• Automation and cloud collaboration workflows for structural steel in BIM 360 and Revit

    During Autodesk University Las Vegas 2019, I taught a class called “Connected BIM for structural steel design, detailing and fabrication with BIM 360”. I discussed how structural steel design, detailing, and fabricating teams can work together with BIM in the cloud, and I illustrated how Autodesk BIM 360 Docs combined with Autodesk Revit and Advance […]

  • Shifting Strategies & Roles for Structural Analysis Software

    It was almost 40 years ago when structural analysis methods and technologies were subject to a major innovation: enabled by the personal computer. It became widely available, as promoted on engineering diplomas of those graduating in leading universities, that engineers began adopting commercial software to a large degree, benefiting from graphical interfaces of the MS […]

  • Access Robot Structural Analysis Model Data and Results with Excel

    Knowing how to use Microsoft® Office Excel® is one of the essential skills and important tools for structural engineers when designing structures. At the end of the day, engineers rely on the calculation engines they use, so Excel is a great way to ‘gut check’ the output from their analysis and design solutions and to […]

  • Revit and BIM 360 bring AEC collaboration to the cloud

    Ask a project architect about keys to successful design development and you may hear about three C’s: coordination, collaboration, and – more recently – “cloud.” The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry increasingly runs BIM projects in the cloud. Global, multidisciplinary teams coordinate and execute all aspects of a project relying on the real-time exchange […]

  • 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 […]

  • What’s new in Revit 2020.2

    Written by:  Harlan Brumm, Sasha Crotty, Ian Molloy, Pawel Piechnik, Martin Schmid, David Smolker  In our second point release for Revit 2020, we’re focused on productivity, with new automation workflows in Dynamo, faster ways to view, select, and edit schedules, and navigation tools that will have you flying through your model with the greatest of ease. Remember, you can access […]

  • Portal Frame with Structural Analysis for Dynamo Package – Part 02

    In the Part 1 of this topic I demonstrated how to leverage the portal frame Dynamo geometry to create its analytical model representation in Robot Structural Analysis Professional.  I also introduced the Structural Analysis for Dynamo package that enables parametric modeling and structural analysis workflows in Dynamo and Robot Structural Analysis Professional. I ended the […]

  • New Visualization Features Improve Graphics and Communication in Revit

    Teams can’t collaborate on something they can’t see. That’s why, whether you’re a structural engineer, architect, or any other professional working with BIM, visualization is key. And Revit 2020 packs a powerful punch in this department. Revit 2020 delivers features in a variety of categories under the visualization umbrella. These include ones that make the […]

  • 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 […]

  • What’s new in Revit 2020.1

    Written by: Ian Molloy, Harlan Brumm, Pawel Piechnik, Sasha Crotty A new version of Revit in August? Now that we release features as soon as they are ready, subscribers don’t need to wait for the annual release to access the latest Revit. The product team is happy introduce this latest Revit point release, bringing you […]