Doug Eberhard

Want to talk about digital cities. Probably heard Geoff Zeiss talk about construction industry. Here to talk about the cities that we live in. We must change our ways in our cities to be sustainable.

Like other times we’ve moved from “Old Way” to “New Way”, e.g. Analog to Digital. We still pass contracts around using paper for instance.

We build actual models of buildings, we really need to get into virtual intelligent models.

Talked yesterday about building information models that people can now share to find and fix expensive problems on the computer before going out on site. Communities are now sharing rich 3D and geospatial information models.

As we think about intelligent city models will share 4 ideas about autodesk digital cities.

visual Model, digital platform, improved workflow, smarter way to plan.

Smart models, smart-alec models, they talk back to us.

Today’s 3D GIS models

3D visualization models are rarely used after the project, mainly just for visual images.

Tomorrow’s models are a reality today, convergence of CAD and BIM, GIS. To combine perspectives together to create informed decisions. Seattle animation shows what the city will look like with tunnel or elevated roadway. Allows people to improve on that city.

Sacramento model shows existing environment, proposing high speed rail, these animations show the public what this will look like in very non-technical way for very technical way. Buildings show up coming from planning authority, they’re geospatially accurate. Visualization shows how it will work, allows us to get inside the model. Can be sure it will be accurate and trustworthy.

Also ability to analyse and simulate to make informed decisions. Previously it would be artists creating models. In these models cars are being driven by simulation. You can actually see how transportation system will work, Sustainability analysis, wind patterns, energy patterns. Rich hi-fidelity data sets brought together allow this analysis.

Pollution visualisation, flood simulation.

Allow richer integration and analysis using these digital cities. Allows to simulate and predict operations. Saves money.

Wondering what to put in your digital city. Digital sustainability. We should continue to build these rich hi-fidelity models instead of using paper all the time, but we should be reusing these models.

“Be a Model Citizen”

Digital Cities

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