This session will share the design process of the conceptual designs of a signature pedestrian bridge and an arena roof. Both structures are unique and somewhat complicated. The iterative nature of the designs prompted the use of both Revit software and Dynamo software for a coordinated, efficient conceptual phase. To facilitate concept development, the geometry of the structures was created using Revit conceptual massing and adaptive components. Then, to help minimize the rework associated with verifying the feasibility of each design iteration, the structural engineer used Dynamo to help automate some of the structural analysis-pulling information from Revit into a spreadsheet, and ultimately into structural analysis software. The use of several tools and applicable technology let these projects efficiently move through the conceptual phase and into design. This session will share, in detail, how all the models and scripts were created.
The audience for this session would ideal be composed of Revit users focusing on advanced structural workflows, those who manage these structural workflows, or anyone who has an interest in understanding the capability of technology-savvy structural engineers.
Desiree Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry since the 1990's. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Colorado. Desiree is a regular speaker at many conferences. She was a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, is a member of the BILT North America Committee, and is a member of the Autodesk University Advisory Council. Finally, as if that’s not enough Revit in her life, she’s married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.
Better known as “The Revit Geek”, Brian has spent more than 25 years in the AEC industry, more than 10 of which have been focused on Revit and BIM. After nearly a decade of working with Architects and Engineers to advance BIM in their companies, Brian started his BIM consulting company in 2011 to focus on custom high-level training and mentoring. Brian has clients all over the US and Canada that generally tolerate his sarcastic nature in exchange for his wide breadth of BIM knowledge. Brian showcases his love of talking about Revit, or maybe just his love talking, in a monthly light-hearted, occasionally irreverent, free Q&A webcast, Revit Radio.
Collaboration for Revit cloud service has fundamentally changed the way the architecture, engineering, and construction industry works on complex projects that require collaborative workflows. This class will focus on explaining the concept of Collaboration for Revit. We'll demonstrate the fundamentals of using collaborative workflows using Collaboration for Revit, and illustrate how multiple stakeholders can work on the same model in the cloud. My co-speaker-the national Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager of a large architectural firm-will explain how their company used Collaboration for Revit to deliver complex projects on time and on budget using real collaboration on the firm's Revit models.
Is your Revit model corrupt or causing crashes? Is the team unable to work and is losing productivity? Increase your team's efficiency by gaining expertise for diagnosing the root cause of the issue-whether it's the model, the user, or the computer-and resolve the issue fast. This involves understanding various error messages, recognizing different types of data corruption and their sources, repairing or recovering corrupt Revit models, and learning best practices to minimize file corruption. We'll go over analyzing the computer when Revit crashes or the model gets corrupted. You'll gain a better understanding of the Revit backup procedures, as well as how to locate and restore the most current backup model. We'll arm you with the knowledge and the tools required to analyze and identify issues using the journal files and slog files. Finally, we'll review best practices for reducing the incidence of model corruption.
In this session, we'll look at a customer reference case of a shopping mall in Norway where Robot Structural Analysis Professional software managed to reduce the planned calculation work from 48 hours to 16 hours. The planned calculation work included optimization of steel frames and trusses, reinforcement calculation, and reaction forces for the piles.
Showcasing the 100,000m2 University hospital of Stavanger we will introduce new workflows in Revit for the seamless design of cross discipline modular and prefabricated components. The Scandinavian hospital proposes a giant lego-like assembly in its construction and tests currently unreleased Revit functionalities which have enabled the efficient control and development of the prefabrication strategy parallel to the overall project design. <br/><br/>We will present an interdisciplinary BIM workflow for the drawing and analysis of prefabricated components and show new techniques in data management which have allowed us to monitor component changes, identify deviations, and align project outputs with the information demands of the building industry. This class will also demonstrate how this methodology can be applicable to schools, hotels and other repetitive or prefabricated projects.
This roundtable discussion will focus on how Collaboration for Revit cloud service changes the way we collaborate on delivering a building design. We'll discuss the benefits and pitfalls with this platform. In addition, we'll compare Collaboration for Revit with other platforms to learn why it stands out. We'll learn whether Collaboration for Revit defines a new standard of how we work as a team.
