Project Kameleon is our free technology preview where you can try our new infrastructure model content authoring tools that are compatible with InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
- The technology preview includes a stand-alone .exe Parts Editor that enables authoring Inlets, Manholes, and Culverts.
- You can author Inlet Frames, Grates, and Underground Structures as separate part families and combine them to create Inlet Structure Assemblies.
- You can also author Culvert Barrels and End Treatments and combine them to create Culvert Assemblies.
- The part authoring workflow is tightly integrated with InfraWorks and includes the ability to post new part catalogs to InfraWorks models. Catalog conversion enables Inlet and Manhole Structure content to be used in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
- A built-in shape library allows you to author parts using an existing set of parametric shapes and supports extending the shape library using a stand-alone .exe Part Shape Modeler to author new Inventor IPT shape files that can be imported by the Parts Editor.
On Monday, I got a new build from the team and posted it to the Autdoesk Labs site for download. Senior Content Engineering Manager, Craig Storms, let me know that based on your feedback so far, this new build includes improvements for:
- Catalog (.ACCat) files now persist with the catalog units as inches or millimeters to align with changes to InfraWorks drainage catalog usage. The hard coded catalog dependency has been removed for the 2016.2 release.
- The AutoCAD Civil 3D converter has a revised property mapping file to set grate sizes to AutoCAD Civil 3D frame sizes to improve the interoperability with SSA/Hydraflow.
Existing project participants can get the new build now. For people who have yet to join, you have plenty of time to work with the technology as the free preview has been extended to August 15, 2015. Please try it and share your successes/failures/suggestions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or posting to the dedicated forum on the Autodesk Labs project.
Drainage design is alive in the lab.