This class covers modeling techniques for using Revit® Structure to model precast concrete elements and their associated connection elements to a fabrication level. The examples presented are representative of a typical precast concrete building. We learn how to create custom profiles and families for precast elements and how to model these elements to a fabrication-level of detail. Attendees learn how to create smart families for typical precast parts and pieces such as connection elements and daps. We also cover how to manage the data in a precast concrete fabrication model and how to efficiently present this in the form of shop drawings. Third-party applications used for modeling of precast, as well as linking data with Microsoft® Excel®, are also presented.
- Create custom precast concrete framing member and connection component families, including warping double tees
- Use the parts and assemblies features in Revit Structure to combine precast elements and their connections
- Explain how to create precast concrete shop drawings from Revit Structure
- Use third-party applications to frame precast and link data in the model with Excel spreadsheets
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.