AutoCAD Civil 3D software gives us many great features out-of-the-box for our day-to-day hydraulics and hydrology (H&H) modeling needs, but it's not until you dig deeper that you find it can truly bring out the I in BIM for civil engineers. Stop limiting your H&H workflow inside of the AutoCAD® software environment to simple area takeoffs. Don't limit the pipe network functionality to what comes out-of-the-box. Learn to use Civil 3D pipe networks, parcels, and catchment objects to greatly improve H&H productivity and drainage map plan production. Empower your team with the tools needed for advanced H&H workflows in Civil 3D as the data is prepared for seamless exporting into the Hydraflow Storm Sewers Extension for Civil 3D or for Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis software. This class focuses on setting up your drawing templates and shared part catalogs for enhanced H&H modeling. We do discuss workflows, but this class focuses mainly on setting up the tools that are needed to perform the workflows.
water resources engineers,
and Civil 3D power users
Curtis is registered professional engineer and BIM for civil engineering specialist at Gresham Smith and Partners in Nashville, TN. He was brought into the 500+ employee A&E firm in early 2011 primarily as a civil engineer, but also in hopes of helping the Land Planning division successfully implement a BIM solution. Almost immediately he push to move away from the old CAD platform into the Autodesk platform, particularly into AutoCAD Civil 3D, and began developing from scratch the internal infrastructure and standards needed for successful implementation. For this he was given the company's annual award for leadership in technology. Curtis brings over 6 years of Civil 3D experience and Civil 3D 2013 Certified Professional status. Along with his day-to-day project engineering duties, he is responsible for the development and maintenance of drawing templates, workflow standards, training, and support for over 50 Civil 3D users in 7 offices across the US.
Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) can be a misleading phrase. While a machine knows what specific elevation a surface needs to be, operators are ultimately responsible for the grade. It is important that operators have all of the information to ensure that the equipment is producing design conditions. With only grade specified in an AMG model, it is easy for operators to not understand what they are grading and the importance of grades. This class shows how Sundt Construction uses AMG to communicate with operators. If a roadway is changing from a shoulder to a barrier, it is something operators need to know, but it is not something immediately obvious by looking at a view of a surface. By adding line work and text, it is possible to easily communicate hinge points and any other information that might aid the construction process. Learn about the importance of communicating with the operator, what to communicate, and how to do so. If your firm has technology in the field that is providing information to equipment operators, this class is for you.
Sorting through the amount of GIS data that you download can be tedious. Using query filters can reduce the amount of data displayed in the table to just what you need for the task at hand. Furthermore, applying thematic rules groups like attributes together and displays them as such. In this roundtable session, we discuss a golden rule of cartography: It is not what you put on a map that makes it useful, it is what you leave off. After this class, you will be able to greatly reduce the number of entities in a shapefile to just those that apply to your project. Come and learn how to create a map that tells the story that you want to tell.
Mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) walls are inherently complex shapes; smoothly curving in all 3 dimensions while the structure changes shape. Modeling complex geometry for quantity takeoff, automated machine guidance (AMG), and coordination can be accomplished using AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software with or without the use of Subassembly Composer (SAC). In this advanced class, we create an MSE wall that is based on construction documents. We streamline stepped profile creation, removing a data input bottleneck. We also demonstrate 2 methods for creating MSE wall assemblies and the advantages and disadvantages of using SAC. Moving onto creating the corridor itself, we discuss issues of representing profile steps and how Civil 3D can properly represent necessary detail for MSE walls. After creating the model, we briefly show quantification, visualization, and coordination. All of these steps lead up to exporting the model for AMG to enhance field productivity. At the end of this class a user who knows Civil 3D will be able to easily create a 3D MSE wall. Although this class focuses specifically on MSE walls, these same techniques can be used for any linear structure.
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Infrastructure Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite