This class will present a new approach to the structural analysis and design workflow. Utilizing Structural Analysis for Revit software and the Dynamo extension in collaboration with third-party software, an automated workflow will be achieved between conceptual model, analysis, and design. The class will show the ability to connect innovative 3D modeling data with traditional calculation methods. By using Revit software as a modeling platform and the Dynamo extension as a data extraction and export tool, this streamlined workflow can revolutionize the current approach to analysis and design. The proposed workflow can be standardized to each user’s preference and used repeatedly across multiple projects. Specific project needs can be included seamlessly into the workflow. The class will explore this workflow as it has been used for a structural seismic retrofit project located at NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ames Research Center in Moffett Federal Airfield in California. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
Ali Afrasiabi has over 15 years of diverse structural engineering and leadership experience in new building and structure design, as well as in existing structural evaluation and rehabilitation. He is the Structural Group lead for both building and water structures for AECOM—San Francisco Bay Area. He has been spearheading several multidisciplinary projects with a focus on integrated project delivery (IPD) utilizing Autodesk, Inc., products as a platform. He led many collaboration efforts between AECOM and Autodesk to enhance the current IPD. Afrasiabi has a special interest in advancing the traditional design and calculation method to an automated approach using the vast amount of information available within 3D modeling. He is a California-licensed structural engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in earthquake engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in computer-aided engineering from The University of Southern California.
Peter Jacobs is a structural designer with AECOM in Oakland, CA. He currently focuses in seismic evaluations and retrofits of existing structures. With knowledge in both Revit modeling and analysis modeling - he is working towards an integrated design and analysis workflow utilizing Revit, Dynamo and various analysis and design software.
How can large, multidisciplinary projects be delivered in a streamlined and efficient way? Using the example of a recently delivered design of a 96,000-seat stadium featuring an enormous cable net roof, Mark will outline a unique approach to planning and implementing robust and efficient workflows that embrace the latest technological developments. The project was anchored in Autodesk Revit and Revit’s flexibility and openness was exploited to document and communicate a fully integrated building design with highly complex and irregular geometry. The class will introduce the application of “mass bespoke” thinking to a construction design project outlining how a change of mindset can demonstrably increase productivity and resilience to change. This class will change the way you think about design.
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.
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
3D technology has historically been reserved for large, exclusive, purpose-specific platforms. Users have been required to have advanced knowledge of laser scanning to operate high-tech scanners. As technology continues to evolve, laser scanning is just one piece that is moving to a smaller, inclusive, all-encompassing platform.<br/> <br/> In this presentation, Hexagon Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem will take you through the journey of how this evolution led to the creation of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and lightest imaging 3D laser scanner. Moving from the belief that AEC professionals couldn’t access the technology due to the high barriers of entry to democratising laser scanning for anyone with inspiration and desire to embrace new possibilities, the development of the BLK360 is opening opportunities previously thought unobtainable. Don’t miss this future-looking presentation and your chance to experience the latest in laser scanning technology.
In this class, you will learn how to use InfraWorks 360 software to create a bridge design and then transfer it to Revit software to make a more parametric structural bridge. You will then use Revit software to create structural rebar drawings based on the revised design. Finally, you will transfer this information back to InfraWorks 360 software to continue your site design. Dzan Ta and Dave Young of ReproProducts will teach this class. Both are previous Autodesk University teachers. This session features InfraWorks 360, Revit, and Revit Structure. 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
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
The delivery of precast concrete structures is facing a dramatic change in how these structures are documented, fabricated, and constructed. Due to the presence of highly effective 2D tools, the precast industry has been slow to adopt the use of Revit software. At the same time, other structural systems that have adopted Building Information Modeling (BIM) have been able to achieve certain advantages in the marketplace. However, unique qualities of precast construction—most notably the speed of construction and the turnkey nature of the delivery of the structure—create the ability for a precast concrete manufacturer to gain a significant advantage in the marketplace through the use of Revit software and BIM in general. We will discuss the use of Revit software in precast construction, and explore how we can use it to service many aspects of the precast concrete process while improving service to owners and developers. Attendees will learn about Revit model-creation strategies and workflows and third-party tools that they can use in this process. This session features Revit and Revit Structure.
Connected structural workflows are no longer science fiction but a stark reality that is delivering newfound accuracy and performance. In this class, we will show what a connected structural Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow in Revit software looks like, which will include exploring augmented reality on site. You will see firsthand how intelligent BIM data in a connected workflow can enable common structural elements (such as footings, columns, and beams) to be quickly designed to local codes, and automatically modeled, detailed, and scheduled all within Revit software. We will explore the essential steps that enable you to utilize default or your own custom structural Revit families to automate the creation of designed 3D reinforcement cages in Revit software, while using standard Revit families to configure automated drawings, views, bar schedules, and comprehensive design reports. You will take a virtual trip to site to visualize the reinforcement of your Revit project model using your mobile device without leaving your seat in the class. This session features Revit, Revit Structure, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
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
Although reinforcement-detailing capabilities of Revit Structure software have been improved from release to release during recent years, a lack of features is preventing users from changing their workflows from 2D detailing with AutoCAD software to a Building Information Modeling (BIM)-concentric workflow in 3D. This class will demonstrate how to overcome these feature gaps by using third-party software. This includes easily distributing rebars along non-planar faces, splitting area reinforcement on large slabs, properly handling revisions, and creating 2D views out of the 3D model. This session features Revit Structure.
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
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