• Portal Frame Geometry in Dynamo

    In this post I would like to show you how to create a fully parametrized portal frame geometry in the Dynamo environment. Recently, I added a few Dynamo nodes to the Structural Design package (version 1.1) to help you create such structural geometry. Generally portal frames are used for single-story buildings, but they can also […]

  • Learn What’s New in Robot Structural Analysis 2020

    Autodesk is committed to investing in Robot Structural Analysis to improve your experience with this software and help you maximize the value from your investment in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection. I am pleased to share that we have just released Robot Structural Analysis 2020. The 2020 version contains several new features and improvements […]

  • Autodesk Analytical Modeling 2019 Dynamo Package

    Autodesk has just released the Autodesk Analytical Modeling 2019 Dynamo package, which helps structural engineers to better control and automate creation of analytical models in Revit for consistency and structural analysis preparedness. The parameterization, definition of logical assumptions, their priorities, as well as the customizable scripting enables the analytical model to reflect the individual expectations […]

  • Mounting Parts in Structural Precast Extension for Revit

    In this post of the Structural Precast series, I will cover the Mounting Parts functionality. Structural Precast Extension for Revit has a tool (Mounting Parts) that automatically adds grout tubes, extra rebars, electrical sockets, cable ducts, or other model components to the corresponding precast assemblies. The precast walls and slabs will contain the logic that […]

  • Structural Design package version 1.0.5

    Three months ago, I published the Structural Design Dynamo package, which supports various structural workflows in Dynamo and Revit. I shared some example scripts based on the package. I also taught a class at AU on this subject. Since that time, many of you have reached out to me. First, I would like to thank […]

  • Learn the Power of Dynamo for Automated Reinforcement Detailing – Part 2

    In this blog post, I’ll continue the subject I started a few weeks ago. In Part 1 I covered how structural engineers and detailers can automate reinforcement designs with Dynamo in the example of straight rebars around window and door openings. Let’s extend the functionality of the script by adding additional rebars for wall openings. […]

  • Learn the Power of Dynamo for Automated Reinforcement Detailing – Part 1

    In this blog post I would like to demonstrate how to automate reinforcement designs with the Dynamo graphical programming interface using the example of standard rebar designs for window and door openings. Revit 2019.1 comes with Dynamo 1.3.3 preinstalled, however the workflows covered in this blog post are compatible with Dynamo 2.0. When you try […]

  • Steel Workflow from Early Concept to Fabrication using AEC Collection – Part 2

    In this blog post, I’ll continue the subject I started a few weeks ago. In the part 1 I covered how structural designers and engineers can collaborate and how AEC Collection helps them connect design with analysis. In this part let’s focus on verification of steel connections, detailing and fabrication. During the project process from […]

  • Free Form Rebar Aligned Distribution in Revit 2019.1

    Building on Autodesk’s strategy to make Revit a robust model authoring tool for designing and detailing, the Revit 2019.1 release includes an important update for concrete detailers and engineers that will help to increase modeling versatility, accuracy, and productivity. I am excited to share this new feature with you—take a look! Free Form Rebars can […]

  • SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2019 is now available

    SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing significantly accelerates the creation of 2D reinforcement sheets from 3D models in Autodesk Revit. The product consists of software and a set of families, which can be modified to meet local or company standards. Easily create bar lists, bending schedules, and cut lists for wire meshes. Last month SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2019 […]