It is complex to model structures such as viaducts and tunnels that are controlled by an alignment and profile. Put that in an environment where the alignment changes often, and the structural engineer, using a tool like Revit software, finds it hard to accommodate that change. AutoCAD Civil 3D software is great for designing the alignment and profile—with complex curve elements and subassemblies for the mass modeling of complex structures—but we need Revit software for the detailed concrete modeling. Solutions to the challenge involving export/import of data between software have helped, but they present their own new challenges. This is where writing Dynamo scripts comes into play, providing integration and coordination between AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Revit software to give an interactive and dynamic modeling environment that can integrate structures like stairs and the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing)-required equipment. This class uses custom AutoCAD Civil 3D software subassemblies, Dynamo scripts, and Revit families. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D, Dynamo Studio, and Revit.
- Learn how to use AutoCAD Civil 3D to create the preliminary structure
- Learn how to use Revit to add the detailed concrete elements
- Learn how to use Dynamo scripting to manage and coordinate the model elements
- Understand the impact of design change and iterate the design
Ian McGregor is senior implementation consultant within the Building Information Modeling (BIM) service line at Autodesk, Inc. He is focused on assisting customers deliver BIM transformation within the infrastructure industry. He has extensive experience managing requirements for large and complex projects, and delivering across multiple engineering standards and languages. He also provides consultancy on BIM process definition and standardization for transportation, airports, and water industries.
Ghassan Zein is the Design Application Manager / BIM Manager for Dar Al-Handasah. An Architect by education, with over 25 years of experience in Architectural Design, Urban Planning, Project Management, Building Information Modeling and Geographic Information Systems, Ghassan has put his multi-faceted experience to the service of developing, adapting and optimizing BIM collaborative processes for Dar Al-Handasah, along with a team of BIM Specialists in all Dar Design Offices, with the aim of achieving better design quality and productivity through improved collaboration.