Start the New Year with InfraWorks


InfraWorks (2020.2) has arrived

For many of us, the new year brings a fresh perspective and a resurgence of motivation to try new things, gain new skills, or build upon what we’re already good at.

That’s certainly true for the InfraWorks team as we kick off 2020– we’re excited to innovate and improve upon our design authoring tools in collaboration with you, our customers. As you continue to adopt BIM workflows, explore the promise of integrated GIS data, and approach more complex project challenges in a changing environment, we’re going to be working with you to deliver you more value and flexibility.

We’re also all thrilled to announce the availability of Autodesk InfraWorks (2020.2), which offers enhancements to the Connector to ArcGIS, a more familiar Model Builder user interface, and a new parametric bridge bearing capability for civil structure projects.

The Connector for ArcGIS

Since the announcement of our partnership with Esri three years ago, momentum has grown as more customers have enriched their civil projects by connecting BIM and GIS.

At AU Las Vegas back in November, I was delighted to hear from customers how they were leveraging BIM and GIS in their projects for real-world impact and especially elated by the vast range of innovative ideas and practical applications I saw.

We recently introduced Save Back capabilities in InfraWorks (2020.1) and connected Civil 3D to ArcGIS for the first time. Now with this release of InfraWorks (2020.2), you can select specific attributes from the data they are publishing instead of exporting all of the attributes at one time. This gives you more control and flexibility. Watch the video below for more details:


Model Builder – New Look

Across Autodesk, we’re continuously updating the look and feel of the software to create a cohesive, unifying, and familiar experience. In this newest release of InfraWorks, we’ve refreshed the Model Builder user interface to match the experience with the rest of InfraWorks.














New Year, New Bridge Parametric Components

For bridge designers, we’re introducing fully parametric customizable bearing components to enable quick and easy modeling with bridge bearings that can be created in Inventor then added to the InfraWorks library. Watch the video to learn more.

What’s next for you?

We hope you take inspiration for action, and we wish you success and prosperity in the new year! Comment below and tell us about your BIM goals for 2020.

Take a look at our roadmap to see what we’re working on. Better yet, take an active role in helping to shape InfraWorks to meet your needs by joining our InfraWorks Sandbox here. You’ll get connected to the civil engineering community to exchange ideas, tips, and tricks.

If you haven’t tried InfraWorks, you can start a free 30-day trial.

Ramesh Sridharan is the Product Manager of InfraWorks here at Autodesk. Ramesh has been at Autodesk for five years with about 20 years of experience in product development and product management. He is passionate about building innovative and powerful tools to solve real-world problems.

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