4D parametric modelling of bridges with Allplan Bridge

Allplan Bridge can be used for creating 4D parametric modelling of bridges. The software provides supports to the engineers in all stages of planning ranging from the initial concept to the execution plan.

The software contains the following exclusive features :-

Formation of model: The 3D parametric model description takes into account the road layout, bridge alignment and required cross-sections to create model configuration rapid and well organized.

Complex geometries along with double curved alignment and variable cross-sections are produced easily with alphanumeric entries and formulas.

Modelling of composite and steel bridges: While specifying the cross-section, standardised and recurring profiles like longitudinal stiffeners for steel and composite cross-sections can be simply placed parametrically. Initially, the profile is specified parametrically in a individual section or imported from the user library. The location and number of components are then specified and automatically arranged along a cross-section edge.

Streamline Prestressing: Allplan Bridge 2019 simplifies the process to model an extensive range of pre-stressing: with immediate or later bond, internal and external, longitudinal, transverse and vertical, together with non-standard geometry.

Depending on user-defined 3D points, the program automatically produces the geometry of a tendon along the bridge structure. Each 3D Tendon point is indicated by the position along the axis, and the position in the cross-section concerning a reference point.

Changes made in no time at all: Allplan Bridge allows you to manage the predictable changes that happen throughout the design process. The parametric model description is a perfect base for adjusting design modifications. The modifications are integrated only at their origin and all other connected members are automatically updated.

Save time with parametric object placement: Objects from the Allplan Engineering library is referenced in Allplan Bridge 2019 to provide further details like lamp posts or anchor devices of tendons to the bridge model. To perform this, reference points are specified in Allplan Bridge with variables along the bridge. These points are connected to the object in the Allplan library with the relevant name. When the parametric model is transmitted to Allplan Engineering, the subsequent objects are placed at these reference points. The location of these objects is automatically revised whenever the model is updated.

Smooth data exchange: By incorporating road data, road/bridge alignment is easily obtained through ALLPLAN’s open BIM platform known as Allplan Bimplus. The bridge engineer will acquire the road data and quickly start with the bridge design.

Planning stressing sequences in Allplan Bridge: A stressing sequence is specified for each tendon provided in the model. Stressing, wedge slip, and releasing are existing actions. These actions are executed at the beginning of the tendon, at the end, or at both sides at the same time. To maximize the management of tendon stressing, the sequences of stressing actions are preserved as named “stress groups”.

Integration of the fourth dimension: In Allplan Bridge 2019-1, the construction process can be mapped in a 4D model. Initially, the construction plan is segregated into different construction phases and then into individual tasks like concrete hardening, tendon stressing or activating the self-weight. Either the start date or the start day is applied as the starting point.

With Allplan Bridge 2019-1, various different construction plans can be made for the equivalent bridge for a variant comparison. The output is a trustworthy parametric 4D bridge model.

To get more information, visit www.allplan.com

4D parametric modelling of bridges with Allplan Bridge

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A position is vacant for senior architect in NY, US

New York based DDG is inviting applications for an experienced senior project architect to work in tandem with it’s design team. The prospective candidate should carry on extending DDG’s mission to obtain, design and erect exceptionally crafted buildings which provide a vital contribution to the built environment.

Liabilities:

a. Deal with all phases of DDG projects ranging from conception through construction;
b. Work together with a design team that produces presentations, coordinated 3D models and drawing sets from schematic design through construction documents;
c. Manipulate client presentations and consultant communications, project scheduling and milestone delivery, team leadership, office standards, building design, technical detailing, and consultant coordination;
d. Supervise team members efficiently and guide less experienced staff;
e. Coordinate with internal DDG development team to evaluate RFPs, and manage client and consultant relations.
f. Cooperate with construction teams to accomplish construction administration; review submittals and track progress against contract documents.

