4 Steps to Improving Aerial Image Quality in Autodesk InfraWorks 360

December 14, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

One of my favorite Autodesk presenters, Angel Espinoza, shared some insight into improving the quality of Aerial Images from models built using the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Model Builder. I found this information so helpful, I thought I would share the 4 Steps to Improving Aerial Image Quality in InfraWorks 360.

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Tagged with Model Builder, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Autodesk Infraworks, Infraworks 360, Infraworks, Autodesk, image quality, Bing Maps, image resolution, Aerial Images, Satellite Imagery, Bing Imager, Data Source, Raster

InfraWorks: Roundabouts & Cul-De-Sacs with Style

June 15, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

In the current release of InfraWorks 2015, there are NO Cul-De-Sac or Roundabout options, not even within the Roadway module. Autodesk is working on the Roundabout feature, but it is unclear when this will be released, we hope it will be later this year.

For now, take a look at the pictures below, 3 styles were created by copying the existing style and making some modifications.

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Tagged with Civil 3D 2015, AEC, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, Autodesk Infraworks, Road, Highways, Roundabouts, Cul-De-Sacs

Explore the Future of Design with Autodesk 2016 Software

June 04, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

 

 

The Future Shock with Autodesk 2016 Software virtual event will begin on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 and run through Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Through the registration link, participants will be directed to a dynamic landing page with detailed descriptions of each session, event highlights, presenter biographies, a full agenda, and frequently asked questions.

Once the registration is closed and the event opens, event attendees will enter the virtual conference hall and gain access to:

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BIM for Transportation Comes to the Ohio DOT

April 16, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

In May 2015, a panel of industry experts, including Bruce Milligan, Autodesk Infrastructure Product Specialist, James Wedding, P.E., Autodesk Senior Technical Specialist, and Kevin Stacy, P.S., Advanced Solutions Manager of AEC Engineering Services, will explore the ODOT design requirements and the details of the Autodesk Ohio State Kit. Attendees will get an in-depth tour of the Autodesk transportation portfolio, including newer tools such as Autodesk InfraWorks 360™ and Autodesk Vehicle Tracking.

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Tagged with Vehicle Swept Path, Ohio State Kit, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking, AEC, transportation, Infrastructure, Technology, Swept path analysis, Department of Transportation, Advanced Solutions, ODOT, Autodesk Infraworks, Software, News & Events, Infraworks 360, Autodesk, Ohio DOT

Civil 3D to InfraWorks: Data... You can get with XML, or you can get with IMX!

July 15, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Although Autodesk InfraWorks is usually referred as preliminary design tool, it can work great as a post-design too. By allowing to import and display completed Autodesk Civil 3D projects in context. The choices to transfer data from Civil 3D to InfraWorks are provided from the ribbons Output tab, the Export panel provides 2 choices: Export IMX and Export to LandXML. Each file has it’s pros and cons.

Exporting from Civil 3D LandXML Files

The LandXML file format allows the raw data to be written out in a non-platform specific format. The advantage is that with this method we are presented with the option to select exactly what we want to export. Once the command is executed a location to save the file has to be specified. A disadvantage is that sometimes the data looks quite right and at times it creates jagged elements.

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Tagged with Themes, IMX, Tech Support, XML, AEC, Infrastructure, Object Data, InfraWorks Magic, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Infraworks, Infraworks

InfraWorks Magic: Style Rules using Object Data 101 (Part 3)

July 07, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Working off two previous posts, Object Data 101 (Part 1) and Themes using Object Data 101 (Part 2), we will be applying specific styles based on attached data. This post is not to be confused with Rob Widerman's on Style Rules in InfraWorks post, where styles are randomized. We will be assigning styles deliberately by creating a rule set and expressions that call for the road type and then setting a style to control the roadways appearance.

The default look for the street is a bland light brown centerline.

In this post we will be leveraging the connected streets class: Local, Major, Minor, Collector. In the Data Source Configuration dialog box, under the General area Description field the "FCLASS" attribute is read.

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Tagged with Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Object Data, InfraWorks Magic, Styles, Autodesk Infraworks, Infraworks, Style Rules

InfraWorks Magic: Themes using Object Data 101 (Part 2)

July 01, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Working off a previous post, Object Data 101 (Part 1), I will be talking about how to perform a theme type analysis. In this case we will be leveraging the connected parcel data. If you have created themes using Autodesk Map 3D before, this task will be very familiar. The default look for the parcels (shown below) is a magenta outline with no fill.

As far as configuration, the necessary assignments have been done. In the Data Source Configuration dialog box, under the General area Description field the "ZONING" value is being set from the connected shape file.

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InfraWorks Magic: Object Data 101 (Part 1)

June 05, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Before you can analyze, stylize or display in a tooltip in Autodesk InfraWorks, data needs to be assigned appropriately. Since there is currently no way to examine the tabular object data within InfraWorks, we’ll have to rely on Autodesk Map 3D or AutoCAD Civil 3D to attach and decipher data.

Task Pane showing connected data.

Once data is connected in Civil 3D or Map 3D, use the Data Table or AutoCAD Properties to look at the tabular data. Each data source will have its unique object data assigned, at times oddly abbreviated or named.

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Tagged with Autodesk Map 3D, Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Object Data, InfraWorks Magic, Map 3D, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Infraworks, Infraworks, Autodesk

The Sky's the Limit with Autodesk 2015 Software

May 20, 2014 By April Raque Leave a comment

You've waited long enough... Join us as we explore the latest enhancements to the Autodesk 2015 portfolio of products for the Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure industries.

The Sky’s the Limit with Autodesk 2015 software virtual event series will begin on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 and run through Thursday, June 26, 2014. This two-day virtual event will offer attendees:

  • 20 live presentations with Autodesk Certified presenters across multiple industries
  • Sessions covering over 20 Autodesk software products, such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk InfraWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, 3ds Max Design, Autodesk Vault and Autodesk Design Suites
  • A showcase of productivity enhancing cloud-based services, such as BIM 360 Field and Glue and PLM 360
  • Optimum software workflows and best practices from industry experts
  • Live Chat Room and Networking Lounge
  • Recorded sessions for up to 3 months
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