My mini-me has made some progress in her road design from Point A to Point B. Watch Interactive Adventures in Civil Engineering: Episode 2 on YouTube, embedded below.
I mentioned that we’d be using five principles of BIM for Infrastructure during this fun little series. During the video, Dana uses the built-in design warnings when roughing-in a layout profile to take advantage of tools that help create a smarter design. She does grip editing of her profile to resolve some problems, taking advantage of faster changes. Tools like Volumes Dashboard and Project Silverstar (for cloud based profile optimization) give improved insight into existing conditions and reliable results with analysis and real time feedback for each design option.
You should visit the BIM for Infrastructure Screencasts to learn more about each principle. We composed these screencasts to give a “high level” view of how Civil 3D and the Infrastructure Design Suite fits into a BIM process. It’s the screencast you want to share with the Project Managers, Owners and other folks in your office who aren’t sure what BIM for Infrastructure means. You have to fill out a web form to get to the screencasts, but it will remember you so you shouldn’t have to fill it in more than once. Let me know what you think!
Learn more about the tools mentioned in Episode 2: