- [Instructor] If you have access to, and have downloaded the exercise files, notice where I extracted my exercise files. They're located right here on my desktop, and if open up the exercise files, you'll see that the exercise files directory is organized according to the chapter. Now, within each chapter is a SQLite file, and an associated directory. That's our InfraWorks model. So let's go to InfraWorks and see how we open up our model.
Now we're going to talk a little bit about the user interface in an upcoming chapter, but from the home page, when you open up InfraWorks, you can choose open model, and then, it will always start at its default location. We're going to go to the desktop, our exercise files, go to the chapter we're working in, and select that SQLite model. Now let's go to chapter three, and I'm going to open up that InfraWorks SQLite file. Now when it does, it's going to open up, we're going to see how, within the InfraWorks model, we also have additional exercise information organized.
But besides just the InfraWorks model, you'll notice that some chapters, such as chapter three, have additional folders there. For example, we're going to be importing some of the data into our model, and thereby, we'll be using the data source files directory to do so. Now once the model is open, you'll notice that, within each model, there are proposals. Again, we're going to talk a little bit more about what proposals are, in an upcoming video. But this is how our videos are organized.
You'll notice there's a proposal that we're going to start with for each video. And you'll be able to see what that proposal is. We'll talk about it at the beginning of the video. But also, in the bottom left of the video, it will list that proposal name. Once you have that proposal, and you've selected the right one, you can begin working and follow along with the video. There's also a corresponding proposal, underscore completed, for each exercise or video. This is going to show what the end result should be, once we're done watching the video.
Now that we understand how to use the exercise files, we can begin the course. Now, certainly, if you don't have the exercise files, please feel free to follow along in the course. We're going to work through these exercises together, visually, and you'll be able to follow along. Now, since we're going to be talking a lot about infrastructure design, as well as the inter-operability between InfraWorks and Autodesk Civil 3D, it would be good to have a basic knowledge of civil engineering terminology, as well as Civil 3D, before we begin this course.
Now that we have everything in place, let's go ahead and begin learning about InfraWorks.
- What is InfraWorks?
- Model Builder and Model Explorer
- Creating roads, buildings, land areas, and city furniture
- Using query tools
- Terrain and feature themes
- Working with styles
- Designing roads, bridges, and drainage
- Creating storyboards
- Importing and exporting from Civil 3D
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 05/25/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: importing an InfraWorks model into Civil 3D, exporting IMX, and importing Civil 3D into InfraWorks.