Autodesk University
Industry talk    TR20833
Collaboration Beyond the Limits with InfraWorks 360
Autodesk University
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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

Key Learnings

  • See how the modeling of an intercity rail project in a collaborative stakeholder environment reduced approval obstacles
  • See how a model is used many times over to gain acceptance for unique historical, cultural, and rights-of-way approval
  • Learn how the concept of proposals is used for different design alternatives for both technical and nontechnical audiences
  • See how a model supports RAMS principles (reliability, availability, maintenance, and safety)


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