Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler Workshop


Total CAD Systems, Inc.’s


AIM for the Sky







Join Us February 28, 2013!


The "AIM for the Sky" hands on workshop will show that the Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) is not just about pretty pictures. AIM can also be used as a preliminary design analysis tool. Join us to find out how AIM can quickly do surface analysis and get area calculations, then see how to convey your design by developing a quality video to present to your clientele.


Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler (a.k.a. AIM) is pre-construction visualization software that can aid in civil engineering, transportation, and urban planning. The software helps to create, evaluate and communicate proposals prior to construction. It can also be helpful in driving stakeholder buy-ins. The decisions of the stakeholder buy-ins can be made with visualization proposals for transportation, land, water, and energy projects.


Discover how to:

  • Connect data through the Data Sources dialog box
  • Stylize the models that are connected
  • Add 3D models from Trimble® 3D Warehouse (formerly known as Google 3D Warehouse) to the Style Palette and then place them in your workspace
  • Basic measurements and surface analysis
  • Create a video flyby
  • …and more!


About the Speaker


Todd Rogers worked in the Civil Engineering field for 16 years before he made the transition to become a certified Autodesk Instructor and Support Specialist in 2007.



Todd is a Certified Partner Service Expert (P.S.E.) in multiple Autodesk platforms. He provides hardware and software solutions for customers using engineering applications within different engineering principles. Todd is a leader in customizing company standards to fit their everyday workflow and creating solutions to problems due to software or hardware error.




Thursday, February 28th

9am to 4pm




Total CAD Systems, Inc.

480 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E. Ste. 234

Houston, TX 77060






Todd Rogers



1 Day



Space is limited. RSVP Today.



After registration, you will receive a confirmation email. 



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What Styles and Settings are in My Template or Drawing?

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a list of all the styles and settings inside your drawing or template file?

We all have at one point I’m sure.  Well it can be done.  You can actually output the styles and setting to a .txt file for review.  Alternatively, you can choose the SCREEN option to have them placed in your drawing area.  I do not recommend the latter.  A .txt file works much better, and faster.

The command to do this is DUMPSTYLESANDSETTINGS.

Then you specify which option you want, Screen or File…

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There you have it, a nice list of all the styles and their settings.

Make Your Buildings Have a More Realistic Look in Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler

There is a setting in Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) that will give more depth and detail to your buildings.

Take a look at the image below…

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Note that the building looks absolutely fine.  BUT, there is a way to get more detail out of this.  For instance, look again at the balconies.  Wouldn’t it be nice if they were actual balconies and not just an image draped on the structure?

This can be accomplished very easily.

Click on the Application menu in the upper left corner and select Options…

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Once in the Options dialog box, choose 3D Generation.  To the right, change your Building Complexity to High and select OK.

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The changes will not take effect until you regenerate your model.  To do this, click on the Manage tab.  Under the Generate panel, select Generate Model.

After the regeneration takes place, the result is as seen below…

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Notice now that the balconies are actual balconies and the windows have depth to them.  You can also see that the poles are now objects projected from the building. 

Happy New Year, good luck and check back often.