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  • Structure
    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 […]

  • What’s New
    We’re excited to announce the latest release of Autodesk’s structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel 2020. Here is an overview of some of the new and enhanced features available in this version.   1 – Propagation of steel connections In Advance Steel 2020, you can automate steel connection creation by propagating connections already in place. […]

  • Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019
    Steel Detailing
    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 […]

  • Structure
    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 […]

  • Structure
    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. […]

  • Structure
    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 […]

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    Steel Detailing
    We’re excited to announce the latest release of Autodesk’s structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel 2019. Here is a highlight of the main new and enhanced features available in this version. 1 – Enhanced interoperability with Revit 2019 The Advance Steel 2019 Extension for Revit 2019 transfers steel members and steel connections to Advance Steel […]

  • Autodesk University 2017
    Software Tips
    When you think Autodesk University, you probably think about learning the latest trends and technologies but also tips & tricks on your favorite products. And that’s just what you’ll find! For this post, I’m going to summarize some of the Advance Steel tips and tricks that I described in my class “Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, […]

  • Computational Design
    In this post of the Structural Precast series I would like to show you how in Revit we can easily add grout tubes and tubes on top to precast walls. Grout tube and tube on top are families that come with the installation of Structural Precast Extension for Revit. They are both face-based families. When […]

  • Computational Design
    The visual programming interface of Dynamo for Revit is enabling structural engineers with the tools to build structural models with minimal energy and make their own structural design tools. In the early stages of the structural design structural engineers and designers can use Dynamo for Revit to interpret the architectural model and explore ways to […]

  • Concrete Detailing
    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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    Steel Detailing
    The new release of Advance Steel 2018 has been out for a few months now. Here is a highlight of the top 10 features in case you haven’t had the chance to get familiar with them yet.   1 – One Advance Steel installation By combining the functionality of the two products into a single […]

  • Concrete Detailing
    A few weeks ago I published an overview video for Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit and now I think it is the right time to get up to speed on the latest Precast tools in Revit. With this post I would like to start a dedicated series on this new app to help you […]

  • Computational Design
    Before we move into the Dynamo part let me quickly highlight rebar numbering and partitioning in Revit. In Revit, numbering allows identical reinforcement elements to be matched for schedules and tags. Partitioning in Revit gives you the ability to define a common parameter for reinforcing elements within a certain construction sequence. Rebar elements are automatically […]

  • Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit
    Concrete Detailing
    Autodesk® Structural Precast Extension for Revit® is a BIM-centric offering for modeling and detailing precast elements that improves productivity and precision for engineers, detailers and fabricators working on typical building projects in the precast industry. As an app for Revit, Structural Precast for Revit provides Revit users access to powerful tools for automatic rule-based segmentation, […]