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Autodesk InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Autodesk InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Eric Chappell

ISBN: 978-1-118-86203-2

Jun 2014

336 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Description

Your guide to quickly learning InfraWorks

Autodesk InfraWorks Essentials is a complete, hands-on tutorial for InfraWorks, the powerful design tool that lets you quickly generate 3D models to create infrastructure designs and proposals. This Autodesk Official Press book shows you the right way to take advantage of versatile InfraWorks features. From creating models in the context of the existing environment to crafting stunning proposals, you'll become comfortable with every step of the design process. After working through this start-to-finish tutorial, you'll be able to productively use InfraWorks for civil project design that's fully integrated with existing real-world characteristics.

In Autodesk InfraWorks Essentials, you'll learn everything you need for everyday design projects.

  • 360 full-color pages full of screenshots and illustrations
  • Detailed step-by-steps on importing GIS and other data
  • Create roadways, buildings, railways, and more
  • Learn how to use the powerful Styles feature
  • Download before and after files, so you can start anywhere

This is the perfect tutorial for using InfraWorks to quickly create infrastructure designs, win project bids, speed up the approval process, and collaborate remotely across platforms.

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Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Exploring the InfraWorks Environment 1

Using the Start Page 2

Exercise 1.1: Access a Model via the Start Page 3

Getting to Know the InfraWorks User Interface 6

The Utility Bar 6

The Intelligent Tools 8

Exercise 1.2: Explore the InfraWorks User Interface 19

Understanding the InfraWorks Model 20

Exercise 1.3: Work with an InfraWorks Model 23

Navigating the InfraWorks Model 27

Navigating via the Mouse 27

Exercise 1.4: Navigate the Model Using Your Mouse 28

Navigating by ViewCube 31

Exercise 1.5: Navigate the Model Using the ViewCube 33

Navigating by Selection 35

Exercise 1.6: Navigate by Selection 35

Creating and Using Bookmarks 36

Exercise 1.7: Create and Use Bookmarks 37

Chapter 2 Building a Base Model 39

Creating a New Model 39

Exercise 2.1: Create a New Model 41

Understanding Coordinate Systems 42

Importing Ground Imagery 45

Exercise 2.2: Import Ground Imagery 45

Importing Terrain Data 52

Exercise 2.3: Import Terrain Data 53

Setting the Model Extent 58

Exercise 2.4: Set the Model Extent 59

Managing Surface Layers 61

Importing Vector Data 62

Exercise 2.5: Import Vector Data 63

Chapter 3 Creating New Design 69

Working with Proposals 69

Exercise 3.1: Add a Proposal 71

Creating New Roads 74

Exercise 3.2: Create a New Road 75

Editing Roads 79

Exercise 3.3: Edit a Road 83

Creating Coverages 87

Exercise 3.4: Create Coverages 89

Editing Coverages 93

Gizmos 94

The Right-Click Menu and the Shape Terrain Command 95

Setting the Smooth Radius 97

Exercise 3.5: Edit Coverages 98

Creating Buildings 101

Exercise 3.6: Create Buildings 103

Editing Buildings 105

Gizmos 105

The Right-Click Menu 107

Exercise 3.7: Edit Buildings 108

Chapter 4 Adding Detail to Your Design 113

Working with Points of Interest 113

Creating Points of Interest 114

Editing Points of Interest 115

Exercise 4.1: Work with Points of Interest 116

Working with Trees 120

Creating Trees 120

Editing Individual Trees 120

Editing a Row or Stand 122

Exercise 4.2: Work with Trees 123

Working with Water Features 128

Creating Water Features 130

Water Feature Gizmos 131

Water Feature Properties 132

Exercise 4.3: Work with Water Features 133

Working with Barriers 138

Creating Barriers 139

Barrier Gizmos 139

Barrier Properties 140

Exercise 4.4: Work with Barriers 141

Working with Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 145

Creating Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 146

Preparing to Work with Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 147

Exercise 4.5: Create Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 148

Pipeline and Pipeline Connector Gizmos 152

Pipeline and Pipeline Connector Properties 153

Exercise 4.6: Edit Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors 154

Working with City Furniture 156

Exercise 4.7: Work with City Furniture 158

Chapter 5 Working with Styles 161

Managing Styles 161

Exercise 5.1: Manage Styles 164

Working with Material Styles 166

Creating a Material Style 167

Exercise 5.2: Create a Material Style with Color 169

Exercise 5.3: Create a Material Style with a Texture 170

Working with Coverage Styles 171

Exercise 5.4: Create and Edit Coverage Styles 172

Working with Road Styles 176

Exercise 5.5: Create a Material Group 181

Exercise 5.6: Create a Road Style 183

Working with Facade Styles 186

Exercise 5.7: Create a Facade Style 188

Working with Style Rules 193

Exercise 5.8: Apply Style Rules 195

Chapter 6 Presenting Your Design 199

Working with Visualization Options 199

Model Generation Settings 200

Exercise 6.1: Explore Model Generation Settings 204

3D Graphics Settings 207

Exercise 6.2: Explore 3D Graphics Settings 212

Working with Visual Effects 214

Exercise 6.3: Explore Visual Effects 222

Working with Sun & Sky Settings 223

Exercise 6.4: Explore Sun & Sky Settings 225

Capturing Your Design with Snapshots and Renders 227

Create Snapshot 227

Render Model 228

Exercise 6.5: Capture Your Design with Create Snapshot and Render Model 231

Telling Your Story with Storyboards 233

Applying Camera Path Animations 234

Exercise 6.6: Tour Your Model with a Camera Path Animation 238

Exercise 6.7: Edit Your Camera Path Animation 239

Applying Other Types of Animations 241

Applying Titles and Captions 242

Exercise 6.8: Enhance Your Storyboard 243

Chapter 7 Analyzing Your Design 247

Measuring Your Model 247

Exercise 7.1: Measure Distances 250

Visually Analyzing Your Model 252

Select Visible 252

Range Finder 252

Exercise 7.2: Analyze Your Model Visually 254

Analyzing Terrain 256

Using Terrain Statistics 256

Using Terrain Themes 257

Exercise 7.3: Analyze Terrain 261

Applying Feature Themes 266

Exercise 7.4: Analyze Features Using Feature Themes 270

Analyzing Light and Shadow 273

Using the Sun & Sky Asset Card 273

Using a Storyboard 274

Exercise 7.5: Analyze Light and Shadow 275

Chapter 8 Sharing Your Design 279

Collaborating Through InfraWorks 360 279

Overview of Collaboration 280

InfraWorks 360 Groups 280

Exercise 8.1: Create a Group 283

Publishing Models 284

Synchronizing Models 285

Exercise 8.2: Publish Your Model 287

Share Your Model Using Scenarios 290

The Scenarios Panel 290

The Scenario Editor Asset Card 291

Exercise 8.3: Share Your Design as a Scenario 295

Collaborating with Civil 3D 298

Exercise 8.4: Exchange Design Info with Civil 3D 299

Index 305

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