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.
Come to this session to learn about workflow between Autodesk applications regarding how to generate an infrastructure Building Information Modeling (BIM) model. We will look at InfraWorks software as a conceptual tool, at AutoCAD Civil 3D software for project development, at Revit software to generate BIM elements, and at all the information aggregated in Navisworks software.
The course will cover the creation of a Construction Project utilizing as many Autodesk products as possible. We will start with InfraWorks 360 to demonstrate on the site selection, then utilize Map3D, Civil3D and Vehicle Tracking to build the infrastructure of the site. In parallel, we will demonstrate the use of Dynamo, Formit and Revit to build the Buildings and Structure of the site, and Plant3D, with Advance Steel to build the rest of the Plant. Also demonstrated will be Navisworks, BIM360 Glue and BIM360 Field to show a complete workflow of a project from initial concept phase to final project delivery and commissioning.
In this case study we will present how InfraWorks software has been used to establish a multidisciplinary coordinating model using Infrastructure Design Suite software, and we’ll describe a successful workflow of how to best interact between the different software systems. The project is a complex hydropower scheme that includes a total of 20 kilometers of tunnels, 4 different reservoirs, several dams, creek intakes, and 2 different underground power stations. The lecture will focus on the advantage of using InfraWorks software from the early phase in a project through to the design phase. We will show you how we combined publicly available terrain data with highly detailed aerial laser scanning, aerial imagery, and underwater surveying. We will show our developed workflow between InfraWorks software, Revit software, and AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and how you can use InfraWorks software to combine geographic information system (GIS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) in a common 3D model. Using InfraWorks software, large amounts of data was made accessible to Project Team members with standard laptops and workstations.
Take a journey into the real world of Revit software’s COBie Toolkit delivery. The Broward County Judicial Center is a successful example of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) remodeling project, delivering COBie Toolkit both during the design phase at LOD 300 and at as-builts LOD 500. You will learn about the challenges, solutions, and opportunities, and you’ll leave with takeaways for your next project.
Design-driven modeling is a common occurrence in the engineering world, but seldom is this process adopted or taken advantage of downstream in Revit software for producing detailed constructible models—which is surprising considering the age of Building Information Modeling (BIM). By simply transferring (or manually adding) intelligent Finite Element Meshing (FEM) results data from your chosen design software to your Revit software model (better: analytical model), you begin to open a world of new possibilities. For instance, you can automatically generate 3D reinforcement based on the actual “design and loads” information now held in the Revit software analytical model. In this class we will look at how next-generation BIM workflows will utilize the power of FEM data embedded in Revit software's analytical model, and, combined with powerful BIM designers, will introduce design-driven processes for creating 3D reinforcement.
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 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.
This class presents the inventive new technology RConcrete for automation of reinforced concrete design directly in Revit software. U.S.-style reinforced concrete design is a unique workflow that currently has no direct support in Revit software. In the class you will learn how you can accomplish a full U.S.-style concrete design workflow without leaving the Revit environment. Learn how you can capitalize on analysis information and Autodesk’s Code Checking Framework to drive calculation of required reinforcing per ACI 318. Harness new technologies to drive schedule-based design of reinforced concrete members according to a layout schema that you can customize to your own company standards.
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.
Creating and customizing families is likely one of the most desired advanced skills in Revit software, and learning the Family Editor can be challenging—not only due to the vast amount of knowledge there is to be gained, but also because much of the resources to learn the Family Editor are focused on architectural examples and processes. This lab will provide an introduction into the Family Editor from a structural perspective. While we can apply the fundamental ideas to any discipline, we will structurally focus the examples.<br/><br/>This session is full, but an alternate time is now available.<br/><br/>
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.