Have you encountered any challenges when creating an urban-scale 3D model? How can you start a design proposal with an area that has no existing information, such as topography maps, aerial photos, and engineering data? This class focuses on workflows and tips and tricks that can enable you to better create, evaluate, and communicate conceptual designs using InfraWorks, AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, and Revit® software. We also demonstrate the comparison of using Navisworks® software and BIM 360™ Glue® cloud-based software in various cases in order to choose the suitable workflow for your design.
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Joseph Chuen-huei Huang is a registered architect and Principal/BIM Manager at MWH Global in Chicago. He has over 20 years of professional experience working in the AEC industry on a wide variety of international as well as local projects with successfully integrated BIM into design collaboration and project delivery process. Besides that, he has presented and published a several research papers on well-known international computer-aided architectural design conferences and is the author of Participatory Design for Prefab House: Using Internet and Query Approach of Customizing Prefabricated Houses. He has a PhD degree in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon.
Raghavendra Bhat is a Structural Revit Engineer at MWH Global providing Integrated Project Delivery expertise utilizing Autodesk software. He has over 8 years of professional experience working in the AEC industry on a wide variety of international as well as local projects., i.e. federal government, public works, wet infrastructure and skyscrapers, using BIM technology. He has also mentored, trained, developed standards & guidelines and project templates/Standard templates. His role in MWH covers developing Revit Standards for the Organization, Global integration of projects in line with MWH Americas expectations and BIM protocols. Coordinate with a global team to support the MWH Americas design BIM group including developing communications, comparing methods, Point-person to direct BIM standardized processes at the discipline level and work closely with the MWH Americas BIM discipline group leader to ensure consistency in their specific email@example.com
This class takes you through an example workflow for a road and highway design project using Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2014 software. We start with InfraWorks™ software for the conceptual and preliminary design phases. InfraWorks 360™ is used to perform vertical optimization of the road design. Then it is moved into AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software for the detailed design and construction documentation phases. Next, we take the design into Navisworks® Manage software to perform clash detections and validate the design components coming from Revit® Structure software and Civil 3D. Finally, the design goes back into InfraWorks and into 3ds Max® Design software to perform visual communication about the design to key stakeholders. Various types of analysis is performed along the way to validate the design and ensure design parameters are being met.
Learn to harness the collective power of Infrastructure Design Suite by applying AutoCAD® Map 3D, AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, and InfraWorks™ software, as well as Autodesk® 360 cloud services in concert through a real-world case study of a road revitalization and walkability project. In addition to software interoperability, workflows highlighted in this class include identifying land acquisition requirements, establishing and communicating land acquisition values with stakeholders, generating and analyzing conceptual proposals in the context of existing conditions, finalizing engineering design, and creating immersive online models for the public and project stakeholders to interact with. In summary, this class demonstrates the concept that there's always money in the BANANA (build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything) stand when stakeholders are engaged by your proposals.
It almost goes without saying that the structural, architectural, and civil engineering disciplines need to coordinate closely. We need to, for example, ensure that the building foundations do not clash with the utilities. Also, it is important that all parties are on the same page in regards to site coordinates to effectively coordinate and build. In this class, we build a basic site in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, then we extract the coordinates and use Revit® software to develop our site coordination for multiple buildings using shared coordinates. We use Navisworks® software to detect clashes between the Revit structural foundations and Civil 3D utilities. We produce a clash report before switching back to Revit to resolve. Finally we update the clash report with the resolution. Time permitting, we also discuss principles of using Autodesk® 360 cloud services.