The latest version of Revit software released just a few days ago, and if you’ve taken a look at Revit 2018, you will have noticed that this release has a number of features related to extending design to fabrication detailing and construction. These include modeling tools for better capturing the intent of your design or detailed model so that the information created can be used downstream for further production and construction execution. The goal here is to support more effective collaboration between the people working on structure projects, with integrated model data making project-centric collaboration easier and more effective.
For structural engineers using Revit, here are two exciting areas of development
Revit 2018 has major updates that make it much more effective as a tool for precisely defining steel elements. Read my post on What’s New in Revit 2018 for Steel Design published on the BIM and Beam blog for videos and specifics on the improved modeling steel connections in Revit and how new features enhance workflows between engineers and detailers.
As with steel, Revit 2018 has many new features that improve capabilities for design and detailing. Reference my post on What’s New in Revit 2018 for Concrete Detailing for further detail on tools that open up rebar modeling to a new level of versatility in Revit. These features are all indicative of Autodesk’s commitment to investing in solutions that better connect design and detailing to fabrication. It’s what you’ve been asking for, and we’re happy to share our progress in the direction of making BIM more relevant to the reinforced concrete industry.