Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating city furniture, part of InfraWorks 360 Essential Training.
- [Narrator] So we have our entrance road, our entrance drive, a parking lot, a building, enough information is a nice visual to be able to get our client or the public to really buy in, to make sure we're all on the same page, and that everyone agrees with the process. It does give us a nice visual, but we're still needing some spacial context. How tall is that building, really? How big is that parking lot, in reality? And we can provide numbers, and coverage areas, and so forth, but let's place some furniture there.
Furniture are 3D objects that pretty much stand alone, and so we're going to place a person, we're going to place a vehicle, we could place a bench, other things like that that really help establish spacial context of the size of everything around us, and around what we've designed. Now, again, we're in the Build, manage, and analyze infrastructure model option menu here, and we are in our Hwy 129 model, we're in the CreateFurniture_Start Proposals, so we're going to click on our Proposals layout dropdown, and choose to Add another proposal, and we're going to add CreateFurniture_Exercise.
So in the Build, manage, and analyze, I have Create conceptual design features selected, and I'm going to choose City Furniture. Now there's a lot of different types of City Furniture we can add, from signs, to hydrants, to people, to you-name-it. So what we're going to do, we're going to use this means to filter by just typing in "car." And so it has Railroad Cars, and we're also going to have the Carolina Palmtree, because it contains the word car in it.
Well, we're going to add the Green Compact Car, and all we're going to do is just pick, and it's wanting to do multiple cars at once, but we're just going to click again, and it adds that car in there. Now, what we're going to do is we're going to add a person, so I'm going to type in "People," and we'll probably add a couple here. So let's add a Man in a Brown Suit. I'll double-click just once there, click City Furniture again, and we'll add a Woman who is Waiting, as well.
And we'll put that in, as well. So each one of these objects, of course, has the same types of grips that we've had in the past. So, for example, the car, we have the rotation grips, so we can just rotate the car. And then we also have the dot in the middle there, there's that location. We actually have two points here, and so we're going to change those two points, slide 'em over, pull 'em out, and then we're going to rotate. Here we go.
Now, this slider allows us to add more cars, less cars, and so forth, along that path that we had before. Now, we only want one, so I'm just going to select this one, and delete it. But you have this slider that will allow you to add more and more if you'd like. So, we'll just add one car there, and then I'll pick on the individual, and we're going to slide that dot closer to the car, and we'll take this individual, and we'll just rotate her.
Just a little bit more. So that just really helps place context to the size of the building, the height of the roof, and so forth, as well as the size of the parking lot, by placing those pieces of City Furniture, really, any 3D objects that can stand alone as one object at a time, falls within the City Furniture type features, but we can add any type of City Furniture, and that really helps establish a realistic, contextual visual control for our clients or the public.
- What is InfraWorks?
- Model Builder and Model Explorer
- Navigation tools
- Creating roads, buildings, land areas, and city furniture
- Using query tools
- Terrain and feature themes
- Working with styles
- Adding decorations
- Designing roads, bridges, and drainage
- Creating a storyboard