Clash detection and interference checking have greatly improved how we deal with issues during the design phase. But without a comprehensive method for managing interferences, we quickly end up with thousands of meaningless clashes. To enhance your coordination process we will present some rules to improve clash detection and management during design phases. We will illustrate this class with a case study from Paris where clash detection helped to find and solve coordination problems on a complex laboratory project. This class will covers various methods for creating an efficient clash-detection matrix, import Revit software models in Navisworks Manage software, set up the associate selection sets, and run clash detection. We will see how to group clash results into meaningful reports, and how to automate this process using Navisworks software plug-in. Finally, we will see how to use these clash reports for measuring progress in the coordination during the design phase.
Clash coordination can be quite exhausting while implementing a BIM (Building Information Modeling) workflow in an established CAD environment where the BIM application only appears prior to construction and none of its benefits are used in the project development. In this class, we’ll learn about coordination methods that can improve the understanding of scopes, workflows, and clash coordination while the project is developing, and how BIM benefits would make a greater impact on the project. We’ll integrate Navisworks Clash Detection methods with Dynamo for clash coordination in early phases by a hierarchical breakdown, and use again the Dynamo Player to remodel or accelerate the clash coordination. Finally, we’ll use Dynamo Player to review engineering functionality for pipes, ducts, and conduit elements so that information is accurate using some custom-made scripts. We’ll review some samples used in some projects, and discover how to extract CAD lines to create Revit MEP elements.