Why are design models not typically used in the construction process?. This is usually because the designers won’t give up their model, and if they do they use a liability waiver releasing them from any inaccuracies. In this course, you will learn how leading structural engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti bridges the gaps between the design and construction trades helping design and construction timelines overlap by delivering an accurate, detailing and fabrication ready, model. At the end of the presentation, you will hear a discussion from the contractors point of view: what steel detailing firms expect from structural engineers to effectively collaborate and exchange model-based information.
Structural designers, modelers, detailers, and fabricators
Joshua comes from a background first as a steel detailer, having experience is using Tekla Structures to produce BIM models, shop drawings, DSTV files, and integration with FabTrol. Before coming to TT, Joshua was a Support Technician for Tekla, Inc. based in Atlanta, GA. His duties there, in addition to providing support, included training, creating tutorials, alpha testing, and preparing presentations for Tekla’s annual user conference. At TT, he provides support, training, and customizations; he conducts a monthly internal user group for virtual construction topics and performs beta and new software testing, guiding the applications deployment of construction software firm-wide.
Ken is the Design Technology Director for Thornton Tomasetti Inc., a large multi-disciplinary Engineering firm based in New York, and is a 7 time AU speaker. Ken’s subject matter expertise lies in the areas of BIM, project planning, complex modeling, Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Revit Server, and many other design related technologies. In his spare time Ken is an avid cyclist, photographer, woodworker and calligrapher.
Many owners/operators of process plants are required to use or implement specific design and engineering applications like AVEVA PDMS. Learn how workflows and third-party tools can help to overcome the challenges of data exchange between Autodesk, Inc., and non-Autodesk Plant Solutions in a multidisciplinary design environment. Learn how we can use AutoCAD Plant 3D software and Revit software to modify and enrich an existing plant design management system (PDMS) project, and how to hand over AutoCAD Plant 3D and Revit models in PDMS format, eliminating the need for remodeling. See how existing PDMS models may be brought into AutoCAD Plant 3D and Revit for work sharing. Also, see how we can convert PDMS catalogue/spec databases into AutoCAD Plant 3D to be used in projects, and how AutoCAD Plant 3D models are converted into intelligent PDMS models using the XMpLant format. Revit is often a preferred tool for architectural and structural design, and Revit models may also be converted into intelligent PDMS models. We will share sample projects and customer stories.
In this class we will explore an extended structural steel workflow between different Suite Solutions from Autodesk, Inc. Create, exchange, and optimize a steel structure using the power of different Autodesk Solutions in an integrated workflow. Design your steel structure and optimize it without the need to recreate it using the unique capabilities of the suite workflows. In this workflow we will cover the interoperability between the Solutions by starting to create a steel structure in AutoCAD Plant 3D software and importing the structure into Revit Structure software. Then we’ll exchange the structure to Robot Structural Analysis software for steel optimization; update the structure, drawings, and results in Revit Structure software; and export the optimized steel structure to Advance Steel software for structural detailing and the creation of shop drawings. We will use Navisworks software or BIM 360 Glue software to review the project and perform clash detection. Afterward we will reference the detailed structure back into AutoCAD Plant 3D software to complete the workflow.
In this class attendees will learn how to integrate 2D and 3D modeling within a multidimensional project. Specific focuses will include incorporating 2D line work from AutoCAD software into orthographic views within AutoCAD Plant 3D software and importing an AutoCAD Plant 3D software model into a 2D design environment. Both procedures require verbal and graphical coordination, layer control, and specific layer naming conventions to assist in the production of 2D plan views, drawing sets, and manipulation of object visibility in live section cuts. Topics will include developing solutions utilizing both forms of design, integrating various software programs and disciplines to maximize modeling performance and behavior, developing a systematic approach to integrating 2D and 3D models, and resolving conflicts that may arise. We will also cover file creation and management required for project setup. This advanced knowledge is beneficial to designers, engineers, and project managers who work on 2D/3D design projects.
This class will review the new composite-beam-design extension available for Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2016 software. To set the stage for the Robot Structural Analysis software demonstration, we will first complete a review of composite-beam-design theory and AISC 360-10’s composite-beam-design implementation and requirements. We’ll then demonstrate how you can access and install the composite-beam-design extension for Robot Structural Analysis 2016 software. We’ll conduct an in-depth examination of the composite-beam-design extension, detailing all of the features and uses by exploring composite-beam-design examples from actual projects. We’ll look at various types of composite-beam configurations, taking each example from analysis and design parameter definition through to reviewing the analysis and design results and reports. This class will illustrate the benefits of Robot Structural Analysis software’s composite-beam-design implementation, and provide guidance on best practices to make the most of this robust tool.
In the world of structural engineering, we are challenged to make several structural analysis models, to find the best solution, and to be leaders in economic structure design. Robot Structural Analysis and Revit Structure are great solutions that help us with this. This class will show you a whole new way of analyzing your structures. Learn how you can catch the architectural design and add behavior and rules to the structural design in Revit and Robot Structural Analysis in the less time. You will discover how to apply computational design with Dynamo in Robot Structural Analysis Professional. You will also learn how to apply structural optimization techniques to your analysis models in Robot Structural Analysis with Dynamo. Finally, this will lead you to an introduction into the world of genetic algorithms.
Revit software’s External Services framework enables developers to tailor the behavior of built-in Revit software features to the level that was not possible with conventional external command-based add-ins. External Services have been used as a base to support customized MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) calculations, access externally stored data, replace built-in export/import filters, and many other features in Revit software. As Revit software continues to grow there are new external services introduced with every major release, which gives developers new opportunities to provide their solutions on top of the Revit core functionality. Unfortunately, this feature has not been well adapted by the external public yet, quite possibly due to the lack of comprehensive documentation—which is exactly the gap this class will attempt to fill. We’ll explain the framework’s main ideas and clearly illustrate the most anticipated uses. We will also present a hands-on coding approach as an example of a simple MEP friction calculator.
This class will explain how code based on the Revit software API can be refactored to simplify usage, isolate functionality, and improve maintainability. Class material will cover the use of C# language features and industry best practices to refactor code in Revit software add-ins and supporting library modules. A detailed look will be taken at extension methods, the Action and Func delegate classes, Microsoft LINQ, and design patterns. We will show specific before and after samples of code running in a production add-in. We will explore extension methods to show how you can attach functionality to the responsible object. We will use delegates to encapsulate code, making it less complex and more maintainable. We will demonstrate LINQ by selecting and processing groups of objects. Finally, we will show design patterns that separate command functionality from the user interface.
Im Vortrag erhalten Sie einen Überblick über die Möglichkeiten der Übernahme von Analysemodellen aus Revit Structure für die statische Berechnung in den Dlubal Programmen RFEM und RSTAB.<br/><br/>Es werden die Arbeitsweise und Neuigkeiten der bidirektionalen Schnittstelle Revit-Dlubal anhand von praxisrelevanten Modellen vorgestellt.
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
Through our embedment in a team of 700-plus structural and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineers and technicians in our London office, within a worldwide company pool of over 10 times that, we have digested the core components of what a Structural Team needs to know to push the Building Information Modeling (BIM) boundaries to the next level, from embedding data to linking analysis and design models; from quantification to sustainability dashboards; from 3D rebar to Advance Steel software implementation; from Revit software templates to enhanced Revit software content; and from IFC output to model reviewing and verification. And with interoperability at the heart of it all. Arup Group Limited is one of the world's premier engineering design consultancies with over 12,000 staff in 90 countries worldwide, and this class will demonstrate our structural workflows across the globe. We will share what we’ve learned on our BIM journey, and how it is benefitting our daily creative process.
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.