Utilizing the Frame Generator within Inventor Professional software, we will open a machine support structure to demonstrate an improved workflow for design. First we will suppress the machine model elements and then we’ll modify the frame to show how to improve timeliness of the analysis. Next we will perform a quick frame study within Inventor Professional software for the natural frequency and stress analysis. Then we will push the model directly to Robot Structural Analysis software to do some advanced analysis and loading. Finally, we will discuss optimization of the support structure. Throughout the presentation the discussion will focus on how to design a “stout” structure while not wasting time or material. This workflow will prove to be repeatable and efficient back at the office.
Companies that are leveraging Inventor to design their machines and want to design better support frame structures.
Mark Huntoon is the simulation solutions engineer for MasterGraphics, and a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin. He has a master's degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor's degree in structural engineering, both from Marquette University. Mark has spent over 10 years in engineering involved in the design of large projects such as elevated water towers and rock crushing and processing plants, both involving seismic design. He has also worked on smaller complex designs such as an ambulance conversion kit for Humvee vehicles, lifting devices for construction and manufacturing applications, and specialty hardware for glass and fabric elements. Additionally, Mark has been involved in business process improvement implementations and has served in several project management capacities, as well as leading engineering and design departments as a chief engineer twice.
This lab is designed for structural engineers and designers who struggle with non-economic and unsustainable structural designs. It is a cliché that in the world of structural engineering, too often we have to face lack of time and impossible design changes that negatively influence the sustainability of a construction. We are challenged in making several structural analysis models, finding the best solution, leading in design of economic structures. In this class you will discover a whole new way of modelling and analysing your structures. You will learn how to create complex structural steel models with Autodesk Dynamo and Autodesk Revit. You will discover how to rewire your analysis system using Autodesk Dynamo and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional. And finally you will get surprised how easily you can handle almost any complex rebar design in Autodesk Revit with Autodesk Dynamo.
In this hands-on lab, we will explore the new interoperability between Advance Steel 2017 software and Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2017 software. We will begin by exploring a simple structural model in Advance Steel software. We will push that model into Robot Structural Analysis Professional software and perform a basic analysis and code group-based design. Once the design is correct, we will update the Advance Steel model geometry from Robot Structural Analysis Professional and continue the steel-detailing process. This session features Robot Structural Analysis Professional and Advance Steel. AIA Approved
In this hands-on lab, we will explore the simple, powerful, round-trip workflow between Revit 2017 software and Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2017 software. We'll start with a simple structural model of a building in Revit software, and we’ll develop an understanding of the analytical model that Revit software builds concurrently with the creation of structural geometry. We will then explore the Structural Analysis for Revit feature, which enables static and gravity analyses to be performed on the cloud directly from Revit software. Next, we’ll push that model into Robot Structural Analysis Professional software to perform a basic analysis and code group-based design. Finally, we’ll push the updated geometry from Robot Structural Analysis Professional software back to Revit software and observe that the model has been updated. This session features Robot Structural Analysis Professional and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
In this class, we will explore an extended workflow that leads to enhanced fabrication details with Advance Steel software. We will see the advantages of an integrated approach with Revit software, Robot Structural Analysis Professional software, and ultimately Navisworks software. This session features Advance Steel, Revit, and Robot Structural Analysis Professional. AIA Approved
In this class we will cover the workflow for the design of steel and structures, starting with a focus on the interoperability between structural design and steel fabrication programs from Autodesk, Inc.
Come be one of the first to get a look at the newest structural analysis offering from Autodesk. Autodesk React Structures has recently been introduced to the market as a technical preview for users, and now is your chance to gain valuable knowledge and insight into this new product. Come join the Autodesk experts to learn more about this exciting new offering. You will have a chance to discuss workflows in the new program and compare it with your experience and expectations. This is an opportunity to shape the future of the product, collaborate with Autodesk experts and discuss with other structural engineers and designers.
We’ll take a close look at the exciting new capabilities of Robot Structural Analysis 2016 software for wood design per NDS 2012. Learn about the key features, settings, and modeling techniques to take full advantage of these new design modules. We will share real-world examples worked in Robot Structural Analysis Professional software.
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.
With the new Structural Analysis package for Dynamo software, you may optimize your existing structural workflows or invent some way of doing things. This lab will teach participants how to create structural model inside Robot Structural Analysis software using Dynamo software workflows, and how to set up the calculations model using dedicated nodes and run the computation. To complete the process, you will also learn how to interpret results to build optimized structural systems.
The technology and tools for computational design in the built environment have never been more powerful or progressive. To complement their specific discipline knowledge, the current and next generation of designers and engineers entering the global workforce are armed with skills ranging from sketching to programming to Building Information Modeling (BIM). As buildings have grown in complexity so too has the power and ubiquity of simulation tools used by different specialist disciplines, with information and processes getting more disconnected up until data is transferred to a common format for delivery. It is time to shift focus away from data toward the spaces between the data. By extrapolating recent innovations in structural engineering processes—such as real-time feedback and gesture-based simulation using Robot Structural Analysis software—we will explore the possibilities of multidisciplinary building simulation using visual programming applications such as Dynamo software to control Revit software and other packages.
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.
This session will present the former labs release Project Dalton, the new and matured React Fluids. Come learn and provide feedback on this new stand-alone 1D pipe and duct analysis tool. After a product demonstration, the class discussion will examine pros and cons.