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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 […]

  • MEP fabrication in Revit
    Tips, tricks & tutorials
    The Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection now includes Revit and Fabrication CADmep, enabling mechanical and plumbing contractors to connect detailing and fabrication to BIM. Use a single fabrication database and a variety of tools to detail, coordinate, and prepare BIM detail models for pricing, MEP fabrication and installation. Working in Revit for MEP, you can […]

  • Product news
    The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection gives you access to a set of integrated tools — including Revit — that equip you to meet any project challenge – now and in the future.  Here’s the full list of products and services included in an AEC Collection subscription. MEP engineers and detailers using Revit may […]

  • 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 brings into play a new automated workflow for the precast concrete industry. The Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 provides access to powerful tools for automatic rule-based segmentation, reinforcement, shop drawings and CAM files generation of precast concrete planar elements. This app supports workflows for typical building projects that are made up of […]

  • Concrete Detailing
    A new type of Rebar can be modeled in Revit 2018.1, by working in 3D views and selecting the structural element faces to which the rebars are aligned. Free Form Rebars can have any geometry, either planar or 3D, and can be used for modelling and detailing of reinforcement in complex 3D structural elements. Rebars […]

  • Concrete Detailing
    A reinforcement drawing shows the positions of all reinforcing elements in a particular structure or a structural element. There are numerous ways of drafting concrete shop drawings, and drafting styles vary between countries or even between design companies. Rebar in Revit comes with properties that can be read by predefined tags (families) created specifically to […]

  • Concrete Detailing
    Last year I published a blog post contemplating the value of BIM for Concrete, and discussing how the next generation of BIM tools for reinforced concrete are helping our customers in four main ways. I described these BIM-centric concrete benefits as: Combines the versatility of 2D documentation with the higher level of fidelity and accuracy […]

  • Detailing
    Q. What is the name of your firm and where is it located? VLE Draughting (Pty) Ltd. – “VLE” stands for Visual Language of Engineering. We are located in Pretoria, South Africa. Q. How many employees does your firm have? VLE Draughting is still a young company, consisting of two owners, each with a diverse set […]

  • BIM for reinforced concrete
    Product news
    Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a critical part of how structural systems are designed and built today, but the reinforced concrete industry has been lagging behind structural steel when it comes to its adoption of BIM. This is due to the highly fragmented nature of its supply chain which requires a number of different designers […]

  • Advance Steel railings
    Steve Donohoe is a freelance steelwork and cladding designer based in North East Scotland.  His company specialises in design & detailing of structural steelwork, architectural steelwork and cladding for the commercial, agricultural, domestic and Oil & Gas industries. Steve recently used Advance Steel to model new railings for a renovation project, and took some time […]