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Autodesk InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Book 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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Titlepage
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. About the Author
    4. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What Is Covered in This Book
      3. The Essentials Series
      4. How to Contact the Author
    5. Chapter 1: Exploring the InfraWorks Environment
      1. Using the Start Page
      2. Getting to Know the InfraWorks User Interface
      3. Understanding the InfraWorks Model
      4. Navigating the InfraWorks Model
    6. Chapter 2: Building a Base Model
      1. Creating a New Model
      2. Understanding Coordinate Systems
      3. Importing Ground Imagery
      4. Importing Terrain Data
      5. Setting the Model Extent
      6. Managing Surface Layers
      7. Importing Vector Data
    7. Chapter 3: Creating New Design
      1. Working with Proposals
      2. Creating New Roads
      3. Editing Roads
      4. Creating Coverages
      5. Editing Coverages
      6. Creating Buildings
      7. Editing Buildings
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. Chapter 8: Sharing Your Design
      1. Collaborating Through InfraWorks 360
      2. Share Your Model Using Scenarios
      3. Collaborating with Civil 3D
    13. End-User License Agreement