Infrastructure University

November 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

Event Summary

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Formally known as SolidCAD’s Infrastructure Road Show Series, SolidCAD is introducing its latest installment, Infrastructure University. A complete and virtual event designed to uncover emerging technologies and new software, share best practices and industry trends and provide you with the best tips and tricks to streamline your workflow and finish your project faster for professionals in the civil infrastructure and GIS industries.

Meet the Speakers

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    David Hill

    David holds designations in Civil Technology, Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, and Computer Aided Drafting Technology, George Brown Institute of Technology and has an extensive experience with a wide variety of municipal engineering, land development, highway and airport projects span more than 25 years. David is an Autodesk Certified Implementation Expert and trainer who specializes in the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D to design complex transportation and land development projects (subdivision and commercial).

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    Maxime Carrier

    Maxime Carrier is a geomatics engineer, member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and has worked since 2008 on a wide variety of projects in cartography and 3D modeling. Maxime takes charge of innovative projects, such as the implementation of drones and LiDAR scanning in surveying methods, the use of aerial imagery at different scales in the planning of a natural gas distribution network and the “as-built” 3D modeling of sites upstream of BIM projects. He currently covers consulting, implementation, training and support services for civil engineering and geomatics. 

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    Prem Joseph

    Prem holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is an Autodesk Certified Trainer and Implementation Expert. He brings more than 20 years of combined experience focused on transportation, municipal engineering and land development. His background includes project consulting, design supervision, CAD co-ordination and Civil BIM Management. In his current role, Prem provides introductory to expert-level consulting services, customization, training and support related to Autodesk Civil 3D,  InfraWorks  and Vault. 

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    Jae Kwon

    Jae Kwon is a professional technologist in New Brunswick, with a focus on highway and municipal civil engineering technology. Jae took lead in a wide range of projects, including highway design, GIS implementation, Lumion rendering and CAD standard management. Jae provides training and support on Autodesk civil engineering products with a focus on AutoCAD and Civil 3D. He is a strong advocate for practices that emphasize project efficiency, elimination of error, strong organization, and responsive feedback. 

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    Colin Gaudet

    Colin Gaudet is an Environmental Civil Engineering Technologist from Conestoga College. At SolidCAD, he is a key member of the Infrastructure/GIS team, where he provides training, implementation, and support on Autodesk civil engineering products with a focus on AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Vehicle Tracking, and Recap. He leverages his software experience and his past work experience to help clients achieve innovative solutions, streamlining project workflows, developing standards, and maximizing drafting and design efficiency.

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    Matt Kolberg

    Matt Kolberg is a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT) and implementation and support professional with 26 years of experience in civil engineering and consulting. At SolidCAD, he is a certified implementation expert, focusing on Autodesk Infrastructure products such as Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Vehicle Tracking, and Recap.  He is highly regarded in the Autodesk Civil Community as a skilled trainer, standards developer, and technical support specialist in addition to authoring several official training courseware titles.

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    Gerry James

    Gerry has over 20 years of experience in Geographic information systems (GIS) and data management.  He has worked within a number of different industries including mining, oil and gas, and all levels of government.

    He has extensive experience assisting organizations to leverage their spatial and non-spatial data assets through understanding their business processes and creating a solution that includes software and human capital to meet their specific requirements.

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    Drew Jarvis

    Drew Jarvis is a LEED accredited professional, trainer and consultant with 20 years in CAD Management and Revit Training experience.  Drew has worked through the ranks, early-on as an application specialist and eventually growing into a team lead and eventually a CAD/Revit Manager.  He has worked for a number of notable design firms including a large MEP firm in Vancouver where he was responsible to oversee the successful outcome of projects including commercial, institutional and PPP projects as large as 900,000 sq.Ft fully modeled and documented with Revit.  

