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Precast Building Design Using Revit, Robot Structural Analysis, and Dynamo

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    Precast structures are a prime example of why Building Information Modeling (BIM) is so crucial to engineering professionals. In a typical precast project, there are hundreds of pieces and parts that need to be tracked, ordered on time, and assembled correctly. Revit software offers the perfect medium to do that; however, Revit software by itself cannot yet perform a complete structural analysis and design, but offers some tools to help in doing so. In this class, we will explore the process of creating an analytical model of a typical precast residential building, exporting and running the structural analysis in Robot Structural Analysis software, and then transferring the reinforcing back to Revit software. Revit software and Robot Structural Analysis software are not specifically tailored to tackle all things precast, but the .NET framework and the Dynamo extension make it easier to streamline workflows. We will also look at how to use Dynamo to automate precast drafting and design. This session features Robot Structural Analysis and Revit. AIA Approved

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to extract an analytical model from a precast Revit model
    • Learn how to use Robot Structural Analysis to perform structural analysis and understand its capabilities and limitations
    • Learn how to perform structural design in Robot Structural Analysis
    • Learn how Dynamo can help with precast structures