The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of effective practices regarding how to combine foundation designs in Revit Structure Suite software with civil-site designers in AutoCAD Civil 3D software to ultimately collaborate with architects in Revit Architecture software. The discussion will give guidelines on where utility modeling for building should transition from Revit MEP software above grade to AutoCAD Civil 3D software below grade and how to use Navisworks project review software in this review process. Key concept to review will be the difference between local coordinate systems that building designers work in as compared to the state plane coordinate system that civil engineers typically use. The discussion will then consider the new American Institute of Architects' BIM Protocol Exhibit E202 that defines the Level Of Detail (LOD) in models on a scale of 100 to 500. The presenter will demonstrate these LOD concepts with case studies from projects in 3 different project phases: design, construction, and facilities management.
Colt Scherbig is a project coordinator at IKERD Consulting, an internationally recognized consulting group in buildings, civil, and industrial construction markets. The firm assists project owners, designers, and builders to achieve their goals in risk management, schedule efficiency, cost control, and quality. The firm's Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) services include engineering- and construction-grade modeling, often incorporating 3D laser scanning, which the firm provides internally. Colt specializes in consulting for integrated civil and structural projects with BIM-enabled VDC and engineering. He may be contacted at ColtScherbig@IKERD.com.
Mr. Ikerd currently chairs both the Designers Forum of the AGC's national BIM Forum and co-chairs the Structural Engineering Institute's national BIM Committee. Additionally, he co-chairs the AGC BIM Forum _ AIA workgroup on LOD of structures. Will is an internationally-known speaker and expert in VDC with BIM. For the past several years, he has presented annually at AU. Mr. Ikerd regularly speaks at the North American Steel Construction Conference, the AGC National BIMForum, and SPAR International Laser Scanning Conference. He has won the 'Best Speaker' award twice from the International Structures conference and has received numerous other national awards, such as the 'Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering 2010' from Structural Engineering Magazine, 'Top 30 under 40' from Glass Magazine 2009 and the 'Top 40 Under 40' from Building Design & Construction in 2011. He may be contacted at info@IKERD.com.
Roundabouts are popping up all over the place. They're becoming commonplace in our transportation projects. Yet many engineers and technicians are finding them quite complex to design. With so many moving parts and factors to consider, it can be rather tricky to create a roundabout that is safe, easy on traffic, and properly draining. This is where the new roundabout tool in Vehicle Tracking software (AVT) from Autodesk, Inc., comes into play. It contains a powerful roundabout design tool that generates a fully dynamic corridor, not just 2D alignments. It sets up baselines, regions, targets, and so on, all for you, and it gives you the ability to modify the design afterwards. This class will take a deep dive into this toolset, exposing its pros and cons and teaching you how the software can improve your roundabout design processes.
Creating true Building Information Modeling (BIM) corridors that yield proper surfaces, quantities, and cross sections can often be fairly tedious. And this is a big deal, because that's the promise of BIM, after all. You may have found yourself creating many different alignments and profiles in odd intersections or cul-de-sacs, for example. The problem is that managing the values in these profiles can be fairly tedious and error prone, slowing down your workflows and bogging down your project. This is where Auxilliary corridors come in. Through this strategy we can create background corridors that dynamically link baseline profiles to primary baselines. If this sounds confusing, it's because it's hard to put into words. You just have to come to this class. With this strategy you can create detailed, complex corridor models that are more powerful than anything you've probably seen before. The promises of BIM will finally come home once you start implementing Auxiliary corridors in your complex projects.
Are you confused about how to plot all the different views (plan, profile, and cross sections) in AutoCAD Civil 3D software? Then this class is for you. We will discuss the settings and styles that help to automate the plotting of your projects, whether they include plans, profiles, cross sections, or a combination of these sheet sets. We will also examine the necessary settings required for your drawing templates to make the plotting process a breeze. In addition, we will cover some of the AutoCAD software plotting functionality that you can capitalize on. Come and learn how to automate the plotting of your projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D software (no Robin required). Batman is a trademark of DC Comics.
In today's world of distributed work forces, collaborating on a project across multiple offices can be a disjointed process at best. Keeping everyone up-to-date with the latest files, even with automated processes in place, is never a smooth workflow and always ends up with coordination overhead. Working together across offices should be just as easy as working together in a single office. A BIM friendly, global file system with cross-office locking can solve your company's distributed workforce issues. Everybody within the company can truly work collaboratively on the same files without overwriting each other's work. Even six different users at six different sites are able to collaborate on the same Revit model at once while performing sync with central simultaneously. And yes, this does work for other Autodesk products like Civil 3D and other AutoCAD verticals.