Designing a Roadway Project Using InfraWorks, Civil 3D, and Map 3D

This 3 Month program provides you training on how to design a roadway using the tools Infraworks, Civil 3D and Map 3D. No prior tool knowledge is required to enroll in the course. Get the relevant knowledge to get hired as a Road Design Engineer!

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A Quick Overview

Need for roads have been strongly influenced by the higher level of commutation it has offered to automobiles and mass movement of people. An efficient road transport system is most important for the economic development of any country. As a budding Highway engineer you must take into account future traffic flows and design of roads.

So how do you design a road?

Simple, Pavement Engineering and Highway Engineering subjects studied at college come for the rescue. But, what are the world wide softwares used in highway design? Autodesk software is the world's most widely used software in the AEC(Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry. Here is a course that will teach you the fundamentals of: 

  • Roadway Design, 
  • Autodesk softwares, such as Infra Works, Civil 3D and Map 3D
  • How to use GIS(Geographic Information System) data to aid the roadway design workflow and 
  • How to apply civil engineering processes in the software from design standards. 

This course can be beneficial in understanding what a real job will expect of you, taking the theoretical concepts you learn in school, and applying it to your job. You will have a complete understanding of what you can expect when going to work for a civil engineering firm.


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COURSE SYLLABUS

1Conceptually Designing a Road and Presenting it

In this section we will examine design standards, and how to conceptually design our project.  We will discuss the steps involved in the initial design process using GIS data and LIDAR data to layout an alignment and what design considerations you need to think about while laying out your alignment.

We will also discuss what you will need to do to get the road approved by local and state agencies.  This can involve a visualization presentation, as well as a set of plans to present the new road.

 

2Introduction to Civil 3D – Examining the Civil 3D Interface and Settings

Before we start using Civil 3D on a roadway project, we will delve into what Civil 3D is, and what is meant by a dynamic modeling system.  We will examine the necessary hardware requirements to use Civil 3D, and will completely entrench ourselves in understanding what makes Civil 3D a system that controls all your CAD standards, as well as how it automates the creation of all your Civil 3D objects and labels.

3Managing a Project in Civil 3D

Before beginning any project in Civil 3D, you will need to know how you manage your drawing files, and understand why it is necessary to separate object drawings with plan drawings

4Creating an Alignment (Resurfacing Project)

This section will cover how to create an alignment for a resurfacing project. We will examine the alignment layout tools, and how to use them along with aerials of the project area to layout the alignment correctly. From the alignment, we will also discover how to create your Proposed 2D design file that shows all the geometry for the project.

5Developing Your Plans (Understanding Sheet Set Manager)

The final product for a resurfacing project is a set of plans.  The contractor will use them to understand the project and bid on it.  In this section we will examine getting a full set of plans ready using the tools in Civil 3D and AutoCAD.  We will fully examine what Sheet Set Manager is and how you will leverage it to automate all aspects of plotting, including titleblock text, sheet number, and batch plotting

6Basic Quantities, Estimate and Submittals

In almost all projects, you will be asked to give a complete set of quantities of what it will take to construct the project.  In this section, we will go over how to apply pay items to regular AutoCAD objects as well as how to manually calculate quantities.  We will examine how to create your quantity summary sheets by linking excel spreadsheets, and we will add all the quantities to the projects final estimate.

7Getting Your Existing Conditions for a Reconstruction Project

Every new construction or reconstruction project begins with locating the existing conditions.  This will include locating all existing features such as utilities, vegetation, roadway features, etc.  In addition to the existing features, you will also require a digital terrain model (DTM).  The existing DTM will be used to tie-in your proposed design.  The existing DTM will allow you to see where your proposed design is in relation to the existing ground, so that you can make the appropriate design decisions.  We will also examine other methodologies to creating an existing terrain from other types of data that you may receive from other forms of AutoCAD data.

8Creating an Alignment and Profile (Reconstruction Project)

When you are doing a reconstruction or new construction project, the first step is to look at the existing alignment to make sure that it is following the design standards based upon the design speed of the road.  While looking at the alignment, you will also need to take superelevation into account, as well as what the profile is doing.  In addition to the alignment and the profile, you will need to know how much right of way will need to be taken, and design accordingly for it.

9Corridor Modeling (Basic and Complex)

Corridor modeling consists of developing an assembly (template) that will follow your horizontal and vertical alignment.  We will examine what it takes to create an assembly and develop the corridor model.  We will delve into intersection modeling and discuss various corridor modeling techniques to get your model done.

10Creating Pipe Networks and Ponds

Whenever you design a road, you must take into consideration where the water is going.  The ditches in the road will convey the water, but your structures and pipes will allow the water to go where it needs to.  We will examine the settings and styles related to pipe networks, and how to create them.  In addition to pipe networks, many roadway projects will require ponds.  We will examine all the necessary steps to creating ponds.

11Getting Your Plans Done (Plan and Profile, and Cross Sections)

The final product for a new or reconstruction project is a set of plans.  The contractor will use them to understand the project and bid on it.  In this section we will examine getting a full set of plans ready using the tools in Civil 3D and AutoCAD.  We will examine using Sheet Set Manager again to leverage it to automate all aspects of plotting, including titleblock text, sheet number, and batch plotting.

