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What is Autodesk InfraWorks 360?

InfraWorks 360™ preliminary engineering and design software improves your infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle. Make decisions in the context of the real world, not the CAD world. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud.

Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Details
Product Description

InfraWorks 360™ preliminary engineering and design software improves your infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle. Make decisions in the context of the real world, not the CAD world. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud.


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National BIM/VDC Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

One of the things that I like the most about Infraworks is that it is very user friendly. The learning curve to Implement this software is considerably shorter than many of the other softwares that Autodesk has to offer. Another thing that is really high on my list is the interoperability between softwares. Being able to bring in many files from different sources is key as we are not guaranteed to be on the same platform across the board in a project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The main thing that I would say is lacking in the software is a library of components. While it is simple to go into Autodesk Formit and create some massing shapes to accommodate what you are trying to portray. If there was a more robust Library right out of the box I think that it would get more people up and running considerably faster. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that you have a clear direction for your Implementation and rollout based upon the required scope. Only take it as far as you need to take it. There a lot of great things with this software and it is easy to go down a rabbit hole that you do not need to and therefore spending more time and money then you need to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As we all know, people these days are especially visual. Being able to take our project to the next level by showing the Site Layout and Plan in 3D, gives the project team as well as the owners better insight into how the site itself is going to operate. Along with allowing a clearer picture for the owners and the project team, this allows us to evaluate our plans and even optimize the site anywhere that is possible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy to use and get started. It provides a great starting point for design and site layout. It can also provide an extensive background for existing context. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface can take a little getting used to. It can be a challenge to export the elements you need and keep the model organized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try, It doesn’t take long to get going. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s mainly used to get base terrain and existing site information. It’s important to know roughly what the topography is looking like and what challenges we may face with site layout and design. It also provides a good visual representation for client presentations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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BIM Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I am using Autodesk InfraWorks 360 from 2016, its combine GIS/BIM platform for Preliminary design and Construction project, where one can create the Proposed Site Model for Resedential,Highway design, port planning etc, in no time,, ITs very flexible software to integrate any type of Site data, building models and utilites data from various sources in spatial refrence , to view in 3D dimensions and aslo top create Scenic presentation for client reviews , before the project is to be built. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Anything i dislike about this is detailed analysis , but i hope Autodesk is adding that feature too in Future , to become a single modeling and detailed design softwares for Civil Engineering projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Especially in Highway and Residential project, it provide very smoth workflow more Insightful and easily to create civil Engineering design, When come to pre Disaster Management i solved an emergency shelter identification problem using differnet terrain analysis By Infraworks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CAD and Design Application Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

I find InfraWorks most useful in looking at large site grading exercises. It has allowed me to quickly zero in on first floor elevations for terminals in a large trucking facility that minimized cut/fill. Much more quickly than traditional methods. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Needs improvements - for example road intersections in the middle of a horizontal curve where the travel lanes change width are not created properly, Alignments cannot close on themselves. Both of these items occur frequently in commercial developments. Having lanes cross the center alignment is also needed - for example a left turn lane that is positioned to the left side of the alignment. Wish it had better parcel tools - for land subdivision. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take your time, make use of on-line videos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My greatest success with it was creating a site proposal with renderings in an evening - that ultimately won my firm a large project. I pretty much ignored its visualization capabilities (I am a 3ds Max guy) - but am actually impressed with what it was able to do for me. We won the project because IW allowed me to quickly explore design possibilities and demonstrate to the client that we listened to them, and tired things they asked for. Would not have been able to do that traditionally. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Water Technology specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

How easy it is to start to create an impressive visual of our project sites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Better interoperability between Civil 3D, more content directly read in i.e. pressure pipes. I thought Infraworks would read in all C3D content at this point. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to get up and going a bit harder to master Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Perfect for creating quick conceptual designs for our clients to be able to visualize our design approach. First project was siting of a tall water storage tank, using infraworks we were able to create a perspective for the stakeholders to review prior to our final design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Innovation Engineer
Construction
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to bring together terrain models with basemaps and add content for visualizations. East interface with Civil 3D and Revit. Also use it to bring in Sketch-Up models. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be slow with large data sets. Wish that SHP support was a little more solid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy project visualizations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Civil Eng. Tech. VDC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Speed, Graphic, ease of use, user interface Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

need a library of road components or ability to create custom ones Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visualize complicated highway design in challenging terrains Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Infraworks 360 has an impressive visualization engine. The interface is fast. It is very easy to develop conceptual models and then take them to detailed design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Workflow between applications not working as expected. Parts of the models that comes into Infraworks cannot be selected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Develop conceptual models Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technicien en géomatique
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Here at WSP. we mainly use Autodesk Infraworks 360 for 3D visualization of large infrastructure projects.

