Infrastructure Universe, Vol. 5: Hot Infrastructure News & Must-Have Tools for Collaboration

Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Nope, this is NOT an Aprils Fool’s joke! There is so much to tell you, I barely know where to start… you better grab a coffee and sit down for a few minutes!

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Hot Infrastructure News

One step closer to REAL Cities/Buildings in InfraWorks and other Autodesk Products! (Revit, 3D Studio Max, Navisworks)

From BIM on the Rocks: “One of the first things every new InfraWorks 360 user asks is, “Where do I get the data from?” There are lots of answers, but I want to make sure you’re aware of some options that are out there, specifically one option that can increase the level of fidelity for your buildings models. We’ve been working quite a bit with Cyber City 3D (CC3D, @CyberCity3D if you’re a Twit.) to make their data-sets work better and easier within the InfraWorks 360 framework. Let’s take a look at the options available for building data, and you’ll see why I’m so intrigued with this relationship.”

ReCap: Historic UAV Operation

From the Autodesk ReCap blog: “For over 90 years, flights have been taking off and landing at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  These days it has approximately 2,500 arrivals and departures a day that carry about 275,000 passengers, making it the busiest airport in the world. But in January, there was a flight at the Atlanta airport like no other in its long history: the first FAA-approved commercial drone operation in the airspace around a major U.S. airport.”

CAD innovation over the years

From Autodesk: “Computer Aided Design. It’s the cornerstone for how we design and build things. But how did CAD come into being? What are the historical milestones? Where is it going next?”
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From the 123Dapp blog: “Over the past few years, millions of people have unlocked their creativity with the Autodesk 123D apps and community. We’ve grown from one desktop tool in 2011 to multiple apps across desktop, web, and mobile. We’re incredibly proud of these products, and even more proud of what you all have MADE with them. But we recognize that the portfolio has become complex. We are making some changes to simplify our Autodesk portfolio and workflows for people everywhere who love to make things. We are consolidating these tools and features into key apps such as Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and ReMake.”

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Upcoming Webinars

Infrastructure Tuesday

Conditional Assemblies in Civil 3D
April 4th at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a discussion about when and how to use conditional assemblies in Civil 3D to simplify your corridor creation process. Here’s a little teaser about what you’ll learn!

On-Demand Video: Must-Watch Workflow Tips

Recorded webcast: Creating Custom Materials in InfraWorks 360

Join Elliott Rosenfeld for a walkthrough of how to create custom, multiscale terrain materials.

  • Create adaptive materials that change Level of Detail based on your zoom level.
  • Learn a bit more about UV texture coordinate settings, and scaling textures.
  • If we have time, we can walk through the process of creating textures for bridge materials for different LODs.

Finish Strong Friday: Civil 3D Superelevation Part 4 – Superelevation View Editing

From Civil Immersion: “One method for editing and customizing your superelevation calculations is through the Superelevation View.  I personally prefer this graphical method in most cases when superelevation edits are needed.  Back on my old blog last year, I did a six part video playlist on the details of making edits to the Superelevation View and testing the results.  I thought I would post these on the Civil Immersion Blog today since I was ready to cover edits to superelevation in this series.”
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U.S. CAD Webinars

Watch past webinars from our Infrastructure Tuesday series, Workflow Wednesday series, From AutoCAD to Revit series, and more in our recorded webinar archive.

Must-Have Tools

Webcast: Stay on Point! Using a Shared Reference Point across Autodesk Products

This one is a coordination game-changer for collaboration between Revit, Civil 3D, and Navisworks! Join John Sayre as he takes you through a workflow for keeping your projects on the same coordinate system in Civil 3D, Revit, InfraWorks, and Navisworks. You have to download this tool from you Instructions on where to find this tool are in the beginning of this video.

Keep your Drawings Running Smoothly: Regapp ID Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD® 2017

Released: Sept. 2016

This is a must for any slow or corrupt drawings! When you delete an object with Extended Entity Data (xdata), a Regapp ID remains in the application ID (APPID) symbol table. When a file contains excess unreferenced Regapp IDs, performance may be negatively affected. This utility removes excess unreferenced registered application (Regapp) IDs from multiple files simultaneously.

Regapp ID Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD 2017: Download now
Regapp ID Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD 2015: Download now
Regapp ID Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD 2013/2014: Download now


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