InfraWorks training
InfraWorks Essentials training

2 days
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Key details

Key details

InfraWorks training course for beginners, teaching key techniques for infrastructure design and urban planning.

InfraWorks 3D design and engineering software provides a comprehensive, real-world solution for your infrastructure design and urban planning. It offers easy integration with Civil 3D, Revit Structure and other applications, and supports BIM workflows.

Our InfraWorks Essentials course is ideal for civil engineers, planners and others who need to create preliminary infrastructure and urban designs and proposals, incorporating a wide variety of data. The techniques covered include:

  • Modelling your project’s existing environment, incorporating survey-grade 2D/3D details and GIS data.
  • Designing roads, bridges, drainage, and more, incorporating engineering principles.
  • Analyzing your model, to make better decisions for sight distance, flood simulation, and more.
  • Communicating your 3D site plan proposals for faster approvals.
  • Show your designs in a realistic environment by creating high-impact visualisations and videos using storyboards.

InfraWorks Essentials training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) InfraWorks courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

As we’d be hosting this course exclusively for you/your group, the training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in InfraWorks.

A cut-down, one-day course is available covering just the techniques you want to learn.

Accredited InfraWorks training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our InfraWorks courses are accredited by Autodesk.

InfraWorks courses are hosted by Philip Madeley, an Autodesk Certified Instructor, industry expert and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

How will I learn?

InfraWorks training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainer teaches the necessary theory, then demonstrates techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running InfraWorks.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for InfraWorks, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited InfraWorks training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following InfraWorks training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their InfraWorks trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates must have a working knowledge of an Autodesk CAD application, such as AutoCAD or Civil 3D. If you don’t have this knowledge, we recommend you attending AutoCAD Essentials training first.

A good understanding of civil engineering concepts, and/or a GIS application is beneficial but not essential.

InfraWorks version

Training can be based on any recent version of InfraWorks to suit you.


General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for InfraWorks training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


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Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request InfraWorks Essentials course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request InfraWorks Essentials course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Philip Madeley

Philip Madeley Autodesk Certified Instructor

Philip’s background is in Civil Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, and has worked as a Consultant in this industry for many years.

Philip is also a long-standing Autodesk Certified Instructor, with specialist knowledge of AutoCAD and related GIS applications such as Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D and InfraWorks.

Philip’s approach to training is practical. He loves to utilise his knowledge and experience to show delegates how they can make best use of the software on their own projects.

Away from training, Philip’s interests are photography, and watching rugby and cricket. He also does voluntary work, and describes himself as an all-round lover of life.

Course content

Course content

Getting started with InfraWorks

  • The InfraWorks user Interface
  • 3D viewing and navigation tools

Building and managing models

  • Using the Model Builder
  • Creating and editing models
  • Managing styles

Terrain and feature themes

  • Creating conceptual roads in the model
  • Creating and adding buildings and other city furniture
  • Creating coverages
  • Add vegetation
  • Creating a pipe network
  • Creating railways and adding railway furniture
  • Creating water features
  • Add miscellaneous details to you model

Road design

  • Creating and editing roads
  • Creating junctions and roundabouts
  • Modifying horizontal and vertical layouts
  • Working with intersections
  • Balancing cut and fill along the road
  • Line of sight analysis
  • Sight distance analysis

Bridge design

  • Creating bridges
  • Configuring bridges
  • Structural analysis

Drainage design

  • Creating drainage networks
  • Automatic networks for road models
  • Creating culverts
  • Terrain analysis
  • Watershed analysis

Analysing the model

  • Measuring the model
  • Analysing shadows
  • Visualising the model at time of day and year

Visual communication and data transfer

  • Creating high-impact visualisations
  • Using storyboards to analyse and visualise your designs
  • Creating videos from storyboards
  • Importing from and exporting to Civil 3D

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Remote training.