This class will cover how a model-centric workflow can enhance design and detailing for bridge structures. We will examine multiple Autodesk software products including Inventor, Revit, and Infraworks in this process and how they can be used collectively to improve workflows. We will demonstrate how geometry and parametric components generated in Inventor can be sent to Revit for reinforcement by showing how this was implemented in several actual bridge projects. Also, we will explore how recent functionality enhancements in Infraworks and Revit and the interoperability with analysis programs such as Robot Structural Analysis make this process more viable and comprehensive than ever before. Benefits and advantages of the workflow will be discussed, as well as best practices for overcoming some of the current software limitations. This class is designed to help get you started in model-centric workflows by giving multiple examples of how it can be implemented in real bridge projects.
- Discover how bridge design workflows can be improved with a model-centered approach
- Learn how to use Inventor as a platform to generate bridge geometry and parametric components
- Learn how to export concrete elements into Revit and reinforce using rebar tools
- Learn how to integrate additional tools such as InfraWorks and Robot Structural Analysis Professional to enhance the process
Nick has worked for Gannett Fleming, Inc. within the Engineering Support group for the past 18 years.As CAD Applications Manager, his primary responsibility is the oversight of the company’s CAD applications and support staff.Nick ensures that the appropriate CAD and CAD based engineering design applications are available to the company’s designers and engineers, develops standards governing their use, and provides point-of-contact technical support.He also evaluates new, as well as existing, software solutions for appropriate and innovative applications within the company’s various workflows, develops new applications as needed, assists project teams with the use of these tools on projects, and conducts both in-house training for the company’s employees and external training for clients including state departments of transportation.Nick has been using a variety of Autodesk products since 1986 in many disciplines ranging from civil/site engineeringto consumer product design.Nick received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and has completed additional class work as part of the Pennsylvania State University’s Masters of Science degree in Structural Engineering program.
Joe is a structural engineer for WSP and has over 10 years of experience designing a wide-range of interesting bridge projects around the country. In addition to his project-specific work, Joe has helped develop and teach several training courses on bridge analysis and recently found his true calling in this industry – creating information-rich 3D models to add value to the design process. These specialized skills and experience led to his selection as lead engineer for a team that developed an innovative model-centric process for several bridge replacement projects. This progressive approach features an accurate parametric bridge model that is used for multiple purposes throughout the design phase. He has made numerous presentations on this topic at events including PennDOT’s 3D Model for Structures Workshop, FHWA Every Day Counts 2 Webinar Series, and Florida DOT’s Design Training Expo. Joe is also a Revit Structure Certified Professional and ATC Instructor.