Design-driven modeling is a common occurrence in the engineering world, but seldom is this process adopted or taken advantage of downstream in Revit software for producing detailed constructible models—which is surprising considering the age of Building Information Modeling (BIM). By simply transferring (or manually adding) intelligent Finite Element Meshing (FEM) results data from your chosen design software to your Revit software model (better: analytical model), you begin to open a world of new possibilities. For instance, you can automatically generate 3D reinforcement based on the actual “design and loads” information now held in the Revit software analytical model. In this class we will look at how next-generation BIM workflows will utilize the power of FEM data embedded in Revit software's analytical model, and, combined with powerful BIM designers, will introduce design-driven processes for creating 3D reinforcement.
- Learn how to connect your FEM software with Revit to support an intelligent engineering/detailing BIM workflow
- Learn how to effectively transfer and manage FEM results in Revit analytical model
- Learn how to be ready to take advantage of building-performance data to automate downstream processes
- Learn how to utilize Revit as a platform for automating the creation of detailed reinforcement models based on regional design codes
Carl Spalding: Starting his career as a structural draughtsman for a prominent engineering company in Southern Africa, Carl quickly worked his way up to DO Manager, and then Director of his own design company; developing practical skills born of real-world experience and a refined passion of adopting technology to eliminate repetitive tasks. Since moving to the UK in 2000, Carl has established a prosperous career within the Autodesk channel working with, and supporting both SME and major UK firms in the AEC and Infrastructure industry and gaining a wealth of industry knowledge and understanding of Autodesk's extensive portfolio in the process. This knowledge combined with his strong structural background and his passion for innovation and ambition to succeed, has resulted in quick succession through GRAITEC ranks and is now Graitec Product Strategy Director where he is using his skills to influence the future of construction technology to come.
Joseph is a structural engineer with 20 years’ experience in the AEC industry. Joseph started his career working for the French SNCF Company on the “Concorde Lafayette” train substation. Then, in 1997, he moved to GRAITEC France as a structural engineer doing demos-training-projects on the internal calculation software’s (finite elements and reinforced concrete design software’s). Today, Joseph is Product Director at GRAITEC INNOVATION SAS in charge of all internal products and also provides dynamic analysis and reinforced concrete consultancy to highly skilled GRAITEC customers. Joseph has also taught dynamic analysis and reinforced concrete design for more than 10 years at the French university, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).