InfraWorks 2020.1 Update

Autodesk has released the InfraWorks 2020.1 update. Read the release notes below…


Brand New Look and FeelPublish to ArcGIS!Alignment and Profile Updates from Civil 3DMulti-User License Support!
The InfraWorks user interface has been upgraded and modernized. The new look and feel includes enhanced visual styles, more effective organization of tools and icons, as well as more consistency across dialogs and panels.We’ve added the ability to publish InfraWorks features to ArcGIS.You can now use the Reimport command to update alignments and profiles that you have brought into InfraWorks from Autodesk Civil 3D. This improvement allows bridge designers to fetch road alignment updates from Civil 3D.InfraWorks as part of the AEC collection now supports standard Autodesk Network Licenses, which allows for multi-user licensing. At install time you will now be able to select a network license server location or a single user license from the new license manager. See To Install InfraWorks for more information.

All New and Updated Features

indicates a new feature or enhancement in the latest update.

Add-ins for Autodesk InfraWorksAdded the ability to install both the previous release version and current release version of the Autodesk Revit Infraworks Updater and Autodesk Inventor Infrastructure Modeler Plugin. See About Add-Ins for InfraWorks
Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS We’ve added the ability to publish InfraWorks features to ArcGIS. We’ve added the Export to FGDB command for exporting InfraWorks features to a file geodatabase that can be used in ArcGIS Online or another application. With appropriate permissions, users of InfraWorks that load a dataset from ArcGIS will now be able to save local changes back to the ESRI feature service using the Save Back command.
Civil Structures We’ve improved the Send to Revit workflow to allow for improved Revit project template set-up, as well as the ability to map InfraWorks feature types to Revit categories once your data is opened in Revit, provided that you create a new Revit model in your Send to Revit operation. See Send to Revit. Added the ability to add a bridge abutment or foundation back to the bridge after it has been removed. Improved the Send to Revit functionality so that volume information for each direct shape is passed to Revit as a shared parameter. Removed the Create Steel Bridge icon from the Bridge Design toolset. We removed this tool because it only applied to legacy, non parametric bridges and did not allow for the use of mixed girder types on the same bridge. Steel bridges can now be created with much more detail and more realistic steel girders by simply applying either the Steel Plate or Steel Box girders to any parametric bridge using the Create Parametric Bridge tool.
Collaboration We’ve added support for the “View and Download” BIM 360 permission level, which allows InfraWorks users to view models on their desktop in read-only mode without being able to sync changes back to the cloud.
Data Exchange with Civil 3D You can now use the Reimport command to update alignments and profiles that you have brought into InfraWorks from Autodesk Civil 3D. This improvement allows bridge designers to fetch road alignment updates from Civil 3D.
Extended Schema We’ve added import/export capabilities to the Extend Schema tool so that users can easily move or add schema extensions.
General InfraWorks has a brand new user interface featuring a new toolbar, new visual styles, tighter organization of tools, and the removal of the in-canvas Intelligent Tool icons. We have improved our keyboard shortcuts by removing the ones that were not frequently used and adding keyboard shortcuts for the most frequently used actions in InfraWorks. In addition, any action in the new InfraWorks toolbar that has a keyboard shortcut will display the shortcut in the user interface. The Application Options panel now provides a new User Interface tab with a button to restore original quick access settings in the Toolbar if they were changed. InfraWorks as part of the AEC collection now supports standard Autodesk Network Licenses, which allows for multi-user licensing. At install time you will now be able to select a network license server location or a single user license from the new license manager. See To Install InfraWorks for more information. We’ve added a new terrain generation option in the Model Properties dialog for choosing whether to generate the model terrain for speed or for precision.
Model Builder We’ve updated the Model Builder model creation workflow to allow all users to choose whether to store their models locally or in BIM 360. Model builder previously only allowed users to save to BIM 360 if they had any type of BIM 360 account. Now users will be prompted with every new Model Builder model to select either saving the model to their local system, or storing the model in a BIM 360 Document Management project. See To create a model with Model Builder.
Roadway Design We’ve added new context menu options for reviewing or modifying component roads in-canvas or via the profile view graph. We’ve added the ability to input design speed for a selected component road using an editable annotation. When editing road curve annotations, design standard violations and invalid input errors are displayed in a new tooltip near the editing box. The new warning messages include guidance on minimum radius for the design speed of the road and a range of valid input values. The station range of a selected road will now be displayed in the Road stack. The “Runoff on Tangent” and “Runoff on Spiral” values are now editable in the Stack when a curve is selected and Superelevation is on. In the profile view the station tracker now displays the station and elevation of the road according to its location along the road. The active tracker toggle allows the station tracker location to be controlled by moving the cursor in the profile view window. We’ve added the ability to control the color of individual cut and fill grading zones in a road design. A new material entry is now shown in the user interface, one for cut and one for fill.We’ve improved the Profile View panel so that the cross section viewer updates its display dynamically based on the location of the station tracker in the profile view.
Surface Layers We’ve added the ability to toggle the display of surface layers on or off from within the cross section view. We’ve improved the process of importing surface data to notify you when surface data is uncategorized and not visible, providing an option to open the Surface Layers dialog to categorize the data. We’ve enhanced support for terrain surfaces by adding an opacity field in the Stack panel so that each terrain layer can be rendered as transparent according to opacity. See To add or modify surface layers.
Traffic Simulation We are turning off the cloud based simulation service and will instead be hosting this service locally. From a user perspective, the Traffic Simulation capabilities will not change.
Visualization We’ve added the Performance Check and Framerate tools to the toolbar. We’ve improved the functionality of the frame per second (FPS) rate counter in InfraWorks. Previously, when toggling on the FPS rate counter using its keyboard shortcut (CRTL + SHIFT + ALT + F), the current rate of frames per second were displayed. We’ve improved this functionality to instead calculate and report the current average frame rate. This improvement can help users to optimize model performance, especially when creating custom content libraries for use in InfraWorks. See Keyboard Shortcuts.

