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 detailing 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 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 and Advance Steel enables you to bring any Revit changes into Advance Steel software or validate Advance Steel models in Revit software. This session features Advance Steel, Navisworks Manage, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
Structural Engineers who want to leverage Revit Structure models for steel detailing and creating fabrication drawings
Deepak Maini is a qualified mechanical engineer who has more than 18 years of experience working with various CAD software. He is currently working as the product manager of BIM/MFG Solutions with Cadgroup Australia. He is a regular speaker at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, and was given the Top Rated Speaker status at Autodesk University 2014 and Autodesk University 2015. Maini is also one of the lead presenters showcasing the latest Autodesk technology at various events all around Australia. In addition, he is regularly invited to present various Autodesk solutions at the user group events around Australia, and was invited as a speaker at The BIM Day Out in Perth. Maini is the author of the Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks and Up and Running with Autodesk Advance Steel series of textbooks. He is also privileged to be the guest lecturer at University of Technology Sydney and University of New South Wales, 2 of the biggest universities in Australia.
In this hands-on lab, users will learn advanced customization for new and improved Drawing Styles, suiting specific requirements for detail drawings. We will cover improved beam symbol object presentation; beam alignment information in object label and continuous leader lines; improved leader line creation for labels at 45 degrees on plan/elevation views; enhanced manual dimensions on nonstandard points; manual radial dimension preferred snap points; manual adjustment of grid extension lines to avoid overlapping balloons; symbol presentation for node drawing border clipping lines; the new engineering category added in the Drawing Styles palette; new behavior for non-stand-alone defaults set the defaults in Management Tools; added simplified script contents in the Drawing Process Manager; and particular font symbol characters in the labels created. This class will include a walk-through of the workflow involved in using the new detailing styles, with explanations of options and settings, covering specific scenarios. This session features Advance Steel and AutoCAD.
This presentation will provide attendees with a detailed review of sheet creation in Advance Steel software. Attendees will learn how to create general arrangement drawings, single part sheets, and assembly drawings. We will review best practices when using the Drawing Styles and Drawing Process palettes. By the end of this class, attendees will have a better understanding of the Drawing Manager, and will be able to create drawing process templates. Attendees will also learn the basics of modifying existing sheets and placing new views on existing sheets. We will review tips and tricks, as well as case studies showing what to do—and what not to do—when generating sheets in Advance Steel software. This session features Advance Steel. AIA Approved
This class is for structural engineers and steel detailers who are using or intending on using Revit software to model steel structures, and are looking for opportunities to capitalize on steel connections information in their Building Information Modeling (BIM) models, and get fabrication and erection deliverables with Advance Steel software. This session features Advance Steel, Revit, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
With the new tools added to Revit software in the last few years, it has become easier for structural engineers and detailers to create shop drawings and fabrication models for structural components. This class will demonstrate Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows to take a Structural Design Team model into fabrication modeling and shop-drawings production for rebar, precast-concrete, structural-steel, and concrete-lift drawings. Attendees will learn new rebar modeling and annotation features for rebar shop-drawing creation. They will also learn how the new steel-connections tool works in Revit 2017 software and links with Advance Steel software; how to create precast-concrete erection (shop) and piece drawings in Revit software; and how to create detailed concrete-lift drawings in Revit software. We will also demonstrate add-ons that make shop-drawing production more efficient for each structural component type, and we’ll discuss workflows and best practices. This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel. AIA Approved
In this class, you will learn how user sections are created and customized to suit your company-specific standards, and how to use these user sections in Macros for stairs, railings, and cladding. Furthermore, you will get an introduction to the relevant databases and tables, and understand what is necessary to keep your profiles when upgrading to the next Advance Steel software version. This session features Advance Steel.
This class will introduce a novel approach to design and check of structural steel joints and connections of any topology. It is based on a new method called Component-based Finite Element Model (CBFEM) and has been implemented into IDEA StatiCa Connection software. Structural engineers and fabricators can use models created in Advance Steel software, Revit software, and Robot Structural Analysis software to quickly export all data necessary and perform pass/fail check of any joint according to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) / Eurocode. We will 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 (bolt patterns and so on). This session features Advance Steel and Revit Structure.
When 3D modeling replaced 2D CAD, only the detailing method changed—not the way data gets transferred to steel fabricators (much of the knowledge in the model is lost). So, while detailers benefited, steel fabricators are still getting the same information in the same format. But now it’s possible for fabricators to extract better information from the Advance Steel software model. American Institute of Steel Construction’s IFC for Steel Fabrication Specification is available directly from Advance Steel software to feed fabricators’ production-management systems and workstations. The new workflow involves sending a single file that a fabricator can use to extract all the information needed for fabrication, including 2D and 3D views, connections, and material information. From there, it’s possible to manage and organize the project ready for fabrication, optimize material, and create the data required to drive and track computer numerical control or manual workstations. This class will work through the process and review the benefits of model-based fabrication. This session features Advance Steel and BIM 360 Glue.
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
The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of fabrication and Level Of Development (LOD) from the 2016 AGC BIM Forum LOD Specification featuring one of the specifications’ authors. It will address model elements at the different stages in a building lifecycle: design, construction, and ownership. The framework of the discussion will consider the LOD Specification that defines models on a scale of 100 to 500, with a particular focus of LOD 350, which the speaker originally authored and introduced to the LOD Specification committee. The content will discuss how architects, mechanical engineers, construction managers, subcontractors, and fabricators use structural element models. This will demonstrate how to use the newly issued LOD Specification to define team expectations of what should be modeled. We will show practical examples of model detail issues, along with effective approaches to resolving the challenges using the LOD Specification as an early Building Information Modeling (BIM) planning tool. This session features Revit and Advance Steel.
A key part of and reason for using CAD and modeling systems is quick drawing production. I have frequently seen users struggle to achieve quick arrangement drawings from the model. This class will show you how to add camera types, link to styles, and automate arrangement-drawing production. This session features Advance Steel.
In this class, you will learn and see all new improvements for Revit software regarding steel connections and the Advance Steel software plug-in for Revit software. With Revit 2017 software, you have very powerful parametric steel connections and approval status information that you can both export and synchronize with Advance Steel software for detailing tasks. This keeps the Revit model and the Advance Steel model always up to date, including detailed steel connection information. Experience the workflows that change everything with steel in Revit software and enhance the existing workflow with Advance Steel software even more! This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel. AIA Approved
Design revisions can be compared to washing machines—the model will spin around until designs are finalized. Capitalizing on the bi-directional link with Revit software helps enable a more coordinated process. This class will dive deeply into the new Structural Connections for Revit software to enable designers to reach a high level of detail. Additionally, we will take a look at the Advance Steel software extension for Revit software, and how only the change of the model can be applied to each software for better-coordinated Building Information Modeling (BIM) models. This session features Advance Steel and Revit.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction