Autodesk InfraWorks 360

 

Preliminary engineering with data-rich 3D models

InfraWorks 360 preliminary engineering and design software improves your infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle. Make decisions in the context of the real world, not the CAD world. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud.


InfraWorks 360 features

Early-stage design

Intuitive user experience
Get things done faster with a user interface and experience redesigned to be more intuitive. Quickly access the appropriate tool for your type of work. Complete a phase of work without having to change toolbars. Save additional time with contextual on-canvas access to the design details you need, when you need them.

Sketching and layout capabilities
Add rich, lifelike details such as roads, bridges, and buildings that make your models and proposals more realistic and easier to understand.

Quickly create multiple proposals
More efficiently evaluate multiple alternatives using the data behind preliminary design concepts to better predict how alternatives may perform. Use proposals to explore alternatives for a given area within your model. Once the base model is constructed, you can start developing design concepts by creating one or more proposals.

Advanced capabilities
Access specialized capabilities with vertical applications for roadway, bridge, and drainage.


Collaborating in the Cloud

Manage and publish models
Publish, store, and manage large models centrally and more securely in the cloud, fostering project team collaboration. Collaborate with multiple stakeholders by inviting team members to access, download, and edit shared models simultaneously and review multiple project proposals using the same data.

Access models for viewing via web and mobile
Provide field access to infrastructure models and select portions of the model to share with a diverse group of stakeholders.

Quantitative, real-time feedback
With the Design Feed feature, public stakeholders can provide comments on projects as they are developed using their web browser or mobile device. As a result, stakeholders can stay more informed and engaged, helping to accelerate the approval process.

Model publishing
Share all or select portions of your model with a wider audience, including public and project stakeholders. Stakeholders do not need to license InfraWorks 360 software on the desktop. They can view the model using an iPad device or using a website.

iPad app
Help increase project engagement by viewing project models on a mobile device with a free* Apple iPad app, available via iTunes.


Visualization

Realistic visual effects
Better communicate design concepts with photorealistic rendering tools that add dynamic sun and shadows, more realistic water, and animated clouds. Visual effects tools enable you to interactively alter the display of your model.

Real-time model sharing
Freely navigate through a rich visual environment and view multiple portions of the model in real time during interactive feedback sessions.


Model creation

Automated data import and model creation
Quickly build models from data collected and aggregated in the cloud. Use vector data from Open StreetMap including buildings, roads, railways and water features for worldwide locations. Access raster data from BingMap; global, 90 meter SRTM terrain data; and US Department of Agriculture data at 10 meter resolution.

Model the existing environment
Create a 3D model of the existing environment to generate data-rich design concepts that support faster decision making and stakeholder buy-in.

Use data and models from Autodesk products
Civil planning tools enable you to build large infrastructure models by accessing data and importing models from other Autodesk products. Incorporate detailed models from multiple Autodesk products, including Revit software, AutoCAD Map 3D, 3ds Max Design,AutoCAD Utility Design, and Navisworks project review software.

Import data and combine models
Incorporate data from existing 2D CAD, 3D models, GIS, CityGML, raster data, point clouds, and multiple file formats.


Analysis

Dynamic site analysis
Conduct comprehensive environmental analysis for infrastructure projects, bringing together different types of data from different sources.

Measure distances and areas
Analyze the visibility of design elements from different locations to help determine optimal locations for placement. Highlight items that are visible within the viewport from a position that you select to easily determine what can be seen from a particular location in the landscape.

Shadow and lighting analysis
Conduct real-time lighting analysis by specifying a location and time of day and year to predict how shadows could affect your project proposal. Analyze sun shadows throughout a period of time.

Theme palettes
Visually classify assets according to their attributes. For example, highlight traffic emissions along streets and power usage of buildings. With InfraWorks 360, you can use themes to visually classify terrain by elevation, slope, or aspect. Additionally, you can classify point clouds by elevation and classify feature properties.