Are you a Revit structural user interested in the fantastic new steel fabrication tools now in the 2019 release? Do you want to know how they interact with Advance Steel software? Or are you an Advance Steel user who is now being sent Revit model files. How can you make the most of them without replicating what has already been done? If you’re asking these questions, then this is the class for you! In this class, we will examine the level of detail (LOD) that can be virtually modeled in each software. We will import and export models using the Advance Steel Extension for Revit. To help identify the differences, we will apply connections; add plates, bolts and welds; and create construction/fabrication documents using both Revit software and Advance Steel software. By the end of this class, you will have a good sense of when you need to use the steel fabrication tools in Revit versus using Advance Steel.
- Discover the importance of level of detail (LOD) for structural steel design and fabrication
- Learn how to develop a complete design-to-fabrication workflow using the interoperability features of Revit and Advance Steel
- Compare how complex steel connections, custom plates, bolts, and welds are created in Revit and Advance Steel
- Understand the extent to which construction and fabrication documents are created in Revit and Advance Steel
Martha Hollowell is a senior instructional designer with the Rand Worldwide company, ASCENT-Center for Technical Knowledge. Every year she writes and updates the training guides for Revit Architecture, MEP, Structure , and Landscape Design that is used by individuals and trainers around the world. She has worked with Autodesk, Inc., products since the early 1990s, starting with AutoCAD. AutoCAD Architecture, and then Revit. She has worked in architectural firms and as a CAD management consultant. She has been an award-winning trainer and writer for the last 20 years. Her training as a life-coach uses her skills to lead individuals and small groups to build on their potential. She has a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and an MA in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She taught a class on how to get the most out of technical training at AU 2014 and facilitated a discussion on best practices in teaching Revit software for AU 2011.