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Use avoidance zones in InfraWorks 360 to specify areas to avoid when optimizing the horizontal path of a design road. Any avoidance areas you add to your model will be included as cost zones, and factored into construction and earthwork cost estimates for the optimal design of the selected road corridor. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at BIMagination
What is it? Ideastation went online in June 2014 as an initiative to engage & empower the AutoCAD Electrical user community. Users can make the most of this platform by sharing their ideas for new features, or feature enhancements they would like implemented in the product. How does it work? You know how it works while posting an idea, but we wanted to tell you a little more about how we process the postings and how seriously we take your ideas. The AutoCAD Electrical Ideastation team gets together and reviews new ideas on a weekly basis. We rely on the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AutoCAD Electrical
Making Your AutoCAD Civil 3D Project Shine, Part 1 showed you how to bring your AutoCAD Civil 3D project into a data-rich InfraWorks 360 model of the project's real-world location. In this follow-up post, let's talk about what to do, now that you've brought your infrastructure design project from AutoCAD Civil 3D into InfraWorks 360. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at BIMagination
Apart from the AutoCAD Electrical Idea Station, we are always looking to engage with customers who are interested in shaping the future of AutoCAD Electrical. One way we do this, is to invite people to join our Customer Council. The Customer Council is an online forum were participants get early access to product builds, and learn about about potential future enhancements, while we hear and respond to their experience and feedback. Sometimes, we reach out to a group of participants to do one on one calls to delve deeper into a particular problem, or proposed solution. The time commitment is... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
You've just designed a spectacular proposal for a large infrastructure project bid using the latest release of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D. You need to show your designs to stakeholders on the project, but you don't want to show them the same old DWG drawing format they're used to-- and before you hand the designs off, you still need to conduct final design and analysis in context of the proposed project site. This is your cue to finally boot up your free trial of Autodesk InfraWorks 360, and let InfraWorks 360 be a display case for your hard work. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at BIMagination
With the latest release of Autodesk InfraWorks 360, you can import a polygonal area of interest in SHP file format to specify the extents of a Model Builder model. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at BIMagination
When you Set Model Time in your model, InfraWorks 360 will display only the assets in your model that have creation and termination dates indicating that they exist during the specified model time. To locate your model objects within the desired space-time continuum, you can add creation and termination date attributes to the properties of objects in your model. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at BIMagination
As we like to do with every release, we've created new learning materials for the March 2015 release of InfraWorks 360, to quickly guide you through important workflows and features. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at BIMagination
Visibility and transparency settings are especially helpful when you are viewing or editing features that are subterranean, complex, or obscured from your view-- such as drainage networks beneath roadways, girders beneath a bridge deck, or bridge foundations supporting your piers. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at BIMagination
QUESTION: How do I search for an object in my InfraWorks 360 model using alphanumeric information? For example, how could I search for a specific road in my Model Builder-generated model, using only the street name? ANSWER: Use the 'Filter Select' command to create and use an expression that specifies your search-and-select conditions. It is also possible to apply a search to multiple feature classes. This might be helpful when working with Drainage Design for InfraWorks 360, for example to select all pipelines and pipeline connectors with the same network name. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at BIMagination
Panel and cabinet builders enter a new era with the release of AutoCAD Electrical 2016. Building on the success of the most popular controls CAD solution in North America, we have integrated the schematic to 3D panel and machine design. A tightly coupled interface to Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016, allows real-time collaboration for electrical and mechanical engineers, or electromechanical designers, working together on a shared project. A new Location View allows the designers and engineers to collaborate on their design, constantly being aware of, and leveraging the work of their coworkers. Through the Location View, all components, wires and harnesses... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
On Wednesday, February 11th, the A360 team released an exciting new update. We now have a new commenting experience, improved search and Desktop Editing support. So much cool stuff! We also made lots of improvements and bug fixing. Check out the summary below for a summary of the latest enhancements. New Commenting Features You now have the ability not only to comment on a design – but we have added commenting on a point or on a specific item within the design. This allows for seamless interaction between our A360 Mobile app and the Web app. Now, if someone comments... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
Charles Berteaux is a BIM Manager at LRS Architects, a firm that prides themselves on a dedication to design integrity and responsible environmental practices. In fact, they’ve received more than 50 design awards! These are just a couple of my favorites: The Art House is a six-story, 48,000 SF mixed-use student housing project in Downtown Portland, which was designed for the art students of the Pacific Northwest College of Art. There are artwork galleries, workspaces, and even dormitories! Digital Trends is an online product review startup - this new office space features a full kitchen, a laundry room, a photoshoot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
