In our diverse world of multiple products, software systems, plug-ins, apps, and other technologies, it is more important than ever to maintain good workflows and processes into what we do every day. At Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA), we use AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise software, Infrastructure Mapping Server software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Vault Professional software in conjunction with a Custom-Built Oracle Customer Information System (CIS) to tie our AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise software data together with Infrastructure Mapping Server software. This roundtable discussion is intended to get, give, and gain knowledge to create better workflows and become better prepared. There is no better place to discuss and learn than at Autodesk University where you are surrounded by your peers, technical gurus, expert consultants, and high-speed managers. We will discuss current Autodesk, Inc., products and how they can help cut through the labyrinth of information to get to that utopian goal of peace—through superior product, information, knowledge, and networking firepower.
Brad Vander Plas is the CAD/GIS Supervisor for Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is the 2nd time Brad is presenting at Autodesk University and his 7th AU. He progressed from drafting pre-cast concrete products, to a Designer, to GVEA as a CAD/GIS Technician before becoming the CAD/GIS Supervisor. At GVEA, he is responsible for maintaining the GIS for the 5973 square mile service area with over 2000 miles of primary distribution lines. He is also responsible for maintaining drawings of multiple Substations, Communication Sites, and facilities; as well as training and minor technical support for multiple users of Autodesk products and other GIS related software. Additionally, Brad is an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska – Community Technical College; teaching courses in Drafting, GIS, and AutoCAD.
This is Andy's 14th year presenting at Autodesk University! Andy is an Implementation Consultant in the Global Services, Americas Utilities and Telecom Consulting group at Autodesk®. He has more than 15 years of programming, customization, configuration, integration and management experience in the Autodesk® reseller, training, and developer communities. Prior to working in the GIS and CAD consulting fields, Andy worked in the civil, environmental, and geotechnical industry as a project engineer, and was involved in all phases of field data collection and design. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geology and master’s degree in geologic engineering, and is a registered civil engineer.
Do you need to access additional map data for your projects? Come to this presentation and learn how to locate, use, and configure web-based map services in AutoCAD Map software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and InfraWorks 360 software! This session features AutoCAD Map 3D and InfraWorks 360.
This class will cover the workflows and processes for integrating AutoCAD Map 3D software with PAVER pavement maintenance management system. We will examine the various issues involved in managing the spatial components of branches, sections, and test locations that are evaluated in PAVER and visualized in AutoCAD Map 3D software. We will showcase the use of Industry Model within AutoCAD Map 3D software as a repository for managing these pavement features. Within AutoCAD software, we will show how to use custom topology tools to validate and fix errors in the pavement geometry. And we will demonstrate how, using display maps and map layers, we can symbolize Pavement Condition Indices (PCI) and other conditions evaluated in PAVER to present pavement structures in a map layout for printing. This session features AutoCAD Map 3D.
