With the new tools added to Revit software in the last few years, it has become easier for structural engineers and detailers to create shop drawings and fabrication models for structural components. This class will demonstrate Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows to take a Structural Design Team model into fabrication modeling and shop-drawings production for rebar, precast-concrete, structural-steel, and concrete-lift drawings. Attendees will learn new rebar modeling and annotation features for rebar shop-drawing creation. They will also learn how the new steel-connections tool works in Revit 2017 software and links with Advance Steel software; how to create precast-concrete erection (shop) and piece drawings in Revit software; and how to create detailed concrete-lift drawings in Revit software. We will also demonstrate add-ons that make shop-drawing production more efficient for each structural component type, and we’ll discuss workflows and best practices. This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel.
- Learn how rebar shop drawings can be created within Revit, and discover the new tools for rebar modeling and annotation
- See families and workflows that enable precast-concrete fabricators to create erection and piece drawings in Revit
- Learn how to create concrete-lift drawings in Revit to enhance coordination and improve field productivity
- Discover new steel connection tools in Revit 2017—and learn how to create steel shops in Revit and Advance Steel
Erich Bretz's ability to quickly and effectively solve engineering challenges has given him the opportunity to work on a wide range of construction projects including healthcare, educational, institutional, multifamily residential, resort, office, and retail projects. In the recent past, he has established himself as a leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) technology. His extensive knowledge of these technologies has given him the opportunity to bring real value to owners, general contractors, fabricators, architects, and engineers on many projects. Bretz holds a BS in civil engineering with a minor in computer science, and an MS in structural engineering, all from the University of Illinois.
Dan McCloskey received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After spending 2 years designing bridges for URS Corporation, McCloskey attended Purdue University, where he obtained a master’s degree in structural engineering. McCloskey then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a structural design engineer and then structural project engineer for S.A. Miro. During his 5 years with Miro, McCloskey became an in-house expert in Revit Structure software, and he helped develop Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based structural detailing services. In 2011, McCloskey co-founded MB BIM Solutions as a BIM-focused consultancy that provides construction-level modeling of structural systems and components for its clients. McCloskey is active in the Denver-area BIM community with Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, has taught several classes at Autodesk University, has been published in AUGIWorld magazine, is a Revit Beta contributor, and is also a Revit Gunslinger participant.