The other day I attended a presentation where Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) shared how they are using Autodesk design visualization solutions as part of their work on the Presidio Parkway. Like the turn of a friendly card, they even have their own web site for it so the general public can stay up to date day after day.
By providing the public with design animations, it is easy to tell the story about traffic and what issues closures are going to cause. The beauty of all this is that these animations are derived from the very models that PB has created as part of their BIM approach to the project.
With a nod towards games people play, our Autodesk gallery now has a fancy driving simulator so you can experience the new roadway before it's real. But this is indeed no game:
The simulator starts with an eye in the sky view of the project where you select a section of roadway and then drive the roadway as if the project has been completed. This gives the public a visceral appreciation for the benefits that will be gained from the pain of the road closures. It's a very non-I Robot like experience.
The gallery at One Market is open to the public on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 5 pm, and admission is free. Visit us.
Simulation is alive in the lab.