Understand common challenges to the current structural fabrication workflow
Learn how to apply lean principles to design review, steel detailing, steel fabrication, and on-site installation
Learn how to analyze current workflows objectively to identify where improvements can occur
Learn how to use BIM software to optimize design, review, detailing, fabrication, and installation for structural steel
The manufacturing industry achieves benefits through standardization of parts and repetitive processes. Conversely, these benefits are very difficult to attain in the steel fabrication industry, where almost every assembly is made of custom or one-off parts. This industry talk will highlight how Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and lean processes can be used to achieve similar benefits to the manufacturing industry, despite the diverse range of structures and total lack of standardization in the structural steel industry. Design review, drawing production, fabrication issue, quality control, radio frequency interference management, and installation tracking can all be optimized using disruptive thought and cloud-based tools to ensure each stakeholder receives the correct information at the right time across every stage of the project. Forget everything you already knew about the steel fabrication workflow and bring an open mind ready to learn how to take structural steel construction into a new fully optimized era!
This class is specifically relevant to Structural Engineers and Designers, Steel Detailers, Fabricators and Erectors who are looking to shorten project timelines, reduce errors and minimize costs.
Ian currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert on Structural Fabrication at Autodesk. As part of his current role, he provides demonstrations, training and industry liaison. He started in the construction industry as a Draftsman, Layout Engineer and Site Manager for a large General Contractor in Scotland working commercial developments, industrial plants and bridges. Subsequently, he focused towards the steel industry gaining experience as a Project Manager for a fabrication shop, before moving into the early BIM era creating structural models of major retail developments for the largest fabricator in the country. After coming to the USA he has become more involved in construction software, leading a Technical Support Team and then as a Product Manager. Ian is an entertaining and renowned speaker in the community. He delivers thought leadership talks and technical demonstrations regularly to prominent industry groups. Ian also hosts the popular ‘BIMing With Confidence’ blog site.
The class will show the experience of BIM implementation with Revit in an architecture and engineering firm. The strategy and the investments to do, the possible problem and solutions, the schedule and the goals to achieve. The case studies and the pilot projects are essential to BIM implementation; this class will present many special real case studies from the Bulgari New Jewelry-Making Center (finalist at AEC Excellence Awards 2016) to the residences in Masdar City, showing the critical points and strengths of this BIM project.
Join us for a fun conversation where we'll discuss what you can do today with Steel Connections for Revit software. This session will showcase core product features and partner contributions, and we'll also preview what you'll be able to do with the next release. Attendees for this session must sign a NDA. If you haven't yet, you can do this while signing for this class here: http://www.autodesk.com/company/contact-us/customer-research-agreement
The design and engineering of steel frame structures is getting increasingly complex. Changes are difficult to handle and curvatures are becoming more challenging. In this class, you will discover what happens when computational design meets steel design. Do you want to learn how complex spatial trusses can be designed and engineered in less time in Revit software, Robot Structural Analysis Professional software, and Advance Steel detailing software? Do you have an urgent need to know how to solve complex curved roofs and create steel panel models for them in Advance Steel? If so, this session will get you inspired and excited about the power and dynamics of parametric and computational steel design. This session will feature Dynamo software, Revit, Advance Steel, and Robot Structural Analysis Professional.
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.
This lab is designed to give you a feel of the ease of use of Advance Steel detailing software, the structural steel package that's getting the industry talking. You will create a structural model from scratch and then insert automated connection between structural sections. Finally, you'll learn how to generate fabrication drawings and NC files from your structural model.
This class will explain current methods of base plate and anchoring design in steel structures, and look at their limitations. Then it will introduce a new approach to designing and checking base plates and anchoring of any shape, loaded in any direction. It is based on a new method called component-based finite element model (CBFEM) and has been implemented into the new version of Hilti PROFIS. We'll demonstrate this new approach that lets structural engineers design base plates and anchoring more accurately and efficiently. We'll show various examples and verification studies. We'll also introduce a new workflow from Robot Structural Analysis Professional software via PROFIS into Revit software and Advanced Steel software.
It's time to end the disconnect between the intelligent model and the steel fabrication drawings. In this class, you will learn how to use Advance Steel detailing software to import Revit structural steel models, and then use bidirectional synchronization tools to compare and coordinate changes between the Advance Steel and Revit models, ensuring that both are always up to date. You will also learn how to add parametric connections between structural members and quickly produce fabrication and erection drawings and generate NC files.
The challenges we face in our industry revolve around saving time and money. Traditional methods of design engineering do not embrace the technological evolution of CAD software. There's a better workflow, and the software is already available to seamlessly integrate design drafters, engineers, and steel detailers into one model. I will walk you through the lifecycle of one of our projects with the use of Revit software and Advance Steel detailing software, of designers working with detailers, to produce fabrication drawings without producing a single structural design drawing.
This class will explain how Canam Group integrated Advance Steel detailing software in order to detail steel beams in light gage stud walls in the firm's multiresidential projects. You'll learn how to create light gage stud walls and header beams with MWF software developed by StrucSoft Solutions, a Revit add-in. You will see how MWF can create and detail light gage stud walls efficiently. We'll cover how we import/export header beams from Revit software to Advance Steel software. You will learn how to detail the connections of the wall header beams, with user connections in Advance Steel, and how to add stiffeners, bent plates, and nelson studs. You will learn how to use the verification tools available in Advance Steel. We'll highlight the benefits of using these 2 compatible software systems to prepare the drawings for shop. We'll cover how to prepare the documents for fabrication, like computer numerical control (CNC), DXF for plates, bolt list, single parts, and cut list for studs. And, finally, you will learn how to produce the erection drawings using Revit.
This class will introduce a novel approach to structural design and code check of steel joints and connections of any topology. It's based on a new method called component-based Finite Element Model (CBFEM), and has been implemented in Advance Design Connection software. Structural engineers and fabricators can use models created in Advance Steel detailing software, Revit Structure software, and Robot Structural Analysis Professional software to quickly export all data necessary and perform pass/fail checks of any joint according to the United States, Canada, and European Union codes. We'll 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. This session will feature Advance Steel, Revit Structure, and Robot Structural Analysis Professional.
Get your feet wet with the Dynamo extension for Advance Steel software. In this hands-on, session we'll go step by step through the specific nodes available in Dynamo to drive a steel structure in Advance Steel. It's about the basics of creating beams and plates. We'll then work with specific nodes to set up the beam type and size, material, and user attributes. We'll assign some connections in Advance Steel to understand how modifications to the Dynamo script affect the model. Furthermore, we'll walk through the benefits of using Microsoft Excel Sheets to drive a Dynamo script for similar projects like transmission towers.