Autodesk University
Lecture    SE6195
Application of BIM in Spatial Structures
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This class will show you how to use database and data-interface techniques to check data interoperability between major Building Information Modeling (BIM) platforms (Revit software, for example) and structural calculation and analysis applications (Midas, for example)—all with the goal of highly improving the efficiency of structural design workflow. The practical techniques we will introduce include: using the parametric modeling method to build complex steel joints and quickly generate the whole structural model; using AutoCAD software to automatically generate 2D drawings for spatial structures; and using Navisworks project review software to build an integrated 3D visual model from a variety of model sources. We will also share the latest progress in 2 real space-structure projects—a large-span structure for a stadium and a 500-meters aperture spherical telescope. The above methodologies have been applied in these projects, and design data were smoothly brought into construction phase.

Key Learnings

  • Discover the methodology of integrating BIM technology with generic database and applications for spatial structures
  • Understand the stunning efficiency of applying parametric modeling techniques for steel joints design and analysis
  • Discover how BIM tools truly enable the project-team collaboration from design through construction
  • Learn the real practices of applying the described methods in 2 projects of complex spatial structures



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