Autodesk® Bridge Module 2014 enables users to create bridge models based on critical geometry in the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D corridor model and existing ground surface.
Autodesk® Rail Layout Module 2014provides functionality to place and edit track turnout geometry from a configurable library, on AutoCAD Civil 3D alignments.
Autodesk® Geotechnical Module 2014 is designed to integrate geotechnical data with AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2014 and provides the ability to build and manage complex Civil 3D surfaces and profiles in geotechnical data into BIM workflows.
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Autodesk® River & Flood Analysis Module 2014 (Ultimate Only) is a sophisticated river modeling software package that supported HEC-RAS within the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2014 environment.
If you have current subscription for AutoCAD Civil 3D, ask your IT or controller of your Autodesk subscription about the Infrastructure Design Suite as you may have more access to the suite than you think.
Our partners at Keynetix have created a series of videos to help you adopt and use the new Geotechnical Module, which is available under the productivity tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 on subscription centre.
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.
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.
Jack's been badgering me to write a guest post on his blog for ages, so at last, here is my first one. My name is Ian McGregor and I've been involved in Infrastructure Product Management at Autodesk for the past 6 years or so, but I have a long history with MOSS® and MXROAD®.
You can install an extension for Civil 3D from Autodesk Subscription Center that enables you to import data from Bentley® MX® GENIO and 'modelfiles' (MX users will know what they are) and also to export GENIO files.
GENIO isn't strictly speaking a file format. It is a 'Major Option' in the MX Command Language, it's a means to import and export data from MX models, somewhat akin to LandXML but it's really a command script that drives MX, into which you can embed data. For example, this means you can put other commands in the same file to draw that data to your screen, or edit it in some way.
I've been having discussions with customers who use both Civil 3D and MX on their projects and they've uncovered a challenge when using GENIO export as a means to provide a model deliverable from Civil 3D. The challenge is that they don't have both Civil 3D and MX on their computer and they want to test the file exported from Civil 3D to see if it meets their expectations as a deliverable. So, quite logically they try to reimport it into Civil 3D to see what it looks like.
Therein lies a problem; the online help introduction states; "It should be noted that the Import/Export Extension for GENIO does not aim to provide round-trip support for GENIO and Model File data between Bentley MX and AutoCAD Civil 3D."
One of the primary reasons for this lies in differences between the way Civil 3D and MX calculate and store alignment/profile data. This makes it impossible for Autodesk to write this data in a reliable way into the GENIO format and have MX recreate a consistent alignment and profile. It is for this reason we don't attempt this functionality, but use the MX command Major options HALGN and VALGN to create the alignment/profile objects. These commands are simply embedded in the export file.
Feedback from MX users has been very positive about this approach and the quality of data produced. Whilst you can check point, feature line and surface boundary data in this way, it does mean you can't reimport the exported alignment/profile data into Civil 3D using the GENIO import option because Civil 3D doesn't understand those commands. If you need your exported alignment/profile validating, the only way you can really do that is to ask an MX user to do it for you.
I hope that clarifies things, happy to field comments/feedback either here or on usual ADSK email <first>.<lastname>@autodesk.com
The Volumes Dashboard for Civil 3D 2012 is now available for download from sub center. This new tool provides a very easy to use workflow for calculating, reporting and visualising earthwork volumes and is available for all C3D and IDS-P/U subscribers. It’s an English language tool but can run on any language C3D 2012).