Deriving from 2D reinforcement drawings in the past, 3D reinforcement modeling is becoming common practice, and automatically generated reinforcement from calculations is becoming reality. The next challenges are optimization of reinforcement layout and dealing with complex-shaped geometry. This all starts with an integrated workflow, where information is preserved and exchanged along all disciplines—from modeling (Revit software), calculation, and documentation (SOFiSTiK software), to file-to-factory data exchange and on-site verification (BIM 360 Field software). We will use cases from practice to demonstrate this. Learn how to generate complex geometry and rebar parametrically using the Dynamo extension for Revit software. Dynamo software’s parametric infrastructure in conjunction with the advanced 3D finite element method (FEM) analysis of TNO DIANA makes possible evaluation and optimization of structural performance. Hence, the realistic simulation of the structural behavior of complex-shaped structures in reinforced concrete is within reach. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Field, and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
- Learn how to set up an integrated workflow between structural engineers, modelers/drafters, and fabricators
- Discover the possibilities to create and reinforce complex-shaped geometry in Revit using Dynamo
- Obtain and exchange rebar information for use in finite element analysis (FEA)
- Learn how to optimize rebar configurations using Dynamo and FEA
Revit and BIM modeler specialized in 3D reinforcement and optimizations and programming in Dynamo. Already given several (internal and some external) out BIM and other Revit related topics.
Chris van der Ploeg is a structural engineer and computational design specialist for ABT Consulting Engineers, a multidisciplinary engineering firm based in the Netherlands. In 2013, he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in structural engineering. Van Der Ploeg is heavily devoted to helping advance the use of computational design in daily practice, not limited to the field of structural design only. He has a strong interest in applying parametric design and optimization strategies to increase insight into complex projects and achieve more efficient structures, and he won the international Oasys Project of the Year award in 2014 for his work. He has broad experience with parametric design software, including the Dynamo extension, and his programming and Revit software API knowledge enables him to extend functionality where necessary. He regularly shares his knowledge in meetings and conferences, including lectures about Building Information Modeling (BIM), Revit software, and parametric design at the TU Delft.