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Model Linear Structures: Aligning AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit with Dynamo for Viaducts and Tunnels

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    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.

    Key Learnings

    • 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