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Autodesk InfraWorks 360 and Autodesk InfraWorks 360 LT Essentials, 2nd Edition

Autodesk InfraWorks 360 and Autodesk InfraWorks 360 LT Essentials, 2nd Edition

Eric Chappell

ISBN: 978-1-119-05948-6

Aug 2015

368 pages

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$49.99

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Description

Get up to speed and get to work quickly with the official InfraWorks handbook

Autodesk InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive, hands-on guide to this popular civil engineering software. This unique guide features concise, straightforward explanations and real world exercises to bring you up to speed on InfraWorks' core features and functions, giving you the skills you need to quickly become productive. Following a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world, this book walks you through the process of designing a residential subdivision to show you how to import data, create new designs, add details and materials, and much more. Full-color screenshots illustrate the tutorials, and the companion website provides starting and ending files for each exercise so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to professional results.

InfraWorks' robust design, presentation, and collaboration capabilities allow engineers to import and combine BIM, CAD, GIS, and other data to design roadways, waterways, bridges, and other civil engineering systems in the context of a real-world 3D environment. This guide helps you master the major features of the software so you can get to work quickly.

  • Import and work with real-world data
  • Create new designs and add environmental details
  • Master the Styles feature to add roads, rails, and other materials
  • Download datasets to compare your work to the pros

Autodesk InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition shows you how to exploit the software's functionality and put your best design forward.

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Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Exploring the InfraWorks 360 Environment 1

Using InfraWorks 360 Home 2

Using My Models to Open Projects 3

Notices 6

Specialize 6

Preview 6

Manage Groups and Cloud Models 7

Exercise 1.1: Access a Model via InfraWorks 360 Home 7

Getting to Know the InfraWorks User Interface 9

The Utility Bar 10

The Intelligent Tools 13

Exercise 1.2: Explore the InfraWorks User Interface 25

Understanding the InfraWorks Model 26

The Components of a Model 27

The Storage of the Model 29

Model Explorer 30

Exercise 1.3: Work with an InfraWorks Model 32

Navigating the InfraWorks Model 37

Navigating via the Mouse 38

Exercise 1.4: Navigate the Model Using Your Mouse 38

Navigating by ViewCube 41

Exercise 1.5: Navigate the Model Using the ViewCube 43

Navigating by Selection 44

Exercise 1.6: Navigate by Selection 45

Creating and Using Bookmarks 46

Exercise 1.7: Create and Use Bookmarks 47

Now You Know 49

Chapter 2 Building a Base Model 51

Creating a New Model with Model Builder 52

Exercise 2.1: Create a New Model with Model Builder 53

Creating a New Model from Scratch 57

Exercise 2.2: Create a New Model 59

Understanding Coordinate Systems 60

Importing Ground Imagery 63

Exercise 2.3: Import Ground Imagery 64

Importing Terrain Data 69

Exercise 2.4: Import Terrain Data 71

Setting the Model Extent 76

Exercise 2.5: Set the Model Extent 77

Managing Surface Layers 79

Importing Vector Data 80

Exercise 2.6: Import Vector Data 81

Now You Know 86

Chapter 3 Creating Your Design 87

Creating New Roads 87

Exercise 3.1: Create a New Road 89

Editing Roads 93

Exercise 3.2: Edit a Road 98

Creating Coverages 102

Exercise 3.3: Create Coverages 104

Editing Coverages 108

Gizmos 109

The Right-Click Menu and the Shape Terrain Command 110

Setting the Smooth Radius 112

Exercise 3.4: Edit Coverages 113

Creating Buildings 116

Exercise 3.5: Create Buildings 118

Editing Buildings 121

Gizmos 121

The Right-Click Menu 123

Exercise 3.6: Edit Buildings 124

Working with Proposals 127

Exercise 3.7: Add a Proposal 130

Now You Know 132

Chapter 4 Adding Detail to Your Design 135

Working with Points of Interest 135

Creating Points of Interest 136

Editing Points of Interest 137

Exercise 4.1: Work with Points of Interest 138

Working with Trees 142

Creating Trees 142

Editing Individual Trees 143

Editing a Row or Stand 144

Exercise 4.2: Work with Trees 145

Working with Water Features 151

Creating Water Features 152

Water Feature Gizmos 153

Water Feature Properties 154

Exercise 4.3: Work with Water Features 155

Working with Barriers 160

Creating Barriers 161

Barrier Gizmos 162

Barrier Properties 162

Exercise 4.4: Work with Barriers 163

Working with Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 168

Creating Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 169

Preparing to Work with Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 170

Exercise 4.5: Create Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 171

Pipeline and Pipeline Connector Gizmos 175

Pipeline and Pipeline Connector Properties 176

Exercise 4.6: Edit Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 177

Working with City Furniture 179

Exercise 4.7: Work with City Furniture 181

Now You Know 182

Chapter 5 Working with Styles 183

Managing Styles 183

Exercise 5.1: Manage Styles 186

Working with Material Styles 188

Creating a Material Style 190

Exercise 5.2: Create a Material Style with Color 191

Exercise 5.3: Create a Material Style with a Texture 193

Working with Coverage Styles 194

Exercise 5.4: Create and Edit Coverage Styles 195

Working with Road Styles 199

Exercise 5.5: Create a Material Group 204

Exercise 5.6: Create a Road Style 206

Working with Facade Styles 210

Exercise 5.7: Create a Facade Style 212

Working with Style Rules 217

Exercise 5.8: Apply Style Rules 219

Now You Know 221

Chapter 6 Presenting Your Design 223

Working with Visualization Options 223

Model Generation Settings 224

Exercise 6.1: Explore Model Generation Settings 228

3D Graphics Settings 231

Exercise 6.2: Explore 3D Graphics Settings 237

Working with Visual Effects 239

Exercise 6.3: Explore Visual Effects 246

Working with Sun & Sky Settings 248

Exercise 6.4: Explore Sun & Sky Settings 249

Capturing Your Design with Snapshots and Renders 252

Create Snapshot 252

Render Model 253

Exercise 6.5: Capture Your Design with Create Snapshot and Render Model 256

Telling Your Story with Storyboards 259

Applying Camera Path Animations 260

Exercise 6.6: Tour Your Model with a Camera Path Animation 263

Exercise 6.7: Edit Your Camera Path Animation 265

Applying Other Types of Animations 266

Applying Titles and Captions 268

Exercise 6.8: Enhance Your Storyboard 269

Now You Know 272

Chapter 7 Analyzing Your Design 273

Measuring Your Model 273

Exercise 7.1: Measure Distances 276

Visually Analyzing Your Model 278

Select Visible 278

Range Finder 278

Exercise 7.2: Analyze Your Model Visually 280

Analyzing Terrain 283

Using Terrain Statistics 283

Using Terrain Themes 283

Exercise 7.3: Analyze Terrain 288

Applying Feature Themes 293

Exercise 7.4: Analyze Features Using Feature Themes 296

Analyzing Light and Shadow 300

Using the Sun & Sky Asset Card 300

Using a Storyboard 301

Exercise 7.5: Analyze Light and Shadow 302

Now You Know 305

Chapter 8 Sharing Your Design 307

Collaborating Through InfraWorks 360 307

Overview of Collaboration 307

InfraWorks 360 Groups 308

Exercise 8.1: Create a Group 311

Publishing Models 312

Synchronizing Models 313

Exercise 8.2: Publish Your Model 314

Using Scenarios to Share Your Model 317

The Scenarios Panel 317

The Scenario Editor Asset Card 319

Exercise 8.3: Share Your Design as a Scenario 322

Now You Know 326

Index 327

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