In the design phase, Dynamo was also used to automate the numbering and labelling of drawings, eliminating manual processes and speeding up mechanical work. In addition, it was used together with Autodesk Revit to generate the technical documentation necessary to submit to the public administration from the BIM model.
To avoid unforeseen events, Fluidra presented the project with Autodesk Live, which allowed to show it in Virtual Reality to the risk prevention team, the Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta and the company that legalized the work. “Once again, BIM allowed the decision makers involved to put the project into context and access to quality information,” adds Lladós. Another important challenge for Fluidra was to share with suppliers all the information they had created with Inventor. Thanks to the BIM methodology, Fluidra was able to create an OpenBIM model in IFC format that any agent could open regardless of the software used.
Fluidra's crew were in charge of the assembly of the platform and the installation, except for submerged work. Autodesk Navisworks allowed the analysis and subsequent correction of conflicts during the hydraulic design phase, as well as the coordination of assembly during execution. “Navisworks provided seamless navigation of the project and a global 3D view of the project,” according to the BIM Manager. On the other hand, to be able to move the pieces of the platform, Fluidra manufactured a truss based on the structural checks done with Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional.
Each presentation had a capacity of 900 people, distributed in already existing grandstands and additional others that were installed for the occasion. This coordination and management of spectators was carried out using Revit's schedules.
Finally, Fluidra used CFD technology with Autodesk CFD Ultimate, to simulate the acoustic behaviour and validate compliance with the municipal environmental regulations required by Barcelona. CFD Ultimate allowed to create a computational mesh and a visualization of the sound field.
The designers, engineers and architects of Fluidra's engineering team worked in a BIM environment, using the latest technology available, to design the project and offer the best solution in the form of a 3D model of the entire facility. As the BIM Director states, “all the projects that Fluidra has carried out with Autodesk solutions have been a success from the design phase until the generation of documentation, virtual reality, conflict and coordination analysis, fluid simulation studies, etc.”. Thanks to their long experience with BIM, Fluidra were able to carry out the entire project with this methodology and in record time. The result is: a spectacular event that left its mark on the audience, that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the group.