Many of us have been creating models for our projects for some time now, but have we really been getting the most out of them? By starting our modeling process earlier we can capitalize on our models for better quantities and an overall better project. Join us as we guide you through the process of extracting quality quantities out of your models and using that data for estimating, scheduling, and production tracking. We start by sharing how we create our Revit software models for the most effective quantities that will have the greatest effect on our final design. We will also show you how to capitalize on shared parameters to sort and group takeoffs as well as track production data, and push this information in and out of the model without ever opening Revit software. Quantities should live on throughout construction and into operations in order to help us gain better insights into our projects. Using Assemble to get the most out of your quantities will surely start a revolution among your team.
Estimators, owners and designers who want to leverage real time quantity data throughout design and construction
History - 13 years with Stiles Construction in the Preconstruction Department, with 17 years of experience in the construction industry.
Duties - Champion the bid management system, and preconstruction technology solutions. Responsible for building and systems analyses, bid evaluations, procurement, and contracting. "First line" tech and software support.
Fun stuff - Enjoys video games, kayaking, and Scottish spirits.
Have you ever tried to control the shape of a curved form parametrically in the Family Editor? If so, you’ve no doubt discovered that flexing them sometimes throws you a curveball. In this session we’ll explore several techniques to tame your unruly parametric curves. We’ll look at examples of circles, arcs, quarter round, half round, arches, and we’ll even check out some splines. We’ll look at both simple and compound curves. We’ll work primarily in the traditional Family Editor but most techniques apply to the massing Family Editor environment as well. We’ll explore curvature and rotation, and we’ll throw in some trigonometry for good measure. After this session, I cannot guarantee that you’ll never have another misbehaving curve in your family content, but what I can promise is that you’ll come away with several useful tools to help you tame them when curve-mischief strikes!
The modeling is done, time for some fun. Attendees will take their model out of Revit software and move it into 3ds Max software and learn how to animate it utilizing particle systems, space warps, and the Mass FX tools. A basic understanding of the UI, tools, modifiers, and key framing in 3ds Max software will be required. It’s time to relax and create some beautiful and fun animations. You’ve spent months building the models and stressing over deadlines. In this class you’ll animate a controlled build of your Revit model in 3ds Max software with particle systems, and then you’ll destroy the model with Mass FX. The example provided will be a structural model, but you can apply techniques to all discipline models.<br/><br/> See this AU expert’s work in the gallery
BIM 360 Glue software has revolutionized the way site and office teams collaborate, removing barriers to successful Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation and driving BIM adoption at all levels on the project. The intuitive nature of BIM 360 Glue software has enabled Hansen Yuncken to overcome the technical divide with its site teams and subcontractors, developing a motivated workforce to become more active in the BIM process. This session will look at 2 specific case studies and the workflows implemented to harness site teams’ involvement in the collaboration and coordination process. It will cover some of the core features and how the software was used in the field to coordinate trades and contribute to quick and practical design resolutions. There will be an overview of enhanced workflows, and we’ll look at how to gain greater efficiencies by utilizing the streamlined integration with Revit software and Navisworks software for greater collaboration and downstream use during construction and commissioning phases.
Production time = Money. So how can we speed up production time? Whether you are a large design house or a one person show, we all suffer when dealing with large models, but why do we put up with it? We have multiple sources of families and families gather data, they pick up ‘data dust’ and grow and grow and then they live in our models increasing the size of our project files, what we need is a medic! Or Autodesk SEEK’s new solution – family quality control. But it goes beyond that, this session tackles large data, sourcing families and family standards for in house use. We look at how we are addressing this from a global perspective, implementing standards and working towards achieving a national standard.
Learn how to create construction-sequencing animations in 3ds Max software using data from Revit software and Navisworks software. This class will show you how to prepare data export from Revit and Navisworks to get the best results for lighting, rendering, and animating in 3ds Max software. Learn how to set up the imported data to reflect different types of construction sequences on a timeline, including appearance, movement, and scaling simulations, while also using 3ds Max data for vehicle and crane simulations. See how this software workflow can help you market your construction project to a broader range of stakeholders and win new prestigious projects for your organization.
