Intended for intermediate to advanced AutoCAD Civil 3D software users, this class is designed to show land development professionals techniques and nuances for creating renderings and movies of their proposed projects. Utilizing many of the programs provided in Infrastructure Design Suite software (AutoCAD Civil 3D software, InfraWorks software, Revit software, and 3ds Max software), this class will consist of a live demonstration showing how to create compelling and grade accurate visualizations of your site designs. By treating InfraWorks 360 software as a “level builder” we will explore how to composite existing and proposed ground surfaces, build and apply coverages for pavement and pavement markings, and prepare tree surveys for 3D placement. Finally, we will explore the use of InfraWorks software models in real-time game rendering engines. By capitalizing on real-time engines, we can shortcut long rendering times to create accurate visualizations quickly.
Civil engineers and technicians seeking to create quality visualizations from Civil3D, Revit and Infraworks data
Andy Carter, PE, received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. As co-founder of CivilE, LLC, he has more than 17 years of experience in the design of a diverse array of both private and municipal projects. He was named Young Engineer of the Year in 2007. Responsible for the construction document production of CivilE, Andy is considered to be one of the top civil CAD designers in both Austin and the United States. He was invited to evaluate the new functionality of the 2014 release of AutoCAD Civil 3D at Autodesk, Inc.’s, headquarters. Andy is recognized as an expert in hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis. At national conferences, Andy has demonstrated software and techniques he personally developed for the reclamation of land encumbered by floodplains. He has also consulted with the National Weather Service regarding data transmission protocols of hydrologic data.
Advances in technology are ushering in a new era where connectivity for builders, designers and engineers are key. Technology is changing rapidly. Find out in this class how to better embrace these changes to create more value and competitive differentiation by using an evolutionary and remarkable pioneering BIM Cloud Workspace with a common data environment to herald a new connectivity-era with data at the center of every BIM project. We will look at how TBI has progressed from an age of 2D flatland, to the more advanced age of optimization of 3D digital data, to the present-day era of interoperability and collaboration in a new age of connection Learn how TBI is featuring a unique, innovative, niche cloud workspace by using cutting edge technologies like BIM 360, C4R, Revit, Microsoft Azure N-Series, NVIDIA Grid and RES ONE Workspace to design, build, make and create the future in the belief that it can always be better: more attractive, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable.
With the recent addition of BIM 360 support to InfraWorks software, collaborating on your infrastructure projects has become both easier and much more powerful. This session will focus on the basics of the "BIM 360 to InfraWorks" workflow, including sharing your model, synchronizing, using the Large Model Viewer, and setting up permissions for the team. We'll also explore how to use the collaborative power of BIM 360 to share all of your InfraWorks assets, such as geographic information system (GIS) data sets, AutoCAD Civil 3D files, Revit files, 3D models, overlays, scripts, and other support content.
In this session, we'll take a look at a workflow under the Autodesk umbrella to process photos collected with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). We'll cover best practice workflows, from processing the drone data in ReCap software, taking those results into InfraWorks software for use and further processing, then finally moving them into AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The end result will be a functioning TIN surface inside AutoCAD Civil 3D, as well as a georeferenced orthomosaic.
This class will explore a large-scale port/transportation project utilizing features in InfraWorks software along with AutoCAD Civil 3D software, AutoCAD software, and AutoCAD Map 3D software. Discover some key techniques to help guide you in transitioning from 2D conceptual planning to 3D and even 4D sequences. This course will cover a wide range of InfraWorks functions, such as creating custom "city furniture" from various sources; creating bridges, roads, and rail; randomizing data objects; running scripts; and, finally, creating project fly-throughs and renderings.
This session is about the power of the combined use of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Revit software. For a building site, a platform and gradings proposition is created with InfraWorks. Earthworks optimization is performed in AutoCAD Civil 3D from InfraWorks data. The result is some more complex gradings that need a retaining wall. The workflow will demonstrate how we can create this wall in Revit then calculate it with Robot Structural Analysis Professional software, and how we can generate the reinforcement in Revit. The final modeling of this building site will be integrated in the real context in InfraWorks.
