The first and foremost workflow in utilities is to enable the designers to access as-built information from mapping and/or GIS systems. This roundtable session covers the capabilities of Autodesk Utility Design 2014 software and its data exchange framework for integrating with external as-built data. The complete round-trip workflow enables users to track and merge back information without loss of data fidelity in the translation process.
- Use the new data exchange feature in AutoCAD Utility Design
- Exchange information between AutoCAD Utility Design and GIS systems
- Explain how AutoCAD Utility Design can be integrated with other systems to extend workflow outside of AutoCAD Utility Design
- Explain how Esri® and Smallworld™ GIS data can be exchanged without data loss
A member of the Autodesk Geospatial/Utilities Technical Specialist team for over 8 years he has worked with a wide variety of customers in implementing geospatial/utility solutions that include desktop and web mapping utilizing Autodesk solutions. He is an expert in a variety of databases including database design and implementations (notably Oracle) with Autodesk geospatial/utility products including evangelizing the newly introduced DX (Data Exchange) framework now available in AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD Utility Design. Rick (AKA "Easy Button" or EB by his team) is also outstanding at developing innovative solutions to a wide variety of industries including mapping, and utilities and has a unique skill of dissecting the business issues/problems facing customers today and implementing the appropriate solution(s).
Ram is a solutions architect for 20 years with extensive consulting experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies; He has many delivered successful projects in the telecom and utility industry and has the experience of the whole project life cycle. He is also experienced in integration of wide range of IT systems for the telecom, utility, banking and airline industries. He has a strong database and enterprise integration technology background using open standards and middleware technology. He is currently responsible for providing solutions to integrate Autodesk® products into the utility customer's workflow.