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.
Designers and BIM managers who are interested in taking full advantage of their software investment to gain efficiency and see a better ROI
A specialist in the civil engineering industry, Michelle is a Senior Instructional Designer with ASCENT and is the first Autodesk® Certified Instructor (ACI) and Evaluator (ACE) worldwide for Civil 3D. Michelle started in the Air Force working in the Civil Engineering unit as a surveyor, designer, and construction manager. Her primary responsibility was to ensure proper grading of missile sites and tracking of base infrastructure. Michelle has also served multiple years as an advisor to Autodesk on the Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) Advisory Board and ATC Leadership Council where she served as Chair and Vice Chair. In her role, she advised Autodesk and other training centers how to make both the product and the product training more effective for end users
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.
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.