This document lists the most recent fixes made to Autodesk InfraWorks and Add-Ins for Autodesk InfraWorks.

Autodesk InfraWorks (2020.1 – September 2019 release)

Fixed a crash that occurred on some occasions when switching between models or closing InfraWorks after having edited a model.
Fixed an issue that prevented selected features from being deleted due to a density slider displayed in the user interface.
Fixed an issue where Barrier model objects were not updating correctly after their Spacing attribute was modified.
Improved terrain generation performance for raster data sources.
Improved application stability and performance for upgrading legacy models that contain intersections.
Civil Structures
We’ve improved the behavior, for Inventor parts or assemblies, of parameters that depend on other parameters containing an equation set. A parameter’s value will now be determined by the equation defined for it in Autodesk Inventor, and the user-determined value will now be ignored. This also affects contract parameters (parameters sets internally by InfraWorks and passed to the part when rendered), which allow parts to automatically conform to bridges, such as sizing a pier to fit between bridge girders and a terrain surface. In most cases, a contract parameter should not contain an equation, but if one does, it will now be calculated by the equation and the the value determined by InfraWorks will be ignored. To revert these new behaviors back to legacy behaviors, remove all equations from the part or assembly in Autodesk Inventor, then re-export the part or assembly from Inventor. The following is a list of contract parameters set by InfraWorks: Decks: LeftDeckSlopeInPercentage RightDeckSlopeInPercentage LeftWidth RightWidth NumberOfLeftGirders NumberOfRightGirders LeftmostGirderOffset RightmostGirderOffset OuterHaunchWidth InnerHaunchWidth MidHaunchOffsetsFromCrownInteriorLeftGirderInteriorRightGirderGirderOffset LeftDeckSlopeInPercentage RightDeckSlopeInPercentage LeftBotFlangeSlopeInPercentage RightBotFlangeSlopeInPercentage Skew LeftWidth RightWidth BallastWallHeight BallastWallLeftHeight BallastWallRightHeight LongitudinalSlope SeatLongiSlope SeatOffset SeatOffsetLeft SeatOffsetRight PierHeight PiercapLeftWidth PiercapRightWidth PiercapTopSlope* StepHeightGirders:AbutmentsPiers
Data Import
Improved performance when importing parcels/easements/right of ways via SDF or SHP format.
Drainage Design
Fixed an issue where on some occasions the Flood Snapshot command was inaccurately being disabled.
Keyboard Shortcuts
We fixed a few toolbar shortcuts that were not working correctly: Press L then Press S to Launch Screenshot. Press Shift+S to open Suitability Maps Panel.
Road Design
Fixed an issue where culverts did not display at the correct elevation in the profile view when using a projected coordinate system and long roads.
Fixed a problem where InfraWorks was not supporting a specific spiral-curve combination imported from Civil 3D.
Users can now enter negative station values in the Design Speed mini toolbar when a road has a starting point with a negative station value.
Fixed an issue where PVI elevations at intersections at the end of long roads were not being calculated correctly.
Fixed an issue that occasionally caused the profile view’s station tracker and the cross section viewer to display intersection objects with erroneous elevations.
Removed the lifecycle panel from the Road stack as component roads do not support Lifecycle dates at this time.
Improved delayed road regeneration performance by disabling the Show Design Speed check box during delayed road regeneration editing sessions.
Fixed an issue where the annotation input for an editable annotation would reset if the user zoomed or panned immediately after completing an annotation edit.
Fixed an issue where pressing the ESC key within the Road Profile View could cause InfraWorks to close unexpectedly.
Fixed an issues where incorrect vertical curve lengths could occur after performing the recreate profile action.
Fixed an issue where right of ways that had been created from road(s) that intersected a road with a non-zero start station caused the right of way creation to ignore the intersection.
Disabled by default rail turnout leveling that was forcing the turnout region of a track to be horizontal, which was causing bumps at the end of a turnout when a track was sloped. For all new models, turnout leveling will be disabled by default. This change does not affect existing models.

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