VHB has been evolving their workflows around preliminary project design and communications; this includes changing communications from traditional boards and hand sketches for stakeholder review to 3D visualization of the design. Using tools like InfraWorks software, VHB is able to generate compelling 3D models for stakeholder review using the same level of effort as a traditional set of presentation materials requires. By generating a 3D model early in the design process, VHB can engage with project stakeholders and clearly show design intent, which enables VHB to communicate more clearly the impacts of design decisions early on in the design process. You can build the initial 3D model data from a variety of sources or directly within InfraWorks 360 software using the industry-specific applications so that alternatives can be evaluated quickly and communicated clearly through visualizing the 3D models.
- Gain a better understanding of how to visualize your designs in InfraWorks 360
- Gain a basic understanding of the vertical design applications available in InfraWorks 360
- Learn how a variety of sources can be used to build a contextual model
- Discover how these models can be viewed and shared with project stakeholders in a variety of ways
Having 18 years of experience at VHB, Ryan Noyes has been supporting VHB's corporate CAD/D and modeling environment for the past 9 years. He currently is focusing on design and 3D visualization. His extensive computer skills include AutoCAD Civil 3D software, MicroStation, InRoads, GeoPAK, Navisworks software, and InfraWorks software. Ryan has been a member of the ACEC CAD/D standards committee for New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and was a board member of the Vermont Society of Engineers.