What I especially like with Infraworks 360 is the ease with which the integration of geospatial data is. The result is very much appreciated by our customers in static images at the level of cutscenes rendered. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some highly specialized tasks can be carried out, I am talking about, for example, accurate road embankments unless using it with Autodesk 3D Studio Max Design which increases costs by software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to achieve visual simulations easily and cheaply you can go with Infraworks 360! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Certain highly specialized tasks can be carried out, I am talking about, for example, road embankments unless using it with Autodesk 3D Studio Max Design which increases costs by software.

The visualization of large infrastructure such as port projects. Autodesk Infraworks 360, I can achieve amazing very detailed visual simulation beings that can be easy video output. No other software can achieve this level of quality in such a short time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Specialist, Autodesk Certified Instructor
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like the ease of use. InfraWorks is very easy to use and very easy to learn. Now you even have the ability to do about 40% of your design work in a 3D environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the visualization is not very realistic. There are some tweaks to get animation in InfraWorks, but other than that, it's a static environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend this software. There are plenty of resources to get you going and stay on the right path. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work for an Autodesk Reseller, so I'm not really solving any business problems for myself. Only customers.

However, the benefits I have realized is that showing a potential client their project in 3D is much more efficient and easier to win projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use. Streamlined interface. I have been visualizations/animations for years and InfraWorks has made that process of creating 3D content for marketing and design so much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

More advanced grading tools. Ability to create custom road striping within the InfraWorks instead of the workarounds that are done with outside softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Again I am completely satisfied with InfraWorks and the direction that Autodesk is going with it. I know Autodesk is listening to the industry and trying to develop the tools that we want and need to take our content to the next level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Marketing, Conceptual Design, Design/Engineering, and Quantities. Ability to give better design/engineering information during the planning/project pursuit phases of a project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GIS Technician
Civil Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Overall I like the ease of use. I started this software from basically nothing, and learned as I went. I have no formal AutoCAD or 3D training. (I am a GIS Professional). I have been using InfraWorks since its infancy. I was given a license and told to come up with a model within a few weeks. I found the interface intelligent, and it was simple to learn the basics. From here I have branched out and done multiple complicated models, and people seem so love the aspect of being able to see something come to life before the project is underway/completed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My biggest gripe about InfraWorks is the database upgrades. Every release comes with one, and it you have a model that you work on between upgrades, you need to make a copy (these models can get HUGE!!!). I have also been burned by an upgrade; I had a model upgrade, and I lost all of my 3D models from Sketchup, a few of my road profiles were gone, and most of my styles had disappeared. I am hoping I don't need to use that specific model again, as I will have to overhaul it completely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a software to showcase projects, look no further. You will easily be able to show off your projects before it even breaks ground! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software really helps with our public outreach. When working on a large or even controversial project, showing the end user final results early on can ease minds and tensions. I have used this to build a majority of my local city out and used it to showcase flood protection projects. I have built many smaller models as well showing simple things such as ponds and new streets. Its also a plus that project managers love seeing a project in 3D! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Solutions Consultant
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Model builder, the ease to create design roads, intersections and round abouts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Model builders kindergarten apperance compared to Apple 3D Maps and Google Earth Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

get the model builder to produce the quality of Google Earth and Apple Maps for 3d buildings and you will have people drive over in masses just to use that tool. Also also let them create Sheets with their snapshots and give them the ability to print or pdf them. Also focus on more land grading tools like parking lots, curbs, gutters and retaining walls. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

