The Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 software provides connected Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows between AutoCAD Civil 3D software and InfraWorks 360 software. BIM workflows help accelerate civil design and minimize revisions between the preliminary and final design. InfraWorks software provides preliminary design tools that help you design in context, such as model builder and corridor optimization help to set up your project quickly. This class will show you how to use tools like Model Builder to develop preliminary design in context. Utilizing the connected workflows, we will open the InfraWorks software model directly in AutoCAD Civil 3D software for more detailed design. We will discuss how to create the AutoCAD Civil 3D models with specific codes so that data imports back to InfraWorks software for visualization.
- Learn how to create a conceptual design that includes a roadway and a grading area in InfraWorks 360
- Learn how to import an InfraWorks model into AutoCAD Civil 3D utilizing spatial query and style rules
- Learn how to modify and refine an imported design model with AutoCAD Civil 3D tools and create a model for the final design
- Learn how to import an updated design model into InfraWorks utilizing style rules to symbolize based on AutoCAD Civil 3D data
David Lawrence first used AutoCAD Version 9 software when designing a car stereo speaker enclosure before he could drive. He felt that incorporating revisions and complex designs was too slow with pencil, and he has continued to champion efficient ways to design and communicate complicated design concepts ever since. He did so for 18 years with URS Corporation, and he is now with AECOM Technology Corporation, where he leads a Design Visualization Team from the AECOM Phoenix office. He is proficient working with most products from Autodesk, Inc.; ESRI; and Adobe Systems Incorporated, in addition to others. His team is advocating for the integration of InfraWorks 360 software into civil, federal, state, and local projects throughout Alaska, Mexico, Canada, and the Western United States.