As I mentioned earlier this week, the guys presenting at the Benelux Civil 3D User Group put together a great design project.
Below are some visuals from that project including a video.
I would like to call out Remco Bastiaans of Oranjewoud in the Netherlands, who is behind these great visuals. This has become standard practice to create these materials for every project, especially when it takes very little time to put together.
This week the Benelux user group had their first meeting in Oosterhout
With an attendance of 65 was very impressive of the committment of our users.
The user group is led by a key group of users that over a beer at AU decided it would make sense to actually work together and share ideas and so the user group took shape. Very sensible!!
User group committee has been formed by users from 5 leading C3D user companies in Benelux (Oranjewoud (consulting engineer & chair) Geonius (small consultancy focused on software services to civil engineering industry) Breijn (consulting arm of Heijmans construction) Grontmij (large consultancy) and DEME (large international dredging consultants)
Users defined areas of work and individually worked up a presentation of advanced civil project design
large grade separated intersection
at grade intersection
and foul/surface water drainage.
Without rehearsal, they performed an extremely competent, sophisticated modeling task, effectively demonstrating much of the Civil 3D value proposition.
One of the users had previously coordinated the grade separated interchange and tunnel sections and had used Dynamite to take model to 3DS MAX Design.
He had produced an excellent drive through movie prior to the meeting. He demonstrated the process live.
These users comprehensively demonstrated that a 3D model workflow is very achievable for highway transportation and land development projects with Civil 3D.
Bruce Harfield of 3AM Solutions launched the new version of Dynamite VSP (release 4) with a short presentation of new visibility analysis function.
The whole session has been recorded and will be posted soon, so I will link up with that when it is ready.
I was in Tallinn yesterday and held a seminar where I presented most of the new tools within Survey. This was of big interest as they now really can make use of their way of doing survey and now easily import it in to Civil 3D 2010.
By the way... we have lately noticed that the new Ribbon interface in Civil 3D 2010 let's almost ANYONE work with the new tools! ;-)