The model is ready—now the future of making infrastructure requires setting our design on planet Earth. Knowing how to accurately transfer and prepare surface, corridor, structure, utility, and cadastral data for use by survey and machine control equipment is essential.
- Learn about model preparation and best practices for use in machine control
- Learn about on-site validation for earthworks, structure locations, cadastral, and survey control
- Learn about stakeout reports, plan sets, and cut-sheet generation
- Gain an overview and use of equipment manufacturers’ tools for data exchange with AutoCAD Civil 3D (Trimble, Leica, Topcon)
Lucy Kuhns is an experienced civil engineer, mechanical engineer, and land surveyor with expertise in design and build for infrastructure. She first joined Autodesk, Inc., in 2006 as a civil technical specialist, and is now an Autodesk premium support technical specialist working with enterprise customers to guide adoption and develop solutions for infrastructure-based projects and processes related to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction. Kuhns’s career began as a mechanical engineer working on helicopters for Hughes Aircraft Company, off-road vehicles for Honda Motor Company, and bi-modal rail equipment for a startup in which she was a principal. Later she turned her focus to civil engineering and land surveying and was a principal in a professional practice in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Believing that technology would set her company above the rest, she was an early adopter of CAD, GPS, high-accuracy geographic information system (GIS), and automation techniques both in the office and in the field, and Autodesk software was an important key to that success.