This class will cover concrete bridge modeling in the context of a wider transportation project. The class will explore fast conceptual bridge modeling in InfraWorks software, and workflows to Structural Bridge Design software, Inventor software, and Revit software. You will learn how to rapidly model concrete bridges in InfraWorks and use the “built-in” analysis tools to assess the suitability of the chosen girder system against recognized design standards. You will learn how to use Structural Bridge Design to examine and refine the design and to carry out more-detailed analysis and design checks. You will learn how to use Inventor to refine the InfraWorks bridge model by creating custom parametric bridge components for use in InfraWorks, and you’ll see how to configure them to act as native parts. You will also learn how to transfer the refined bridge model to Revit, where you will add 3D reinforcement using new rebar tools and finally produce drawings and rebar scheduling ready for fabrication.
- Learn how to rapidly produce workable concrete bridge designs in InfraWorks
- Learn how to refine the bridge model with your own custom parametric content with Inventor, and apply them in InfraWorks
- Learn how to confirm suitability of the chosen girder system with the production of structural calculations
- Learn how to use Revit to model and schedule 3D reinforcement and produce structural drawings
Andrew Manze has worked in the civil and structural engineering industry for over 30 years, functioning both in industry and in the specialist construction software sector. After training as a structural engineer in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and working on a variety of unusual and novel international projects, Manze focused on supporting customers with a local structural engineering software firm. Manze then moved on to business development in the 3D modeling and structural-analysis software market, and he also spent many years bringing advanced structural-fabrication technology to the European and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) regions. In later years, Manze concentrated on the bridge analysis and design market, getting involved with the rollout of the eurocodes within engineering consultants in Europe, before joining Autodesk, Inc., in 2013 to support bridge technology in InfraWorks 360 software.