New Bentley PowerCivil and GEOPAK Criteria training courses released.

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Clearwater, Florida, USA — For the first time ever, CAD users can train on Bentley PowerCivil and GEOPAK Criteria at their own pace and on their own schedule, without needing a copy of GEOPAK or MicroStation available. What makes this possible is Axiom’s newest online training libraries (a library is a collection of LearningBay courses on a given subject) for Bentley PowerCivil and GEOPAK Criteria.

Bentley PowerCivil library
Bentley PowerCivil library covers using the Bentley software for the generation and dynamic modification of data in site development, in addition to designing the associated drainage and water and sewer systems.

The Bentley PowerCivil library introduces Bentley’s unique civil engineering solution that streamlines workflow and automatically updates data as it is modified. The five courses discuss coordinate geometry, site modeling and exploring design modifications with coworkers, contractors and clients. Students will learn about the modeling capabilities that enable dynamic exploration of site development scenarios according to varying design options.

The following are courses in Bentley PowerCivil library:

  • Intro to Coordinate Geometry (COGO) covers the creation of a GEOPAK coordinate geometry (COGO) database (*.GPK file, made up of stored geometric elements such as points, lines, curves, etc.) and includes details on using the COGO Navigator (used to view, edit and display coordinate geometry elements).
  • Classic and Graphical COGO covers the use of tools found in the main coordinate geometry (COGO) application, including storing data such as points, curves and alignments. It also discusses the tools found in the graphical COGO application, which uses a combination of MicroStation-type tools to graphically create, modify and delete COGO elements, while storing them in the coordinate geometry database in the background. The course also reviews the COGO Navigator.
  • Introduction to Site covers the creation of a site plan for a business park. This course covers the basics: such as creating a site project. It also covers creating objects from site elements as well as some of the analysis tools. The example project contains a simple road (using sections), a building and a parking lot.
  • The Drainage course details three fundamental components necessary for designing any drainage system — the CAD design, GDF (GEOPAK Drainage File) and the drainage library — and how they work together. Students will learn about working with features, drainage areas and nodes before being instructed on how to create a project, set preferences, define nodes, analyze information and generate reports.
  • The Water and Sewer course introduces the tools needed to design a water and sewer system. This course includes creating a project, adding in water and sewer nodes (structures), creating water and sewer pipes and including existing utilities. Other lessons included in the course are use of the Navigator, profile generator and conflict finder.

GEOPAK Criteria library
The newest edition in the GEOPAK series of Axiom’s e-learning solutions, GEOPAK Criteria library trains users to create or modify the criteria to produce project-specific cross sections of the proposed design. By doing all the courses in the GEOPAK Criteria library, a user will become proficient at using the tools needed to generate and label proposed cross-section elements, existing utilities and other in-place features.

The following are the courses in GEOPAK Criteria library:

  • Beginning Criteria comprises instructions for placing lines, text, cells and other elements onto cross sections. This course looks at how to start writing your own criteria. It offers various options on what commands to use and reviews various types of variables (and when to use each type). This course sets up project-specific variables for your criteria — all working through numerous examples of real criteria.
  • Advanced Criteria is the advanced course continued from the discussions of the beginning course and includes more sophisticated syntax, such as nesting and loops. Drawing drainage information onto cross sections with criteria is also covered. All syntax is discussed with real criteria examples.
  • The 3 Port Criteria (3PC) course covers how to draw in plan, profile or cross section views. This enables the information to be generated once to avoid redundant entry and out of sync data.
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