I really haven’t been doing a very good job reminding you about upcoming events. I left my house sometime in mid-August for what appeared to be a “quick meeting in Utah”. Six weeks later, I find myself back in my office surrounded by piles and piles of unopened packages, inches of dust and an empty sugar-free Jolly Rangers bag. My kids have turned my workstation into a full time Reader Rabbit and Webkinz arcade. It’s time to get out my machete, tame my overgrown spider plant and get back into the normal routine.
The good thing about the AEC Virtual Event is that it is… virtual. It’s not like I am here saying- oh yeah, and don’t forget to fly to San Francisco tomorrow! You certainly could tell the boss it was in San Francisco, I won’t rat on you. Just be sure to pack your bikini and a fleece jacket, that SFO weather always surprises me.
Here are a few highlights of tomorrow’s event
(sign up at http://aec.experience.autodesk.com):
Stormwater Management Design Using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 and Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis with Dana Probert, P.E. (that’s me!)
In this session, we'll design a storm water management system for a commercial site. We'll build upon data from the drainage planning study and show how to do a surface analysis and determine drainage catchments in Civil 3D®, model a pipe network in Civil 3D and then share the pipe network and catchment information with Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis. Once the system has been refined, we'll update the Civil 3D model. Join this session and learn how to do a surface analysis and determine drainage catchments in Civil 3D, design a drainage system in Civil 3D, share pipe network and catchment information with SSA, perform analysis in SSA, create Reports and update the Civil 3D model.
Communicating Design Intent with Visualization for Roads and Highways with Eddie Perlberg
Every design has a story to tell, and design visualization is the key to telling that story in a compelling fashion. Whether you are taking designs through review and approval processes or soliciting public comment, impressive design visualizations can make a difference. In this session, we'll use a road design project to show attendees to use AutoCAD® Civil 3D® along with Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design to validate designs, to communicate design intent to project stakeholders, to win more work for an organization.http://aec.experience.autodesk.com
Avoiding Detours in your Civil 3D Workflow with James Wedding, P.E.
In this session, we'll drive around the Civil 3D product and Subscription Advantage Pack to explore new tools and old tricks to making the most of your design software. We'll explore turning analysis, managing styles, sharing data, and improvements to point functionality. We'll also explore a grab-bag of James' favorite Civil 3D tools that you're probably ignoring. Join this session and learn how to perform simple turning analysis for your development projects, swap road design pieces on the fly without rebuilding the entire model, overwrite your Civil 3D styles from a managed template, share your design data using Autodesk's Project Butterfly and use the Drive tool to explore your site.
Take your Planning to the Next Level with AutoCAD MAP 3D with Michael Schlosser, P. Eng., GISP
Effective planning is essential to successful projects. Whether finding the best site for a new building; planning a new corridor for a transmission line or transportation project; or developing a master plan for a college campus, city, or utility network, it all starts with developing a thorough understanding of existing conditions and evaluating potential alternatives. Join Michael Scholosser, Autodesk's infrastructure subject matter expert, as he demonstrates how AutoCAD® Map 3D helps AEC professionals easily access, integrate, and analyze geospatial information to better plan and evaluate future projects. You will learn how you can access many types of geospatial data formats including information about existing roads, utilities, land use, and environmental impact. You will learn how to integrate that information with preliminary designs to better evaluate your project in a geographic, data-rich context. And you will learn how to conduct geospatial analysis based on this information to help inform critical design decisions much earlier in the process. Finally, you will learn how Map 3D can be used to develop the exhibits that are critical to building stakeholder approval for your projects.
Also check out:
The Power of BIM: Smoother Construction with Autodesk Navisworks
AutoCAD 2011: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know
Increase Productivity with CAD Interoperability
and tons more!