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This year GRAITEC introduced their new range of powerful Revit extensions, called Advance BIM Designers - this solution focuses on better connecting reinforced concrete design and detailing workflows in Revit.
As structural engineers and detailers look to collaborate in new ways, one remaining gap is in the transfer of the structural design intent to the detailer. Despite the integration of structural analysis software with BIM, a large number of code-based design decisions are still communicated through sketches or marked up drawings. This is because many engineers use object-level design tools or even spreadsheets to perform their structural design and these tools are not connected to the BIM workflow. This disconnect takes extra work to coordinate and is not very reliable.
However structural analysis and design partners like GRAITEC are changing the story by driving 3D rebar modeling in Revit from the structural design. With the 3D rebar automated from the design, detailers can detail the rebar more quickly and accurately to produce well-coordinated shop drawings, CNC output and 3D models to be used in the field.
GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers combine analysis, intuitive modeling and automatic drawing and report creation directly from within the Revit environment. The power to automate and control complex manual design-based processes, bridges the ‘analytical and detailed model data-sharing’ gap between engineers and designers. GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers represent the core BIM concept of a ‘single-model’ approach and are set to lead the next-generation of BIM software applications for automation, design optimization and complete interoperability.