• Advancing Capabilities for Steel Detailing and Design in BIM

    Autodesk is connecting structural steel to BIM. Since the inception of BIM in the early 2000s, we have worked to bring the benefits of BIM to our users throughout the structures industry and sub-industries. One recent example being our investment in the concrete detailing space.  About a half-dozen years ago, we made substantial strides in […]

  • Tech Preview: MEP Fabrication Data Manager

    About MEP Fabrication Data Manager Tech Preview The MEP Fabrication Data Manager (FDM) Tech Preview is a pre-release cloud-based service for the management of MEP fabrication content for use with Autodesk Revit 2022 and beyond. What is MEP Fabrication Content? MEP Fabrication Content provides mechanical detailers and contractors information rich components that support digital construction. […]

  • The 2D to BIM Story: A Better Approach to Concrete Design and Detailing

    CAD has helped grow the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry far beyond manually produced paper drawings, empowering us to produce more complex, more accurate designs. Today, the AEC industry continues to face new challenges, including financial constraints that increase pressure to deliver projects more quickly and accurately. As a result, AEC firms are evolving […]

  • Navisworks and BIM 360 Integration for Enhanced Coordination Workflows

    Navisworks is one of the flagship BIM solutions offered in the AEC Collection that serves design and construction users globally with the ability to holistically review integrated models and data for better control over project planning and outcomes. The software’s powerful coordination and clash detection capabilities provide high ROI value for construction projects, making it […]

  • Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019

    Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019

    Autodesk recently released the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019, which helps structural engineers drive the geometry and behavior of Advance Steel elements from Dynamo. The Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel adds the functionalities of Dynamo to Advance Steel, to help you quickly generate complex structures using Advance Steel beams and plates. You can assign […]

  • 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 […]

  • Learn What’s New in Revit 2019 for Structural Engineers and Detailers

    Building on Autodesk’s strategy to make Revit a robust model authoring tool for designing and detailing, the Revit 2019 release includes a number of new features that increase modeling versatility, accuracy, and productivity for engineers and detailers. We’re excited to share these features with you—take a look! Detailed Steel Design Revit users can easily modify […]

  • Segmentation of Precast Walls in Revit

    In this post of the Structural Precast series I would like to touch upon the topic of segmentation of precast walls. Segmentation of precast walls can be done automatically or manually. Before we run the automatic segmentation we should check and adjust the Configuration Settings. The Configuration settings can be imported or exported via XML […]

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    BIM for Reinforced Concrete – Rebar clash prevention

    This article is the continuation of a conversation that I started with the blog post depicting the value of BIM for Concrete and continued with from 2D to 3D with rebar detailing. If you’ll remember, I’ve described what I see as four main benefits for a BIM-centric approach to concrete: Combines the versatility of 2D […]

  • New Structural Content in Revit 2018.2

    New Precast Content New Precast families for beams, columns, slabs, and foundations are now available. Revit users can choose between various types of I-shape, T-shape, trapezoidal and many other beam cross sections. Columns having different corbels configurations and top supporting conditions for beams have been created. TT slabs and isolated foundations, both block and sleeve, […]