Autodesk provides a variety of tools to design and construct infrastructure projects, particularly at the Autodesk University meeting of 2016 the software house talked about one subject very compelling to my daily job: underground tunnelling.

I have been experiencing difficulty to proceed only through BiM tools in the modelling of the project, it is now clear to me that BiM is thought for 3D modelling of residential and public buildings, but not specifically for long curvy objects that go across many miles of land.

One simple example above all others possible: BiM is not thought to have the variable horizontal section line that you need in a tunnel. This is some result that you can achieve with a macro from Phyton if you are able to code (but this is really a restricted number of us who can reach these skill levels) or going towards visual programming. Possibly you find this solution in another software package.

In these videos taken from the AU, the presenters Safi Hage and Lucy Kuhns illustrate the integration of these following Autodesk tools: InfraWorks, Civil3D, Dynamo and Revit.

Four tools to complete one task, this is the reality of who works in engineering and construction as Kalisode Networks does.

Knowledge and software integration is the key to get to a complex goal.

Civil 3D
BiM constructive solution