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Brandon Schafer

ES17638-L: Robot Structural Analysis and Dynamo and ASCE7 Wind Load, Oh My!

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to develop a Dynamo graph to aid with wind design
  • Learn how to get Dynamo and Robot Structural Analysis to communicate
  • Learn some scripting to get extra functionality out of Dynamo
  • Discover the endless possibilities of a collaboration between Dynamo, Robot Structural Analysis, and Revit

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

In an attempt to win my colleagues over to the Robot Structural Analysis software as a company standard, I ran into what seemed like an insurmountable wall: Robot Structural Analysis software doesn't generate 3D ASCE 7 wind loads! This class will walk you through the process I developed to utilize the amazing Dynamo program to grab element geometry, ask a few questions, and create ASCE 7-10 wind load combinations in Robot Structural Analysis software in an attempt to convince my bosses that Robot Structural Analysis software (React Structures platform) and Dynamo are the way of the future. This session features Robot Structural Analysis, Dynamo Studio, and Revit.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Structural engineers

Speakers

Speakers

Brandon Schafer

Brandon Schafer recently took a break from pursuing his PhD in structural engineering to experience the industry. He has quickly become the tech guy at the small firm where he works, which mainly designs unique structures in and around the Oklahoma City area. He has led the initiative to adopt Robot Structural Analysis software as the company’s standard design software. He’s won many people over to Robot Structural Analysis software, but the fact that there is no American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7-based wind generator has been the largest hurdle he’s had to overcome. So, he took it into his own hands to create the wind-load generator based off of ASCE 7-10 using the Dynamo extension and applying the loads to the structure. This has been a unique challenge and he hopes to share his experience at Autodesk University 2016.

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Published

  • 2016
  • ES17638-L
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Robot Structural Analysis
  • Dynamo Studio
  • Revit

Industry

  • Engineering Service Providers

Topics

  • Structural Engineering