Dear students – we have here a very interesting case where we want to model a whole city in 3D by applying a number of tools from AutoDesk. This way you really go to the limit of the tools. I am looking forward to work with you (2-3 students together), hopefully doing a master thesis, but any other project could help stepwise. As you see below this project can evolve from a special course to a set of coordinated Master projects. Hence you are part of shaping the project/s.
The toolbox and workflow for the project could look like this:
Step 1: InfraWorks 360 will be used to model the terrain and surroundings.
Step 2: FlowDesign will be applied for the modelling of water flows for the terrain and wind modelling in the following steps.
Step 4: The primitive buildings designed by step 3 will be replaced by 3D-BIM models for the most relevant buildings in the area. For this purpose the FormIt models will be exported to Revit.
Step 5: Now we are ready to do analysis of solar impcat, neigbour building impact on daylight, wind and water impcat on the design and what ever you are able to handle in your project. For this purpose, Vasari has been redrawn by AutoDesk, hence we use the newest implementation of the merge between Ecotect and Revit.
PS: Naviswork will probably be involved to handle process data.
You could choose a completely different modelling package if you are able to do the same work efficiently. Let’s go and try.
Alternative wind modelling in CFD for urban areas: http://meteodyn.com/en/full-of-new-features-for-urbawind-2-2/
Sketchup is getting better all the time: See city mapping: http://blog.sketchup.com/sketchupdate/houseal-lavigne-workflow-city-planning-sketchup?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonsq7NZKXonjHpfsX%2B7ukvW6K0lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ATspmI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFTLTAMaNv0LgOXxA%3D
I would like somebody to find the edges for what we can to fast and evt. automated.