When your proposal gets the green light, the virtual design and construction (VDC) modeling begins. Learn 5 essential tasks for harvesting both existing conditions and preliminary design directly from InfraWorks 360 software, and development of a more detailed and construction-ready model in AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
- Learn how to refine existing terrain using huge scan and LiDAR files, and how to add site-specific details from land survey data
- Learn how GIS data representing existing underground utilities will be transformed to 3D using import tools and rule-based criteria
- Learn how updated design is reviewed for optimization and criteria compliance, and see how the model progresses to the next level of development
- Learn how bridge locations are adapted to the detail surface and adapted to closer represent the desired construction
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.