InfraWorks Collaboration Enterprise cloud collaboration with BIM 360

Various teams can now connect on InfraWorks models with the help of Autodesk BIM 360 platform to provide companies better managing project data and controlling access to project-specific libraries with roles and permission settings. Users can now select a BIM 360 project for storing new InfraWorks models made with Model Builder and Team members can also take advantage of the BIM 360 document management functionality to view and profit valuable project data.

Autodesk is very popular and best known for AutoCAD but it also developing big range o software for every creative field as well as a line of software for consumers such as Sketchbook, Homestyler and Pixlr. They are also creating some educational version of its software with no cost for qualified students and staff through Autodesk Education Community. They also have some digital prototyping software such as Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360 and the Autodesk Product Design Suite which are used in the manufacturing industry for visualizing, simulating and analyzing real-world showing a digital model in the design process. Autodesk apps can be used in the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android and the company continuously more accessible design technology for both professional and new designers, homeowners, students and casual creators whoever wants to make and share their ideas with the outer world.

BIM 360: BIM 360 enhances construction project delivery by supporting informed decision-making throughout the project lifecycle; it also connects the people, data and workflows on every project by doing design collaboration, documentation and reviews etc.

Here are the newest features that can be used by users of BIM 360 and InfraWorks:

Shared Views: These are a quick and simple way for sharing InfraWorks models online without investing in an enterprise-level solution such as BIM 360.

Terrain Contours: These displays has been upgraded with view-based settings to navigate the presentation and visibility of contour lines and elevation text labels or specific major and minor contour intervals can be set to show wile zooming in past a certain point.

Parametric tunnels: InfraWorks is now allows parametric tunnel component parts and groups and users can design tunnels in the context of a total infrastructure project and they can be designed in Autodesk® Inventor® for further use and import into InfraWorks.

Detailed bridge design: InfraWorks road alliance and span end lines can be sent to an Autodesk Structural Bridge Design model to allow a bridge designer or engineer to make a more detailed model and execute refined analysis.

Consolidated road modeling: InfraWorks can consolidate modeling tools; planning roads are for visualization of large networks and component roads are for introductory engineering; in this new release all previous design roads will be automatically transformed to component roads.


Dynamic integration with Revit: InfraWorks bridges can be actively updated in Revit whenever users modify a bridge in InfraWorks and they will get an option of matching the InfraWroks bridge which avoids losing all the detailed design work that has been done previously in Revit.

InfraWorks Collaboration Enterprise cloud collaboration with BIM 360

Import InfraWorks roads as Civil 3D corridors: While importing component roads from InfraWroks to Civil 3D they will automatically become corridors with surfaces and subassemblies and give users the improved design capabilities that offer by component roads while supporting more strong interoperability with civil 3D.

Civil 3D 2019 (Design) – Fixed vertical curves with high or low points: Civil 3D users now can specify a new kind of fixed vertical curve in an alignment profile to specify a low or high point enabling them for starting the profile design from a specific point. This feature also helps users for developing the rest of a design from a known point and stick to that design constraint in the entire design process.

Rail cants supported in Subassembly Composer: Rail subassemblies that are created in Subassembly Composer now get that ability to read the cant which has been calculated on the alignment and then those cant values are used to build a corridor that can reflect the calculated cant.

Drawing Production – Batch Saves: Now various drawings and template files can be viewed and saved to the newest versions of Civil 3D using the Autodesk Batch Save Utility; custom scripts can now also add in the batch operation which will save time while shifting a project to a newer version of Civil 3D.

Drawing Comparison: The new AutoCAD DWG Compare and identifies and visually shows the differences between two drawings; moreover that the modified, added or removed objects are shown in a new comparison drawing using different colors to show the differences.


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Future Construction Project Should Rely On 3 P’s Of BIM (People, Process & Policies)

To reap the complete benefits of BIM for next generation of construction, the emphasis should be given on the 3 ‘Ps’ of BIM i.e. people, process and policies.

People is the first ‘P’ of BIM: To implement BIM in a positive manner, the organization should need the entire team to realize its significance and accept it’s adaptability. The people are mostly responsible to bring in the advancement and so it should be given first priority against the processes and policies.

It is very crucial to develop sound relationships with professionals, in-house teams or a design support solutions provider. It is considered as one of the most vital factors while commencing technological conversion.

