US: Autodesk’s BIM platform InfraWorks 360, that enables parametric model-based planning and design of civil infrastructure in the context of the real-world, has been upgraded to deliver improved design to detailed engineering workflows along with enhanced interoperability with Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit. The new features include:
Enhanced Interoperability: Users can now bring roundabout design models from InfraWorks 360 into Civil 3D. They can also take bridge designs easily into Revit for more detailed design work. With improved interoperability between InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D, and Revit, changes made to the InfraWorks 360 model are reflected throughout the detailed design phase, enabling users to more easily test and optimize design alternatives quickly.
Multi-modal Simulation: The new multi-modal simulation capability combines the power of an integrated geometric model with analysis functionality to help users study the impact of their designs to the movement of buses and trains; parking areas; taxis, ride sharing, autonomous vehicles; walking, cycling and other personal modes of travel.
Better Design Context: The improved Model Builder facilitates better design in-context – allowing users to quickly model more accurate designs within a real-world view earlier in the project lifecycle. Users can overlay DWG files, in addition to raster images, over InfraWorks 360 models with full location, scale, rotation control and correlation tools.
Detailed Engineering: The latest release includes support for modeling merges, diverges and weaving lanes; new traffic simulation support for ramps and turn lanes, and enhanced editing for roundabouts and bridge girder sections. This release also introduces the Contextual Stack, enabling users to have access to and edit design data about specific assets you select such as roads, pipe network parts, bridge parts, among others.