• Parting the Land from the Sea – A Story of Reinforced Concrete & Revit 

    Sea trade has been one of the most important domains of commerce, dating back to 5,000 years ago, when the first major trade routes were set along the Arabian Sea. Back then, small wooden ships were used to carry goods. Fast-forwarding through history to present day, ships of over 400 m (1,300 ft.) navigate the […]

  • Revit 2023: Library-Based Connection Design Automation 

    Unlike any of my previous articles, I will start this one based on a personal story, from when I was working as a structural engineer. I used to design all types of structures, made of reinforced concrete, masonry, timber, but many of them made of steel. They were either medium-size office buildings or typical low-rise […]

  • Making the Switch – Stories of Efficient Rebar Detailing in Revit

    A few years ago, we started a series of blog posts highlighting the benefits of integrating the rebar detailing among the project stages that need to unfold in a BIM environment. We acknowledged since then that the reinforced concrete industry was lagging behind structural steel in terms of BIM adoption, and it is for this […]

  • Consumer Reports – Precast Automation in Revit

    Structural Precast Extension now comes out-of-the-box in Revit 2021. What are early-adopters saying?

  • New Dynamo Features to Automate Connections Modeling with Design Input and Predefined Libraries

    With Autodesk University 2019 unfolding this week, it’s a perfect time to introduce new functionalities in Dynamo that will empower structural engineers to bring automation into their steel connection workflows. With the Revit 2020.2 point release, new Dynamo nodes and sample scripts bridge the gap between structural analysis and modelling phases, enabling standardization and faster […]

  • Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2020.1 – The Fifth Element Has Arrived

    Because we know how important investments in automation for precast concrete workflows are, we extended the range of elements that are typically produced in factories with highly-automated production lines, thus releasing the new Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2020.1. It delivers the precast double wall, the fifth type of element available through this Revit […]

  • Steel Connections for Dynamo – The Cornerstone of Steel Modelling

    Autodesk Revit 2020 delivers several new functionalities. One that stands out from the rest was created for the structural engineer. Steel Connections for Dynamo and its sample scripts will help engineers to work more productively when modelling, placing steel connections, optimizing design and material consumption.  Dynamo for Revit users can create rules for adding steel connections on a structure or a selected part of it, based on new Dynamo nodes that are grouped under a new package called Autodesk Steel […]

  • Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2019 Update 1: Delivering more automation

    It’s mid-winter in the northern hemisphere, and now is the best time to release some new tools for the projects waiting to be built in the spring. As a famous quote states: “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” And for everyone living on the other half of the planet, […]

  • BIM for Reinforced Concrete – From Design to Detailing in One Model

    This is the third blog post in a series that discusses the advantages of working on concrete projects in a BIM process for structural engineers. Before we dive in, let’s quickly review the four benefits of BIM for engineers: Combines the versatility of 2D documentation with the higher level of fidelity and accuracy of 3D […]

  • Precast extension for Revit 2019

    The new Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2019 – continuing the automation journey

    The Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2019 is now available,  delivering even more automation of structural precast modelling-to-fabrication workflows. Automation has three major benefits: Better quality –eliminating the manual component of repetitive tasks reduces the risk of error, for example that may occur when copying rebar from one element to another More efficiency – […]