The United Kingdom Highways Agency (US DOT equivalent) has recently standardized all design work for Major Roads Civil Engineering projects to be completed in Autodesk Civil 3D® Software. This provides a powerful platform for designers and architects to produce complex and detailed design information such as alignments, surfaces, linework, but also raises a question of how the data gets to the project in a seamless and often instant on-demand work flow? How do contractors, engineering surveyors and machines to have access to the design data in a format that they can use instantaneously without out the need for file conversion on the project site. In partnership with Autodesk, Topcon has provided such a solution working inside Civil 3D with a plug and play ribbon that allows all design files required for the project site to be created inside Civil 3D and sent seamlessly to the machine or contractor either through the cloud or using conventional data transfer methods.
- How to maximizing productivity with technology on a massive highways project by implementing hardware and software solutions
- Understand how to execute a seamless transfer of design data from the office, to the could and then straight to the machine
- Realize how data can be distributed across a variety of machines; allowing you real-time monitoring of performance
- The transfer of data from project site back into Civil 3D from a contractor/machine to complete the BIM infrastructure cycle
Mark Billingsley is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, with over 17 years experience in the Geomatics and Civil Engineering Industry. Having Graduated university with an honors degree in Surveying he worked for a major UK Construction company as an Engineer, working on Road construction and major retail developments. He subsequently joined one of the UK's leading Survey companies running Survey Crews throughout the country. Mark then realized his experience was better served working for Positioning Manufacturers and moved over to a full time training role for all aspects of Geomatics and Construction. As a certified trainer he has over 10 years experience in Training on BIM,Machine Control, Design Software, Laser Scanning and all aspects of GNSS and Robotic Layout.