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
Utilizing a simulation-based reliability physics analysis early in the design phase allows engineers to better understand how reliability changes with duty cycle. Reliability physics analysis makes possible the rapid identification and mitigation of certain failure risks with an overall goal of ensuring product safety, meeting warranty targets, and reducing physical test times. In this session, learn how Ansys SIwave, Ansys Icepak, Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Sherlock can be used as a comprehensive multi-physics solution to optimize PCB reliability. For the current ongoing plans with Autodesk, Jim Delap (Director of Product Management at Ansys) said, "Ansys is pleased to work with Autodesk to introduce their PCB users to the world of simulation using our Electronics Database (EDB) and ODB++ formats. With this collaboration, layout data can easily be transferred to electrical, thermal, and mechanical simulation environments within the Ansys ecosystem".