InfraWorks software brings back the enthusiasm for design we once had as children (or at least when we were new to engineering). In this class, we'll put the FUN back into FUNdamentals as we explore how to use InfraWorks for preliminary planning, detailed design, and visualization. Starting with the existing conditions, you'll learn how to create a 3D model of a project site. Next you'll learn how to add buildings, roads, vegetation, and other design details to help others better visualize the finished project in the context of its surroundings. Along the way, you'll learn tips and tricks on how to make things look just the way you want while meeting design parameters.
- Learn how to streamline adding the existing conditions to a project using model builder
- Learn how to add design and visualization details to the model using conceptual design tools, engineering design tools, and models from other software
- Learn how to create feature styles and visual styles for viewing the model according to the task at hand
- Learn how to increase project buy-in from stakeholders and the public through storyboards
Michelle Rasmussen has been using AutoCAD since release 9. Starting out in the Civil Engineering Unit of the U.S. Air Force, she has used Softdesk, Land Desktop, Civil 3D, and InfraWorks software on infrastructure projects for more than 20 years. She has worked for both consulting engineering firms and municipalities laying out subdivisions, designing roadways, and managing infrastructure projects. Her extensive experience also includes writing training guides and instructing users how to use the Autodesk Infrastructure software product line. As a Senior Instructional Designer at ASCENT, Michelle currently writes courseware for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, Autodesk Navisworks and Autodesk InfraWorks. The training guides she writes are used by Instructors, students, schools and ATC’s in over 67 countries.