By Trevor Clayton
When you create your conceptual model within Infraworks, it is very important that you have the ability to share with civil 3D users so that the design process can continue with the same base data. The tools required for the data exchange are Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 and latest release of Infraworks and Infraworks 360.
There are a couple of methods to share the data either by SQLITE or .IMX if using SQLITE Infraworks and Civil 3D must be installed on the same computer. If this isn’t the case then use the IMX option
You do not need to have InfraWorks installed on the same computer as AutoCAD Civil 3D in order bring InfraWorks data into AutoCAD Civil 3D. However, the option to open a local InfraWorks model (SQLITE file) is only available if you have InfraWorks installed on the same computer. If InfraWorks is not installed, you can bring InfraWorks data into AutoCAD Civil 3D using an IMX file that was exported from InfraWorks.
There are certain parameters that can be set prior to import.
Once the parameters are set. You can then go through the project specific object selection.