This class will present a Revit software plug-in developed collaboratively by Stanford University and Autodesk, Inc., that enables architects and engineers to receive real-time feedback on the installed cost, lead time, and environmental impact of steel structural design options. The estimates are based on current data provided by members of the structural steel supply chain, including mills, fabricators, and erectors. The IP required to produce the estimate is stored and maintained by each party in a secure online database; information authorized for release to the designer is accessed by the Revit plug-in via web services and visualized in the context of the Building Information Modeling (BIM). We will share 2 industry case-study applications of the technology in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM); Rutherford + Chekene; and Herrick. We will discuss the business benefits and process changes required to on-board the technology for design engineers, fabricators, and erectors, and we will cover future plans for the development of the technology.
Architects, structural engineers and steel fabricators interested in improving vertical integration of project information.
Forest Flager is a research associate and lecturer at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE). His research and teaching focus on the use of computation to support performance-based design processes. Prior to Stanford, Forest worked for a venture-backed technology startup in San Francisco, and he has practiced as a structural engineer for Arup Group Limited in San Francisco and London. He holds a BS and PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University, a master of design degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and an MEng in structural engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
We will describe the nitty-gritty programming details to implement a cloud-based system to analyze, visualize, and report on universal component usage. The components can be Revit software families used in Building Information Modeling (BIM) or any other kind of assets in any other kind of system. The focus is on the cloud-based database used to manage the component occurrences, either in global or project-based coordinate systems. You can make searches based on both keywords and geographical location. Models are visualized using pure WebGL, Three.js, and the Autodesk View and Data API, providing support for online viewing and model navigation. You can use the web app in any browser and on any mobile device with no need to install any additional software whatsoever. This is an advanced class for experienced programmers.
To maintain a competitive advantage, more and more structural engineers are trying to find a way to capitalize on their Building Information Modeling (BIM) data for steel detailing and fabrication. This class will focus on showing how Advance Steel software is proving to be the missing link that enables structural engineers to capitalize on their Revit Structure software models for steel detailing and fabrication. You will also learn how to use Connection Vault in Advance Steel software to create automated steel connections on the structural members imported from Revit software. You will then learn how to create the automated fabrication and erection drawings and NC files. This class will also show how the bidirectional sync between Revit software and Advance Steel software enables you to bring any Revit software changes into Advance Steel software or validate Advance Steel models in Revit software.
This class will present different structural-analysis approaches within various Autodesk, Inc., products. We will present Revit software’s capability to calculate structures with the Structural Analysis 360 cloud-based solution, as well as Gravity Analysis. We will also cover Robot Structural Analysis software and Robot Structural Analysis 360 software (cloud-based solution), together with Composite Beam analysis. And we will demonstrate upcoming changes in Autodesk’s Structural Solutions.
The reinforced concrete industry needs to find an easy-to-apply and complete Building Information Modeling (BIM)-ready fabrication workflow to link together the engineers, contractors, and fabricators. The objective is to streamline the BIM workflow to make this communication possible and provide huge productivity and safety ratio improvements. Come and see how GRAITEC’s 3D rebar design tools and Revit software and Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform can help you produce 3D rebar ready for fabrication, as well as enable collaboration—including drawings, bar schedules, and quantities, published to the Autodesk 360 cloud system.
Revit software customization via the Revit API has continued to grow in popularity over the last several years. Because of the complexity of Revit software and the extensiveness of the Revit API, new Revit software add-in developers often run into similar problems and repeatedly ask questions of the customer support or on social media and forums. This course collects many of the most-frequently asked questions and most-likely encountered problems into a single presentation. In this lecture you will see common solutions to typical problems, discover often repeated Dos and Don’ts, and learn recommended approaches to developing and structuring Revit software add-ins. For each topic we will review the mistakes or roadblocks developers typically stumble upon and show the recommended solution while illustrating the answers with useful examples you can borrow from or modify. This course assumes the working knowledge of Microsoft .NET programming and experience with the Revit software API.
In the “real world” most architecture and engineering projects span multiple releases of Autodesk, Inc.’s, Revit software. In many organizations a question that comes up with every new release (every year) is: Which projects should we migrate to the new version and which ones should we finish in their current version? The intent of this roundtable session is to give PICs, project managers, Building Information Modeling (BIM) managers, architects, engineers, and others who are involved in long-term Revit software projects an open forum to discuss the best ways of dealing with the Autodesk yearly release cycle. We will discuss potential benefits (i.e., added functionality, performance enhancements) weighed against possible pitfalls (i.e., hidden costs, features that don't work as expected or as they did in previous releases) and how the decision to upgrade or not has to involve the entire collaborative Project Team. We will also talk about the pros and cons of skipping specific releases.
On every type of project, the adoption of a transparent and easy-to-apply Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow is the key to success. This also helps reduce the risk of errors and it provides huge productivity ratio improvements while making the design and engineering processes more efficient. To reach this objective, the engineer and the technicians, using Revit Structure software, need tools capable of automating 3D rebar generation (including semi-automated detailed drawings and schedules), but with the ability to make design-driven decisions for the reinforced concrete members in real time. In this class you will learn how GRAITEC’s Revit-software-based 3D rebar design tools deliver real benefits by consolidating design decisions based on local codes to accurately create 3D rebar in Revit software on the fly with localized families. These tools also produce automatic reinforcement drawings and schedules, published to the cloud or through Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform ready for fabrication by the rebar manufacturer.
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.
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.
Tragwerksplaner benötigen i.d.R. immer mehrere Modelle. Allein für verschiedene Tragwerksanalysen werden unterschiedliche Berechnungsmodelle benötigt. Mit Revit können Sie alle notwendigen Informationen dem Modell hinzufügen und für unterschiedliche Zwecke auswerten. So können Sie Schalpläne, dynamische Berechnungen sowie 2D Plattenbemessungen aus einem einzigen Modell generieren.
How does your structural engineering firm stand out? Structural engineering firms must also promote and market themselves as specialists and leaders in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Today we work, collaborate, and compete in the visual arena. Appealing renderings are not restricted to just the architect’s bag of tricks; you can use structural renderings for websites, cover sheets, proposals, and magazine articles. Structure is the beautiful yet rarely seen building bones of every project, and it will be the highlight of this rendering lab. In this lab we will discuss tips and tricks of Revit Structure software modeling for rendering purposes. We will import a Revit Structure model and quickly create materials, lighting, and structurally prominent renderings with 3ds Max software. A picture is worth a thousand words and this class is about using the collaborative visual power of 3ds Max software rendering to illustrate our expertise and become highly BIM visible in today’s competitive structural engineering atmosphere.
In this class you will learn how to create the shop drawings necessary for the precast/prestressed concrete industry in an effective and well-presented manner. These shop drawings will have all of the information necessary for production, including piece weights, lengths, volumes, and counts, as well as the necessary reinforcement and embedded elements within each element. This class will walk you through the unique process of utilizing assemblies and schedules within Revit software to achieve a desirable shop ticket that any precast manufacturer can use. Finally, this class will show you how to use view templates to maintain the drafting integrity required for precast shop drawings.