Time is getting on again and soon I am across the pond to fabulous Las Vegas on Saturday.
Back on the 11th of this month we met at the OSi office in Dublin in a the very picturesque Phoenix park in Dublin.
"This is Dublin's playground - the largest urban enclosed park in Europe, with a Circumference of 11km (7m) and a total area of 712 hectares (1,760 acres). Situated 3km (2m) west of the city centre. Ornamental gardens, nature trails, and broad expanses of grassland, separated by avenues of trees, including oak, beech, pine, chestnut, and lime. Livestock graze peacefully on pasturelands, deer roam the forested areas, and horses romp on polo fields. "
(Yes I know leaves on trees, I didn't have my camera to hand. As we left the building but they were right outside the OSi gates)
Philip Kelly of Datech (our distributor in UK and Ireland) who showed the main features in Map that every engineer should have the knowledge of in their daily usage and also showed how to bring all the mapping data supplied to him from the OSi straight into our newest Digital Cities product 'LandXplorer' in 10 minutes.
Donal McMoreland of Amicus presenting on behalf of Paul Moran from ESB (who couldn't attend due to work commitments) of their Wind Farm installations and access road designs. where they use the combination of Civil 3D and Map functionality to create a risk assessment of the ground conditions to determine the route of the access road as there is a large areas of peat and the slopes and depths of this soft material is critical to the stability of the project.
Really using all of the technology in the box!
Also David O'Mailey of Hutch Hollywood in Limerick presented on how he is using Civil 3D for his designs of drainage networks and using the link within the UK and Ireland Country kit to Microdrainage WinDES for the aanalysis and pipe sizing and then to update the network in Civil 3D for the drawing updates.
Also he uses the HEC RAS extension for flood risk projects exporting the sections from Civil 3D and analysing in HEC RAS and bringing the results back into Civil 3D for the drawing output of the flood.
Thanks to everyone for attending and also to those who contributed to the presentations and of course our hosts the OSi for there kind hospitality at their office.
The Ireland User Group will be back on tour in the near future.