West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) and Transcend Spatial Solutions completed a pilot project to collect mobile LiDAR (light detection and ranging) for 281 miles of roadway in Huntington, West Virginia. The imagery and LiDAR data were collected in 5 days and processed to point clouds and corresponding video in 40 hours. Features were extracted by bringing the point clouds into InfraWorks software, where the terrain was processed, vertical features were classified, and feature modeling was used to extract features. The extracted features were loaded into a geodatabase and made accessible through WVDOT’s existing straight-line diagramming application called Road Analyzer. Other existing roadway characteristics and Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)-related attributes are also available through the Road Analyzer interface. This class will outline the project objectives, approach, results, and next steps. We will include a demonstration of the imagery and point cloud viewer, as well as the straight-line diagramming environment. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
Infrastructure and Transportation Owners and Operators
Bradley Adams is responsible for business development and the Data Acquisition Group for Transcend. He has been actively involved with departments of transportation for 29 years implementing technology innovations from AutoCAD Civil 3D software, AutoCAD software, InRoads, GEOPAK, and MicroStation Engineering Design software to terrestrial laser scanning to aerial mapping and LiDAR (light detection and ranging) to mobile mapping. Currently Adams is integrating Mobile LiDAR Mapping with Transcend’s Road Analyzer straight-line diagramming tool to provide exceptional data across the entire enterprise.
Ramesh Sridharan is a product owner in the AEC Product Development Group (PDG) at Autodesk, Inc. His team focuses on creating solutions that enable users to utilize reality-capture data for major infrastructure designs and models. To realize this goal, they work on 3D point-cloud processing, machine learning, and image processing that extracts and models core information content for large, reality-capture, point-cloud data that are used for modeling and design purposes. Before joining Autodesk, he was a chief technology officer at Virtual Geomatics, which was acquired by Autodesk in 2014. As a CTO, he was in charge of product development that focuses on point-cloud information extraction for different infrastructure applications. He has been working with the reality-capture field for more than decade and a half, and he received his postgraduate degree from Indian Institutes of Technology, with research focus on image processing and artificial intelligence.
Let's dive into the complete process of creating an .rcp file while in ReCap Pro software and importing the point cloud into InfraWorks software, and see the step-by-step process of creating both a usable InfraWorks surface but also extracting features from your point cloud using both the new point cloud terrain and point cloud modeling tools within InfraWorks. The point cloud modeling tool is like your description keys in AutoCAD Civil 3D software, but instead of 2D blocks you'll get 3D features like power poles and trees automatically inserted into your model. We'll take you step by step through the process to help save you time.
This class will present the first SNCF rail project that implemented a BIM approach. The project consists of transforming the existing Saint-Cloud Station in order to interconnect to the future metro station and fit the increase of passenger traveler flow. As part of this presentation, we'll address the following topics: BIM for rail issues and expectations; SNCF challenges and expected BIM outcomes; overview of the Saint-Cloud project; reasons for using BIM on this project and expected outcomes; approach taken in partnership with Autodesk Consulting; outlook.
This session will show you how we use InfraWorks 360 throughout the whole lifecycle of our projects (predominantly Smart Motorways) using a range of various products we have at our disposal to create a full Infrastructure visualisation model, by including everything from the white lining, to 3D traffic signs, to moving cars in a quick and efficient manner. The workflows have been developed over a number of years using various Autodesk and non-Autodesk software applications. The initial workflows show how we take drawings consisting of just 3D polylines and turn them into glorious visualisation models. We will then investigate the workflows for bringing in our completed AutoCAD Civil 3D corridors into InfraWorks 360, including schemes designed at local grid. The class will round off by investigating the programs and workflows used to add the white lining, the roadside features, landscaping, and the vehicles, using scripts to achieve this.
