This is a guest post by Michelle Rasmussen of ASCENT, who also happens to in Utah just a few minutes South of me. ASCENT is responsible for the official Autodesk Official Training Guides for Autodesk products.
I am extremely excited to bring to you the first ever Autodesk Official Training Guide (AOTG) addressing an Autodesk Design Suite. This book introduces a seamless workflow for designing roads and highways, as described in the flow chart below. It uses multiple products found in Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2014 to design a new transportation corridor for a growing city.
Upon completing the course, you should be able do the following:
- Establish existing conditions using the Autodesk InfraWorks software.
- Sketch multiple layouts of the proposed roadway using the Autodesk InfraWorks software.
- Identify the optimal corridor location and create proposals to communicate the selected option using the Autodesk InfraWorks software.
- Create Engineered Road Designs in the Autodesk InfraWorks software.
- Exchange Autodesk® InfraWorks design information with the AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
- Create typical cross-sections of the road using Assemblies in the AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
- Create a complex corridor model of the roadway in the AutoCAD Civil 3D software using Autodesk InfraWorks design data.
- Create and edit intersection designs.
- Calculate quantities using cut/fill and material quantity calculators.
- Combine the AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Autodesk Revit Structure software, and other data sources in the Autodesk Navisworks Manage software.
- Perform clash detection in the Autodesk Navisworks Manage software.
- Create visual presentations to communicate design intent using storyboards, scenarios, and renderings using the Autodesk InfraWorks software.
Visit the ASCENT website for more information about the Introducing Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite 2014: BIM Workflow for Roads and Highways training guide. Click here to register to join Michelle on Thursday, May 16, 2014,for an ASCENT webcast to present an overview of this new training guide