Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using query tools, part of InfraWorks 360 Essential Training.
- [Narrator] Now that we have a conceptual design done let's go ahead and get some information. We're going to query this design using some of the tools that are available within our build, manage, and of course the analyze portion of this menu. Now again, we're in out Hwy 129 model. We're in the CreateTrees_End proposal. And we're going to open up our menu and we're going to choose the last sub menu here to analyze our model.
Now, we're going to look at Themes in our next chapter. What we're going to focus in on are three tools down here. Now the Point-to-Point Distance is pretty straight forward. It is just allowing us to pick two points and gives us the distance between the two points. So we can pick these two points and know that the building is roughly 216 feet long and we can even take the distance between one pedestrian to the next. There's about 25 feet between them. So we can use these different tools, now as soon as you're done using the tool, you hit escape, all of that information being displayed is removed.
It is a query simply shown to us at the time of using the tool. And I'm hitting escape as well to remove any other selections I may have, such as accidentally hitting the asphalt or something similar to that. Another tool, 2D Distance & Slope. Now this doesn't just give us the distance between two points, but it also gives us the elevation difference, notice .3 feet, as well as the grade between them, or the slope between them.
So we have about a half a percent of fall along the front of the building, which is about right, depending on if we have enough cross slope. So if we pull this direction and see what we have here. And so it's a little flat, so we could make some adjustments to the end elevations, of course, and slide our parking lot up and down to get a better grasp of something a little bit more realistic. But it gives us a nice understanding of the grades and how they're working over a distance that we have selected.
Now lastly, a lot of times we have to figure out the nearest hydrant. And it depends on how it's measured, in some cases it's measured by the length of the hose lay. If that's the case, we're just going to lay out our hose using Path Distance. And so the distance to this light pole, if I hit escape and clear all the other selections I of course remove that selection as well, so let's try again. From the woman, the pedestrian there, to this light pole is 200, almost 300 feet.
You see it showing up just in the background there. It adds all the segments together giving you a total length of 288.7, but it also shows how the length of each segment as I go. So three different query tools that are useful: Point-to-Point Distance, pretty much just measures the distance between two points. The Path Distance measures the collective distance between multiple segments of point-to-point pretty much, a combination of the two. And then the 2D distance is the point-to-point, but allows us to also have the elevation difference and the slope or grade between the two.
- 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