This class will examine the methods and benefits obtained in the implementation of a geotechnical Building Information Modeling (BIM) utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software and HoleBASE SI for a large transportation project with 118-plus borings within the Seattle area. McMillen Jacobs Associates knew they needed better visualizing methods and improved workflow efficiency when working with geotechnical data than those that the firm's legacy gINT system offered. The firm had a strong desire to utilize the functionality that Autodesk technology offered. The aim was to let this data be easily viewed and exploited in AutoCAD Civil 3D. The class will cover the transition to the AutoCAD Civil 3D / Keynetix solution, why a change was required, the new workflows developed to incorporate both legacy and new data, and the integration between the data management system HoleBASE SI and AutoCAD Civil 3D. We will also discuss any problems encountered in the process, together with the benefits gained and future opportunities the new technology will create.
- Discover the reasons and drivers for the change from the legacy system
- Understand the new workflows developed to incorporate both legacy and new geotechnical data
- Learn the capabilities delivered by the integration of HoleBASE SI and AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Discover the benefits and future opportunities that geotechnical BIM can deliver