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Optimized 3D Reinforcement in Complex Shapes Using Dynamo

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    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

    Key Learnings

    • 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