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

Model Builder Service

The Model Builder service will be upgraded on Friday, March 11, 2016, and will no longer support release version 2015.3 of InfraWorks 360. This means that if you are using InfraWorks 360 release version 2015.3, the Model Builder service will no longer work for you beginning March 11, 2016. (For your reference, release version 2015.3 is also known as the December 2014 release of InfraWorks 360.)

This will not affect models that you have already created with the Model Builder, but you will be unable to create new models with the Model Builder if you are using the 2015.3 release version of InfraWorks 360 on or after March 11, 2016. To ensure that you can continue to use the Model Builder, make sure that you upgrade to a more recent release version of InfraWorks 360. You can upgrade to a more recent release of InfraWorks 360 after March 11, 2016, but we recommend that you do so in advance.

If you forget to upgrade to a more recent release of InfraWorks 360 — don’t worry! Beginning March 11, 2016,  InfraWorks 360 will push you the following notification (shown in the image below) when you try to use the Model Builder with the 2015.3 release version of InfraWorks 360. You can follow the instructions in the notification to resume using the Model Builder service.