Structural engineers manage design changes and updates on a daily basis. Coordinating models and drawings while maintaining quality is always a challenge—not to mention working remotely or from home. The DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle is an effective approach to managing change during design and construction processes. Linking Revit models with structural analysis tools is one of the biggest benefits and challenges structural engineering teams still encounter. In this class, we will look at best practices for keeping structural models and workflows DRY, including linking models between Revit, Robot Structural Analysis software, and Advance Steel software; managing, coordinating, and sharing models using BIM 360 software; and reviewing construction and fabrication drawings for quality control with BIM 360. Incorporating some of these approaches into your workflows will help you keep up with the pace of change.
- Learn how to transfer model information between design and analysis applications.
- Develop model standards and workflow protocols that facilitate transferring model information.
- Learn how to employ BIM 360 capabilities to manage and share models and drawings.
- Learn how to create processes in BIM 360 to review models and drawings for quality control.