giving the client and the public something they can understand and play with verses a set of static 2d flat plans. The benefits is the potential to use the Augmented Reality to show proposed project or show the utilities companies we can see the pipes underground in real time out on the site on our ipad. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Technical Specialist
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easily and quickly gather data for a project using Model Explorer and create realistic visual presentations. Now that the modules are all included, designers can create preliminary designs within minutes compared to hours using traditional design software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I disliked having to install all the separate modules, but now that they are incorporated, there isn't much to dislike. The user environment is easy to navigate and exporting to Civil 3D is simple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be prepared to be blown away! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transportation, commercial and residential designs are being conceptually planned and designed currently. The benefits are efficiently creating 3D models of a conceptual design within minutes, exporting to C3D and finalizing the design. With the robust tools inside Infraworks 360, more being added monthly, I see the program as the next solution for all preliminary planning, design, point cloud recognition and presentation design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Civil Engineering Designer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that models can be created with terrain from a google earth type interface. It's great that the model brings in/creates buildings and roads. I love that some hydrology/drainage can be done in the product. I like that InfraWorks is embracing new possibilities and I'm sure that the software is capable of more than I am aware of. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has a tough time when a new bridge is added to the existing road. I wasn't able to figure out how to do any type of HEC-RAS modeling in the software. I haven't figured out how to import a survey dgn correctly. I was not very successful with creating small watersheds along an entire roadway. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Add the ability to integrate Hydraulic Modeling (HEC-RAS type) and Traffic Analysis (Synchro) if not already integrated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We would like to use the software for presentations and meetings for sure. I thinks its so fast and user friendly that it nearly takes away the need for the consulting technical civil engineer. It's ease of rendering is great. The software is visually appealing. I'm sure it can be helpful in plan production but I haven't used it for that yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphics Team Manager
Renewables & Environment
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We have used Autodesk InfraWorks 360 to create large 35km x 40km detailed 3D models of our Wind Farm and surface mining developments. We have found that no other package can handle the large amount of data needed to accurately create a realistic environment which can navigated and interacted with so quickly and efficiently.

3D Models are so quick and easy to set up and these can then be shown to to others demonstrate a realistic visualisation of a development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- the lack of a easy to use interface to specifically set a view point at a X, Y, Z using a set field of vision angle and pitch.

- the ability to easily set or freely drive at set distance above the landform.

- the 2015 software has begun to allow the use of animated models, but a lot more development is needed

- the ability to easily create forest areas (we have created work around solutions), but if the software could populate large areas of trees as a single forest area and not multiple trees it would be more efficient and realistic in larger models. When you need to portray many large areas of forest in the far distance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If need to create large 3D external environments then Autodesk InfraWorks 360 is very quick and easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are creating large accurate 3D environments very quickly and very cheaply. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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VDC Manager / BIM Catalyst
Construction
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The 2015 version is pretty lightweight. It's a fast download, and if you have a top notch graphics card, it works well. The graphics within the program are really crisp, and it's easy to maneuver around the model. Also, model builder in the 2015 version is much faster than in the 2014 version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I want to be able to build a model, find data sets easily, and cut a section through a site to see how everything relates. While you can import clunky pipe networks and ground regions, the program doesn't seem to handle them very well. I want the ground surface to be almost like a semi transparent block, and not a floating surface with no depth. I can't analyze how above ground and below ground systems relate to each other very easily with this tool. Also, there should be a library of items you can drop in from a 3D warehouse, and you should be able to colorize/categorize buildings on different layers without all the hassle. It takes 10 steps to do something that should be done in 2 steps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know exactly what you're going to be using it for. If you are unclear, you won't use it. If you're trying to analyze specific measurable site conditions, this is not the program for you. If you want to draw roads like sim city, this is the program for you. Very conceptual in nature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's great for proposals. We can include images of the model and a link for our clients to view the model. It's great for quick wow factor graphics, but beyond that, the more you bring into it, even if it's just basic Revit models, it starts to slow down dramatically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Civil Engineer, Assistant Civil Designer
Civil Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This ingenious software is breaking into a whole new market for the infrastructure design industry. It allows users to improve their infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset life-cycle by making real world decisions based on current data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software only requires 4GB of RAM, but functions best with 16GB. Many devices that are portable do not generally come with 16GB of RAM. We have had to add additional memory to a few machines for proper performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As a new software package, take your time learning about the different abilities that this extremely powerful tool has to offer you as its user. I would also recommend that before purchasing this software new users should try a free trial period subscription of this program in order to determine its usefulness in their working field. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are utilizing Autodesk Infraworks 360 to combine and connect data for our clients specifics on the projects we have been hired for. Through the software capabilities, we can more effectively create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud. These abilities have increased efficiency in our office and helped win projects through leveraging the software fully as a new tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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BIM Coordinator
Architecture & Planning
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Infraworks has a lot of great features like terrain surface analysis and the ease to create very some great conceptual level scenarios very quickly.

