This class builds on previous Autodesk University classes that taught rebar modeling and shop drawing tools in Revit Structure software. We will expand on this by showing how to manage a large rebar model and shop drawings for large building construction projects in Revit software. Using a 2000-plus ton rebar model for a $1 million, San Francisco, mixed-use, mid-rise project as an example, we will discuss how to use the Revit software model and add-ins to manage pours, fabrication data, and coordination between the contractor, rebar fabricator, and installer. We will present techniques that will help you use partitions and bar numbering to manage data in a large rebar model, as well as how to use parameters and filters to control and QC rebar delivery data. We will demonstrate spreadsheet links and add-ins to export rebar fabrication data from the Revit software model to input directly into common rebar cutting and bending software applications. You will also learn tips and tricks to help you take advantage of repetition to efficiently model rebar and annotate shop drawings.
- Discover how to manage pours, fabrication, and delivery data, and coordination between CIP concrete entities
- Learn how to use partitions and automatic bar number to develop a quality-control system for rebar data
- Discover how rebar data can be exported from the Revit model for direct import into common rebar cutting and bending software
- Discover tips and tricks to take advantage of repetition to efficiently model rebar and create shops for a large rebar job
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.
Ryon Pax graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Ryon started using Revit in 2008 as an intern at S.A. Miro, Inc. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2011, he continued to use Revit as a structural engineer for S.A. Miro through 2013. In 2013, Ryon made a career change to the BIM world where he is now working for MB BIM Solutions as a senior project engineer. As an engineer, he works closely with contractors to maximize productivity and efficiency as well as minimize cost through the use of BIM. Ryon currently uses Autodesk products for anything from creating basic structural drawings in Revit to clash detection in Navisworks Manage. He is also involved in developing standards and processes at MB BIM Solutions. Lastly, Ryon was a speaker and attendee at AU 2015 and 2016 and is always looking for ways to take advantage and share is knowledge of the powerful tools offered within the Autodesk products.