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, 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 class, we will create a mixed-material structure in Revit software, and explore a workflow that optimizes the collaboration between disciplines, and shares the project intelligently with engineers, designers, technical detailers, and fabricators. Using connected or Revit software-specific applications, we will round-trip the project to/from all disciplines, and—using multiple software applications and Revit software as the hub for the central Building Information Modeling (BIM) model—we will develop the detail at each stage, adding reinforcement to structural elements, and adapting to requirements for openings for MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) services proposed late in the stage, and applying and checking steel connections before sending the model to Advance Steel software for detailing and then Graitec Advance Workshop software for production. We will also look at how you can keep track of production status as you link this data back into Advance Steel software, and we'll explore various Autodesk, Inc., cloud services for project visibility and collaboration. This session features Revit and Advance Steel.
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.
With Revit software and Advance Steel software, structural engineers have tools available to enable them to take their designs past construction documents and into fabrication and construction. Construction schedules are faster, integrated project delivery is more common, and the Who, How, and When of structural shops drawings and fabrication models are changing. This presentation will show how US-based structural engineers who already create their design models and drawings with Revit software can use this same software to create shops drawings from their fabrication models for rebar, precast, and structural steel, and also create concrete lift drawings. Attendees will learn why these services are offered, how engineers can offer them, and best practices to follow to offer Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based structural shop drawings. This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel. 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.
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
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, 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, 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 checks of any joint according to American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)/Eurocode. This new extended workflow for Autodesk, Inc., users will be examined and its relevance shown 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 will explain the whole calculation process, and we will show tools to optimize the joint (bolt patterns, and so on). This session features Advance Steel and Revit Structure.
Advance Steel software is a powerful detailing and fabrication tool that has helped Steelway Building Systems move to the next level in terms of the complexity and scale of its projects. Beyond the basic functionality of the program, Steelway has also capitalized on the technology as a tool for collaboration and communication. Discover how the firm’s workflows involve interoperability with design software for rapid concept generation in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment. This enables collaboration between engineers, detailers, fabricators, and erectors. Better modeling at the early stages of the project increases quality and prevents the need for costly rework during detailing, manufacturing, and construction. The class will illustrate the key role of Advance Steel software in several large-scale successful projects. This session features Advance Steel.