Increasingly, our Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects require the delivery of detailed models. In the reinforced concrete industry, it is becoming a standard to create fabrication-ready models as manufacturing-centric approaches are entering the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) world. In this class, you will discover the effect when computational design meets reinforcement detailing. Do you want to get introduced to the world of computational rebar design? Then this session will familiarize you with the Autodesk, Inc., technology for complex reinforcement detailing with Revit software and Dynamo software. In this powerful 90 minutes, you will see a few examples, from the automation of basic rebar design over radial fan-shaped rebars to complex irregular elements. After this session, you will be inspired by the power and dynamics of parametric and computational design for complex problems. This session features Revit Structure and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
People with passion for structural engineering and structural concrete fabrication who want to explore new ways of design.
Dieter Vermeulen is working as a technical sales specialist in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) at Autodesk, Inc. He’s specialized in the products of the Structural Solutions portfolio, and provides (computational) Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows with Revit software, Robot Structural Analysis software, and the Dynamo extension (Studio).
The Link between RISA software and Revit software has existed for more than a decade now, and has seen widespread adoption in the structural engineering community. As the Link evolves, it continues to make the integration more tight and effective between structural analysis and Building Information Modeling (BIM). However, users of the RISA-Revit Link may not already be aware of the full array of features that the Link provides, beyond simple import/export capabilities. This class aims to teach the user about advanced troubleshooting and workflow techniques to improve their use of the RISA-Revit Link, with the aim of cutting down on errors and frustration. Also included will be a sneak peek at the RISAConnection-Revit Link which is currently under development, and which will enable users to get Steel Connection Design software for their Revit model. This session features Revit and Revit Structure. 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
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
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
There are so many new technologies out there in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Which ones should your structural firm know? Which ones should you adopt into your office workflow? Which ones should you share with your clients? Join us as we go through a sample structural workflow using the latest technologies to solve issues along the way. We will take you from conceptual design, through documentation, through collaboration, and finally through CA—while taking advantage of Dynamo software, adaptive components, and advanced Revit software structural modeling and analysis. We will also show you how to use some of the latest game engine technology for presentations, quality control, and immersive design collaboration. Hold on tight—this is going to be a fast ride through the workflow of the structural engineer of the future. This session features Revit Structure. AIA Approved
Parametric tools are still sitting in a niche corner and, incorrectly, considered applicable only to equally niche projects. This talk will demonstrate how a basic understanding of Grasshopper software and the Dynamo extension can add massive value to a design team (and I will quantify said value to help you convince the skeptics). This class will demonstrate simple workflows in Dynamo, Grasshopper, Microsoft Excel, and Revit software that we developed to help us efficiently design and document a new stadium in Sydney, Australia. These tools helped us reduce our documentation time by more than 500 hours (50%). These simple tools were developed in both Dynamo and Grasshopper, and this talk is targeted at anyone interested in new workflows and increasing efficiency. We will demonstrate a series of scripts associated with foundation and rock assessment and column modeling and scheduling, and we’ll cover design and documentation tools for the geometrically complex tensile roof. In addition, we will touch on tools developed to automate view creation for documentation. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Revit. AIA Approved
In this class, we will use the Grand Paris Express project linking the suburbs of Paris by metro to showcase the workflows that enable project success. We will demonstrate solutions for the unique requirements of Building Information Modeling (BIM)-ready tunnel projects from predesign to construction, including accurate existing conditions, reality capture, dynamic object systems, extended attribution, subsurface geology awareness, excavation phasing, interoperation with coordinate systems and sloped geometry, level of development (LOD) progression, structural steel and rock bolt layouts, and quantities surveys. Enterprise Priority Support has worked directly with some of the collaborating engineering firms on the Grand Paris to mentor the use of ReCap 360 software, InfraWorks 360 software, Revit software, and AutoCAD Civil 3D software in order to attain efficient and streamlined workflows across multiple software platforms and engineering disciplines, guaranteeing project success and models ready for BIM. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks 360, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
Building on last year’s class "Taking BIM to the Limits for Structural Engineers and Technicians," we will present new workflows to increase productivity and minimize the waste caused in the design and documentation of structural engineering software. The class will focus on interoperability between analysis software and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, with a focus on Revit building design software as the primary documentation model. Making the most of parametric modeling tools—such as Dynamo software, Rhino software, and Grasshopper software—and optimization techniques using a wide range of tools, "Open BIM" can provide the foundation to successful collaboration. We will use real-world examples of complex and simple structures to demonstrate techniques and processes that will increase your efficiency and make the most of your team’s skill set, and examine what future skills your team might need to develop. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
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.
You know how to use Revit software—but are you using every tool at your disposal? Are there still more ways in which you can make the software do the routine tasks, enabling you to focus on your design? In this session, Tony and Brian will show how much you can do with Revit software if you never stop looking for ways to engage the software and pull out every stop. Starting with a kickin' template helps too. Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows are changing the way we design and construct buildings. In just 90 minutes, we will demonstrate that you can go from a blank file to a set of drawings—complete with schedules, details, analysis, systems, sheets, and more. Brian will create an architectural model, and then Tony will add the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems to a model created live within this session. This session features Revit, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
In this class we will show the difficulties and challenges of multidiscipline design-and-construct infrastructure projects in the Netherlands from a contractor’s point of view: What is the best way to set up your project and design-team organization? How do you manage all your data and exchange, and how you can optimize your design workflow? During the design and construct phase there are several challenges you have to deal with, such as (building) architecture, civil design, subcontractors, reinforcement supplier, and so on. The main layout of the class will contain the complete process, from conceptual design to detailed design, including the construction phase. For every step, we will zoom in on the used software, and give some best practices and optimizations people can use in their own organizations. Examples will contain 3D rebar exchange with subcontractors, AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Revit software exchange, collaboration in Revit Structure software, Navisworks software model setup, 3D deliverables, and so on. This session features Revit Structure and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
Although most projects are delivered with Revit software in most parts of the world, and many engineers use Revit Structure software in their daily work to model, analyze, and document various structures, the acceptance of using Revit software for rebar detailing is still somehow limited. In this roundtable, participants may discuss the reason(s). Is it the necessity to change the entire workflow in the office, or in case reinforced concrete (RC) detailing is offshored? Are there still features missing from the software? Is it slower (that is, more expensive) to work in 3D? Come and discuss! This session features Revit Structure.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction