It's a tale of two related technologies:
InfraWorks is our desktop application that manages larger-scale infrastructure models created from existing data sources and generates proposals and early design concepts in the context of the built environment. Many of you may remember it on Autodesk Labs as Project Galileo.
InfraWorks 360 is the cloud-based version where Autodesk infinite computing servers can be applied to the problem. Many of you may remember this on Autodesk Labs as Project Galileo Online.
So if you are using a cloud-based solution like InfraWorks 360, how do you try new functionality? Unlike for desktop companion technology previews, there is no installer to download and install. What to do? What to do? The answer is to allow the new technology to be enabled via the existing service. And that's exactly what the InfraWorks 360 team has done.
Suitability Maps for InfraWorks 360 is our free technology preview that works in conjunction with the technology preview for Corridor Optimization for InfraWorks 360. It features:
- An intuitive interface for creating suitability maps for the location of corridors and sites.
- Qualitative cost layers based on your selection of different features and feature groups in your model.
- Layer settings for gradient function and parameters for a cost gradient around the selected features.
- Weight adjustments for each layer in the final cumulative suitability map.
- Effective visualization of suitable areas with gradient colors indicating cost from high to low.
- Evaluation of cumulative maps in corridor optimization to produce alternative corridors.
Once you enable it and try it, you can share your feedback by joining the project on Autodesk Labs.
So your feedback determines what happens next? Graduate it to full beta? Or kill it now before someone gets hurt? Please voice your opinion to [email protected].
Maps are alive in the lab.