I know state transpotation deparments are showing designs online in tiff or pdf.
In my country I can download all the public infrastructure designs from the autorities in pdf.
Can you give me a link to see Civil 3d highway designs made in USA ? if there's any ...
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This will get you to my home state of Kentucky:
Select a City on the left. I suggest our largest City -> Louisville
Once you get there, select the round Blue Circle with an "i" (Identify) and click one of the roads.
Eventually you will get to a point to select a DOCUMENT.
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Wow, that's great but most of them are archives from the 80's.
Do you know any particularly highway made in Civil 3D recently ?
You will have to search for State Highway Departments. There are only about about 3 that use Civil 3D, Minnesota being one.
Minnesota is strictly Geopak.
Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Florida use Civil 3d and I heard California is starting to use C3d.
I don't do DOT work but a quick Google search brings up BIDX which appears to be a service to bid on projects for multiple DOT's. There is a fee to access this site (which you may find common to access current construction plans online).
Florida has no completed Civil3D projects at this time, C3D was just approved for production use this Spring.
Could you please forward me any you come across..
As Mentioned C3D replaced Caice in Wisconsin and CA.Florida, used Caice for Survey. I believe after several years (and who knows the cost) Autodesk and supporting consultants may have finally matched MicroStation and GEOPAK standards.
I have yet to see a project designed Start to finish, though I have seen several InRoads/GEOPAK projects (or portions of) redesigned using C3D. Most consultantants continue to use Bentley products where major infrastructure is involved.
Redesigning portions of actually projects (case studies) is considerably easier as true engineering decissions have already been made.
Connecticut and Massachusetts have A LOT of them.... Just because any give state DOT uses a software platform, doesn't mean the work is executed using it... I've read and continue to hear about Bentley's affiliation with DOT's... The truth is, that DOT's require submissions to be in Bentley's format. Many people will tell you they'd wrather work in a format and export to another than work with another set of operations. You could say the visa-versa, I'm sure plenty of people work in Bentley and reformat to Autodesk.
The Big Dig in Boston? AutoCAD, MassDOT=Civil 3d so I'd look at Massachusetts as a source.
edit more links:
go here: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/
then click on "projects" that should do it.
To respond to "Extreme 03"
Rest assured, the majority of large infrastructure projects work with and colaborate on Bentley Systems products. This is Because this is their focus (AEC)...
Are you saying Civil 3d completed the "Big Dig" in Boston?? I find that hard to believe... perhaps AutoCAD and Caice...
whatever AutoDesk software that was used in the process, would not qualify the project as a success...
See the exerpts below (wikipedia) concerning the project .
The Big Dig was the most expensive highway project in the U.S. and was plagued by escalating costs, scheduling overruns, leaks, design flaws, charges of poor execution and use of substandard materials, criminal arrests, and even one death. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in 1998 at an estimated cost of $2.8 billion (in 1982 dollars, US$6.0 billion adjusted for inflation as of 2006[update]). However, the project was completed only in December 2007, at a cost of over $14.6 billion ($8.08 billion in 1982 dollars, meaning a cost overrun of about 190%) as of 2006[update]. The Boston Globe estimated that the project will ultimately cost $22 billion, including interest, and that it will not be paid off until 2038. As a result of the deaths, leaks, and other design flaws, the consortium that oversaw the project agreed to pay $407 million in restitution, and several smaller companies agreed to pay a combined sum of approximately $51 million
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