Creating true Building Information Modeling (BIM) corridors that yield proper surfaces, quantities, and cross sections can often be fairly tedious. And this is a big deal, because that's the promise of BIM, after all. You may have found yourself creating many different alignments and profiles in odd intersections or cul-de-sacs, for example. The problem is that managing the values in these profiles can be fairly tedious and error prone, slowing down your workflows and bogging down your project. This is where Auxilliary corridors come in. Through this strategy we can create background corridors that dynamically link baseline profiles to primary baselines. If this sounds confusing, it's because it's hard to put into words. You just have to come to this class. With this strategy you can create detailed, complex corridor models that are more powerful than anything you've probably seen before. The promises of BIM will finally come home once you start implementing Auxiliary corridors in your complex projects.
drafters and managers wishing to take full advantage of BIM in transportation projects
As a civil engineer, Brian Levendowski, PE, is the infrastructure support manager and an application engineer for CAD Technology Center, an Autodesk, Inc., Gold Partner in Minnesota. He is a highly rated Autodesk University speaker, and he has extensive experience providing advanced-level training, consultation, and support to the infrastructure industry. He is currently leading several advanced implementations of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, including AutoCAD Civil 3D software, for both small and large firms. With a practical background as a design engineer, inspector, and land surveyor, he has valuable real-world experience, and he truly understands the application of Autodesk software in the infrastructure industry.
Eric White is an Engineering Specialist with WSB & Associates, a Minneapolis MN based firm providing, engineering, planning, environmental, land surveying and construction services. He provides geometric design and drafting for a variety of transportation projects. Eric has been using Autodesk products for over 15 years and is an AutoCAD Civil 3D certified professional. He is also responsible for providing in-house training, support and CAD management services.
Roundabouts are popping up all over the place. They're becoming commonplace in our transportation projects. Yet many engineers and technicians are finding them quite complex to design. With so many moving parts and factors to consider, it can be rather tricky to create a roundabout that is safe, easy on traffic, and properly draining. This is where the new roundabout tool in Vehicle Tracking software (AVT) from Autodesk, Inc., comes into play. It contains a powerful roundabout design tool that generates a fully dynamic corridor, not just 2D alignments. It sets up baselines, regions, targets, and so on, all for you, and it gives you the ability to modify the design afterwards. This class will take a deep dive into this toolset, exposing its pros and cons and teaching you how the software can improve your roundabout design processes.
Are you confused about how to plot all the different views (plan, profile, and cross sections) in AutoCAD Civil 3D software? Then this class is for you. We will discuss the settings and styles that help to automate the plotting of your projects, whether they include plans, profiles, cross sections, or a combination of these sheet sets. We will also examine the necessary settings required for your drawing templates to make the plotting process a breeze. In addition, we will cover some of the AutoCAD software plotting functionality that you can capitalize on. Come and learn how to automate the plotting of your projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D software (no Robin required). Batman is a trademark of DC Comics.
The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of effective practices regarding how to combine foundation designs in Revit Structure Suite software with civil-site designers in AutoCAD Civil 3D software to ultimately collaborate with architects in Revit Architecture software. The discussion will give guidelines on where utility modeling for building should transition from Revit MEP software above grade to AutoCAD Civil 3D software below grade and how to use Navisworks project review software in this review process. Key concept to review will be the difference between local coordinate systems that building designers work in as compared to the state plane coordinate system that civil engineers typically use. The discussion will then consider the new American Institute of Architects' BIM Protocol Exhibit E202 that defines the Level Of Detail (LOD) in models on a scale of 100 to 500. The presenter will demonstrate these LOD concepts with case studies from projects in 3 different project phases: design, construction, and facilities management.
In today's world of distributed work forces, collaborating on a project across multiple offices can be a disjointed process at best. Keeping everyone up-to-date with the latest files, even with automated processes in place, is never a smooth workflow and always ends up with coordination overhead. Working together across offices should be just as easy as working together in a single office. A BIM friendly, global file system with cross-office locking can solve your company's distributed workforce issues. Everybody within the company can truly work collaboratively on the same files without overwriting each other's work. Even six different users at six different sites are able to collaborate on the same Revit model at once while performing sync with central simultaneously. And yes, this does work for other Autodesk products like Civil 3D and other AutoCAD verticals.