Integrating Autodesk Revit and Robot Structural Analysis Professional Whitepaper is now available on the iBooks Store. This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer.
This paper explores the interoperability between Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Revit Structure, and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional software - including recommended workflows, analytical modeling best practices, and the details of data exchange between the solutions.
I would like to share with you my favorite structural enhancement which was made in Autodesk Revit 2015 R2.
Now it is possible to define rebars in beams and columns without a need to create additional sections.This feature improves the way of rebar definition in any host and gives the user great flexibility to define reinforcement in any 2D view.
Subscribers rejoice! Revit “R2” includes over 30 user-requested features that add powerful capabilities, enhance software performance and improve user productivity for architects, MEP and structural engineers.
In addition to addressing customer requests, the family of Revit R2 releases represents more value for Subscription customers who get access to the most current Revit technologies.
This whitepaper contains the updated information on the latest SMXX format as well as the analytical model enhancements in Autodesk Revit. SMXX is the binary file format that contains information about the structural model.
Use of Building Information Modeling is accelerating dramatically, driven by major private and government owners who want to institutionalize its benefits of faster, more certain project delivery, and more reliable quality and cost. According to the 2013 McGraw Hill Construction SmartMarket report, “The Business Value of BIM for Construction in Major Global Markets,” adoption of BIM has reached more than 70 percent among firms in North America. Leading engineering firms are finding that BIM provides opportunities for companies to reshape projects at an ecosystem level, changing workflows in ways that deliver important results.
Figure 1: BIM-driven workflows can include structural detailing to better optimize the structural design to detailing process together.
A major driver of this evolution is that engineering firms are looking for better return on investment from BIM (see Figure 1). Even with a high adoption rate of BIM and owners seeing better coordinated designs with fewer requests for information, engineers are not being fully recognized financially. Other external factors at play include fewer construction projects, tighter project schedules, and lower design fees. Some firms have tried to reduce costs through mergers and acquisitions or offshoring of certain services. Others are exploring technologies such as mobile and cloud that better streamline processes such as multidiscipline collaboration and structural analysis and design.
This video focuses on telling the story of Steelway Building Systems. Steelway is a structural building systems detailer and fabricator based in Canada, who use Advance Steel to accurate model and drive fabrication of steel components.
This video provides insight into how to use the Revit tools in the best way for creating complete shop drawings and final rebar schedules. Take a look at the partitioning, the numbering, the bar presentation, the multi-rebar annotation tools and more in action.
Glumac, a consulting engineering firm with offices throughout the West Coast and in Shanghai, is a leader in sustainable design—engineering green buildings that work. The team had been using the Autodesk Building Design Suite to create photorealistic renderings of its architectural designs for years. But recently, they faced a particularly challenging and important client proposal—a project for the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles.
That’s when they discovered the time-saving magic of rendering in the cloud.
Before discovering rendering in Autodesk 360, they had been trying to figure out how they could show the client their detailed plan visuals, without having to go through time-intensive process that usually comes with rendering images. That’s when David Rushford, the Director of BIM Integration at Glumac, noticed the “Render in the Cloud” button.
Right next to the normal “Render” button, David tried the new cloud rendering button, and to his surprise, the renderings that used to take numerous hours to complete, took mere minutes!
Thrilled to be able to produce such beautiful renderings in a fraction of the time it used to, they were able to render a slew of stunning visuals for their client presentation.
“To present extremely complex information in ways that everyone can understand, gives us a competitive advantage,” said Steven Straus, Chief Executive Officer at Glumac.
The renderings were a hit—their client was impressed by their plans for the Wilshire Hotel, sealing the deal for the project.
To see just how Glumac found their success with cloud rendering in Autodesk 360, watch the video: