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.
Engineers, architects, built environment collaborators.
Rob May is a structural engineer by background, leading a team in the BuroHappold Engineering Leeds Beijing office. Rob has over 10 years of experience working in the built environment, and has been based in the United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong, and China.
This session is about the power of the combined use of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Revit software. For a building site, a platform and gradings proposition is created with InfraWorks. Earthworks optimization is performed in AutoCAD Civil 3D from InfraWorks data. The result is some more complex gradings that need a retaining wall. The workflow will demonstrate how we can create this wall in Revit then calculate it with Robot Structural Analysis Professional software, and how we can generate the reinforcement in Revit. The final modeling of this building site will be integrated in the real context in InfraWorks.
In this session, we'll look at a customer reference case of a shopping mall in Norway where Robot Structural Analysis Professional software managed to reduce the planned calculation work from 48 hours to 16 hours. The planned calculation work included optimization of steel frames and trusses, reinforcement calculation, and reaction forces for the piles.
In this hands-on lab, we'll explore the simple, powerful, round-trip workflow between Revit 2018 software and Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2018 software. We'll start with a simple structural model of a building in Revit, and we'll develop an understanding of the analytical model that Revit builds concurrently with the creation of structural geometry. We'll then explore the Structural Analysis for Revit feature, which lets static and gravity analyses be performed in the cloud directly from Revit. Next, we'll push that model into Robot Structural Analysis Professional to perform a basic analysis and code group-based design. Finally, we'll push the updated geometry from Robot Structural Analysis Professional back to Revit and observe that the model has been updated.
This class will present the new structural design workflow based on Revit software as a core platform. It improves your work dramatically. This workflow makes it easy to manage all the data together, such as data sharing with other industries, drawing, structural analysis, and so on. You can connect the acquire information from Revit to others (for example, other industries and software) through Dynamo software. We'll focus on the design workflow across the departments-Revit Structure software and Revit MEP software. We'll look at some utilizations of Dynamo to connect Revit with other Autodesk products, like Robot Structural Analysis Professional software. We'll show how to interconvert Revit data to and from existing structural analytical tools such as Microsoft Excel and in-house development programs. And we'll cover how to draw a structural drawing and how to manage it with Revit and Dynamo. This session will explore the above techniques as they have been used for actual building projects.
The design and engineering of steel frame structures is getting increasingly complex. Changes are difficult to handle and curvatures are becoming more challenging. In this class, you will discover what happens when computational design meets steel design. Do you want to learn how complex spatial trusses can be designed and engineered in less time in Revit software, Robot Structural Analysis Professional software, and Advance Steel detailing software? Do you have an urgent need to know how to solve complex curved roofs and create steel panel models for them in Advance Steel? If so, this session will get you inspired and excited about the power and dynamics of parametric and computational steel design. This session will feature Dynamo software, Revit, Advance Steel, and Robot Structural Analysis Professional.
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 class you will discover an innovative way to optimize your complex facade panel layout into a constructible and manufactureable organism. You will get wondered by the effect and result when computational design is introduced in a "Architectural Fabrication Workflow." A workflow which will guide you through the whole process from design till fabrication for dynamic facade panels, by using the AEC Industry Collection. During this session you will understand how FormIt, Dynamo Studio, Dynamo Customizer, Project Fractal and Revit are the keys to success in defining an optimized facade layout, automating the panel placement, using analysis results to drive panel dynamics and finally also link the design with fabrication technologies.
This class will introduce a novel approach to structural design and code check of steel joints and connections of any topology. It's based on a new method called component-based Finite Element Model (CBFEM), and has been implemented in Advance Design Connection software. Structural engineers and fabricators can use models created in Advance Steel detailing software, Revit Structure software, and Robot Structural Analysis Professional software to quickly export all data necessary and perform pass/fail checks of any joint according to the United States, Canada, and European Union codes. We'll examine this new extended workflow for Autodesk users, and show its relevance on real-life projects from all around the world. Join this class to learn how to deal with any steel joint your projects can bring, in minutes. We'll explain the whole calculation process and show tools to optimize the joint. This session will feature Advance Steel, Revit Structure, and Robot Structural Analysis Professional.
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.