Upgrading Quality: Autodesk Civil 3D Workshop

Upgrading Quality: Autodesk Civil 3D Workshop

Nikhil Vobbilisetty | Sep 12, 2016

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One of NITR’s most active technical clubs, The Civil Engineering Student’s Technical Club, or CEST Club of NIT Rourkela is known for the various workshops it organizes for the benefit of the NITR Junta.

Recently, CEST club conducted a workshop to familiarise the people with the usage of Autodesk Civil 3D, a software widely used in the field of Civil Engineering in today’s world.

The workshop was conducted by Naimatullah Shafaq, an assistant professor at the Dept. Civil Engineering, Baghlan University Afghanistan and Senior & Technical engineer of Woor Construction Company (WCC) until 2016. Currently pursuing his Masters at NIT Rourkela, he believes that the most effective way for a Civil Engineer to utilise his time is by learning and implementing modern cutting-edge technologies.

Autodesk Civil 3D is an important software that used in the field of Civil Engineering. The software has wide applications, like 2D to 3D transitions, improving project delivery, designing efficiently, checking designs against standards, optimizing designs, evaluating feasibility and impact, integrating with other software, minimizing errors, and delivering 3D models for automated machine guidance. With a wide range of real-time uses such as helping respond faster to project changes, incorporating design changes automatically, estimating material usage with dynamic calculations, sharing and updating models in real time there is probably no software more important to aid a civil engineer in his work.

The Autodesk Civil 3D workshop was conducted from 3-6th September 2016 from 2:00-5:00 PM in the Main Building’s AutoCAD lab. It saw a turnout of around 30 people on its first day even though 60 students had filled out the registration forms. There could be several factors which were responsible for the low turnout one of which could be the fact that most of the NITR junta had decided to pack their bags and go back home for the four-day long weekend, and because the workshop was pertinent mostly Civil Engineers and not the ones from other branches, although was open to all.

CEST Club defines what it is to give back to the institute and indeed works hard to impart technical knowledge to the budding Civil Engineers.

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