Let’s face it—there are many elements in our Autodesk® Revit® software models that are re-modeled by the architect, MEP engineers, or structural engineers. Who modeled it initially? Who owns it? Is Copy/Monitor being used? These types of questions should always be asked. Items such as columns, girds, ceilings, lights, plumbing fixtures, structural walls, floors, and roofs are usually populated in both the architectural model and the engineering models. This class will describe proper workflows between architects and engineers and explain how to model elements that have both architectural and engineering needs. Learn how to share the information of these elements without having to duplicate the geometry. Sometimes knowing when and how to share elements will eliminate the need to have ownership of elements. Learning to create the proper workflow and families will ensure that collaboration is being achieved on your Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects.
Engineers, architects, and contractors who are working on BIM projects and want to learn best practices for sharing information between disciplines
Mike Massey graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Architecture. He has 15 plus years of experience working as an architect. He is currently Senior AEC Application Specialist for Applied Software. Since joining Applied Software, Mike specializes in BIM implementation for architects and MEP engineers. In addition, Mike has been responsible for providing customer demonstrations, implementation, training and support for the Autodesk AEC products for architects, engineers, and contractors. Mike has spoken at various AIA functions on the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling), conducted regional CAD Camp seminars, a speaker at Revit Technology Conference (RTC), and is a repeated speaker at Autodesk University for the past 5 years. Mike is a contributing author for Autodesk Official Training Courseware and has also been published in a number of industry magazines and newsletters regarding BIM and other productivity topics related to the Autodesk Building Solutions.
Rabi Sidawi, AIA education includes a B.ARCH (1985), M.ARCH (1986) and MA (1988). Since 1988 he practiced architecture in Los Angeles, Honolulu and Atlanta.
Rabi is a registered Architect and a senior AEC solutions consultant at Applied Software. In his current role, he provides AEC project planning/implementation, trains AEC professionals on (BIM) applications including Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Navisworks, Infrastructure Modeler and Autodesk 360 Sustainable Design Solutions.
Other activities include webinars and marketing presentations, project management, BIM templates, model error checking & validation, simulation of project phases, quantity & material take-offs and building performance analysis.
Autodesk recognized Rabi as having received the highest ratings from students for instructor performance. He was named (ATC) Instructor of the Year for 2007. In 2009 he received the North America award for distinguished performance in Revit Architecture.
This class will cover the new features for Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 software. We will examine new features for creating and manipulating parts, including division profiles and merging and excluding parts. For assemblies, we will look at new features for types, origin, and views. You will learn about new reinforcing features for hosted area and path, rebar snapping, and placing structural wire fabric. Finally, you will learn about new tools for analytical modeling.
This class shows how extensions to Autodesk Revit Structure software can dramatically speed up creation of precast elements. You will learn how to define families for hollow core slabs with profiles and the strand patterns. These families will be used for automatic dividing of hollow core slabs into producible panels. We will look at assemblies and describe how the same precast elements can be found automatically. The class also covers how to use the split tools in Revit Structure to split the slabs manually. We will go through the automatic creation of shop drawings and data for the production in the precast factory. With the defining of the transport stacks and the production line, we will see the full workflow from design to production for hollow core slabs inside of Revit Structure.
In this class, we will focus on tips and tricks and best practices to model concrete structures using Autodesk Revit Structure software. We will go over tips for modeling concrete and precast concrete components; reinforcement modeling and detailing; and modeling concrete tilt-up panels, expansion joints, concrete control joints, and more.
It is time to move on from using Autodesk Revit Structure software as a drafting tool and to begin using it as a design aid by accessing and manipulating the information in the model. This class will show how additional functionality can be added to Revit Structure in two ways. First, we will show how to incorporate structural engineering calculations into families that can be used to drive the geometry of modeled elements. Second, we will demonstrate a link between Revit and Microsoft® Excel® that allows use of system, type, and instance parameters in one formula and creates new parameters that report information contained in the model that is typically inaccessible through Revit reporting tools. We hope these examples will inspire you to find innovative and creative solutions using Revit tools.
The New Crystal Bridges Museum pushed the envelope of what 3D modeling can do both in engineering design and project delivery. In this class, you will learn how the design team overcame tremendous technical design and interoperability challenges to deliver a stunning built product. We will also examine Autodesk® Revit® software and other parametric modeling tools for their relevance in the context of custom detailing and fabrication. Attendees will leave with an understanding of when, why, and how an advanced workflow can benefit a project.
The Construction Administration (CA) phase of a project has always been a complicated process. Once you rely on a model to create the construction documents, what used to be a simple change may affect many views and details. When it comes to the CA phase, we think this is bad. We start asking, “Do I make the changes directly in the model? What if the changes are not approved?” The answers are not straightforward. If you have a change that does not get approved, then you must revisit the change and undo it in the model. It may take some work but it does have to be done. Due diligence is a must, but who is doing this due diligence? It is important to do some upfront thinking on the process and talk to your team about how you are going to go through it. This class will show you some methods that have been tried (some that are working and some that are failing miserably) and how to avoid failures during the CA phase.
Learn how recent improvements to the RISA-Revit Link have made repeated round-trips a painless process. See how new settings and options can enable you to click the Import/Export button without worrying about the consequences. This class will focus on workflow between your RISA model and your Autodesk® Revit® Structure software model, including how to handle situations where both models are being worked on simultaneously. Special emphasis will be placed on workflow strategies to ensure that both models remain as synchronized as possible throughout the design lifecycle.
Autodesk industry partners CSC and Design Data have combined their expertise to deliver a consistent Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for the entire design of steel structures. This process links CSC Fastrak, Autodesk Revit Structure, and Design Data SDS/2 Connect software. We will demonstrate how a full code-compliant design of the steel structure can be produced in Fastrak, which can be synchronized with both Revit Structure, for the creation of BIM documentation, and with SDS/2 Connect, for the full design and detailing of the steel connections. The fully designed Revit model can then be exported to SDS/2 Detailing software for the creation of the fabrication model. Integration between Fastrak, SDS/2 Connect and Revit Structure is a powerful solution for the steel industry. Bridging the information gap between design and fabrication shortens timelines, enhances project communication, and ultimately reduces project costs.
This class focuses on advanced interoperability between Autodesk Revit Structure and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional software. You will learn best practices for transferring sloped and curved framing and curtain wall between Revit and Robot. We will demonstrate techniques for working with floor openings, analytical/rigid links, and framing offsets. Learn the advanced options that are available in the Revit-Robot link to facilitate model transfer and data fidelity. Increase your productivity by getting the most out of this powerful analytical link.
In this class you will learn how to create 3D reinforcement, 2D reinforcement plans, and bending schedules using Autodesk® Revit® software. We will show you how to use the design results of a finite element calculation effectively for creating reinforcement that covers the required calculated amount. A special emphasis will be made on the derivation of 2D reinforcement plans, including steel schedules.
Everyone knows that Autodesk Revit software is a Building Information Modeling program and it has intelligence when modeling. However this intelligence is sometimes lost when you create details. In this class, we will show how to create intelligent details using detail components and nested detail components. By doing this, we will be able to keynote these elements to maintain a consistent noting procedure and be able to send this information out to our spec writer so even the detailed items are not missed in the specs. If keynoting is not your choice, we will also cover how to tag these elements so that you achieve consistent notation of the details on every project.
This class will cover standards for adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) and working in a collaborative environment. We will discuss general model and management principles and talk about how you can best use templates and standards. The class will also cover multidiscipline workflows and describe a process for managing CAD files for large multiuser projects.
Attendees should have general Revit Structure knowledge.