2月 26, 2020

Top AU Learning for Infrastructure Professionals

Roads, bridges, highways

Infrastructure—it’s how we move people, power, and data. It’s how we transport goods and remove waste. It’s the connector for our communities, the network for our nations, the foundation for our civilized world.

And it’s changing. Fast. New tools, new materials, and new processes are making more possible than ever before. But the skills and knowledge that got you where you are today may not be the skills and knowledge you need to move ahead.

That means learning is essential. Check out these resources to help you adapt to the evolution of civil engineering today.

Design automation

When you’re ready to automate tedious tasks, dig in:

Why click more than you have to click? Paolo Serra and Safi Hage introduce you to the possibilities of Dynamo and visual scripting with Computational Design for Civil Engineers.

In their 2019 class, Dynamo in Civil 3D Introduction—Unlocking the Mystery of Scripting, Jowenn Lua and Andrew Milford take you deeper into the Dynamo interface and show you how to set up dependent geometries.

Valentin Belets helps you shape an efficient automation workflow by setting up the correct inputs in his article, Dynamo for Civil Infrastructure. Or walk through the process with his 2018 hands-on lab.

Integrating GIS

With the partnership between Esri and Autodesk, it’s easier than ever to use geographic information system (GIS) data together with BIM data.

In this instructional demo, Guardians of the Galaxy: Autodesk Plus Esri: The Beginning, Kenneth Driscol explains the process of connecting ArcGIS with InfraWorks and Civil 3D for road layout.

Stephen Brockwell and Richard Horrocks share the opportunities and challenges of combining BIM and GIS data to create smart cities that can better serve the changing needs of residents and businesses.

Connected workflows

Most civil engineering projects serve as the foundation for other structures, and involve products and systems created by other professionals. Learn how to connect your civil engineering models to the models of your collaborators and partners:

A Tale of Two Coordinate Systems: Bridging Civil 3D and Revit Together shows how to combine civil site designs with foundation designs in Revit Structure and use Navisworks to review the process.

Connected BIM Interoperability: Solving Real-World Problems Designing Infra Projects brings together InfraWorks, Civil 3D, Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit, and Navisworks. You can’t get much more connected than that.

Learn how to manage construction and collaboration of Civil 3D projects in BIM 360 with Getting Started with BIM 360 for Civil.

And that’s just the beginning. You’ll find more infrastructure classes and content at Autodesk University. Let the learning continue.