Learn how to implement annotation scaling in your organization. Whether you would like to start with small steps or go all out, you will learn all levels of migrating these tools into your daily workflow. Learn about annotation scaling and how it works with hatching, text, linetype scale, dimensions, and all of the other options. See how you can "bring this technology home," improve your productivity, and reduce unnecessary hours spent on annotations. This class is designed to assist you in building a new workflow for annotations in your organization. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
Knowing how to write AutoCAD software add-ins enables us to create new AutoCAD software commands that automate routine tasks, perform complex calculations, or integrate multiple systems to help us be more productive, more precise, and more effective. The use of Microsoft's community edition of Visual Studio, together with the information presented in this class, will help anyone begin creating AutoCAD software add-ins with Visual Basic .NET programming language immediately. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
Many AutoCAD software add-ins depend on a database to store relevant information. For years, databases such as Microsoft Access were used to give multiple users access to the same data. At some point, it may have become necessary to move on to a more powerful platform such as SQL Server or Oracle. Now moving to a cloud-based database such as Microsoft Azure SQL database is easy enough to demonstrate the entire process from beginning to end in a 90-minute class. Developers no longer need to wait for their IT department to create a new virtual server and install software before they can begin work on a new project. For literally pennies a day, a developer can create a new cloud-based database that is visible to anyone running their software without worrying about VPNs, firewalls, and an approval process that takes months to complete. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
You are probably familiar with Lynn Allen's world-famous class, “60 Tips in 60 Minutes.” Let's do the same with tips geared toward the CAD managers! We'll review some tools to help diagnose and solve problems, some tips that help streamline application usage, and some tips just for you to help your users in the background. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
Are you an AutoCAD Civil 3D software user who’s being asked to provide data to your geographic information system (GIS) department? Are you being asked to use GIS data as background data for your designs? Do you think GIS is a 4-letter word? If so, this class will answer this all-too-common question: “Why should I care about GIS?” You will not only learn to import GIS data as AutoCAD software objects, but you’ll also learn to import GIS data directly as AutoCAD Civil 3D software objects like Surfaces and Pipe Networks that capitalize on the existing database information. The request to provide design data to GIS departments is becoming more common every day. This class will explore the details of why just sending them a drawing is often not an adequate way to satisfy that request. We will explore ways to export AutoCAD Civil 3D software objects to GIS formats that your GIS department can use easily and consistently. This popular class has won the award for Best Hands-on Lab at Autodesk University—don’t miss your chance to learn how the GIS tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D software can make you more productive by automating common everyday tasks. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D.
This session is dedicated entirely to productivity techniques that will help improve your day-to-day operations when working with AutoCAD Civil 3D software. These tips include automating regular tasks, capitalizing on standard functions in new ways, exploring underutilized features, and even exploiting a handful of undocumented commands. We will present the information using a real-world problem solving context rather than simply going feature by feature so you can fully appreciate the “why” in addition to the “how.” Come join us during this 90-minute session as we show you numerous ways to help you get the most from your AutoCAD Civil 3D software investment. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D.
Do you have challenges managing data while working in project teams? Are your project's teams spread out geographically? Are you constantly emailing drawing files to Project Team members? If so, this class is for you! During this session we will dig into the tools and explore tips and techniques that will enable you to successfully implement Vault Professional software to manage the project delivery process. We will pay special attention to categories, lifecycles, and revision schemes, as well as to methods for effectively collaborating with external partners.
This talk will demonstrate a streamlined geographic information system (GIS) / mapping workflow developed by CaseIntel Corporation and Autodesk, Inc., for electric utilities to support a highly automated design, build, operate, and maintain workflow. This process uses AutoCAD 360 web app, ReCap software, and LiDAR (light detection and ranging) scanning in the field; AutoCAD Map 3D software and CaseIntel NetGIS for electric utility mapping; InfraWorks 360 software and Infrastructure Map Server software for visualization; and AutoCAD Utility Design software for designing new services.
Many utilities today find themselves with legacy mapping systems that were installed 10 to 15 years ago or more. Those legacy systems have been beneficial in assisting utilities to organize their data and make improvements in their ability to visualize and understand their infrastructures. But strides in technology have helped the tools for managing the data in those legacy systems to become much more user friendly and “out of the box” than systems of the past. AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise software now includes rich features that can model electric infrastructure with the power of AutoCAD software as the user interface. NV Energy has made the transition and uses AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise software to map and manage its infrastructure assets more effectively. We will discover the value that you can gain from an enterprise geographic information system (GIS) and hear examples from other utility organizations in a roundtable setting.
Many organizations do not have standard methods of deploying AutoCAD software, and consequently spend a significant amount of time and energy trying to make sure all users are configured to company standards. Even organizations that do have some standard methodologies in place should review their practices in an effort to improve. Are you struggling with the installation, configuration, and management of multiple AutoCAD software users, even in multiple offices? Learn how to use your common network to store minimal sets of configuration files and automatically push your company standards out at application startup, while still enabling users to keep many of their own custom settings.