InfraWorks 2019.3 HOTFIX 1

Autodesk released a new HotFix for 2019.3, and it is available now in the Autodesk Desktop App for download. You can find the release notes here and summarized below. It is important to note, that after applying this hotfix, all Model Builder models will be created as local models. You can still publish the model to BIM360 after it has been created and downloaded locally. 

Civil Structures
Fixed an issue where girders with plinths were not properly fitting with
the bridge deck, given various lateral offsets.
Model Builder
Fixed an issue where users of Autodesk InfraWorks 2019.3 (February
2019 release) were unable to create local models with the Model Builder
if they did have a BIM 360 account. Please note: After you install this
hotfix, all Model Builder models will be downloaded locally. Once you
create a local model, you can publish it to BIM 360 Document
Management using the Publish tools in the InfraWorks utility bar (see To publish a local model to the cloud).

Autodesk InfraWorks 2019.3

Autodesk InfraWorks 2019.3 (February 2019 release) is the most currently released version of Autodesk InfraWorks 2019.

New and updated features are listed below…

Below are the fixed issues in this release…

Fixed an issue where the sketch Row of Trees tool would only place a single tree.
Fixed an issue where pressing the Esc key after sketching a feature would cause the bounding box and edit gizmos to disappear.
Fixed an issue where InfraWorks would unexpectedly close some models.
Fixed an issue where IMX and FBX export operations failed if the selected area of interest to export was not within the coordinate system boundary. An error log will now warn users if selected export extents are too large, and the export will not proceed in that case.
Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS
Improved logic so that “Drainage End Structures” will now be treated as point features rather than polylines.
Improved login authentication and token management so that users don’t have to login with their ESRI ArcGIS credentials every time the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS is opened.
Civil Structures
Fixed an issue where a parametric part could not be selected in the sketch component catalog after the part was added to the Style Palette.
Fixed an issue where shortening bridge length would position piers incorrectly in relation to bridge abutments.
Fixed an issue where replying to an existing comment thread on a Shared View was not working as expected.
Fixed an issue where reloading or reconfiguring a data source imported from the Autodesk Desktop Connector did not work as expected.
Road Design
Fixed an issue where resizing the Profile View would cause some annotations to stop displaying.
Fixed an issue where InfraWorks would unexpectedly close in models using 3D model objects that were configured to use dynamic level of detail.


InfraWorks 2019.2.1 Hotfix

Autodesk has released the 2019.2.1 hotfix for InfraWorks. Below is what is addressed in the update:

  • Updated the version of the .FBX SDK for exporting 3D model data.
  • Fixed an issue where replying to an existing comment thread on a Shared View was not working as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sketch City Furniture and Sketch Row of Trees tools would only add a single 3D model, rather than a row.

This will require an upgrade to your models.

InfraWorks 2019.2 Update

Autodesk has released the InfraWorks 2019.2 update. Below is a list of the newest features and enhancements:

  • Import parametric generic objects that can be placed at any station/offset along a bridge or road.
  • Added the ability to toggle on and off the display of generic objects in the component display toggle.
  • Added the ability to apply changes from one generic object to another.
  • Added the ability to save generic objects as part of the bridge template.
  • Added the ability to place generic objects on the terrain.
  • Added the ability to view the quantities of generic objects.
  • Added the ability to send generic objects to Revit.
  • Added the ability to select a generic object from the content picker.
  • Added the ability to move a generic object using the 3D move gizmo.
  • Added the ability to set the domain and component type for generic objects.
  • Improved the use of generic objects by placing grips and dimension lines.
  • InfraWorks now supports importing eight distinct spiral types from Civil 3D.
  • Enhanced roadside grading by adding a “Grading Limit” in the Stack panel for a selected grading zone, so that users can adjust limits for each roadside grading zone. See To set the roadside grading method.
  • You can now lock an InfraWorks model from BIM 360 Document Management. This will prevent unwanted syncing to an InfraWorks model. See About BIM 360 and InfraWorks
  • Set a ‘home position’ for your Shared Views. You can also click the Home button in the Autodesk Viewer to return to this view. See About Shared Views.
  • Added a context menu to model tiles for easy management of your local and cloud models from InfraWorks Home.
  • The Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS has graduated from preview status, and we’ve also made improvements and performance enhancements. See Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS.
  • You can now store and manage data sources for an InfraWorks model with the Desktop Connector. See About the Desktop Connector for InfraWorks.
  • Enhanced surface layer order adjustment by dragging and dropping. See Surface Layers.