During this session you will learn the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for owners, uses for operations / facilities management, and strategies for delivering models for these purposes. We’ll review critical elements and information an owner may require in a BIM deliverable and show how to capture this information during design and construction. You will understand how an owner may use BIM for operations and facilities management; understand the Project BIM Execution Plan’s role in defining the BIM deliverable for the owner; and understand current technologies that support delivering BIM to the owner for use in operations and facilities management
Gone are the days of relying solely upon in-situ mock-ups to generate issues and drive decision-making. With the emergence of the virtual mock-up and virtual reality solutions, mock-ups can now be generated much earlier in the coordination process, thus saving you time and money by driving the conversation earlier in the design phase. The purpose of this class is to demonstrate how utilizing lean construction methods and various tools (Navisworks software, Revit software, AutoCAD software, and 3ds Max software) coupled with virtual reality tools can enable you to guide the design and owner groups into making meaningful and educated design changes early in the design phase. Through the review of multiple case studies we will demonstrate the cost-benefit analysis of each type of mock-up, as well as determine which types of information we can obtain from each.
In this class we will show the whole Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow, from the design and analysis phase, passing from modeling to delivering drawings. Information flows into different processes with no answer. Several times there can be loss of information and a lot of rework. We will show you how to model a project in Revit software in order to be useful for design and analysis; how to place loads and then export the analytical lines and areas to SOFiSTiK FEA; and how to calculate the efforts and then bring it back to Revit software to reinforce the concrete. Finally, the client will want drawings, so with some SOFiSTiK tools we will show how to assemble drawings into sheets quickly and easily, bringing a 3D model to 2D sheets. In this session we will use the example of a 25-story building. We will start with Revit software for the conceptual and design phases, then use SOFiSTiK FEA software for the analysis phase, and finally we’ll turn to Revit software and SOFiSTiK Reinforcement for detailing and documentation
This roundtable discussion will focus on topics that are critical to the rebar process when an integrated delivery approach is used. Engineers, detailers, fabricators, installers, and general contractors are invited to come and share their thoughts about what is important to ensure the success of a cast-in-place concrete project. We will discuss new tools such as the Revit software-aSa link as a means to discover what future improvements are coming to Revit software. We will also discuss material, fabrication, delivery, installation, and general constructability issues that commonly arise for a variety of concrete systems. And we will examine strategies for maintaining quality and ensuring productivity of all stakeholders.
This class builds on previous Autodesk University classes that taught rebar modeling and shop drawing tools in Revit Structure software. We will expand on this by showing how to manage a large rebar model and shop drawings for large building construction projects in Revit software. Using a 2000-plus ton rebar model for a $1 million, San Francisco, mixed-use, mid-rise project as an example, we will discuss how to use the Revit software model and add-ins to manage pours, fabrication data, and coordination between the contractor, rebar fabricator, and installer. We will present techniques that will help you use partitions and bar numbering to manage data in a large rebar model, as well as how to use parameters and filters to control and QC rebar delivery data. We will demonstrate spreadsheet links and add-ins to export rebar fabrication data from the Revit software model to input directly into common rebar cutting and bending software applications. You will also learn tips and tricks to help you take advantage of repetition to efficiently model rebar and annotate shop drawings.
When you have a complex project where Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination is absolutely necessary, and you add to the equation that design consultants and all of the subcontractors have no BIM experience . . . you are in a challenging position. The intention of this class is to give you an idea of the implemented BIM workflow in a temple project located in Argentina (South America), where BIM use is not developed yet in this region. However, the proposed implemented workflow (single-source work-share partner) is applicable to many other situations, even in advanced BIM markets. We will share this experience and discuss pros and cons of the approach, results achieved, and proposed next steps. We’ll go all the way from Revit software design models, to coordination with Navisworks software and Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform, to fabrication models with AutoCAD MEP software versus Revit software and shop drawings generation, to approval process. A complete workflow analysis from start to finish.
In this class we’re going to look at detailing reinforcement in concrete structures and moving from the traditional method of 2D detailing to 3D detailing approach using Autodesk, Inc., software. We will take a look at the comprehensive tools in Revit Structure software, and some third-party tools, to help accelerate the design and detailing of reinforced concrete structures. This class is designed for structural/civil engineers, construction managers, structural engineers/technicians, and technical drafters.