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Reaching for the Sky: Case Study Use of UAV, Laser Scan, and Survey Data in InfraWorks

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    This class will cover how we used InfraWorks software in conjunction with AutoCAD Civil 3D software, ReCap software, and Inventor software to carry out the concept design for an innovative new transportation system in the United Arab Emirates. You will learn how we used reality capture methods such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to produce digital terrain and surface models from photos, and how we mapped the existing road layout and topography using laser scans as well as ground-penetrating radar for underground utilities to construct a digital model of the proposed system alignment in InfraWorks. It will also cover how the information was brought in using other Autodesk products, such as ReCap for the point cloud capture, AutoCAD Civil 3D for the utilities, and Inventor to create parametric bridge objects for use in InfraWorks as the unique support structure for the transportation system. Also, we'll demonstrate how we were able to bring all the above together to provide the client with the assurance that the system would work and fit the site aesthetics with confidence.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to identify and specify the necessary inputs and how to combine them to construct a realistic InfraWorks model
    • Understand how InfraWorks combines with ReCap, Inventor, and AutoCAD Civil 3D to create accurate reality models
    • Discover further engineering outcomes through reality capture and visualization
    • Learn how to use InfraWorks to sell projects to clients and utilize the models beyond the concept stage