Autodesk Infraworks vision
Illustrations of how Infraworks software could be used to directly manipulate objects in a 3D model, distinct from other civil engineering applications that rely on keyboard commands.
Moving to Direct manipulation...
Autodesk Infraworks broke new ground when it decided to depart from the 2D drawing world and immerse users in a 3D environment. In this series of illustrations, we began to imagine how users might interact with elements in their model in a natural and intuitive way.
Tasks such as determining the placement of drains for a roadway design or visualizing the floodplain for a terrain could happen with the help of snapping, overlaid text, and other visual cues to help the user feel reassurance that they were positioning element correctly.