Autodesk InfraWorks 2019.1 Update

Autodesk as released the long awaited update for InfraWorks. Below you will find what is new in the update…

Roadway Design:

  •  Delayed model regeneration for road design reduces the number of times a model regenerates by allowing the designer to delay regeneration until after edits to a roadway’s horizontal and vertical alignment or components are complete.
  • The Curve Properties Panel in profile view has always displayed geometric values of a selected vertical curve. Now, values such as K-value can be modified, and immediately reflected on the profile view from the Curve Properties panel.
  •  Improved spiral curve spiral support for InfraWorks to Civil 3D interoperability. In InfraWorks, users can only create roads with clothoid spiral types. However, if spiral types other than clothoid are imported into InfraWorks from Civil 3D, InfraWorks does maintain those spiral types when the centerline geometry is edited but the spiral types can not be changed. Previously, if the centerline geometry of a road from Civil 3D was edited in InfraWorks, all the spiral types in the road would have been converted to clothoid.
  •  The spiral type is now displayed in the Spiral In and Spiral Out sections of the Stack when a Spiral-Curve-Spiral is selected.

Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS (preview):


  • Choose whether or not to include Bookmarks with Shared Views. Use them to set locations you can navigate to quickly.
  • Choose whether or not to make detailed model data (asset properties) available with a Shared View, so that stakeholders can review specific data about infrastructure assets.
  • When opening, publishing or syncing an InfraWorks model with BIM 360, you’ll now see both the Account and Project names so that you can more easily choose the correct place for you model.

Civil Structures:

  • Add piers to any location along a bridge’s length using the right-click context menu.
  • Change the number of piers on a bridge without resetting girder attributes for existing girder groups.
  • Set the edge of the bridge deck above the roadway surface when using bridge deck assemblies from Autodesk Inventor.
  • Set deck continuity at each individual pier.
  • Use parametric part assemblies created in Autodesk Inventor as deck and girder components in Autodesk InfraWorks.
  • Update an existing bridge in your Revit model that was previously sent to Revit from InfraWorks
  • Model and design parametric tunnels in the context of your overall infrastructure design project.
  • Send your InfraWorks tunnel to Revit for detailed design.
  • Author custom parametric tunnel sections in Autodesk Inventor, for use in Autodesk InfraWorks.

Developing Custom Drainage Parts for InfraWorks

Sign up now for the June 6th Civil Community Webcast: Developing Custom Drainage Parts for InfraWorks.

Topics Include:

  • Modeling surface structure parts in Inventor
  • Defining Reference Points for Move & Rotation grips in Civil 3D
  • Publishing part catalogs to Civil 3D and InfraWorks

Register here.

Upcoming Changes to InfraWorks Services

Severity: 1 – Critical
Products affected: Autodesk InfraWorks 2018.2 and older
Users affected: Customers using Line Girder Analysis, Profile and Corridor Optimizations and Traffic Simulation inside Autodesk InfraWorks 2018.2 and older.
Problem Description: In order to improve the security of your data by meeting SOC2 standards, and to conform to new EU data protection regulations, we need to make some changes to InfraWorks. To continue using analysis services, as well as web and mobile views, upgrade to InfraWorks 2019.0 as soon as it is made available on the Autodesk Desktop App.


What’s changing?

On April 9, 2018 it will no longer be possible to create new watershed analyses, traffic simulations, line girder analyses, profile and corridor optimizations with InfraWorks 2018.2 and earlier versions. Also, any existing web and mobile views will have to be recreated in InfraWorks 2019.0.


Why are we making these changes?

These changes incorporate the latest in best practices for data privacy and cloud security. This means InfraWorks will comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), as well as be prepared for a security audit happening later this year.