Learn from an engineer's perspective how 3DR-a drone technology company-leveraged the Forge API and more to build Site Scan, the leading drone data platform for construction and engineering professionals.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>Nick Speal, a software engineer at 3DR, will explain the technology behind Site Scan, discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating software for AEC, and show how the new BIM 360 Forge APIs are helping 3DR customers keep data in sync across their team. For those who are looking to bring new technologies on-site and take advantage of reality capture data, this will be an insightful session on how drones came to take the industry by storm-and where they're going next.
This class will dig into Revit software with tips and tricks from the low-hanging fruit (symbols, text, and standards) and things to consider (metric, Imperial or soft metric, geographies, and so on). We'll look at using note block content for abbreviation lists and schedules, processing diagrams using custom families, and keynoting. We'll cover assemblies codes, what view templates are and how to use them effectively for consistency from templates forward, sample practices for view naming and browser management in anticipation of exports, and ways of managing work sets in local and linked files to help speed up your system by simply organizing data. We'll also look at how work sets track through links, schema for management, best practices on file sizes, and how to push those limits and possibly a few Dynamo Scripts to assist in management and setups of projects.
In this class you will learn how to prepare Civil 3D Data for use in InfraWorks, and InfraWorks Data in Civil 3D. You will learn what Objects translate between each program, and what does not. You will also learn how to get a Civil 3D corridor into InfraWorks for use in your Model.
LIDAR (light detection and ranging) is being collected with amazing speed, accuracy, and precision. This class will examine opportunities to collect data using Leica static scanners, backpack scanners, and mobile mappers, and how to extract intelligence from these point clouds using InfraWorks software and ReCap software.
Using drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on job sites to capture the existing conditions has gained a lot of popularity, thanks to cheaper equipment and a growing demand for accurate and up-to-date frequent surveys. ReCap software offers a complete set of tools to process UAV photos and to create 2D, 2.5D, and 3D deliverables that will be used in the Autodesk portfolio to extract the right information for the user. In this hands-on class, you will learn a complete process using ReCap in combination with InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Revit software to extract various meaningful data from UAV photos, such as measurements (distances, surfaces, volumes), digital terrain model (DTM), BIM model, movies, virtual reality content, and so on.
A key requirement for a transportation project to be eligible for federal funding is completion of a noise assessment. If post-development noise levels are determined to be above a certain threshold, sound mitigation may be required pending a vote by those who would benefit from the reduction of noise. In this session, we'll review a real-world case study in which InfraWorks software was used to create a detailed model of a completed roadway design. Using the InfraWorks web viewer, the model was shared with voters to help them understand the visual impacts of a potential sound wall. We will demonstrate advanced workflows for importing and configuring CAD, geographic information system (GIS), and imagery data in InfraWorks to create a detailed visualization model. We'll also explore the use of custom InfraWorks schema, create new styles using imported materials, optimize scenarios for online viewing, and demonstrate storyboard creation techniques.
InfraWorks software facilitates engineers, planners, and architects in the making of complex decisions. Of equal importance is the role it can play in explaining the complexities of the decision-making process to a less technical audience, making the "why," "how," and "what" accessible and engaging. As part of a new plan for its central core, the City of Vancouver is replacing a viaduct system, the only remnant of a proposed freeway, with a more resilient and connected street network. Public engagement is a key component of the process-and with extensive changes being proposed to the street system and the public realm, the challenge has been to present the future state and how things are being phased/changed in a clear, accurate, and interesting manner. This class will show how an interdepartmental team is collaborating to use the full palette of InfraWorks software's capabilities-including web maps, ground-based LIDAR (light detection and ranging), and virtual reality-to make the public an informed and engaged partner in the process.