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

Book 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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Dedication
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What Is Covered in This Book
      3. The Essentials Series
      4. How to Contact the Author
    7. Chapter 1: Exploring the InfraWorks 360 Environment
      1. Using InfraWorks 360 Home
      2. Getting to Know the InfraWorks User Interface
      3. Understanding the InfraWorks Model
      4. Navigating the InfraWorks Model
    8. Chapter 2: Building a Base Model
      1. Creating a New Model with Model Builder
      2. Exercise 2.1: Create a New Model with Model Builder
      3. Creating a New Model from Scratch
      4. Understanding Coordinate Systems
      5. Importing Ground Imagery
      6. Importing Terrain Data
      7. Setting the Model Extent
      8. Managing Surface Layers
      9. Importing Vector Data
    9. Chapter 3: Creating Your Design
      1. Creating New Roads
      2. Editing Roads
      3. Creating Coverages
      4. Editing Coverages
      5. Creating Buildings
      6. Editing Buildings
      7. Working with Proposals
    10. Chapter 4: Adding Detail to Your Design
      1. Working with Points of Interest
      2. Working with Trees
      3. Working with Water Features
      4. Working with Barriers
      5. Working with Pipelines and Pipeline Connectors
      6. Working with City Furniture
    11. Chapter 5: Working with Styles
      1. Managing Styles
      2. Working with Material Styles
      3. Working with Coverage Styles
      4. Working with Road Styles
      5. Working with Facade Styles
      6. Working with Style Rules
    12. Chapter 6: Presenting Your Design
      1. Working with Visualization Options
      2. Working with Visual Effects
      3. Working with Sun & Sky Settings
      4. Capturing Your Design with Snapshots and Renders
      5. Telling Your Story with Storyboards
    13. Chapter 7: Analyzing Your Design
      1. Measuring Your Model
      2. Visually Analyzing Your Model
      3. Analyzing Terrain
      4. Applying Feature Themes
      5. Analyzing Light and Shadow
    14. Chapter 8: Sharing Your Design
      1. Collaborating Through InfraWorks 360
      2. Using Scenarios to Share Your Model
    15. End User License Agreement