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
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.
EXPLORING 3D MODELING USING AUTOCAD
By Jeff Bartles
A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of teaching an AutoCAD course at a small school in northern Thailand. Part of the training included some 3D modeling. Typically, when I teach 3D modeling, I give students small inexpensive objects (usually toys) and ask them to model the objects using the commands they’ve learned.
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.
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.
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.
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
July 9, 2019 @ 11:00am PST
Join KaDe King in this 45-minute webinar as she covers AutoCAD as the base of Civil 3D and how having some AutoCAD tricks in your bag will help you take your game to the next level! In this session she will discuss several AutoCAD commands, workflows, and features to make your work day easier.
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.
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.