This class will cover some real-world examples of generating and maintaining very large Navisworks software data sets and associated data. This model will cover linear infrastructure and buildings. We will combine several formats from various CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM)-related software—namely, .NWC (from Revit software), Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) from the urban and civil packages, and 3D DWG™ technology from the AutoCAD software-based platforms—into a “Federated” model. Then, we will utilize the iConstruct add-on for Navisworks software to reconstruct the data in order to obtain clean report generation from the contained data and automate the processes using iConstruct BIMFlow technology. In addition, we will explore the use of the iConstruct ReviewTRACK system to perform design-based coordination reviews in a way that can clearly capture design issues, right through to resolve and issue closeout. This session features Navisworks Manage and Revit. AIA Approved
- Understand how to manage large data sets within the Navisworks environment
- See how an automated model-processing workflow can be achieved—along with data assurance checking
- Learn about generation of data reporting from the federated central model—and learn about clash reports and material takeoffs
- See a demonstration of a model-based review system, and the benefits to project
Paul Hellawell is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist and has recently formed his own BIM consulting company. He has been 3D modeling for over 27 years using various software platforms, and he was responsible for the early implementation of BIM at his former employer GHD. Hellawell has been a guest speaker at Autodesk University (2008) and several local BIM-related conferences, such as the Revit Technology Conferences. He has had a whitepaper published on bridge information modeling, and he’s produced many high-quality project information models suitable for quantification and data extraction.