Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Menu bars, part of InfraWorks 360 Essential Training.
- [Narrator] Now that we've created our model using Model Builder, notice that the different tools that we have available right here within the model itself and so you have the home button that will take you or switch you back to the home page. You also have some means to control what different labels or other mean information is shown on your model, but then you have the four main tools: you have the general tools for building, managing, and analyzing your infrastructure model, and we'll look at these tools in our next chapter, then we also have tools to design and engineer roads and even do some calculations with that design that we've created.
Now, this is different from some of this. We have the ability to create and manage and we have the ability to create roads here within our build, manage, and analyze, but the roads that we create here are much more in a schematic form. These tools here for designing and engineering roads are much more accurate. You're going to be able to establish a true alignment versus something that was sketched more like a pencil with these tools.
You also have the ability to design and engineer bridges as well and finally the means to design and engineer drainage solutions and so we'll look at each of these tools as we get into the different chapters, but you'll notice the tools, as I click on them, the menus fly open and then, if you click on the different types of tools you want available, then another menus flies open on the vertical sides.
So a lot of different menus and the goal is to reduce what would be eating up your model view space and so we can close any of these at any time and, you'll notice, they expand or contract, depending on what we have selected, just so as to have the least amount of space eaten up so that we can see the most amount of our view. There are two other menu sections that are more general. One is connected to the visual and so we're able to create story boards, scenarios, we talked a little bit about being able to share scenarios when we discussed home pages and so we can control and create recorded models or animations I should say going through and looking at our design.
We can control where the sun is, we can control is it fair weather or is it a little bit more overcast? All of these different things within this menu connected to presentations and finally we have our general tools menu. So we can even get to our application options right within our model. We can also get within our model properties, let's take a look at our model properties while we're here and so our model properties because this was created by a model builder it provides information of where it was able to gather the data, tell us our coordinates systems, we always have two coordinate systems with our model, we have the database, which is where the information is stored, how it's stored, and then we have UCS, how the information is read out to us.
So even though the database may be more connected to the world system we may set our user coordinate system to something that is more familiar to the local area and so that way we have (mumbles) more familiar to the local area but the database can be set specific to how most of the data's being gathered. We can control how big or how small our model is using different means such as a bounding box or an irregular shaped polygon and you can also control the style, if we don't have an aerial here, what ground look do you want, we'll take about styles later and finally we do want to set our road designs standards correctly using (mumbles).
So when we get into engineering roads, these are the standards that it will be using and making sure you're on the right side of the road because we're in the U.S. for this design. So we click okay, this of course, is just affecting just this model, and so we have a lot of different tools here available to us from the menu bars and being able to just click on which menu that we want open and then choosing even a subsection of those menus to get the most information and have the tools available and we're going to through each one of these sections, each one of these drop down menus in more detail further in.
- 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