Have you considered purchasing InfraWorks 360 but thought to yourself, “Man, all this choosing modules things is just too confusing!”?
Autodesk just announced a simplified approach to InfraWorks! You no longer have to choose which modules you want, you simply get them all!
When you purchase InfraWorks 360, you get InfraWorks, the Roadway, Drainage, and Bridge modules, all included!
Now, I’m sure your thinking, “What is this going to cost me? It must be a LOT of money for all this added value!” and there, you would be wrong!
Autodesk is actually REDUCING the cost for InfraWorks 360! That’s right, REDUCING!
Sorry for the infomercial themed post, I couldn’t resist. I just couldn’t help but think of Ron Popeil!
All kidding aside, here’s the real deal…
Autodesk has decided to simplify the purchasing, installing, and managing of InfraWorks 360. The modules are all now included in the base version of InfraWorks 360. If you currently have InfraWorks 360, all you have to do is download the latest version and you’ll have access to all the modules. Additionally, Autodesk is reducing the cost to access these tools.
If you have the version of InfraWorks that comes with one of the design suites (Infrastructure Design Suite Premium/Ultimate or Building Design Suite Ultimate), you won’t have access to these modules. Instead, you’ll get InfraWorks 360 LT (Limited Technology). InfraWorks LT doesn’t have the three modules, model builder, or the ability to sync to InfraWorks360.
The following table will give you an idea of what each version will provide. If you have InfraWorks 360 LT and need the something that’s not included, you’ll need to purchase InfraWorks 360.
|InfraWorks 360||InfraWorks 360 LT|
|Intuitive user experience||✓||✓|
|Sketching and layout capabilities||✓||✓|
|Quickly create multiple proposals||✓||✓|
|Create model with imported data (CAD, 3D model, GIS, raster)||✓||✓|
|Dynamic site analysis||✓||✓|
|Measure distances and areas||✓||✓|
|Shadow and lighting analysis||✓||✓|
|Automate model creation||✓|
|Access GIS data from USGS, OpenStreetMap, and more||✓|
|Point cloud enhancements||✓||✓|
|Realistic visual effects||✓||✓|
|Explore live models in the cloud||✓|
|Manage and publish models||✓|
|Quantitative, real-time feedback||✓|
|Perform cloud data translation||✓|
|Autodesk cloud credits||✓|
|Model network storage||✓||✓|
|Migrate roads and pipe networks to Civil 3D||✓||✓|
|Import detailed Civil 3D objects||✓||✓|
|Export data to other design tools (WaveFront, Collada, Autodesk IMX)||✓||✓|
|3D Collada models with animation||✓||✓|
|Standards-driven roadway design||✓|
|Standards-driven road markings||✓|
|AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing creation||✓|
|Slope and fixed width grading||✓|
|Sight distance analysis||✓|
|Data migration from Civil 3D to Roadway Design||✓|
|Data migration to Civil 3D from Roadway Design||✓|
|Review material quantities||✓|
|Check conformance to clearance envelopes (bridge quantities)||✓|
|Lay out rule-driven girder bridges (precast girder catalog)||✓|
|Evaluate multiple bridge design alternatives||✓|
|Data migration from Civil 3D to Bridge Design||✓|
|Data migration to Civil 3D from Bridge Design||✓|
|Standards-driven watershed analysis||✓|
|Delineate watersheds (cloud service)||✓|
|Standards-driven culvert placement and sizing||✓|
|Storm sewer network modeling (culvert reporting)||✓|
|Drainage catalog and quantities||✓|
|Automated pavement drainage layout||✓|
|Inlet and pipe design||✓|
|Data migration from Civil 3D to Drainage Design||✓|
|Data migration to Civil 3D from Drainage Design||✓|