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Esri CityEngine training for Professionals 14th-15th January 2019 (Aylesbury)

We are holding a 2-day Esri CityEngine training course at EsriUK’s head office in Aylesbury on the 14th and 15th January 2019.   There are spaces still available on this course! 

Geodesign and analysis in 3D


Garsdale Design Limited is the official EsriUK instructor for Esri CityEngine and advanced procedural 3D modeller ideal for those wishing to turn their 2D GIS data into 3D urban models for analysis or visualisation.

The 2-day Esri CityEngine training course is more than just an introduction to CityEngine (version 2018.1), not only is this a hands-on practical course it will teach you some CGA theory and useful tools such as the amazing viewshed tool.

The course will also give you a more advanced understanding of the inner workings of Esri CityEngine.  Time is also included to focus on trainees real-world workflows and data.

Using CityEngine you will learn how to author a web scene from 2D and 3D data for visualising or analysing in other products.

This course will familiarise the user with the CityEngine interface and some workflows. You will explore how CityEngine can ‘3D enable’ your data, to make compelling and interactive 3D web viewable models and how it can fit in to other pipelines and workflows.

Road Cross sections using Esri CityEngine


Anyone interested in learning more than just the basics of CityEngine, the attendee needs to have some knowledge of 3D and GIS. It will be desirable for attendees to have some experience or prior knowledge of Esri CityEngine but not essential. Delegates ideally should also have some knowledge of the following, SketchUp, ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcGlobe and ArcScene) and ArcGISPro.


  • Identify components of the CityEngine interface
  • CGA (rule file) theory and best practice
  • GIS workflows
  • Create a CityEngine workspace and project (and how to manage it)
  • Create a 3D Web Scene
  • Use existing 2D & 3D content
  • Analysis (viewdome etc) and reporting


Your instructor will be Elliot Hartley,  the Managing Director of Garsdale Design, and a 3D geodesign expert who is a pioneer in the use of Esri CityEngine for urban planning projects and 3D city and urban modelling.   Elliot has over 6 years of consultancy, training and real-world project based experience with Esri CityEngine.

Elliot has had more than 18 years working in the fields of GIS, planning, 3D urban modelling and geodesign. He has spent some of that time working as a Senior planner, as well as a Development Control officer within local authority planning Departments. Elliot’s academic career has seen him specialise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Durham University as well as Town and Country Planning from the University of West England.    As a renowned expert in 3D urban modelling Elliot has spoken and conducted workshops at many international events on topics of planning, 3D urban modelling and geodesign.  He is co-convenor of the 3D special interest group at the British Cartographic Society and also maintains a blog called GeoPlanIT which discusses CityEngine and geodesign projects


  • Price: Contact us at info@garsdaledesign.co.uk (discounted rates are available).
  • Venue: EsriUK Headquarters Aylesbury
  • Equipment:  EsriUK will supply appropriate hardware and software
  • Can’t make the date? Contact us directly, we have courses throughout the year.

You can book directly on the EsriUK website here

Contact us directly for more information on other options for training : info@garsdaledesign.co.uk