Great presentation imagery publishing features and very useful cloud based integration with table devices that can effectively be used to take designs from the office to site.

Possible to develop good workflows between different software due to reasonably good file format interchange. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The graphics interface is a bit 'gamy' and integration with serious CAD software like Civil3D does need a bit of work. Quite often I did experience some graphical problems whilst assigning coordinate systems to sites overseas.

If one could have a single product combining the great interface of Infraworks and the engineering precision of Civil3D, then one would have a winning solution for both masterplanners and urban designers alike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The cloud based solution would not work well on countries where broadband is poor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Infraworks is excellent for surface terrain analysis. Quick results help teams speed up decision making on conceptual layouts. Very good value for money if one uses that functionality regularly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Project Manager III
Civil Engineering
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Infraworks 360 is incredibly simple to use. Anyone can quickly pick up the program, search online for a few tutorials and within a short time develop large city sized models for use in conceptual design, planning, and proposal preparations.

The interface is simple and Autodesk offers additional modules which can be purchased and added into Infraworks 360 for discipline specific work (Road/Highway design, Bridge design, and Civil design). Each of these modules makes it easy to create a quick mock up of a proposed design based on actual design codes and properties. For example, laying out an intersection using the Road module allows you to take into

Infraworks 360 models can also be generated using a myriad of commonly used industry formats (.dwg, .shx, .3ds, .skp, etc.) or quickly from the cloud by simply selecting a region. Previous versions of Infraworks required users to search and import data manually which while not bad did require time to set up. The new cloud based generator will automatically aggregate and import GIS and aerial data from trusted reputable sources such as USGS and municipal data clearinghouses. This is a big improvement.

Additionally you can easily export models from Infraworks into more robust programs such as 3D Studio for high fidelity visualization if need be. For general use, many of the included 3D objects, textures and rendering engines are more than adequate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of support of animation (moveable objects) although Autodesk is certainly making efforts to expand on this concept.

Inability to create connecting ramps or roads without centerline snap. Basically if you have a 3 lane highway where the right most lane is a single lane exit ramp, you cannot have the ramp connect to the right most lane only. The centerline snap will force you to link it into the center lane forcing all 3 lanes to to appear as though they are merging towards the one ramp. This can be visually distracting and frustrating at times.

Certain objects aren't exported with the same fidelity as you see in infraworks.

Animated water and lighting effects is not carried into 3D Studio, you have to recreate them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a quick way to add quality and compelling exhibits to your proposals, for your clients, or are seeking to improve public outreach efforts, this software can definitely help you meet those goals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've realized this tool can be used to help our clients and the public understand our vision and our goals for a project. Using Infraworks we've been able to quickly create relevant 3D site models used in proposals and meetings clients to demonstrate our understanding of existing conditions and our proposed conditions.

This tool has helped to save money and time (low set up time) while providing a "value added" when we are able to take our proposals one step further by showing compelling 3D videos, models, instead of still images, sketches or plain text. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Infraworks 360 is great for preliminary conceptual stages within a project or tender and allows easy comparison and understanding of varying optioneering solutions that can be presented to the client. Overall the software is relatively simple in it's use and it's ability and maintains the end result expectation to a purely 3D visualisation format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When using the software I encountered a few difficulties in transitioning the CAD model into Infraworks with some thin cylindrical shaped components appearing 'jagged' (i.e. not achieving a smooth curve) in Infraworks. Further problems included complex components not appearing in Infraworks at all as they were not meshed.