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    Michel Beaulieu

    Michel is no stranger to the CAD business. His interest and history began when he founded Atlantic CAD Solutions, a small Technology Consulting firm and Autodesk Authorized Developer, servicing the Maritimes. The company was better known for their Revit-2-DWG (PWGSC Standard) application. Besides running the business, Michel also developed customized training content and applications for his clients. 

    Michel is also a certified Mechanical Technologist with +30 years of work experience with various 2D/3D modeling software and has spent +23 of those years mentoring and improving client efficiency.  

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    Frank Zander

    Frank has a passion for architecting, mentoring and leading software development projects. He has 20+ years of experience developing and integrating software applications with Autodesk software and a proven project management track record of implementing multiple complex GIS applications in large-scale government enterprise environments. In addition, Frank has extensive application development experience and extensive knowledge in Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server,  Map 3D, Vault, Inventor and InfraWorks.

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    Leandro Rebutoc

    With over 13 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, Leandro has worked with and supported several design products. His experience brings in expertise in CAD administration, Data management, Engineering practices/processes, Software Implementation/Integration.  

    He enjoys being outdoors, especially in the mountains, during his free time. 

     

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    Daniel Isaac

    Accruing over 20+ years of IT experience combined with Marketing, Competitive Analysis, and strong Customer Support skillsets, Daniel has shifted into the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Electronic Document Management (EDM) space in the past four years. Initially, with one of Canada’s leading PLM start-ups, Daniel has been with the SolidCAD Accruent team for two years, focusing on Meridian Implementations, Support, and Training.

     

Event Agenda

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Join Jae and Max Dynamo as they teach us how Civil 3D can help us to integrate visual programming with civil features such as alignments, corridors, points etc. and then automating the design process. This session will uncover how workflows are also available for AutoCAD objects giving access to features such as layers, attributes, and text as well as geometry such as 3D polylines, lines & blocks. 

Duration: 45 mins

Anyone can figure out how to put a quote together but understanding at the end of the day how much money was made, and specifically where there is room for improvement is much harder. Prem and Colin will uncover how PLM really stands out in being able to relate material costs, even historical averages of material costs, from when a quote was submitted to actual costs over time on a project and analyzing the original quote compared to final project costs.

Duration: 45 mins

In this session, Matt and Colin will focus on revealing the industry’s best practices for Civil 3D Gravity Pipe Networks.

Join us on a session to explore the techniques to build Civil 3D gravity pipe networks and edit them using the new CTC Pipe Designer, Part Tagger and Part Swapper.

Duration: 45 mins

Join Jae and Max as they show you how real-time rendering engines have become the go-to visualization tools for civil projects because they produce great-looking results quickly and easily. This session will explore the leading product in this area: Lumion and how it improves visualization for civil projects.

Duration: 45 mins

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Join Jae and Max as they show you how real-time rendering engines have become the go-to visualization tools for civil projects because they produce great-looking results quickly and easily. This session will explore the leading product in this area: Lumion and how it improves visualization for civil projects.

Duration: 45 mins

In this session, Leandro we will demonstrate how to connect an existing Plant 3D project to Autodesk Construction Cloud. Once the project is connected, you will learn how to access and modify Plant 3D drawings and models. We will also go over some of the collaboration tools on Autodesk Construction Cloud that work well with Plant 3D.

Duration: 45 mins

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If you would like to use Civil 3D’s pressure networks, but don’t because they don’t suit your needs, tune into this session.

Join our Civil 3D specialists, Dave and Prem, as they demonstrate workflows for modelling existing and proposed underground utilities using Civil 3D’s pressure networks. Tools provided in the Civil 3D 2021.1 update will be highlighted as they allow for far more streamlined pressure designs when compared even to older versions of Civil 3D.

Duration: 45 mins

In this session, attendees will explore industry best practice techniques when using Civil 3D feature line creation and elevation editing as well as applying grading criteria to create grading objects with CTC software tools.

