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.
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 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 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
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.
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.
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
How can 120 diverse stakeholders shape the design of a complex infrastructure project and gain community consent and agency approval—all in record time? Using InfraWorks 360 software as a collaboration tool, the owners, engineers, environmentalists, historians, regulators, news agencies, and local townspeople all worked together to affect design changes in a democratized and efficient working relationship. Using InfraWorks 360 software, we overcame the obstacles that typically plague rail projects, such as connecting villages and towns, crossing bridges and tunnels, using and repurposing existing corridors, and establishing new alignments. This was done using the ability to rapidly view, navigate, query, and create design alternatives in a real-world context. The project model provided a single source of truth for both technical and nontechnical review, assessment, and “what if” proposals. See the amazing results of this stakeholder-designed and stakeholder-approved project through their eyes. This session features InfraWorks 360, 3ds Max, and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
Point clouds are a very important component in current infrastructure projects, and it is vital to know how to handle them for successful project execution. This class will provide all the necessary information to import, process, and extract information from point cloud data in Autodesk, Inc., architecture, engineering, and construction products. More specifically, this class will teach surface/terrain generation from high-resolution point cloud data in InfraWorks software and demonstrate how to use it in AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The class will also cover how to model city asset features to create a virtual city model, and how to bring those city assets into a design product (such as AutoCAD Civil 3D software) as COGO points. This class does not have any prerequisite. Any knowledge of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and point clouds will be helpful in understanding the class material. At the end of this class, attendees will be able to use point cloud data with ease and confidence for their modeling and design projects. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360.
InfraWorks 360 software has tremendous potential for planners and architects. In this era of big open data and the integration of the Internet of Things with the built environment, municipal governments must find new ways to use this growing wealth of information to improve civic engagement, promote economic development and entrepreneurship, and make data-driven decisions. From this perspective, InfraWorks 360 software can not only create a unified platform for all of this data, but also visualize it in 3D, combining all your Revit (RVT) files into a single model, rendering in real time, and running various analyses. This class will use real-world examples to look at all of the features around district planning, transportation infrastructure projects, and airports. We will also walk through how to create and test the impact of various design scenarios and then share those with project stakeholders. Note that we will not be doing any roadway or bridge design in this session. This session features InfraWorks 360 and 3ds Max. AIA Approved
This panel will discuss the achievements and challenges of the successful Intercity rail project in Norway. The panel will include Building Information Modeling (BIM) experts from the fields of design, construction, and government who will all share their perspectives on this highly collaborative, fast-paced project. Intercity is a 250-plus km rail project with both new and existing right of ways passing through dozens of municipalities and multiple other jurisdictions. In each jurisdiction, there are different stakeholders and variable legal considerations for cultural, historic, environmental, social, and esthetic standards, all of which were addressed via InfraWorks 360 software representations. The project has been split into sections, each being designed by a different company or partnership, so collaboration between sections and the Rail administration has been key to their success. This session features InfraWorks 360. AIA Approved
Intended for intermediate to advanced users of InfraWorks 360 software and AutoCAD Civil 3D software, this class is designed to show the civil industry professionals techniques for creating renderings and depicting custom models utilizing multiple Autodesk, Inc., tools. Using tools provided in Infrastructure Design Suite civil engineering software (AutoCAD Civil 3D software, InfraWorks software, Revit software, and 3ds Max software), this class will consist of a live demo showing how to create and use grading, site geometry, and custom Filmbox (FBX) models that you can use in your InfraWorks models. This session features InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Raster Design. AIA Approved
In this class, we will guide you through the software use and setup process of an actual project: the construction of Highway A1 in The Netherlands. After a contract and project overview, we will dive into the process that makes this project succeed as a true Building Information Modeling (BIM) project. Learn where to start, what to do, and what to avoid to have your own success. Find out how to enable designers to use their favorite program, and then bring the intelligent model together in Navisworks software for your contract management. Discover which export is used for stakeholder management. Then we will focus on what the implementation of InfraWorks software means for these types of projects. Learn how InfraWorks software can help support a large-scale project with lean sessions, value management, and weekly stands. Combine geographic information system data with design data that together lead to better and easier decision making. This session features InfraWorks 360, A360 Team, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved