Unveiled today at Autodesk University #au2013, new Autodesk Structural Bridge Design 2014 software. One of several software updates and introductions aimed at expanding BIM workflows across the full lifecycle for buildings and infrastructure.
Want to extract the ‘I’ in BIM from your Civil engineering projects from AutoCAD Civil 3D?
This is something I have been wanting for some time and 3AM Solutions an Autodesk Developer (behind the development of Civil View aka Dynamite VSP) has done a great job to give not just custom based reporting but a software which can run alongside as you design.
This will be launched at AU next week at booth number 3 in the exhibition hall.
Be better informed about every design decision you make in AutoCAD Civil 3D with ProjectExplorer - an exciting new plug-in from 3AM Solutions.
Featuring a powerful, user-configurable report generator - as well as a unique, continually updated on-screen report view and a range of integrated design validation tools - ProjectExplorer really is the Ultimate Companion for AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Explore your AutoCAD Civil 3D model in ways you never dreamed possible. Enjoy an unprecedented level of insight into almost every facet of your design from a single panel.
Introduces a unique new concept to AutoCAD Civil 3D - live, dynamic, on-screen geometric reporting, facilitating a much deeper understanding of the civil model and the geometric relationships within.
Features a range of dedicated profile and section viewers which provide live graphical feedback from Alignment Profiles, Sample Lines, Assemblies and Pipe Networks.
Features fully dynamic station (chainage) sampling intervals for alignments and profiles. Key relationships with other alignments, profiles, surfaces, and feature lines may be continuously monitored.
Features a growing range of design validation and geometric filtering tools which effortlessly reveal areas of the model that may not comply with specified design goals.
Features a unique template-driven report generator which puts you in full control of the formatting and content of every report. User-configurable report headers and images may optionally be applied.
Use the Quick Report feature to output detailed reports from individual objects, or use Report Builder to establish report content from selection sets which are saved in the drawing for later re-use.
Supports the generation of reports in a wide range of popular file formats including text files, CSV files, HTML files, and DOCX files.
Have you seen the new Autodesk Community? Improved navigation, content findability, and a personalized experience are just a few of the recent changes. Take a look for yourself at http://autode.sk/community!
Next time you drive into the car park where you work, shop or go to school, consider this: about 20 percent of all vehicle accidents happen in car parks, according to the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Could better design aided by vehicle simulation software help reduce this statistic? And have you noticed that roundabouts are gaining popularity as efficient replacements for traditional four-way junctions/intersections? It’s a simple concept, but ripe with layers of vehicle interaction considerations that designers must tackle and that are often unapparent to the untrained eye.
What do these two topics have in common? Both are examples of challenges civil engineers working for engineering consulting firms or your local department of transportation must wrestle with in terms of good design.
3D Intersection Modelling-Rule based roundabout design and analysis
Reality-based design and scrupulous analysis that accounts for size and types of vehicles, speeds travelled, visibility factors, cost of labour and materials, as well as a host of other considerations, underpins the design of today’s successful new and retrofit transportation projects. When it comes to designing intersections, car parks, airport access, light rail and access ways for HGV’s to load and unload shipments, there’s just no room for guess work.
Intelligent Site Planning-Rapid and accurate site access analysis
Based on field-proven technology assets recently acquired from Savoy Computing Services, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2014 enables engineers, designers, and planners working on transportation or site design projects to predictably evaluate vehicle movements. With Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2014 you can quickly validate designs for roundabouts, junctions/intersections, parking, airport access, light rail, loading and access facilities, as well as campuses.
Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2014 is a standout from swept path analysis software on the market in many ways including:
· Tight integration within AutoCAD Civil 3D, including 3D surface tracking and native civil object creation.
· Vehicle animations that can follow 3D surfaces to test for vertical clearance requirements.
· Features to easily analyse and visualise the movements of steered vehicles, light rail vehicles and aircraft, as well as design car parking areas and roundabouts within a drafting (AutoCAD) or design (AutoCAD Civil 3D) environment.
· The ability to more quickly evaluate 3D models of alternatives in order to optimize designs such as roundabouts, intersections, and loading bays for safety and standards compliance.
The animation explains how SuDS replicate natural drainage by managing rainfall close to where it falls, and illustrates how SuDS components like rain gardens and permeable paving can be used. It also celebrates some of the multiple benefits of SuDS including managing local flood risk, treating pollution from surface water runoff, enhancing biodiversity and providing great places for wildlife, people and communities.