This class is about creating a project environment that enables automatic creation and access to fully data-rich Navisworks software models from all 3D modeling software. We will discuss model structures, as well as synchronization of native files to cloud-based servers that enables the Building Information Modeling (BIM) data process to be automated and enable unlimited export customization of all types of software, reducing the work of BIM technicians. These processes include handling of spatial relationships between AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Revit software, and ProStructures plug-in, and all the automated steps required to take live native files at any point in time to fully prepared clean, data-rich Navisworks models using BIM flow technology. We will also discuss and demonstrate the importance of all project participants having access to these models with intuitive tools to access and filter models, and in doing so, creating full project awareness. We will then discuss how to move all of the above into a truly centralized review process using the Navisworks software platform.
- Discover the importance of a disciplined approach to model files and file structures that enable automation of BIM processes
- Discover automatic BIM model processing and develop an understanding of the importance of handling model hierarchy correctly
- Discover the benefits of using intuitive model compiling systems developed by PDC using Navisworks platform
- Gain insight into a unique centralized review system capitalizing on BIM workflows and model access systems from Navisworks platform
Alan Didcock has over 30 years’ experience in structural, mechanical, and industrial design. He has worked primarily in the fields of heavy industry, oil and gas, and commercial projects around the world. Alan’s extensive experience encompasses project management, surveying, and construction, with a focus on development of integrated 3D systems within engineering and detail design. Alan has spent more 10 years striving toward efficient 3D modeling practices within projects, in more recent years working with the team at PDC Consultants developing and integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools and workflows that create the possibilities we all now see in BIM world.