Engineering design workflows have evolved during the past 50 years from manual hand drafting on paper, to overlaying scanned GIS maps, to now creating rich compelling 3D rendered models with InfraWorks 360. With InfraWorks 360, design professionals can seamlessly create multiple conceptual design proposals to help evaluate decisions and increase the approval process with clients/developers and city review agencies.
A few months ago one of our clients came to us with a vision to create a 16 building multi-use project in San Antonio. With only a very basic overall schematic site exhibit, our task was to bring the client's vision to life. Yes, we could have done the norm, by creating a 2D conceptual site plan with maybe a simple Google Sketchup exhibit or PowerPoint slide but we wanted to add a little more realism to the site project and incorporate a BIM workflow. To truly bring realism and tell a story of what the client was proposing to build and enhance the community environment, we created a preliminary concept site model with InfraWorks 360.