AUGIuk would like to invite you to an open Autodesk User Group meeting on 2012 Infrastructure applications to be held at the Penta Hotel, Reading on Friday 15th July 2011. See the following link for location: http://pentahotel-reading.h-rsv.com/
Jack Strongitharm, Autodesk
Paul Napier, Halcrows
Martin Jefferies, Savoy Computing
Paul Oakley, AUGIuk
and others too ...........
Details of the planned agenda are given below which is FREE to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. Please do come along and meet Autodesk Infrastructure specialists and learn what the 2012 range of applications can do for you. This meeting is open to all whether you are an AUGI member or not.
09:00 - 10:00 Registration, Coffee and Tea 10:00 - 10:15 Introduction to the speakers and to AUGIuk Council members 10:15 - 10:30 Overview of the Infrastructure Design Suites 10:30 - 10:45 Civil 3D website tools available 10:45 - 11:15 Lab tools and testing - an overview of the River Modelling Extension. 11:15 - 12:15 Roundabout tools, Arcady from Savoy Computing 12:15 -13:00 Lunch 13:00 - 13:30 Civil 3D Sub Assembly Composer 13:30 - 14:00 Project Galileo 14:00 - 14:15 BIM - changes to Government policy.
As you might have seen from the twitter activity yesterday I was at this user group meeting yesterday with Dave Simeone, Richard Parker, Neil Brooker and Ian McGregor.
With nearing 150 in attendance this event has doubled in size in the last three years which shows how well this area is adopting Civil 3D and other complimentary products.
The core user group committee lead the day with their own best practice, tips and tricks and generally making fun of me for the day!
Also we had Dave Simeone (Civil 3D Product Manager) and Richard Parker (Navisworks Product Manager) presenting on how our products are developing and also been presented a wish list from this user group, in which last years list 7 out of 10 items were addressed in the 2012 release.
(If you don’t tell us, you don’t get. AUGI wish list also is a great place to log your wishes)
The day was organised to perfection by the group and Monique Pietjou of Osiris Events being held at the Railway Museum in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Join us at The Thames Water Barrier on Thursday October 28th to hear how Autodesk analysis tools will help you plan and design urban drainage systems, storm and foul sewers. Integrating stormwater and wastewater analysis tools during planning and design will help improve overall project productivity and increase your engineering capabilities in the UK.
Aimed at those who work in civil engineering as engineers and planners, you will learn more about how Autodesk analysis tools can help you with; run off calculations; storage and pipe sizing; detention ponds and outlet structures and lots more.
Also will include a short session for existing users and a tour of one of the landmark civil engineering projects in London.
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)
No Guinness yet, but a great chance to meet fellow Civil 3D users and learn from each other.
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.