A linear structure is related to and controlled by a 3D alignment. This class will cover case studies of some typical design elements (such as gabion walls and tunnel cross passages) that may need to be incorporated to deliver the scheme design. We discuss the problems that Atkins has had to overcome, and the various approaches chosen to achieve the goal of programming rule-based algorithmic geometry selection and placement, from guide lines for the linear structures, in response to iterative design alterations. Atkins has developed a solution for automated linear structure design and drafting. This futuristic digital engineering approach delivers significant design efficiency, and it reinforces Atkins' leading status in the field of digital engineering. This class will share the processes adopted for the solution using AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Revit software, and Dynamo software. Come and be inspired by how Atkins works cheaper, faster, and smarter while further enhancing the quality of deliverables.
- Discover the benefits of using Dynamo in linear structure design
- Discover the process of defining the business logic needed for Dynamo design rules
- Spot opportunities for the application of a rapid prototyping environment to solve a design problem
- Learn how to rapidly visualize the impact of design decisions and options
Jérôme is BIM Manager at Atkins. He has 17 years’ experience of leading 3D design and engineering drawing preparation for major projects involving earthworks, tunneling, infrastructure and building projects. His current focus is on the further development of BIM and Digital Engineering approaches for Atkins Ground Engineering and Tunnelling projects. He’s expertise is centered on BIM, data management, drawing production and ground modelling using AGS geotechnical data combined with 3D spatial information. He is an experienced user of Civil 3D, HoleBASE, AutoCAD and has GIS experience. Further to the application of his experience, he has developed a parametric modelling approach on Linear schemes resulting in large time and cost savings. His wide range of expertise and valuable knowledge have led him to be identified as a technical expert on large multidisciplinary projects in South Africa, Middle East and the UK. He is also Atkins’ Technical Authority on sub-surface digital engineering
Peter is a Geotechnical Engineer based in the Birmingham office of Atkins Ground Engineering team. Peter has a wide variety of experience, from numerical modelling of cutting heave in new build railways projects to specification and interpretation of advanced laboratory testing to characterise the response of driven piles in chalk. Recently, his focus has turned to application automated design processes to geotechnical engineering design.
Ian McGregor is senior implementation consultant within the Building Information Modeling (BIM) service line at Autodesk, Inc. He is focused on assisting customers deliver BIM transformation within the infrastructure industry. He has extensive experience managing requirements for large and complex projects, and delivering across multiple engineering standards and languages. He also provides consultancy on BIM process definition and standardization for transportation, airports, and water industries.