In addition, our technical specialists, Colin and Matt, will showcase the new AutoGrader tools and Label Genie features to support the automation of lot grading and multiple object labelling.

Duration: 45 mins

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Traditionally Civil 3D projects have been created and managed on a local server. If, however, a project team includes stakeholders working from multiple offices, or another province(s), or even from home, the “local server restriction” makes it challenging for these members to access project files and ensure everyone on the team is working from the current design.

Today, using Autodesk Construction Cloud, Civil 3D projects can be hosted in the cloud allowing distributed teams to easily access and edit live models.

In this session, Matt, Prem and David will help you explore the current options available and their best practices.

Duration: 45 mins

Do you need more materials and sizes than the out-of-the-box Civil 3D pressure catalog provides? The standard procedure to create new content can be somewhat laborious if there are many parts to create.

In this session, Gerry and Matt will demonstrate how to outline a procedure to edit the SQL database directly to streamline the creation of these parts.

Duration: 45 mins

Are you working remotely (from home) and need to work on design files with others? How to do this without losing your mind – or your data!
Who, What, When, Where, and Why. How many times have you wondered if you have the most current version of a document or who performed the last version edits? There are numerous technologies available to assist you with managing these things.

This session, Frank, Gerry and Max will provide an overview of these technologies, how they can help you and how they can be integrated with each other as well as other technologies.

Compare and contrast Vault, Autodesk Docs, Bim360, Acrruent Meridian, Google Docs, SharePoint, Onedrive, & Windows File Explorer.

Features: Check in Check out, Revision control, Workflows, Performance, Industry Focus (BIM, Civil, Mechanical), Location (where are my files)

Duration: 60 mins

In this session, Prem will guide you in exploring the new features Autodesk has provided us in their 2022 offerings of Civil 3D, including path-based pressure networks, InfraWorks bridge interoperability and Project Explorer. This session is pre-recorded and can be watched at any time before or after the event.

Duration: 45 mins

A new revolutionary grading tool has been introduced for use with Civil 3D. In this session, Matt will introduce the new Grading Optimization tool: a new service to the AEC Collection that brings automation to manual, complex, and tedious site grading processes, saving time while optimizing terrain surface and 3D geometry for further design.

Duration: 45 mins

Have you experienced slow opening of drawings, crashing, pausing within Civil 3D and AutoCAD, and slow plotting? Any DWG corruption can affect your files and spread across your projects rapidly.

In this session, Dave will show how you can explore methodologies and workflows to prevent files from getting corrupted by internal and external factors as well as review techniques to improve drawing performance. This session is pre-recorded and can be watched at any time.

Duration: 45 mins

What is the 21st-century version of a project team crowding around a 24”x36” paper plot of a design for comments and review? It’s Bluebeam Revu!

In the age of working remotely and digital documentation, Bluebeam is the industry-leading PDF software. Join SolidCAD’s Technical team led by Colin, as we explore the powerful markups, QTO, and review capabilities of Bluebeam Revu. The world of digital design review has never been more accessible for the whole project team.

In this session, we will explore Bluebeam’s superior tools for reviewing and commenting on a PDF drawing package. We will look at a wide array of markup tools, quantity measurement tools, version comparison tools, and more.

This session is pre-recorded and can be watched at any time before or after the event.

Duration: 45 mins

Most Engineering firms have moved to a 3D world using a combination of Civil 3D and InfraWorks for Civil design, and use Revit for structural design. This simple move to a 3D landscape has guaranteed firms reap the benefits of BIM workflows. To this day, the design of Bridges often remains mostly a 2D intensive drawing task.

Join Said as he demonstrates how Autodesk’s Bridge Workflow helps designers and detailers explore preliminary bridge design options more effectively by modeling and visualizing realistic civil structures in a real-world context. This new workflow simplifies and accelerates the layout of bridge design and maintains consistent data and context throughout the presentation, design, detailing and construction phases.

Duration: 45 mins