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On The Rails with 12d

12d Model software’s vast suite of modules includes 12d Track, which was specifically designed for the survey, design and construction of light, heavy and high-speed rail projects. 12d Track allows users to calculate the centre of a track of surveyed rails, get a ‘Line of Best Fit’ to develop and alignment, calculate and plot slews, … Continue reading On The Rails with 12d

12d View

12d View allows 12d Model customers and non-12d Model customers to view 12d Model projects and aggregate other industry data in a single 3D platform. 12d View is great for engineers, staff onsite who want to view civil data in 3D or anyone who doesn’t have access to a full 12d Model licence and wants … Continue reading 12d View

Trimesh BIM Objects

I caught up with Peter Taynton of 12d Queensland for Episode 1 in a new webinar series! This first session focussed on the object types shipped with 12d. There was a generalised discussion on how the objects were created, along with some editing: • File structure • Vertex objects • Segment objects There was also … Continue reading Trimesh BIM Objects

Civil BIM Delivery on the M1/M3/Gateway Merge (Pacific Motorway)

Watch a presentation given by Peter Ryan (Jacobs, Technical Director, Digital Engineering) at our sold-out 2018 12d Technical Forum. Learn about the challenges, workflows and benefits of designing the M1/M3/Gateway project under Civil BIM, and how 12d Model and 12d Synergy enabled this. What is the M1/M3/Gateway Merge? This is a BIM project being led by … Continue reading Civil BIM Delivery on the M1/M3/Gateway Merge (Pacific Motorway)

BIM Setout Using 12d Field

Subtitle: Digital Transformation in the Civil Infrastructure Industry As data managers, Surveyors are faced with many challenges, and are responsible for ever-increasing spatial and metadata information sets. Much of this data is of a basic xyz nature, without attributes or QA information. Presented by 12d Field Product Sales Manager Graham Wirth, this presentation is derived … Continue reading BIM Setout Using 12d Field


When Frenchs Forest-based surveying firm ESO Surveyors won the contract to perform the quantity surveying on Sydney’s new International Convention Centre (ICC), they jumped at the chance. They had previously made the transition into buildings, and the challenge of such an interesting space appealed. The project was completed in conjunction with Robert Bird Group (for … Continue reading ESO on ICC

Drainage Plan Plot

This video demonstrates the many features of the Drainage Plan Plot PPF Editor, and the example PPFs installed in the library folder in 12d Model. Techniques for producing outputs for multiple drawings with different frame rotations are shown, on the way to producing PDFs of drainage plans. The Drainage Plan Plot PPF Editor is unique … Continue reading Drainage Plan Plot

12d and TMR Light Up

Sudharsanan Loganathan of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland (TMR) spoke to our Technical Forum audience about a lighting module in 12d Model he’s been working on. It includes some tools to help designers produce models, and specifically to create consistency in processes and improve the as-constructed. Background Managing assets was vital to … Continue reading 12d and TMR Light Up

12d Helps Build a Better World

What can we do to shape a better world? Charity, the environment, education, and health all spring to mind as areas to focus on… Since its humble roots back in 1988, sitting in (literally) a basement to sell the first licence of 12d (then 4d) Model, 12d Solutions has held dear these Company Values: Quality  … Continue reading 12d Helps Build a Better World

Drainage 2D in 12d Model

12d Water Resources Engineer Rob Graham is our ‘go-to guy’ for all things Drainage 2D. Watch this video to hear him talk about this exciting aspect of 12d Model! Stormwater overland flow is a critical component of roadway design. Estimating flow paths through intersections and roundabouts can be difficult, especially under complex diverging flow conditions. 2D … Continue reading Drainage 2D in 12d Model

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