and Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software. Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC software, and the Autodesk® 360 cloud computing platform will be used throughout the process for collaboration, analysis, and more.
As a part of the Infrastructure Design Suite PowerTrack, this class will highlight detailed design workflows in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, using additional tools in Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage, Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis, and Autodesk® Revit® Structure software. The class will examine a bridge and drainage system for a roadway, including layout, analysis, and clash detection. Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC software and the Autodesk 360 cloud computing platform will be used throughout the process for collaboration, analysis, and more.
This class will outline some tips for performing and troubleshooting advanced Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis software models. Join us for a discussion about moving data back and forth, as well as performance tips and troubleshooting guidelines. Come to the class ready to learn, and bring your questions.