Using ArcGIS Enterprise and Online Portals for model creation in InfraWorks

BY: VINCENT FREDON

Original French article from Civil Made in France: https://civilfrance.typepad.com/blog/2019/04/videos-de-l-exploitation-par-infraworks-de-donnees-publiees-sur-des-portails-arcgis.html

 

Continuing the BIM and ArcGIS Integration

Through the Autodesk and Esri Partnership, the tools allowing the simplification of the connection between Autodesk BIM design software and Esri GIS database continue to evolve. A new version of the Connector for ArcGIS was introduced in the previous version of InfraWorks (2019.3), making it now possible to:

  • Connect to an ArcGIS Enterprise portal in addition to an ArcGIS Online portal
  • Use terrains published on an ArcGIS Portal
  • Use images published on an ArcGIS Portal

Discover those new capacities in the 2 videos below:

Watch below: InfraWorks model creation with a terrain and an aerial image published on an ArcGIS Enterprise portal.

 

Watch below: adding data for buildings and parcels published on an ArcGIS Online portal.

You may have recognized the “Hauts de Seine” data provided by IGN (French governmental organization) already used for previous manipulations with InfraWorks. This data was used in a webinar back in June 2016, which is still available for viewing here. In this webinar, the data were used locally because the Connector for ArcGIS did not exist. To create the videos above, the same data have simply been published on ArcGIS portals Online and Enterprise.

Summary of the data used in the videos:

  • Terrain (ASC file)
  • Aerial image (ECW file)
  • Data for buildings and parcels (SHP files)

In InfraWorks (2020), you are now able to make changes to GIS data that was imported from ArcGIS Online and Enterprise. With proper permissions to ArcGIS, those changes made in InfraWorks can be saved back to the ArcGIS Feature Service. Learn more here.

 

Vincent Fredon is an Autodesk Technical Sales Specialist in AEC for South Europe, working with all the Autodesk infrastructure solutions, mainly Civil 3D, InfraWorks and Navisworks. He is based in Paris. Vincent has worked 13 years for Engineering companies in the Infrastructure domain. He then moved to an Autodesk VAR GraphLand where he has been Trainer and Consultant for various enterprises and projects including road, rail, energy for software and BIM processes implementation. During the last few years, he has developed strong expertise in meeting the needs of French civil companies. Vincent also worked on the French Civil Country Kit and the Autodesk InfraWorks localization.