This session will share a recent project that incorporates custom families into an early design project. The families have engineering built into them such that they essentially design themselves once placed in the project. Then, with changes to particular items in the project, the families update their designs in real-time, and the model then updates as well. In addition, the elements are scheduled, with approximated construction cost. This model was created for a client to use as a tool for making design decisions. This client builds a great deal of similar structures and wanted a way to visualize how various design decisions may affect things like ceiling heights, cost, and so on. This session will show how the custom families were created and how the project was modeled.
Dezi Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for more than 15 years. After obtaining her bachelor's and master's degrees from University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a practicing structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado. Dezi is a regular speaker at many conferences. She is the co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, and she is currently serving as an Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) board member and vice president. Finally, as if that is not enough Revit software in her life, she is married to 'The Revit Geek' and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.
The collaboration features of Revit Structure software with Structural Analysis software were widely presented and experienced over the last years. However, despite all this featured software, many structural engineers still stay with their Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and their common pencil-and-paper routine. Not all software supports all codes, and very often it is faster to use those light spreadsheets than it is to work with heavy analysis software. This workshop will demonstrate how you can implement those spreadsheets into the parameter fields of a Revit software family, making use of the formula capabilities of the Revit software parameter and of nested families in order to make Revit software tasty for engineers. We will present examples that will include a reinforced-concrete footing design, a concrete retaining wall, timber joists designs, and a timber joist cantilever design. The workshop will also cover the documentation features and possibilities.
Revit software provides tools for modeling 3D concrete reinforcement in an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment. This presentation provides insight into how to use these tools in the best way for the creation of complete, detailed, and more accurate reinforcement designs. Learn how to use the standard reinforcement modeling, drawing, and scheduling tools for standard rebars and wire fabric mesh. Discover the possibilities in custom rebar shapes. Get new ideas for using 3D models in reinforcement construction at the expense of drawings. If you believe in a future world where engineers, contractors, and fabricators communicate reinforcement design using the most intuitive way possible—the visual 3D representation of the future—then this class is for you.
The rebar fabrication industry has seen great progress in the streamlining of the rebar supply chain, from rebar estimating through detailing, fabrication, and installation. We can attribute much of this progress to the software used by rebar detailers and fabricators and to the integration of that software with the fabrication hardware. Still, there is an opportunity for the industry to improve how the rebar design is transformed into the product installed on site. Attendees will learn how to export 3D rebar detailed in Revit Structure Suite software to a leading rebar MIS (management information system) software product: Applied Software Systems (aSa). This process will drive fabrication processes in the shop and field. We will cover many topics, including effective practices for detailing rebar for fabrication, organization of rebar releases in Revit software, the data exportation to and data checking in aSa, and the distribution the 3D rebar data along the supply chain.
AU Las Vegas
Revit for Structural Engineers, Revit for Construction