Solution /Workaround: What should you do to prepare?

Starting today, download results from previously completed line girder analyses, traffic simulations, as well as profile and corridor optimizations.


To download Line Girder Analyses

Download the full PDF report and ASBD-ready model from the Line Girder Analysis panel in InfraWorks.

Here’s how. (No cloud credits will be charged to download the full report and model.)


To download Profile and Corridor Optimizations

Download the PDF report from the Job Monitor. (Here’s how to view and manage optimizations from the Job Monitor.) Alternatively, you can also find the PDF report attached to the email notification you may have received when the optimization was completed.

Save the optimization results with the model by creating a new proposal with those results – here’s how.


To download Traffic Simulations

Download traffic data from the Traffic Simulation panel.


Solution Article: Upcoming Changes to InfraWorks Services

InfraWorks 2018.2

Autodesk has released version 2018.2. This release has a ton of enhancements. Those enhancements are listed below…

What’s New help index

First off, check out the What’s New in Autodesk InfraWorks help topic, which has hyperlinks to learning resources for features that have seen updates or improvements, as well as new functionality. You can also see which features were introduced in previous releases of Autodesk InfraWorks.

Updated tutorials for component-based roadway design:

We’ve added new tutorials about working with component roads.

New Help topics about key updates:

Roadway Design:

  • Prefixes for labels on component roads make it easier to distinguish between fixed stations and horizontal geometry. Labels for points of change to horizontal spiral-curve-spiral geometry include a non-configurable prefix.
  • Spiral layout editing is improved in canvas and in the Stack. Curve radius, curve length, and A values for Spiral In and Spiral Out are now shown-in canvas. The curve radius and A values are editable in-canvas as well. Click on the curve radius value label or an A value label and input new values to directly modify that curve property in-canvas. 
  • Create road and bridge decorations from parametric content created in Autodesk Inventor. You can add, modify, or review parametric decorations in the City Furniture > Decorations folder within the Parametric Models tab of the Style Palette. For further customization, you can use Autodesk Inventor to create and configure parametric components for use in InfraWorks bridge design.

Bridge Design

  • Preview a bridge component immediately when adding it through the Style Palette. The Configure Paramteric Models dialog now shows when required parameters from Autodesk Inventor have been properly configured. We’ve also updated the Configure Parametric Models dialog with added import/export options, and made some adjustments to formatting of the sizing and part editing tables, to enhance your workflows.
  • Review labeled dimensions of bridge components such as piers, girders, and girder groups in-canvas. Bridge component dimension labels are not editable in-canvas, but provide information and visual feedback to help in modifying and reviewing the overall bridge design. You can modify the corresponding bridge component dimensions in the Stack. If you need more information about a specific dimension label, hover over the corresponding value in the Stack to view a tooltip with more information.

Quantities and Analysis Tools

  • View road, bridge, and drainage material quantities within a specified station range, for multiple, selected roads, and within a selected area of interest (AOI) such as a parcel, easement, or right of way. You select the AOI and then run the Material Quantities tool to display the results in the Material Quantities panel. The values calculated and shown will change if you adjust the extents of the AOI polygon. An image displays next to the tool in the Analysis Hub to indicate that Station Range is currently turned on and the selected area of the road is highlighted in canvas.

Point Clouds

  • Generate transverse lines for linear features for richer terrain information.


  • Control the display of in-canvas labels for the view from the Interaction View Settings dialog.

Infrastructure Content Authoring

  • Use the Infrastructure Parts Shape Utilities tools in Autodesk Inventor to author, customize, and export parametric road decorations, bridge components, drainage structures, piping equipment, or pipes and fittings that are compatible with Autodesk InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

You can read more in depth from

What’s New in InfraWorks 2018.2 Webcast

Join product manager Sarah Cunningham along with other members of the InfraWorks product team for a peek at the latest features and capabilities of InfraWorks.  During this webcast, you’ll hear about the latest improvements and updates that will affect how you work with.

  • Road design
  • Bridge design
  • Point cloud data
  • Quantities

Visit the Autodesk Civil Engineering Community Center to register!