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Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition

Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition

Eric Chappell

ISBN: 978-1-119-05925-7

Aug 2015

96 pages

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Design safer, more efficient bridges with the newest InfraWorks add-on module

Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials, Second Edition allows you to begin designing immediately as you learn the ins and outs of the Bridge-specific InfraWorks module. Straightforward explanations coupled with hands-on exercises help you get up to speed and quickly become productive with the module's core features and functions. The Bridge Design module includes tools and features that go beyond the base software, and this useful guide walks you through the entire design process to show you how and where functions like intersection optimization and sightline analysis are best applied. Compelling screenshots illustrate step-by-step tutorials, and the companion website provides downloadable starting and ending files so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.

Autodesk is releasing special modules that expand InfraWorks functionality. Bridge Design for InfraWorks is available to all InfraWorks users, and provides an extended toolset and interface specifically designed to streamline your workflow.

  • Master the Bridge tools that go beyond the base software
  • Create new designs and add detail with step-by-step tutorials
  • Utilize the powerful bridge-specific analysis and optimization functions
  • Import and work with real-world data for more comprehensive design

InfraWorks allows you to incorporate BIM, CAD, GIS, and other outside data into your project from the start of the design process, and the Bridge module provides the focused tools you need to design safer, stronger, more efficient bridges. If you're ready to work faster and more efficiently, Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials, Second Edition is the hands-on guide to this exciting new module.

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

Understanding the Capabilities of Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 1

Engineering Geometry 1

Rules-Based Design 5

Bridge Styles 6

Quantities 7

The Bridge Design User Interface 8

Bridge Design Intelligent Tools 8

Bridge Design Asset Cards 10

Right-Click Commands 12

Bridge Properties 13

Exercise 1.1: Explore the Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Software 13

Now You Know 18

Chapter 2 Designing Bridges 19

Creating Bridges 19

Exercise 2.1: Create a Bridge 22

Editing Bridges Graphically 24

Selecting Bridges and Bridge Components 24

Editing Bridges Using Gizmos 26

Exercise 2.2: Edit a Bridge Graphically 28

Using Bridge Design Asset Cards 30

Using the Bridge Asset Card 30

Exercise 2.3: Use the Bridge Asset Card 32

Using the Girder Asset Cards 34

Exercise 2.4: Use the Girder Asset Cards 41

Using the Abutment Asset Card 44

Exercise 2.5: Use the Abutment Asset Card 46

Using the Quantities Asset Card 49

Exercise 2.6: Use the Quantities Asset Card 50

Designing Using Properties 51

Bearing Properties 52

Girder Group Properties 53

Girder Properties 55

Abutment Properties 56

Pier Properties 57

Pier Foundation Properties 59

Exercise 2.7: Design Using Properties 61

Designing for Clearance 64

Exercise 2.8: Design for Clearance 66

Now You Know 69

Index 71

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