12Complex Quantity Calculations, Estimate, and Submittals

In new or reconstruction projects, there will be a definite need to quantify your project.  In this section, we will go over how to apply pay items to regular AutoCAD objects as well as how to manually calculate quantities.  We will also discuss how to get volume calculations to know your earthwork quantities.  We will examine how to create your quantity summary sheets by linking excel spreadsheets, and we will add all the quantities to the projects final estimate.


Projects Overview

Designing a resurfacing project for a roadway in the State of Florida using Civil 3D.

Highlights

Key Highlights:

  • Collaboration of the first 6 weeks of content.
  • Creating an alignment of the road using Aerials
  • Creating the necessary 2D geometry for the project including guardrail, box culverts, turnouts, side roads, pavement tapering etc., to relay design intent.
  • Creating a clipping file that will be used in the creation of plan sheets.
  • Creating a quantity file using the project’s design criteria to calculate the values of quantities required for the project.
  • Creating quantity summary sheets to be included in the plan set to aid the contractor in construction.
  • Creating a complete project estimate.
  • Creating a plan set from the alignment that leverages sheet set manager functionality and includes additional sheets such as roadway details, cover sheet, summary sheets, etc. In addition to the sheets, you will add annotation to all your plan sheets relay the design intent.
  • The Template, Typical Section Sheet, SID file Images, CADD files and all other project- related files are provided to the student.
    A complete set of plans is made available to the student to use as a reference for the project.

Deliverables:

  • All .DWG files related to the project.
  • The summary Excel spreadsheets linked to the .DWG files
  • The project estimate (.XLS or .XLSX)
  • A .PDF plan set of the complete project.

Designing a reconstruction project for a roadway in the State of Florida using Civil 3D.

Highlights

Key Highlights:

  • Collaboration of week’s 7-12 content.
  • Creating the existing terrain.
  • Developing a plan/profile for the new construction of the road using superelevation criteria and horizontal/vertical geometry standards.
  • Creating an assembly with subassemblies in Civil 3D using the project’s typical section to develop a road model that includes ditches and pond locations.
  • Creating a pond using grading tools and develop a drainage system for the road.
  • Creating the necessary 2D geometry for the project including guardrail, box culverts, turnouts, side roads, pavement tapering etc., to relay design intent.
  • Creating a quantity file using the project’s design criteria to calculate the values of quantities required for the project, as well as performing cut/fill quantities.
  • Creating quantity summary sheets to be included in the plan set to aid the contractor in construction.
  • Creating a complete project estimate.
  • Creating plan and profile sheets from the alignment that leverages sheet set manager functionality and includes additional sheets such as roadway details, pond details, cover sheet, summary sheets, etc. In addition to the sheets, you will add annotation to all your plan sheets relay the design intent.
  • Creating cross section sheets using your roadway model file, and projecting your RW lines into them. You will also edit and add additional cross section data including the projection of a 3D model box culvert
  • The Template, Typical Section Sheet, SID file Images, CADD files and all other project - related files are provided to the student.
  • A complete set of plans is made available to the student to use as a reference for the project.

Deliverables:

  • All .DWG files related to the project.
  • The summary Excel spreadsheets linked to the .DWG files
  • The project estimate (.XLS or .XLSX)
  • A .PDF plan set of the complete project.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR ?


  • Students of civil engineering in first, second, third, or final year.
  • Employees in civil engineering firms who are looking to upscale in their profession.

SOFTWARE COVERED

Infraworks

InfraWorks® civil infrastructure conceptual design software lets AEC professionals model, analyze, and visualize their design concepts within a real-world context of the built and natural environment —improving decision making and project outcomes.

Note: Software will not be provided to the student

Civil 3D

Civil 3D® civil engineering design software supports BIM (Building Information Modelling) with integrated features to improve drafting, design and construction documentation.

Note: Software will not be provided to the student


Certification

  • Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate
  • Course completion certificates will be provided to all students
  • Build a professional portfolio
  • Automatically link your technical projects
  • E-verified profile that can be shared on LinkedIn

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take this course?

  • Students who have a basic knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Students who have graduated from a civil engineering program and are interested in learning what will be required of them when they get a job at an engineering firm

2What is included in this course?

  • Learning Roadway Design
  • Learning Autodesk InfraWorks
  • Learning Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Learning how to use GIS Data to aid the roadway design workflow
  • Learning how to apply civil engineering processes in the software from design standards

3What will the student gain from this course?

After this course, the student will gain knowledge of using the software used in the real world to design real projects.  The student will gain insights into using design standards and applying them in the software to complete a roadway project.

4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

The softwares that the student will learn are InfraWorks, Civil 3D and Map 3D.  These software packages are the most popular civil engineering software used throughout the world.  In addition to learning these software packages, the student will gain insight into standard civil software practices that can be used in any civil engineering software.

5Which companies use these techniques and for what?

Almost all civil engineering firms throughout the world use software to design roads, bridges, highways, airports, etc.  This course showcases the techniques used in roadway projects.

6How is your course going to help me in my path to MS or PhD?

You will learn about basic fundamentals & analytical skills which are desirable for higher education

7How is this course going to help me get a job?

After taking this course, you will have a complete understanding of what you can expect when going to work for a civil engineering firm.

8What is the ratio of theory to hands-on practical content?

In this course, the ratio is almost 30 / 70, however, the quality and impact of pragmatic content is more.


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