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BIM is delivering big wins for structural engineers, detailers and fabricators. It allows better collaboration, lessens information gaps, and produces higher quality projects. Therefore, Autodesk organizes three "Connected BIM" events throughout the Scandinavian continent. On the 18th of October 2017, the first one is scheduled in a nice venue called... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
With the latest release of Revit, version 2018,1, Dynamo Player is now even more valuable as a way to automate tasks. You can now adapt Dynamo scripts to better-fit your needs by requesting user input before use. Providing user input directly in the Dynamo Player interface lets customers make project-specific... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
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It's been more than two years now, since Autodesk started to invest in research on Generative Design. Some of the results have been shown already in the video below. When we talk about Generative Design, the subjects are very often related to manufacturing (design of heat exchanger, bicycle frames, …).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
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The structural engineering industry and the topic of structural analysis in particular —are very important to us at Autodesk. It's amazing to see the ways that Autodesk customers are innovating and shaping the future. While technology is rapidly changing how structural engineers do their jobs, certain trends are clear. In... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
Since a few versions already, Revit allows us to add an image to a family instance or type. with the "Image" or "Type Image" parameter. For Rebar families specific there is the "Shape Image" parameter, which makes it possible to create well formatted rebar bending schedules, including the rebar shape... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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Structural Analysis for Revit provides cloud-based structural analysis to structural engineers as a part of the BIM process. With Structural Analysis for Revit, engineers and designers can extend design models from Revit to the cloud for structural analysis. Results can then be visualized and explored within Revit and disruptions to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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People have been using computers to make buildings for decades, but typically this has just been a faster way of drafting. Computational Design is a totally different way to make buildings. Using Dynamo, a designer makes a set of rules that the project needs to follow, and the building gets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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In this webinar you will get introduced in how Autodesk offers solutions for a streamlined BIM workflow in the world of structural engineering. This presentation will go over all the steps in the engineering process from design over analysis to fabrication for steel and reinforced concrete buildings. You will discover... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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As Autodesk is collaborating a lot with Industry Partners on Reinforcement Modeling and Detailing, I would like to give you some more information about the latest version of the Sofistik Reinforcement Detailing tools, for Revit 2017. SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing significantly accelerates the creation of complex rebar and the generation of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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In this post I would like to tell you more about how one of our customers, MT Højgaard – based in Denmark, used Autodesk technology to tackle a common problem in construction: the positioning of tower cranes on site. MT Højgaard is one of the leading construction and civil engineering... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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After a few development challenges, TP4 is ready for React users to review and once again provide feedback. It took a little longer this time, as the focus was on the alignment with the Dynamo 1.0 release, and there were some items the development team wanted to make sure it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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Have you been working on a exciting project with Autodesk AEC Software? Have you created a innovative BIM workflow? Do you believe that you created a awesome Dynamo driven design? If you are innovating with BIM workflows across the building and infrastructure lifecycle – from the early stages of planning... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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On May 24th 2016, Autodesk has announced the upcoming launch of the so called "Industry Collections"— the most convenient and flexible way for customers to access a wide selection of the most essential Autodesk software used by a specific industry. Subscriptions to three industry collections including the "Architecture, Engineering &... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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Now you can define more accurate reinforcement for non-standard concrete element shapes by fitting rebar for non-standard geometry with rebar sets that vary along inclined faces. Because the varying rebar set is dependent on a constraint, the varying distribution follows that path. In polygons with non-perpendicular sides, this may require... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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More and more we face challenges to find new ways to perform custom architectural analysis. In this post I want to share with you a short and simple (for once) Dynamo script that can be used to analyze the evacuation paths in your building design in Revit. The script (that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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Do you want to get excited? Well, it's time again for a new release of React Structures: "Tech Preview 3"! Important changes that have been published: Results Tables Dynamic input locking Deformations improvements Dynamo: New Self-Weight node Two new Dynamo example scripts Dynamo: Improvements to the analytical nodes merge mechanism... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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Another great example on how Autodesk Revit helps engineering companies with reinforcement detailing is this practical use case we received from VK Architects & Engineers in Belgium. VK Architects & Engineers, based in Belgium and Vietnam, is a design and engineering firm with more than 60 years of experience and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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The last few weeks we received some great use cases from the engineering department of one of our customers, Norconsult, which shows how they solve structural analysis problems with Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. Norconsult is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy firm with headquarters in Sandvika, Norway. Their services are geared towards... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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In the world of structural engineering, we are challenged to make several structural analysis models, to find the best solution, and to be the leaders in economic structure design. React Structures + Dynamo are great solutions that help with this. It speeds up the modelling process of parametric structures which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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On Thursday 07th of January 2016, I did a Dutch spoken webinar on "Structural Design & Analysis", showing an overview of the Autodesk solutions for structural engineering. In the webinar the next topics where handled: Differentiation of typical BIM integrated workflows in structural engineering Model integration in Revit - Robot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
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It's been a more than a week already again, since Autodesk University 2015 closed with a great keynote and a big party. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. But there are also a lot who could not attend this great conference. Well, good news if you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
This week a new update of the Technology Preview of Autodesk React Structures was announced (read more here), better known as React Structures TP 2. In this new release it is, besides the usage of metric units, also possible to connect your Dynamo scripts with your React Structures analysis model.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
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In this post I want to tell you more about how one of our customers, ABT bv, used Revit and Dynamo to automate the reinforced concrete detailing of wind turbine foundations. ABT is a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm, focused on the structural engineering, civil engineering, architectural engineering, building physics and installation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
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This week a new update release of Revit 2016 got announced: Revit 2016 R2 (formerly known as Revit Sunrise). You can download Revit 2016 R2 now from Autodesk Accounts or via the Autodesk app manager. This subscription only Revit 2016 R2 delivers user-requested features that add capabilities, enhances software performance,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
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Do you often face the problem that you need to generate a whole lot of detail section views in Autodesk Revit to document your BIM model? Do you generalize your drawings on your sheets to save time then? With Dynamo it is possible to automate the view generation, based on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at BIM Toolbox