This class will focus on how to create precast (PC) shop drawings and fabrication models within Revit software. Fabrication will be carried out using drawings, data created, and data extracted from live-model elements. As such, a very high level of detail and efficient data management is critical to the success of a PC project. Additionally, since rework and changes to the model can be destructive to the quality and efficiency of modeling, we'll discuss project workflows that minimize these risks. We'll show the general framework of the fabrication model, including the use of Revit parts and assemblies. We'll discuss strategies for intelligent family creation of connection families that will facilitate the erection and piece drawing creation processes. We'll also discuss how data can be extracted to support the production, delivery, and erection processes. Finally, we'll demonstrate the use of third-party tools by PTAC, AGACAD, and GRAITEC that can be used to enhance model authoring.
- Learn how to use Revit parts, assemblies, and structural framing tools to create precast concrete shop drawings and fabrication models
- Discover family creation strategies for connections and other common precast elements for use in a precast concrete fabrication model
- Learn workflow strategies to ensure success on precast concrete projects
- Learn about third-party tools that can facilitate the creation of precast concrete shop drawings and fabrication models
Steven graduated the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design, Architecture.After working in Corpus Christi, Texas as an architectural designer, Steven moved back to Colorado to help develop the structural design department at an oil and gas facilities engineering consulting firm. As a structural and graphic designer in an oil and gas engineering consulting firm, he helped to develop department standards and implement VDC strategies.Steven joined MB BIM Solutions in 2015 and has since worked, as a consultant, closely with general contractors in the Denver area to utilize BIM strategies and workflows throughout a variety of project types.With a large focus on current and developing technology and software, Steven has been key in implementing strategies including point data, 3D precast modeling and detailing, and virtual reality for small and midsize contractors.
Erich Bretz's ability to quickly and effectively solve engineering challenges has given him the opportunity to work on a wide range of construction projects including healthcare, educational, institutional, multifamily residential, resort, office, and retail projects. In the recent past, he has established himself as a leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) technology. His extensive knowledge of these technologies has given him the opportunity to bring real value to owners, general contractors, fabricators, architects, and engineers on many projects. Bretz holds a BS in civil engineering with a minor in computer science, and an MS in structural engineering, all from the University of Illinois.