Today, we released the German-language version of Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012. Customers who already received or purchased the English version, but prefer the German version can request a language replacement version from their dealer.
Watch this space for more languages coming out soon!
Well, it's not really that serious, but we can do some pretty cool things with tooltips in Infrastructure Modeler, if you haven't tried it yet.
One of the principles behind our ability to hyperlink to data or to display dynamic information in tooltips was that we had a ton of customer feedback that said we would need to give customers the ability to access enterprise data to generate reports and visuals. For our first release of Infrastructure Modeler, this boiled down to giving access to a really nice scripting engine and then really pushing the limits on tooltips within a desktop product.
Sorry I've been so quiet lately, but I've been "presenting my heart out" at conferences such as GIS in the Rockies and the URISA Public Transportation conference. It's been great to be able to present Infrastructure Modeler as a shipping product and to see and hear the feedback and reactions of customers in the GIS and transportation industries. I've posted below some of the slides from the overview presentation. There are several videos that go along with them, but I'm waiting to narrate them and get them posted separately.
The point of the talk is to walk the audience through some of the thinking about delivering better visualization and conceptual design solutions to our customers to help accelerate the planning and approval process, while also incorporating GIS and BIM data to ground the visuals in reality.
Some of the feedback I've heard is:
"Wow... you can do that with GIS data?" - My general impression is that mainstream GIS audiences haven't even considered that their GIS data could really be used in 3D
"You really need to look at Oil and Gas uses"
"You really need to look at telecommunications uses"
"Can you do animation?" (Ans: Nope... not yet)
"It's exciting to see this and you're opening up great potential for visualization in Transportation"
What are your thoughts? What have you been hearing about the need for 3D conceptual design in urban planning and transportation?