This class will give you insight into RWO Associates including their history, recent projects, and typical software and workflows in use. With technical support from Cadline, they have developed a workflow that yields the best results not only for RWO Associates but for their clients as well. We'll take you through the initial project stages in InfraWorks 360 to a detailed step-by-step in Civil 3D including project constraints, project design, and highlighting the benefits of the workflow and how those benefits apply to the client. Additional speakers: Craig Robson - RWO Associates Alex Erskine - RWO Associates
Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) enables rapid design and real-time analysis of stormwater management projects in an interactive 3D environment. It uses industry-standard hydrological models to estimate runoff volume, and features tools to design and analyze 9 types of green stormwater infrastructure, including trees. GSI also provides flexibility to meet local stormwater requirements, as well as LEED v4 (SSc4) and LEED 2009 (SSc6.9) certification credits. This session features InfraWorks 360.
You've seen lots of preliminary design with InfraWorks 360. This session will focus on presentation techniques to make your site plan look its best. We'd explore Civil 3D, Revit, and other data sources and how to make the most of each, along with some great options for sharing your brilliance. <br/><br/>AIA Approved
Get a complete view of InfraWorks 360 software. See how you can use it for preliminary planning, detailed design, road and bridge design, drainage design, creation of images and videos, and collaboration with other industries. Get tips and tricks to use InfraWorks 360 software quicker and easier. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
Learn how to make a realistic flood assessment using the immersive 3D design environment of InfraWorks 360 software and Hydronia RiverFlow2D flood-simulation model. Even if you’re not a fully versed hydraulic engineer, you will learn to set up a flood simulation—from building the topographic model to generating a flood animation of water depths and velocities in a few minutes, and with effective communicational impact. See how you can make infrastructure design evaluations based on flood hazards while improving your hydraulic-simulation workflow and producing graphics and animations that greatly enhance your presentation to decision makers. In this class, you will learn the latest advances of the InfraWorks 360 flood-simulation plug-in, you will understand the tools available to define flood hazards in any location, and you’ll export your simulation results to AutoCAD Civil 3D software. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
In this class, we will use the Grand Paris Express project linking the suburbs of Paris by metro to showcase the workflows that enable project success. We will demonstrate solutions for the unique requirements of Building Information Modeling (BIM)-ready tunnel projects from predesign to construction, including accurate existing conditions, reality capture, dynamic object systems, extended attribution, subsurface geology awareness, excavation phasing, interoperation with coordinate systems and sloped geometry, level of development (LOD) progression, structural steel and rock bolt layouts, and quantities surveys. Enterprise Priority Support has worked directly with some of the collaborating engineering firms on the Grand Paris to mentor the use of ReCap 360 software, InfraWorks 360 software, Revit software, and AutoCAD Civil 3D software in order to attain efficient and streamlined workflows across multiple software platforms and engineering disciplines, guaranteeing project success and models ready for BIM. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks 360, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
A great design is not just about mixing engineering standards with the owner’s vision of what they would like to build. When meeting with owners and other stakeholders who may not appreciate the finer points of road and site design, it always comes down to cost. Every really great design balances the need to deliver the best engineering design that fits the owner’s vision with accurate cost analysis for decision making. From concept proposal to detailed design to construction management, Autodesk, Inc., products have made it easier than ever for engineers and designers to do their job of delivering projects using improved CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. This unique class will review key workflows required to perform an accurate “cost of works” analysis of your detailed design in real time to improve decision making during design and ultimately streamline the construction bid preparation and management process after approvals. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks 360, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
This class will focus on basic workflows in Stingray game engine to get your project into Stingray game engine for visualization. We will focus on what you need to do to prep your data and convert your design data to a Stingray project. You will discover the pitfalls to avoid, and you’ll get to an interactive model quickly. And we will cover basic interaction. The class will assume you have familiarity with 3ds Max software and either InfraWorks 360 software or AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Both are preferred. This session features Autodesk Stingray, 3ds Max, and InfraWorks 360. AIA Approved
Wales, Alaska, is the most westerly inhabited village in North America. Having easy access to the site is not feasible if you should happen to forget what it looks like—not to mention that it’s covered in snow for 75% of the year. So let’s build a road over 10 miles of permafrost with the use of 12,000 acres of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) data. Using InfraWorks 360 software, we’ll work in 4D and adjust the road location over the permafrost. Then we’ll use InfraWorks 360 Hydrology to determine the watersheds and culvert locations, and size them for us. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D.