Worked with this UK survey company this past year and glad to announce they have released their FREE plugin to publish Civil 3D designs for geometry and corridor models to their NRG Survey application for efficient data transfer for Survey Setting Out Engineers
Nice work and a good example of how two companies can work together to find a solution for our joint customers and users with a little API !
Our Autodesk industry preferred partner whom we license our Geotechnical Module, Keynetix has put together a great workflow to improve on an earlier blog post on creating 3D solid surfaces and also reviewing them dynamically with the the AutoCAD slice tool.
These solids can be easily used in Revit, Navisworks, BIM360 and InfraWorks to extend the data beyond the geotechnical team and make everyone aware of ground conditions.
Need to access ‘I’ in BIM contained in your Civil 3D model?
3AM Solutions (Autodesk Authorised Developer) has built a solution which reads the Civil model in real time and presents the information, simple graphics of section and assembly views without the need to draw and also the ability to produce custom reports which layouts can be saved and used every time.
Launched today for those customers with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, the Autodesk Geotechnical Module is available as a download from the subscription centre (www.autodesk.com/subscription) under the ‘AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Productivity Tools’.
Here are some introductory notes from the help file
The Autodesk® Geotechnical Module has been developed and licenced to Autodesk by Keynetix, it has been designed to ease the task of creating and viewing geological and subsurface information. Geotechnical design is like any other engineering practice, the designs need to be revised and refined. In many respects this is more the case with geotechnics as the engineer with limited information tries to interpret the data to best fit the site. To this end the tool has been designed to quickly display data in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®to allow the user to start modelling and interpreting the site data. The Geotechnical Module is designed to work with drill hole locations and geology data, this functionality includes: Importing and connecting to geotechnical data, both AGS and CSV formats Creating and managing Boreholes in both plan and model space Creating and managing sub strata surfaces Producing dynamic profiles and projecting log strips on to them Geotechnical hatch and style management The module is designed to show you the geotechnical data as-is, it does not interpret the data, however the surfaces that are created are a great aid and starting point in the interpretation, modelling and visualisation process.
There are going to be some video guidance and tutorials showing how the Autodesk Geotechnical Module can be used and examples of workflows modelling the data, visit:
About Keynetix Keynetix, based in the UK, is an Autodesk Industry Partner and has been developing geotechnical data management software for over two decades. The software ranges from on-site data entry tools for both drillers and engineers, desktop data entry tools including Excel extensions and the world leading geotechnical data management software HoleBASE SI. HoleBASE SI’s unique features allow you to manage your data throughout the lifetime of a project and access historical information alongside your current project, transforming the way you archive and manage site investigation. HoleBASE SI allows you to rapidly produce logs, reports, charts and interpretations of your data within seconds.
where I will be demonstrating with Keynetix a technology, which we have licensed, for AutoCAD Civil 3D and to use the data throughout the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite and for use with model devices.
We hope to deliver this technology sometime next year.
Also there will be a class presentation at Autodesk University #AU2012 which will be presented by Gary Morin Director of Keynetix and special guest Dave Simeone (AutoCAD Civil 3D Product Manager) which will also preview this technology.
CI4020 - Using Geotechnical Data in AutoCAD® Civil 3D.
Despite the name of our blog being “from the ground up” we are doing a free webinar next week all about everything “from the ground down!”
I will be presenting with Gary Morin and Roger Chandler from Keynetix at an online webinar entitled “The Role of Geotechnical Data in Building Information Modelling”
This online seminar reviews the current BIM implementations on major infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas and reviews how the inclusion of the geotechnical data in the BIM model can improve the model’s usefulness and the decision making process. We are going to be showing some cool borehole and geology work live on the webinar so if your project involve geotechnical data you should sign up to see what is possible with AutoCAD Civil 3D and other products The seminar will conclude with a set of recommendations that, if adopted, could allow the engineering design team to produce innovative geotechnical systems and improve the cost-effectiveness of construction.
TheBridge Modeler for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2013 which enables users to create bridge models based on critical geometry in the Civil 3D corridor model and existing ground surface has been posted live to Productivity Tools for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. Bridge elements include abutments, piers, and bearings configuration and modeling as well as bridge deck, barriers and roadway. Users can also create AutoCAD Civil 3D alignments and profiles from key bridge strings such as bottom of lowest girder or top of barrier. Finally, users can quickly transition bridge parameters created in the AutoCAD Civil 3D version of this Bridge Modeler into the Autodesk Revit Structure Bridge Modeling extension (REX) where additional modeling can be accomplished.
The Productivity Tools for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® are available on subscription center.