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Novel 3D Approach for the Construction Study of Africa's Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge

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    This class will present the final detailed analysis and shop drawing production of Africa’s longest cable-stayed bridge over the river Bouregreg in Morocco. EGIS was responsible for delivering the shop drawings of the bridge based on their competences in this domain built through similar challenging projects. Autodesk, Inc., products were decisive. The complexity of the bridge—particularly of its pylons and cables—was very challenging, making a 3D model necessary to take into account the different details that were impossible to do in a 2D drawing. For example, the diameter of the cables in 3D and their pre-stressed state was modeled in order to carry out clash detection between cables. Thanks to a comprehensive 3D parametric model in Inventor software, anomalies that would have otherwise created rework and delays during construction were detected and corrected. The interoperability among Autodesk Solutions made it easier to collaborate with other teams and respect the deadline.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn about 3D modeling of a cable-stayed bridge
    • Learn about 3D modeling civil infrastructure in Inventor
    • Learn about collaborating with stakeholders on a large project
    • Learn about interoperability between AutoCAD Civil 3D, Inventor, Vault, and Buzzsaw