Just because I am on maternity leave doesn’t mean I’m not going to tune in to see Karen Weiss, P.E. and her pals at the Wisconsin DOT talk about Civil 3D. Baby Project Galileo and I will be watching this coming Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10AM PDT.
Sign up for the webcast here:
Date & Time: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. PDT
This half-hour presentation is the first in a 4-part series of online events featuring the new approach to highway project development at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The traditional drafting-centric processes that have dominated the roads and highways industry are giving way to integrated processes that emphasize 3D model-based design. With significant investments in technology and features focused on highway design and workflows, Autodesk has been winning over the industry.
Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation implemented AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, and just completed the design of a large, multi-stage, highway reconstruction project. The move from CAD-based design to a model-based approach presented opportunities for the department to modify workflows with the deliberate intention of using design models downstream in construction. These updated workflows, along with lessons learned, will be examined in the context of their recently completed design project.
Galileo even got a new hat for the occasion.
Karen has cohosted several webcasts with WisDOT over the past few years- they are a terrific look inside of a DOT that is implementing Civil 3D. Also, I find the Wisconsin accents to be incredibly soothing. It’s right up there with listening to Prairie Home Companion.
You may remember Karen from the viral video explanation of superelevation: