Join Lynda Sharkey for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of InfraWorks: Bridge Design.
- [Instructor] Okay. Kind of funny story. I've recorded most of this course on InfraWorks version 2021.0. And then, about three minutes before I finished the course, Autodesk pushed out InfraWorks version 2021.1, Now, I would have ignored it but unfortunately it came with a whole bunch of really brilliant, new refined analysis for bridges. So, I couldn't. What this means is that for the eagle-eyed amongst you, you may notice that the videos for most of this course are recorded on InfraWorks 2021.0. Now, the steps for this will all be exactly the same. It doesn't matter. However, because the models aren't backwards compatible, we have to use version 2021.1 in order to complete the course. So, you'll notice that when you unpack the exercise files, you'll notice we have a folder called "Exercise Files" that contains some exercises for going from IPT to InfraWorks, going to Revit, line girder reports, and then there's also eight models. So, we've got model one, two, three, four, five, six, six upgrade, and then Lane End Crossing 2021.1. These are all version 2021.1 files. They will not work in any previous versions of InfraWorks. So, that's just something to bear in mind. If we look at InfraWorks 2021.1, the two main differences for the purposes of this course are the home page. You may notice that it looks a little different, and then also the new, refined bridge analysis. So, basically, even though a lot of the videos show the previous version of InfraWorks, we're going to be working with 2021.1. In order to complete the course, we're going to be working with InfraWorks, we're going to be working with Inventor Pro. Make sure that it's Inventor Pro, not just Inventor, and we're going to be working with Revit as well. What you want to do is you want to make sure that all of these are on the same version. So, don't try and use InfraWorks 2021 with Revit 2020. It's not going to work. You will get error messages when you try and complete some of the exercises. Another thing that you might notice is that whenever I do courses, I use trial versions. Now, there's a couple of reasons for this. The main one is that sometimes we use cloud credits and completing exercises is a very, very efficient way of burning through your organization or your school's or whomever's cloud credit bank account very rapidly. So, that's why we're using trials. Another thing that I want to flag up with you is that you should not try these techniques on any real world project until you are absolutely certain that you you want to employ them. Use these files to practice with, to play around with, to come up with different ideas, but just make sure that you're not using your own real world live projects' production models to do this, because you may end up changing a model in a way that you are not happy about. So, without any further ado, let us design some bridges.