In this class we will explore an extended structural steel workflow between different Suite Solutions from Autodesk, Inc. Create, exchange, and optimize a steel structure using the power of different Autodesk Solutions in an integrated workflow. Design your steel structure and optimize it without the need to recreate it using the unique capabilities of the suite workflows. In this workflow we will cover the interoperability between the Solutions by starting to create a steel structure in AutoCAD Plant 3D software and importing the structure into Revit Structure software. Then we’ll exchange the structure to Robot Structural Analysis software for steel optimization; update the structure, drawings, and results in Revit Structure software; and export the optimized steel structure to Advance Steel software for structural detailing and the creation of shop drawings. We will use Navisworks software or BIM 360 Glue software to review the project and perform clash detection. Afterward we will reference the detailed structure back into AutoCAD Plant 3D software to complete the workflow.
- Learn how to produce early stage structural models in AutoCAD Plant 3D
- Learn how to optimize and elaborate the structural model in different environments
- Explore the extended interoperability between different Autodesk Solutions
- Discover the possibilities of the different Autodesk Solutions
Marc Breugelmans received his master’s in architecture in 1995 from Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) and is now an architecture, engineering, and construction technical specialist at TDDatech-Benelux for the structural solutions in Building Design Suite software. Over the years he has gained experience in the construction industry using several Autodesk, Inc., Solutions. In 2007 he started with Revit Structure software and was responsible for the Building Information Modeling (BIM) integration in a construction group. He also gained a lot of experience in using Revit software as a BIM solution where interoperability and exchange of information was a key feature. Since 2010 he's been responsible for Revit Structure software and other engineering applications at TDDatech. Besides Revit software, Robot Structural Analysis software, and AutoCAD Structural Detailing software, Marc also supports the workflows between the different Autodesk suites. With Revit software being present in different suites, his job isn't limited to Building Design Suite software. In addition, structural workflows with, for example, Plant Design Suite software or Infrastructure Design Suite software are part of his work.