Puny humans, your sports are boring. We, the robots of the future, were not impressed by your “Super” Bowl last Sunday. In the future, all truly terrible 2nd and goal offensive plays are executed perfectly by 15 ft robot gladiators who throw within 3 mm precision at speeds approaching the speed of sound. Footballs are made from “non-deflating” 50lbs of solid steel. “Beastmode” is literally a dial setting. Enough though about American human football. Let’s talk about you designing the future of sports! Our friends at Megabots are extremely serious about helping the future of sports be epic - and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
So far, we've had 70 respondents to the January Question of the Month for InfraWorks 360 tell us what they'd like to see next. If you haven't already, please vote using the InfraWorks 360 Community Social Hub. We urge you to vote so that we can work with you and hear your feedback as we design the next evolution of InfraWorks. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at BIMagination
Check out the below infographic to help you better understand what the individual Team & Project roles can and cannot do within your own A360 hub. Keep an eye out for Part 2 - Project Types coming soon! Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
The best way to stay up to date with news about everything InfraWorks is to regularly check out the InfraWorks 360 Commmunity Social Hub. We've got a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, and blog sites, where you can find the latest and greatest information on product updates, how others are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at BIMagination
an excellent demo on the BIM on the Rocks blog that shows the ease with which you can use the power of InfraWorks 360 to share data-rich design intents with your entire team. The article includes three short, informative videos that take you through the workflow and provides real world examples of how to collaborate from the office to the field, not only sharing information with your entire team but also with reviewers – even other agencies – all of whom may be in different locations. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2015 at BIMagination
Whether you’ve just started using A360 for iOS or you are already on board, here are some tips & tricks to help improve your work. Don’t have an A360 account? Go ahead - sign up for free and create your first A360 project! Open designs from email attachments, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and other apps A360 supports over 100 formats including AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, Inventor, Fusion 360, SolidWorks, PDF and more. Want to be able to view all these formats on your mobile device? No problem! Most of your email, data access and photo apps let you open files in other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
Are you a user of Fusion 360? Want to see your designs come to life? Check out A360 Interactive Rendering – this new feature lets you create photorealistic renderings of your designs in real-time! Just drag and drop lighting environments and materials onto your project, adjust your camera, and then click the render button. No more guesswork – what you see in the viewport as you work is what your final rendering will look like. Want to learn more? Join Senior Software Architect John Hutchinson for a webinar on using Interactive Rendering in Fusion – you’ll learn about streamlined workflows... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
So you’re a team using the A360 workspace for your BIM projects; sharing files and models, enabling search and viewing, but you’d really like to take collaboration to the next level by working together on shared models. Or you’re a project stakeholder and don’t use Revit software yourself, but do need to have the deeper view into project models that you can only get by opening the software. A360 Collaboration for Revit is for you. Centralized access to Revit models Integrated with A360, Collaboration for Revit is a subscription cloud service that connects building project teams with centralized access to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
Find out why Autodesk has invested so heavily in Energy Plus. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Building Performance Analysis
Managing multiple projects, huge amounts of data, keeping the data synced and up to date at all times, collaborating with multiple stakeholders, and dealing with curve balls thrown at you on a daily basis. as a CAD professional has become more and more complex over the last few years. If you're using A360, you already know that these are exactly the issues that we're tackling as we believe there's a true opportunity to leverage the latest technologies in creating tools that would make the CAD professional's life a lot easier. We believe that in order to really address these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
Startups face an uphill battle—from financing, to hiring, to distinguishing themselves from the vast crowds of competitors fighting for market share and publicity. The potential rewards might be great, but there's a lot to navigate between here and there. Take it from these entrepreneurs who have been in the trenches and have made it safely past the minefields of starting their own business to find success in their respective fields. Here are their top five classic startup mistakes to avoid. 1. Don’t Understand the Problem You’re Trying to Solve. Ray Eames once said, “Never delegate understanding.” When you don’t know... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
This quick tip will show you how to change roles for Team Members and Project Contributors inside of A360. We will also show you how to make a Team Member a hub Administrator. Changing a Team member to a Project Contributor (or vice versa) You will need Admin access to do this. To access Admin tool: Important: Only the hub's Team Owner and Team Administrators can access Admin tools. On the top navigation bar, click your photo and choose "Admin". The Index page opens, listing the available administrator tools. Expand the “Team members” and then click on “Manage” This will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork