This class will show how VTN Consulting is using Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software to create conceptualizations of 3D city designs—above and below ground—with real engineering data that they have compiled from GIS, CAD, 3D models, and civil engineering CAD files.
Business owners, city managers, utility company personnel, engineers, architects, land planners, and 3D designers
BIM/ Virtual Design Technology Manager
VTN Nevada the company’s BIM/3D design visualization technology manager. In addition, he is tasked with increasing the value of BIM by identifying and implementing new technologies, working directly with upper management, IT, and engineering departments to stay ahead of the competition in the engineering market. As president of the Las Vegas AutoCAD® users group, he established an experimental civil engineering AutoCAD class at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which has since grown into a required class for civil engineering graduates. Areas of expertise include college professor, BIM implementation/management, 3D virtual design technology, CAD management, research and development, regulatory adherence, cost benefits analysis, policy planning/implementation, data integrity, risk assessment/impact analysis, contingency planning, technical specifications development, and team and project leadership.
In this class, you will learn how to connect data from aerials and SHP, SDF, and DEM files. Once data is connected, then comes the stylization. Learn how to connect to models that were created in Google SketchUp™ and place them in your design area. Learn how to do surface analysis, measure distances, get area calculations, and see where your objects are based on altitude and distance. Finally, learn how to create a video of your finished design.
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.
In this case study, we will show how we used Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler software to visualize a 450–500 kilometer double-track railway in Norway. We will show how we were able to use the data that we already had to quickly bring up a model of southern Norway and then add the 450–500 kilometers of railway routes. We will also show how we further used the model to create a movie in AVI format of the railway line. We modeled some of the 180 bridges in more detail. We will show how we easily exported the parts of the Infrastructure Modeler model over to Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software and a third-party application for more detailed visualization.
The City of Vancouver uses both Autodesk® applications and Pitney Bowes Software products extensively for creating and sharing 2D to 3D workflows, districtation, and other GIS, design, and infrastructure tasks. To date, Autodesk products have been used primarily for the design and maintenance of infrastructure and for 3D modeling and visualization, while Pitney Bowes Software MapInfo Professional® has been used for analysis on urban planning projects. With the announcement of the strategic partnership between Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Software, the City is expecting to be able to integrate workflows and information much more easily than ever before. This class will provide an overview of how a range of products are being used together. We will outline specific workflows, focusing on how to take advantage of existing 2D GIS data and to work through the plan, design, build, and manage lifecycle of infrastructure, and to visualize that same data in 3D.
Learn how Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) software can enhance your transportation workflows during the design execution phase. In Part 1 of this series, we focused on the classic ability of Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler in the conceptual design space, but what about later in the design? This class will show how a well-established AutoCAD® Civil 3D software model can be fed into Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler to communicate the design visually. In addition, we will discuss interoperability options between Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler and other products within Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, such as Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software. This class will benefit Infrastructure Design Suite users who are interested in getting the most from their suite investment as well as standalone Civil 3D and Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler users who want to know more about how these products can interact.
CityGML has the potential to broaden the amount and quality of spatial data available for use in 3D modeling software. An XML-based common information model for describing virtual 3D cities and landscapes, CityGML is being implemented in software solutions in projects all over the world with the intent of facilitating the exchange and storage of virtual 3D datasets. You will learn about CityGML-based data and how it can extend the capabilities of Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler software for urban planning design. Using modern technology, CityGML data can be transformed to an IMX file for import into Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler. After this class, you will be able to access CityGML data and use it within Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, increasing the possibilities of what you can achieve in 3D modeling.
Visualization is a terrific way to improve communication with non-technical stakeholders, but what’s in it for you, the designer? This class will show you three practical workflows that use visualization and validation tools to help make design decisions and create technical exhibits. You have invested time in building a model—now let’s take it to the next level with these core activities: visual impact with photomontages using AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software, lighting levels with street lighting analysis using Civil 3D and 3ds Max Design, traffic impact analysis using Civil 3D, 3ds Max Design, Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software, and Quadstone Paramics (a Pitney Bowes company).
Learn how Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) software can enhance your transportation workflows during the conceptual design phase. Not only can you use Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler to provide eye-catching conceptual visuals in record time, but also you can feed this conceptual model into AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software to proceed with your design. This class focuses on employing Autodesk at the beginning of a transportation project and the interoperability between Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler and Civil 3D. In addition, interoperability options between Autodesk infrastructure Modeler and other products in Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate, such as Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software, will be discussed. This class will benefit Infrastructure Design Suite users who are interested in getting the most from their suite investment as well as standalone Civil 3D and Autodesk infrastructure Modeler users who want to know more about how these products can interact.
A year after the first "Great Debate," we reconvene to discuss what’s changed. Has the divide between Building Information Modeling (BIM) and GIS (geographic information systems) widened or have the lines of demarcation between them both blurred to the point of being indistinguishable? How is the convergence of tools and approaches affecting architects, engineers and facility, campus, and city managers? Are the rules different for utilities? Join us for a spirited discussion where audience participation drives much of the discussion. Panelists include Autodesk technical specialists Peter Southwood and Mike Schlosser; the panel is moderated by industry journalist Matt Ball.
Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software enables you to visually narrate the presentation of your conceptual designs to your clients and the general public. Create richly annotated reviews of your infrastructure design in real-world context. Share storyboards and video created on your desktop to Autodesk 360 Infrastructure Modeler (AIM 360) for viewing on the Apple® iPad® or the web.