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BIM for Civil Engineers: Intelligent Hydraulics and Hydrology with AutoCAD Civil 3D
Lecture    CI2170
Curtis Smith
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AutoCAD Civil 3D software gives us many great features out-of-the-box for our day-to-day hydraulics and hydrology (H&H) modeling needs, but it's not until you dig deeper that you find it can truly bring out the I in BIM for civil engineers. Stop limiting your H&H workflow inside of the AutoCAD® software environment to simple area takeoffs. Don't limit the pipe network functionality to what comes out-of-the-box. Learn to use Civil 3D pipe networks, parcels, and catchment objects to greatly improve H&H productivity and drainage map plan production. Empower your team with the tools needed for advanced H&H workflows in Civil 3D as the data is prepared for seamless exporting into the Hydraflow Storm Sewers Extension for Civil 3D or for Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis software. This class focuses on setting up your drawing templates and shared part catalogs for enhanced H&H modeling. We do discuss workflows, but this class focuses mainly on setting up the tools that are needed to perform the workflows.

Key Learnings

  • Create dynamic labels and expressions for storm systems and hydrology catchment areas
  • Customize parcel styles and user-defined properties for hydrology information modeling
  • Customize the part catalog shared parameters for enhanced information modeling and data entry
  • Prepare standard or specialized drawing templates for a fully integrated hydrology and hydraulics workflow

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Curtis is registered professional engineer and BIM for civil engineering specialist at Gresham Smith and Partners in Nashville, TN. He was brought into the 500+ employee A&E firm in early 2011 primarily as a civil engineer, but also in hopes of helping the Land Planning division successfully implement a BIM solution. Almost immediately he push to move away from the old CAD platform into the Autodesk platform, particularly into AutoCAD Civil 3D, and began developing from scratch the internal infrastructure and standards needed for successful implementation. For this he was given the company's annual award for leadership in technology. Curtis brings over 6 years of Civil 3D experience and Civil 3D 2013 Certified Professional status. Along with his day-to-day project engineering duties, he is responsible for the development and maintenance of drawing templates, workflow standards, training, and support for over 50 Civil 3D users in 7 offices across the US.
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