This class will show simple and effective methods for easily creating variable-height retaining walls using tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and it will be of interest to anyone wishing to work on retaining wall design. The class will cover concepts that are often misconstrued as complex, and we will deliver these topics in an easy-to-understand and occasionally entertaining style. The delegate will see ways in which to represent a retaining wall as a surface, as well as construct a full solid model of the design. We will introduce Subassembly Composer software to offer intelligence to the creation of the solid model. We will discuss workflows into Revit software, and we will present an unconventional workflow into Inventor software. The course handout notes will also include material to enable the attendees to present their own classes on this topic to peers. A screencast presentation of the full instructional demonstration will be made available after the course.
- Learn how to design a retaining wall surface and add it to your finished surface model
- Discover the principles of targeting in AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Learn how to use Subassembly Composer to help design an assembly that enables stepped footing widths to vary according to wall height
- Learn how to extract a solid model of a retaining wall designed in AutoCAD Civil 3D and import it into Revit or Inventor
Joe Wright graduated with a degree in cybernetics in 1988, after which he co-founded MicroCAD, a U.K.-based Autodesk Gold Partner. Last year he sold his controlling stake in the company to GRAITEC Ltd., with whom he now works as a consultant. Joe has more than 25 years of AutoCAD software experience, and he has worked with civil engineers for the last 7 years, helping them to get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and frequently picking up projects that were considered to be difficult. As an educator, Joe is skilled in delivering complex topics, often making them easy to understand in a simple and engaging fashion. His broad spectrum of knowledge regarding a wide range of software products, along with his involvement in data management and solid modeling packages, has led him to introduce processes to a wide variety of industrial sectors.