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Have you seen these tutorial videos? http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgYKCHjym6mQnRDgH-r24SP3tRoAwkoNM
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2013 on InfraWorks for Mining Projects at BIM on the Rocks
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Back in the Project Galileo days, we noticed this guy kept posting amazing screen captures of mines on Twitter. His name is Matt Dalton and he works for SRK Consulting in the UK. A few months later, we managed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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We all have different learning styles. Maybe you learn best by printing out an entire drainage manual and settling down to read it in a long bubble bath. If you are more of a visual person, it may help to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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One of the customers that I look after is Alcoa and their subsidiaries, including Kawneer. As I was looking through Kawneer’s sun control products, I saw that they had Revit Families published on their website. I had an idea- what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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There are few activities more satisfying that moving earth. Sometimes you move earth with a bulldozer. Sometimes you put on your crocs and your fairy wings and just get right to stomping. I read an article today about how one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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If you are anywhere near New York City this coming Tuesday night, get yourself over to the Carriage House Center for this BuildingSuccess event: BuildingSuccess NY: Manhattanville's Innovative Approach to Urban Development May 7 2013 5:30PM - May 7 2013... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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I’m starting a new adventure here at Autodesk. I’ve moved from creating our technical marketing materials to looking after an exciting collection of Autodesk customers. My new role brings some more frequent US travel. I’ve packed my camera and set... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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I was looking through the Excellence in Infrastructure Awards Showcase book from last year, and it reminded me that entries are open for this year’s contest. First Prize The first place winner will receive one (1) 8570w mobile workstation with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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What would you rather take to a public hearing? A really spectacular set of plan profile sheets… Or a 3D model that you can navigate in real time, and let everyone take home on their iPad for more exploring? Which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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My best blogging moments come when I stumble upon something interesting during my daily work. This time of year, my daily work consists of software and projects that I can’t talk about yet. But here is something I can talk... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at BIM on the Rocks
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For those of you going to Autodesk University 2012 in Las Vegas this year, stay tuned for a chance to participate in a unique event with yours truly. I can't say too much right now, but I think you'll really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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I have some sewer lines from GIS information in Map 3D. I brought it in through an FDO connection. I ran a feature buffer on the data. Map 3D creates the buffer as an SDF file and automatically connects to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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How would your client react if you showed them something like this instead of a 2D map or excel table? Let’s say I’m working on an exhibit for a road realignment proposal. I need my client to understand how much... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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I’m a huge fan of Named Views in Civil 3D (or AutoCAD or Map 3D). They are very handy while you are doing design because you can quickly get to where you need to work, or what you need to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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My state has a nice land use shapefile. It contains polygons that are labeled things like “airport”, “forest”, “mixed urban” and “single family residential”. Your state or county might have zoning information. Or you probably have access to things like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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Earlier, I showed you how to read a field in an imported data file to create a tooltip. There are a few other ways you might use tooltips in your model. In this case, I’ve located a historic site near... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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I have a shapefile of Land Use in my state. I want to make it so that when I hover over one of the polygons that it tells me the land use. Like this: In the Data Sources dialog, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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Hello there again! Yes, I am knee deep in Infrastructure Modeler this week. Have I mentioned that Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler is part of the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite? Well, now you know! Yesterday, I left you with a model that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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Yesterday, I posted about setting model extents in Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler using the new interactive tool. Someone on twitter asked “What happened to the moving water?” The model in my window just contains some aerial imagery. If I want water,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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There is a new version of Infrastructure Modeler available for subscription customers! It has a lot of new tools. I have a few projects to do with Infrastructure Modeler between now and Autodesk University, so I should be able to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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Three years ago, I started a Civil 3D Facebook page just because it seemed like something I should do. This week, we reached 10,000 fans! (Note: I am assured that is not Comic Sans in the image. It’s Arial Rounded... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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I’m leaving on vacation tomorrow, which means I am really busy trying to finish a bunch of projects. Perfect time to take time out to blog, right? Once of the projects I am working on has some tiled imagery. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
A few weeks ago, I posted about the Infrastructure Symposium at Autodesk University this year. AU2012 Registration is now live! I want to invite you to also register for the Infrastructure Symposium on Monday, November 26, 2012. The Autodesk Infrastructure... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
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When I decided to go to Georgia Tech, the three biggest things that influenced my decision were: I had seen Gone with the Wind so many times that I knew I wouldn’t have any trouble finding my way around Atlanta.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks
What: Autodesk Infrastructure Symposium at AU2012 When: Monday, November 26, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Where: The Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, NV (Rooms: Reef E&F) If you are interested in connecting with peers, sharing experiences, and hearing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at BIM on the Rocks