IMAGINiT Technologies were approached by landscape architects, Oxigen, to discuss the unique requirements for the Torrens Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge project, and to see if there was a suitable AutoCAD solution to challenges they faced in the design and build process.
The Torrens Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge connects some of the Adelaide's key destinations with the northern side of the river and is the first major pedestrian bridge to be built over the River Torrens within Adelaide since the University of Adelaide Footbridge was opened in 1937.
The bridge facilitates easier access for pedestrians and cyclists to the Adelaide Zoo, Botanic Park and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens as well as linking the city with North Adelaide and the north east suburbs.
Located on a particularly peaceful section of the river set amongst steep banks and tall Eucalyptus trees, the Torrens Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge provides beautiful views up and down the river and draws people into the space, thus gaining a greater appreciation of the Torrens and its environment, without the noise of traffic.
Due to the specialist nature of the work Oxigen does as Landscape Architects, it was decided that two of IMAGINiT Technologies industry specialists, Michael Pavlovich (for Civil) and Gary Harding (for Mechanical), would be sent to discuss these challenges.
Two cad software solutions were recommended, AutoCAD Inventor for the structures, bridges, path furniture, light poles and the like, and AutoCAD Civil 3D for terrain modelling, design layout and design.
More importantly however, Oxigen committed to a training and mentoring arrangement which placed IMAGINiT Technologies as industry experts at their disposal, Robert Dall for AutoCAD Inventor and Jason Tamas for AutoCAD Civil 3D.
This planned training and mentoring solution allowed Oxigen to quickly grasp the most crucial features of these powerful AutoCAD solutions and integrate them into their current work requirements.
With this on-site training and mentoring approach, designed by IMAGINiT Technologies, productivity was kept high as the new AutoCAD systems and procedures were implemented into the operational workflow of the organisation.