This panel will include top Building Information Modeling (BIM) practitioners from the different stakeholders involved in the lifecycle of a facility (owners, designers, builders, and manufacturers). We'll discuss standardization along with what information stakeholders want and need in models and families to make their workflows more efficient. We'll explore what information is wanted now and what information we need to plan to include in the future. We'll also discuss shared parameters, multiple level of development (LOD) versions, and other topics that panelists bring into the discussion. This panel will be followed by a roundtable to open up the discussion to all audience members (Revit Stakeholder Roundtable).
This class will take a deep dive into lookup tables for Revit families. Learn how to use lookup tables to easily add text, or even part numbers, to hundreds of families. Discover the common issues faced when using lookup tables and learn the easy ways to fix them. Create families with multiple lookup tables to better control data flow, and learn how nested families can create issues and discover the steps to resolve them. You can eliminate hundreds of types with the use of just a couple of lookup tables. Throughout this session you will have access to custom Microsoft Excel tools to make creating and updating lookup tables a breeze. At the end of the class, you will have all the secret handshakes needed to create your next truly smart family.
Over the past few years, there have been 2 or more releases of Revit software each year. Were you able to sit down and look through all of the new features? How are you informed about what the new features are and how they work? In the midst of your busy workday, you may have missed quite a bit of information about all these updates-like how to harness the power of scripting with Dynamo Player. In this session, we'll cover 30 of the most recent Revit updates, and you'll learn how you can use them right away. Join us and make an impact on your day-to-day workflows!
The Revit API exposes an event on the UIApplication and UIControlledApplication classes called DialogBoxShowing. Adding an event handler for this event lets the developer automatically handle the dismissal of TaskDialogs. One thing the Revit API documentation does not provide is a list of TaskDialogs and the appropriate responses needed to dismiss them. This class will expose a list of Revit TaskDialogs, along with information about TaskDialogIds, button definitions, and the default button. Class material will cover the process for getting the list of TaskDialogs into a file and an explanation of the file's contents. We will discuss code that can parse the file to show detailed TaskDialog information. We will present a small TaskDialog API that lets the developer easily control the behavior of TaskDialogs in an on-the-fly manner. Additionally, we will show a sample DialogBoxShowing event handler.
Architects, designers, engineers, and contractors speak regularly of the importance of collaboration-but do we really know what collaboration is and which software we can use to collaborate? In the world of distributed workplaces and distributed software programs, and with personnel spread across the country and sometimes further, how can you keep the process intact? How can you keep people regularly accountable and informed when work is being performed around the clock on multiple platforms and in multiple languages? File sharing options such as BIM 360 software and Collaboration for Revit cloud service are exceedingly valuable tools, but it's more critical to identify who is doing what, and who shares with you-and when. The days of the "file-sharing funnel" are behind us. This class will cover design and management evolution, parametric exploration of multiple scenarios, and optimal engineering solutions to fabricate and construct a very complicated facility in a year's time-all with a radio frequency interference (RFI) count of less than 250!
As Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) pulls us to new levels of collaboration, we might find ourselves afraid of that next BIM level. At Volvo's new plant that was completed this year in South Carolina, the general contractor, architects/engineers (A/E), and subcontractors formed design-build relationships and will be presented as a case study. We'll discuss examples of LOD 400 implemented to prevent errors and save cost and time, such as the A/E's mechanical engineer using LOD 400 for major elements of the design model to help the mechanical subcontractor. We'll discuss how this was accomplished from contract, coordination, permit, and delivery standpoints. We'll show what elements were taken to LOD 400 by the A/E, and what was taken to 350-400 by the trade contractors. We'll share lessons learned and limitations one has to keep in mind. Now that we've had this success, how do we learn from it, and how can you move forward and let LOD 400 take your project to the next level? Anthony will be joined by Yates Construction's Benjamin Crosby, who's a member of the BIMForum BxP Committee and LOD Core Group.
In this class, you'll discover a practical structural workflow around Revit software that takes advantage of rich engineering data, and you'll learn how to share the project intelligently with engineers, designers, detailers, and fabricators, essentially utilizing the "I" of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This process will create a better-connected BIM workflow that integrates structural analysis data, real 3D reinforcement, and steel connection verification in Revit. When transferring intelligent structural analysis data from an engineering software to Revit, combined with powerful Revit add-ons, you can easily automate placement of 3D bars based on United States codes and drawing generation of such details. We'll also see how Revit and BIM 360 can help you produce data ready to fabrication. Revit engineering models contain a large amount of extremely useful data, and we'll see how it can be beneficial to incorporate all stakeholders up to the fabricators in the BIM workflow.