This class demonstrates how to use custom families that incorporate structural calculations within a project environment. In addition, this class shares some project procedures and tools that will enhance the capabilities of Revit Structure software for engineers, such as working schedules, calculated values, and conditional formatting. By integrating engineering into custom families and project procedures, a structural engineer can make use of more features of Revit to aid in the engineering design process. This class covers several custom families and procedures and how to incorporate various methods, through conditional formatting and visibility settings, to notify the engineer if any of the components are overstressed or otherwise not working. In the companion class, SE1591 Incorporating Engineering into Revit® Structure: Advanced Families, the custom families are discussed and demonstrated within the Family Editor.
- Incorporate engineering into Revit Structure
- Describe custom families that incorporate structural engineering calculations
- Use working schedules and conditional formatting to enhance the capabilities of Revit Structure
- Use custom families in the project environment to enhance the capabilities of Revit Structure
Desiree Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry since the 1990's. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Colorado. Desiree is a regular speaker at many conferences. She was a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, is a member of the BILT North America Committee, and is a member of the Autodesk University Advisory Council. Finally, as if that’s not enough Revit in her life, she’s married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.