Infrastructure Universe Vol. 31: Stay Cool with these Hot Topics

Hello fellow Infrastructure Universe dwellers, 

As the Summer heat settles in and we have less time available to keep up with news and learning new things, never fear! Infrastructure Universe is here. The updates are few but the webinars and videos are plentiful. So sit back in the AC and spend a few moments on these need to know topics.

Software Updates and Hot Fixes

3DS MAX 2020.1 UPDATE

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates

STL EXPORTER 2020

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates

SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES

Join the mailing list to get all the latest updates from Updates from StarLord James, Guardian of the Infrastructure Galaxy, delivered right to your inbox each month!

Great Videos & New Tools

DOWNLOADED COUNTRY KITS CAN NOW BE ADDED TO YOUR CUSTOMERS’ AUTODESK CIVIL 3D INSTALLATION

Downloaded Country Kits can now be added to your customers’ Autodesk Civil 3D installation, giving them access to country-specific reports, templates, and much more.

The content and standards included in Country Kits vary by country and may include:

• Drafting and design standards (Civil 3D label and object styles)
• Design standards files for calculation of superelevation
• Drawing templates (AutoCAD .DWT Files)
• Sheet templates for Plans Production (AutoCAD .DWT files)
• Codes files to localize the point, link and shape codes for corridor models
• Reports
• Pipes and Structures catalogs
• Assemblies and subassemblies
• Country customized tool palettes

Inform your customers about the availability of Country Kits.

Download Civil 3D Country Kits

LEARN HOW TO USE DYNAMO VIDEO – PLAYLIST

TOOL FOR TUESDAY: CONNECTING VAULT PRO & BIM 360

By Jerry Bartels

Today’s installment is all about making new connections. Specifically, connecting the worlds of Vault Professional and BIM 360 Docs. This is a long-awaited tool and has been requested since the retirement of Buzzsaw.

VIEW VIDEO

EXPLORING 3D MODELING USING AUTOCAD

INFRASTRUCTURE TUESDAY: BLUEBEAM TIPS & TRICKS

Both new and experienced Bluebeam Revu users will become Markup Experts by applying simple tips & tricks to their everyday workflows.

Viewers will learn:
1. Where are the markup tools in the 2018 user interface?
2. Autosize a Textbox, Add/Remove a Leader on a Callout, Draw Circles, Squares and Arcs. Along with several more.
3. How to save custom tools and set up defaults.

VIDEO: Bluebeam Tips & Tricks

Hot Infrastructure News

LA PUBLIC LIBRARY’S NEW MAKER SPACE/STUDIO LETS YOU 3D PRINT, SHOOT ON A GREEN SCREEN, AND WAY MORE

By Mike Rowe

The Los Angeles Public Library wants to make it easier for you to make stuff. The new Octavia Lab maker space/audiovisual studio at the L.A. Central Library is 3,000 square feet designed to help you make your thing. It lets you do everything from 3D printing and using a laser cutter to filming on a green screen and using fancy sewing machines.

READ FULL ARTICLE

THIS MYCOLOGIST DEVELOPS FUNGI BRICKS THAT GROW STRONGER THAN CONCRETE

By Eden Marie Truth Theory

This mycologists figured out how to make bricks made from growing fungi that are super-strong and water-, mold- and fire resistant.

To most people, mushrooms are a food source. To mycologist (mushroom scientist) Philip Ross, fungi are much, much more. In fact, Ross is most passionate about mushrooms’ ability to be used for building materials and it is this is what he primarily focuses his attention on. Recently, the mycologists figured out how to make bricks from growing fungi that are super-strong and water-, mold- and fire resistant.

READ FULL ARTICLE

A NEW TRAFFIC INTERSECTION!

It’s called the Synergistic Traffic Intersection, it’s an application of Continuous Flow Intersection technology that improves on the technique and displaces the left-turn within the original placement, we then introduce a wedged shape cleared zone to allow vehicles with multiple axles space to complete their turns.

READ LINKEDIN ARTICLE

Webcasts

AUTODESK CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMUNITY WEBCASTS

Learn, experience, and inspire with the Autodesk civil infrastructure community and their resource of available webcasts.

VIEW AVAILABLE WEBCASTS

INFRASTRUCTURE TUESDAY: AUTOCAD TIPS FOR CIVIL 3D USERS

BEYOND THE BASICS OF REVIT: VISUAL CONTROL

July 11, 2019 @ 11:00am PST

Revit has simple, yet powerful, built-in tools that easily control visibility per view and across multiple drawings, saving time when setting up projects. Learn how to use these tools to maximize efficiency for visual control in Revit.

Attendees Will:
Understand Project Parameters, View filters, & View Templates and how each affects visibility
Apply and combine these tools along with View types to create and maximize visibility control
Transfer and apply these visibility settings between projects for project consistency

INFRASTRUCTURE TUESDAY: TAKING GIS UTILITY FILES AND USING THEM IN CIVIL 3D

August 6, 2019 @ 11:00am PST

During this webinar, you will learn the basics of Taking GIS Utility Files and Using Them in Civil 3D with the following main topics:

  • What file formats can be imported
  • The Importance of Investigating GIS Data & Their Attributes
  • The Import GIS Data Dialog box and process and of using it
  • Mapping GIS Attributes to Civil 3D Pipe Network properties
  • The use of data queries during import

INFRASTRUCTURE TUESDAY: THE PROS AND CONS OF PRESSURE PIPES IN CIVIL 3D

September 3, 2019 @ 11:00am PST

This 45 minute webinar will take a quick tour through the Pressure Network functionality available in Civil 3D and discuss the Pros and Cons of the network creation workflow. Specifically, we will look at the creation tools available for pressure networks when using the Pipes & Bends and Pipes Only options, or when creating the network from an object. Next, we will look at adding fittings and appurtenances to the network and then adding the network to a profile view. Finally, we will discuss labeling and how it relates to the Pressure Network Catalog.

And A Little Humor...

WANT MORE FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE UNIVERSE?

Each month, I compile a list of important software updates, new technology advancements, and current news like what you read above. Check out all the past volumes and subscribe to the mailing list to receive the updates via email!

Related Posts

Privacy Preferences
When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in form of cookies. Here you can change your privacy preferences. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we offer.