As an overall observation it would be beneficial for myself to be able to create and manipulate more data from the CAD import to reduce the need to re-import adjusted .dwg/.fbx files over and over. For example simple drawing tools available in AutoCAD could help this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good for visual fly-throughs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently my business is using Infraworks to showcase optioneering models during tender presentations to the client, this is working well and good feedback has been received from our clients with the fly-through videos created. However my business is keen to progress with BIM and fly-throughs alone only touch upon a small part of the process. It would be great for an additional schedule to be imported and shown along side the fly-through, such as the schedule that exists in Navisworks, although Infraworks is much better visually and would be ideal for a schedule to be added to the video export option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Architectural Technologist / BIM Manager
Construction
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

InfraWorks 360 can easily bring existing data together and allows you to make high level changes and provides pretty good visualistations very quickly, which can be viewed with Oculus Rift. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This product sits in the middle of design tools (such as Revit and Civil 3D) and visualisation tools (such as 3DS Max) and is not a "pro" in either category. It does, however, excel in quickly bringing existing data together, adding high level changes and delivering this in a very presentable format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

InfraWorks 360 was not included in our Enterprise Business Agreement, so we are having to procure this as an addition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tender periods for smaller infrastructure works can be very tight. InfraWorks 360 allows you to quickly produce visualisations (something which we wouldn't normally have time to deliver), which can help communicate our understanding of the works. It is also a great tool for investigating different design options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Aviation Engineer
Civil Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Model Builder

Storyboards and rendering

Ability to add other 3D data to your model

ease of use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

User Interface - the program abandons the "ribbon" style user interface that Autodesk users are accustomed to. This UI is compact and easy to navigate once you get used to it, but I liked last year's version better which was laid out in the ribbon style. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get the 360 trial and play around with the features. Pick a random area of the world (the more developed the better the data, usually) and have model builder create you a base model with topographic info and aerial imagery. You can change and edit this data if you have access to more accurate surveys or higher res. images. Import GIS data and edit roads so they better match what is actually in the world. It really does only take an hour or so to create a highly detailed model of the world, in 3D. Oh, and much of it is exportable to Civil3D and other software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool is very useful in high-level preliminary planning. It became much more useful with the last update and creation of the "360" version with model builder, profile optimizer, and bridge design tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Geoscientist & Technology Manager
Utilities
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Ease of use to very rapidly create 3D models of existing and proposed infrastructure. Powerful tool to be able to quickly visualize and create preliminary conceptual plans for projects. Also the ability to bring to the field via the mobile iPad app is great with the augmented reality applications being a nice feature that is relatively easy to use. We use it for underground infrastructure visualization projects and have found it to be a robust means to help our clients see what they have underground. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not a big fan of the new pricing model that requires subscriptions or the Ultimate design package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Need a solid understanding of data types and sources. Also AutoCAD experience is a huge plus to enable modifications in designs easily for import. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping our clients to more effectively visualize their infrastructure projects, also creates nice presentation materials. Plus that iPad export is really a boon to engineers in the field looking to get a feel for what infrastructure exists on a project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Construction Modeling Specialist
Construction
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the graphics and the high quality you can get from this software. despite the fact that sometimes its a night mare to be able to get the files for specific areas.

I like the library but doesn't have all what we need all the times. We always have to go to other resource. I spent too much time inverting files.

I like the renders and videos , story teller.

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What do you dislike?

I don't like how the cameras jumps from one to another without being able to control the path. and every time we add another camera it messes up the views. its just too complicated could've been done way simpler and easier to control.

Resource are not always available. and sometimes doesn't exist anywhere.

You can't really manipulate the data files you download from the sites. sometimes they're not up to date. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

*there should be Infraworks 360 including the 2 versions. Autodesk Infraworks and Infraworks 360. first one that come in the suit is technically useless.

* there should be a way to save the files in separate folders. Because when the file crash (which happened MANY times. I have to start new project and upload the files allover again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

*Estimating and planning

*Executing plan

*Presentations

*Traffic plan Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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