How BIM can monitor the condition of infrastructure like bridge

Besides, streamlining the design and coordination process of complicated building projects, BIM can be also applied by engineers for preserving the condition of essential portions of infrastructure like bridges in a superior way.

BIM can generate a 3D model of the realistic bridge structures with proper detail on the basis of data accumulated through on-site examinations. BIM can be used to facilitate the data jumbling of numerous components and portions of a bridge which are integrated into single, comprehensible simulation, greatly speeding up the scrutinizing procedures for transportation officials and inspectors.

The bridge inspector produce huge database throughout the year specifically for complicated steel bridge and it becomes very difficult for them to monitor the health of small, individual, structural vital pieces of each bridge. With BIM the bridge inspector can get rid of this time consuming process.

The bridge inventory management will be improved to a great extent as BIM will easily integrate multiple-aspect data into a 3D model. With the generated 3D bridge model, the users can easily avail all the crucial information concerning bridge conditions in diversified formats just clicking on a particular component inside the visual simulation.

By accessing the data in a superior way, the transportation officials can undertake important decisions relating to the repair, replacement, permitting and load-rating of bridges.

By using the 3D model, the bridge inspector can integrate and view real-time data on bridge conditions, which are gathered through sensor networks that have been set up upon the structure itself. If 3D modeling is amalgamated with remote sensing, it can provide a great impact on today’s management of infrastructure inventories.

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How BIM can monitor the condition of infrastructure like bridge

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Revit Transparency in Elevation or Section Views

The default behavior of Revit can sometime be intrigue. It can fool the experienced engineers and constructors. Getting the elevation right to show a window is most important. Showing the transparent window in hard.

Their 3D view did this, however the elevation did not, even with the same detail level and visual style.A simple example of this behaviour is a glass curtain wall, in a 3D View this is transparent, however in any section or elevation the materials do not show as transparent. There are 2 simple ways to change this.

Firstly,

First is to orientate a 3D view to the elevation view, 3D views are already setup to show the materials transparency. This gives you what looks like an elevation, with all of its transparency.

Secondly,

The second option is for an actual elevation or section view. In the view, either select the entire curtain wall (if all glazed) OR the individual panels right click and override the graphics in view, by element. Here we can set the transparency.

Glass transparency in elevation: That is the default behaviour in Revit. Glass is transparent in 3D views, only. In some cases, you can select elements and do Right click > Override graphics in view > Element > Transparent. However, in this case, it might make the tubes of the railing transparent.

Making the windows transparent in the elevation: Simply select the window, Click on the ‘edit family’ button at the options bar. In the window family select the wall opening, (This might be a little tricky, Go to the 3d view and select everything, using the filter for selection uncheck all the other options except the opening). You will see “transparent in” option in the options bar, Check both elevation and 3d. Save the family and load it to see the transparent window in the elevation.

Revit Transparency in Elevation or Section Views

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Improve your 3d cad modeling & 3d printing process with SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 SP1

NeoMetrix Technologies recently introduced the latest version of 2014 SP1 of SpaceClaim Engineer 3D direct modeling software.

With a new module in this latest version, the users will be able to directly adjust STL and CAD files as well as patching up models for 3D printing. STL Prep for 3D Printing is applied to evaluate and clean intersections; making sure that the model is water-resistant; and fix inverted normals, intersecting facets and other problems which result in print failures.

Being able to directly edit STL files, the users can carve the model in various sections with the selection of a plane, elimination of minute features, breaking up the STL for multi-material printing, allocating color variations, and deconstructing the part and/or organizing features into superior positions for having more optimized 3D print. The Users also get the ability to combine an STL with another STL or a solid, solidify an STL to make the potency better, generate connecting features, or make options like overmolds.

Print can be optimized by using SpaceClaim STL Prep’s shell tool. Besides, it can save on material, produce offset parts, or identify diversified interior regions of a part. STL Prep for 3D Printing can also minimize the sizes of the file to make printer performance superior with decimation.

SpaceClaim STL Prep provides support for several file Formats as well as save & export STL files from SpaceClaim directly to the printer for efficient printing process. STL Prep for 3D Printing is compatible with 2D files and other faceted formats like OBJ, cgr, & AMF.

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Improve your 3d cad modeling and 3d printing process with SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 SP1

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How to turn off cable tray annotations in AutoCAD MEP

The cable tray: In the electrical wiring of buildings, a cable tray system is used to support insulated electric cables used for power distribution and communication.

Cable trays are used as an alternative to open wiring or electrical conduit systems, and are commonly used for cable management in commercial and industrial construction. They are especially useful in situations where changes to a wiring system are anticipated, since new cables can be installed by laying them in the tray, instead of pulling them through a pipe.

AUTOCAD MEP: AUTOCAD MEP Design and Construction documentation software is built for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers, Designers, and drafter. Seamlessly collaborate with architect using AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE SOFTWARE in an intuitive design environment. Minimize coordination errors between mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design teams and with architect and structural engineers.

Edit the Cable Tray display representation to turn off the Annotations.

  • Select the Manage tab -> Display Manager.
  • Expand the Sets tree and select the current display set – For example MEP Design – Plan.
  • Select the Dispaly Representation Control tab in the Display Manager dialog.
  • Find Cable Tray in the list of object and right click on the check box for the Plan display and select Edit.
  • Turn OFF the Annotation display and select OK. It has to be done in the template drawing if the annotation displays to show by default.

https://screencast.autodesk.com/Embed/ca1fe550-8811-455e-b1ad-ce8fd531a35d

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Learn to create different types of sun shades with detailing through AutoCAD

Mohammed Sabeer, a CAD expert, presents a useful tutorial for CAD professionals. With this online video tutorial one can learn how to produce various types of sun shades with detailing.

One download the necessary files from the below links:-

2D Elevation drawings

The 3D file to begin the tutorial

The full 3d file

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Revit 2015 – Hidden Detail Control

In earlier releases of Autodesk Revit the designers have to add own hidden detail into family files or use Show Hidden lines and these are then shown in the pertinent views.

However, in this hidden detail control – two tools ‘show hidden lines and remove hidden line can be seen.

However, there are issues with this method. Consider the image below showing the structural framing on a roof plan. Notice that the raking steels do not show the hidden detail of the web because they are not 90 degrees (Normal) to the view.

A quick fix for this in Revit 2015 is to use the new feature of Show Hidden Lines which is found in the Properties Palette for views such as plans, elevations, sections etc.

The 2015 version does not have a lot of significant changes in this area, so making the transition will be pretty easy for most; no changes to the Materials dialog this year!

This is perhaps the most important 2015 change item to be aware of if you are using worksharing on Revit models. As clearly stated in the Options dialog shown below, your user name will change if you log into Autodesk 360 cloud services.

The one exception: Revit will NOT change the user name if you are currently in a workshared file (local or central). This makes sense as you would no longer be able to synchronize with Central. Keep in mind that you cannot open an “old” local file after your user name changes because the central file will see you as a different user—not the person who may still have several items checked out.

Anti-aliasing: In the past, anti-aliasing could only be turned on or off globally in the Options dialog. We still have this high-level control, but now we can choose to control this by view (see image below).

Sketchy Lines: Revit now has a sketchy lines feature! This implementation appears to be the same as what can be accomplished in AutoCAD. Compared to SketchUp, I do not think the overall style is as good, but it sure is better than nothing at all.

Show Hidden Lines: Every model view (except perspective) has a new instance parameter called Show Hidden Lines. This parameter has up to three possible options available via a drop-down list: None, By Discipline and All. This is a high-level way in which to control how hidden lines function in a given view.

Revit 2015 – Hidden Detail Control

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