Helping the community visualize a project’s impact before construction is complete can be very difficult unless you use the right tools for the job. This class explores conceptual site-design options using InfraWorks 360 software to visualize realistic proposed sites. Starting with Model Builder and Revit software models, you will learn how to create realistic and accurate models that support a more informative and productive public-communication model. After clearly demonstrating the conceptual and preliminary design to stakeholders, we take the design into AutoCAD Civil 3D software to run quantity takeoffs and finish the detailed design. The design is then taken back into InfraWorks 360 software to create high-impact visuals to better support public participation and communication. We will perform various types of analysis along the way to validate the design and ensure design parameters are being met.
- Learn how to create conceptual grading plans and parking lots inside InfraWorks 360
- Learn how to transfer the design to AutoCAD Civil 3D to create the detailed design
- Learn how to compute quantity takeoffs for the earthworks and material volumes
- Learn how to communicate the design visually with InfraWorks 360
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.