Quick update on the top wish list items from an earlier post on the roadmap of InfraWorks 360 web viewing: public access to models in browsers and embedding models into web pages for viewing. Here’s a prototype with an InfraWorks 360 web viewer embedded in a webpage:
Benefits for publishers:
enrich project web pages with an InfraWorks 360 model to help stakeholders or citizens understand design intent
no need to add people (viewers) to an InfraWorks 360 group
viewing without user login
Try out the prototype and please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Users asked how to publish InfraWorks 360 models for viewing online in A360 (LMV), to get full flexibility in 3D navigation and detail of designs in web browsers. There is no direct way to do this, nevertheless this post describes the few steps for this workflow.
Basic steps to follow, details further down:
Export FBX from InfraWorks 360
Optional but necessary to get textures over: import and export to Navisworks
Thanks a lot for all feedback we got from you through an earlier roadmap-blogpost, from forums, Autodesk University, Rolling Sandbox and many directs talks. Based on that we added some great improvements to InfraWorks 360 web viewing and refined the future roadmap as follows:
Points of Interest (POIs) are a great and easy way to provide more information, additionally to the pure 3D model viewing.
POIs from InfraWorks 360 desktop are now published to InfraWorks 360 web viewer. They appear as additional markers in the model and can contain describing text, images, and hyperlinks, or for example embedded videos.
Hyperlinksto 3D model files that are available online are another great possibility to enable viewers to access all required information just using a browser. Check out this video with some of the many new possibilities with POIs:
A brand new InfraWorks 360 has been released this week, with great enhancements on for example traffic simulation, intersections & roundabouts, conceptual rail design, bridge design and on viewing InfraWorks 360 models on web browsers.
Check out this Webcast that takes you through the major new tools and features in some minutes.
You can also find a great summary of the new capabilities in the help system.
The product team announced the InfraWorks 360 release at a more detailed webcast with a record number of attendees and you can find that recording on the InfraWorks 360 Community Site.
With this post the InfraWorks 360 development team wants to give insights into the future roadmap of the InfraWorks 360 web viewer.
InfraWorks 360 is developed in a very dynamic and flexible way (Agile Development) that allows - and requires - constant customer feedback. Learning what you like, don’t like and need, helps us adjusting plans and roadmaps when needed. This means that roadmaps including the ones exposed below can change, but they will be focused on the three goals for InfraWorks 360 web viewer:
Enable planners to share and communicate their proposed designs everywhere and on multiple clients
Empower public citizens and collaborators to better understand and assess impacts of proposed designs in real world context
Enable interaction, discussion and voting for people who are interested in or affected by a project.
Get involved in helping us shape what comes next in InfraWorks 360 web viewer. Have a look at the roadmap below and let us know what you think about our direction in the comments of this post, and submit your own ideas for features and enhancements in the InfraWorks 360 Ideastation. OK, let's check out the roadmap.
This blog post summarizes Best Practices for InfraWorks 360 Web and Mobile Viewing. General tips and a web cast recording guide both beginners and advanced users to a great model viewing experience in browsers on PCs and tablets.