Process is the second ‘P’ of BIM: Sometimes, it is found that even skilled AEC professionals find it difficult to execute BIM though they are fully conscious concerning the benefits of the BIM. They mostly prefer to adopt the shortest and simplest method by employing the new technology with old processes. They give priority to use the obsolete processes because they are accustomed and comfortable with them.

As for instance, it is found that professionals or AEC firms using a building program in Microsoft Excel on one monitor, and although, they require Autodesk AutoCAD or Revit. They are engaged in generating and regenerating the data while they can employ Excel-to-Revit tools and produce spaces from Excel in Revit automatically. Lots of processes produce a lot of data waste over the lifespan of construction projects.

The third ‘P’ of BIM is policies: While going to adopt BIM-friendly processes, company policies are considered as the major barrier to overcome.

BIM becomes effective when all the people, who are associated with the construction project, can distribute information without restrictions as well as collaborate. Contracts generally prohibit information distribution by adhering to the clause of confidentiality, liability and litigation concerns. So, it is vital to understand that design solutions are essential to the protect companies as well as inspire them to collaborate.

Companies can also safeguard themselves with the use of filters to the information they distribute; as for instance, building plans should be marked with green, yellow, or red, to specify whether the information is final, provisional, or incomplete. By making collaboration with stakeholders, all parties can mutually settle definitions, processes, policies, and parameters before the commencement of any project. This initiative can minimize risk and at the same time reorganize the workflows that BIM depends upon.

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What Is 5D BIM And Its Benefits

5D BIM demonstrates completely valued parametric building components inside a virtual model in real time. With 5D BIM, it is possible to generate models which show how modifications with materials, layouts, square footage and other design elements influence the display of a facility as well as the cost and schedule of construction (dimensions four and five). It’s similar type of Macro BIM, a technology that is used by estimators to model facilities at the initial phase of design.

5D Macro BIM connects the creative form of design with the strategic function of a building’s architecture, and makes the process more apparent. 5D Macro BIM allows you to model and evaluate all the imaginative things like inventive design concepts, concise exterior finishes, unprecedented layouts, distinctively shaped and aligned departments and floors in different sizes. The costs are evidently apprehended to materials, labor or soft costs.

Benefits of 5D BIM :-

• Understand the scope of the projects in a superior manner with visual and data modeling capabilities. The costs are driven by formulas on every building system on the basis of the certain design, materials, site conditions, phasing and other parameters with reference to the owner’s timeline.

• The project team members will be able to easily understand the projected design, assumptions and cost drivers. They can obtain a transparent and perfect description of scope, cost and schedule upon which funding decisions are taken.

• Data is achieved in real time once the model is developed or modified. Substitute perceptions can also be easily searched, when owner and project team can get the cost and other data disclosed instantly. It radically reduces design and estimation cycle time. With authentic, perfect updates in real time, the efficiency is enhanced.

• Databases allow leveraging historical data as well as industry experience. Data can be utilized from particular sectors like healthcare or distribution center construction.

• All the interested parties associated with the project can visualize the end product and properly understand what’s comprised in the budget.

• The construction costs are modified automatically in real-time with the alteration in the model. “What-if’s” turns to be productive and captivating solution missions for the project team members, specifically the owner.

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George Brown College & National Research Council undertakes BIM program for construction sectors

George Brown College, in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, is organizing an in-depth and hands-on training program to bring the Canadian construction sector equipped with BIM technology to augment their workflow.

The BIM Technology and Processes Adoption Support is a training program and motto of this program is to spread awareness in the construction sector, particularly small to medium-sized companies, to adopt and guide their workers on the digital method during the design and construction stage of a project.

They’ll be educated for applying the latest software and capable of analyzing the application of diversified tools to arrive at a point where they can begin dealing out information digitally.

The federal government has come up with solid financial support to make it possible for the industry to be prepared for studying and implementing digital technology.

The students will be familiar with AutoCAD in the first year and then shifting to Revit. By undergoing the training in both Revit and AutoCAD, the students will be able to switch over from 2D to 3D design. Thus the students will be skilled at learning the usage of the software in order to incorporate into a BIM practice.

The College’s high-tech BIM Lab facilitates smaller companies to gain knowledge on BIM tools, devoid of purchasing costly technology and software.

Once the students acquire the knowledge on tools and processes through the September program, then up to 15 industry representatives are chosen to participate in a wide array of workshops and training sessions, and provided with the scope to register in the George Brown College Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modeling Management.

After successful completion of this training program, the students will be able to exercise the software as well as practice designing and constructing in a practical environment.

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