Qualifications

1. At least 10 years of professional experience having a degree from an certified institution.
2. At least one year of experience with Revit in a professional setting; additional Revit experience will be an added advantage (no application will be granted without Revit experience).
3. Technical know-how in components of materials, products, and detailing.
4. History of outstanding interpersonal, leadership, communication and presentation skills.
5. Working knowledge of high-end multi-family housing and mixed-use project types.
6. Sound knowledge in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino and Windows OS.
7. Capable of creating superior quality design compatible with DDG’s mission.
8. Verified knowledge of code regulations governing the industry.
9. Architectural Licensure preferred.
10. Authorization to work in the United States.

Compensation:

• Compensation will be competitive and corresponding to experience
• Full benefits will be provided

The candidates are requested to submit their resumes and portfolio (10mb max) to designcareers@ddgpartners.com, subject line: “Senior Project Architect – Your Name – May 2019.”

A position is vacant for senior architect in NY, US

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Access BIM data in 2D or 3D directly within PlanGRid with PlanGrid BIM

PlanGrid, an Autodesk company and a leading solution provider in construction productivity software, just released PlanGrid BIM. Plangrid is now incorporated with Autodesk RevitⓇ to allow the users for accessing Building Information Modeling (BIM) data instantly in either 2D or 3D, directly inside PlanGrid on their mobile devices. Construction teams and facilities managers now will be able to preview rich BIM data in a user-friendly 2D interface or 3D environment to maintain superior precision in the job site as well as get rid of rework and take decisions quickly and with more confidence.

PlanGrid’s amalgamation with Revit facilitates the users to gain complete benefits of BIM beyond pre-construction with a great deal of data instantly at their fingertips. This amalgamation will form an integrated platform to consistently links the office, the trailer and the field.

PlanGrid BIM links rich BIM data from the design process to construction and operations.

Architects and engineers who apply BIM to design construction projects can generate a 3D models to function as a virtual illustration of how complicated work can be set up and building assets should interact. Models are implanted into rich property data like the height of a counter, material type of a wall or manufacturer details of a lighting fixture. But when these models are delivered to the field, they’re “flattened down” into PDFs, and the data is lost to the teams who perform the physical work of building or preserving facilities. This loss of data, in conjunction with a lack of 3D visualization in the field, can cause critical errors, lost time and rework.

PlanGrid BIM facilitates the construction and facilities teams to take informed decisions in real-time, with the most comprehensive data accessible and a consistent changeover among 2D and 3D.

With PlanGrid BIM, users can view BIM data properties inside recognizable 2D drawings or acess 3D to visualize assets in an efficient manner within the surrounding environment all from within PlanGrid’s software.

PlanGrid’s new BIM functionality comprises of the following :

• BIM-enabled Sheets: Users can tap objects to avail BIM data properties, like an object’s dimensions, material type or manufacturer details, all inside the recognizable 2D environment.

• 3D BIM Viewer: With a simple tap, users will be able to quickly transfer to a 3D view of a certain object while remaining offline. The viewer, presently in beta stage, contains features like zoom and snap tools for taking measurements among model objects.

• Revit Integration: Sheets are published directly from Revit into PlanGrid, ensuring precise BIM data, including sheet titles and numbers; drawings continue to contain PlanGrid features like automatic callout detection and hyperlinking.

Access BIM data in 2D or 3D directly within PlanGRid with PlanGrid BIM

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Latest up-gradation to 3D Repo offers native Revit file support

3D Repo offers the cloud based digital platform for BIM data so that the users can availa the latest 3D models and produce real-time changes and informed decisions online. 3D Repo introduced the most updated version of its cloud-based digital construction platform with some exciting features like data validation with Smart Groups, native Revit file support, updates to SafetiBase (Health & Safety Issue Tracker), API key access, and supplementary rendering options.

With the inclusion of Smart Groups feature the users can get a simple way to authenticate the data and group model components. “Smart Groups democratizes the method of data validation, makes progress tracking simple and finally leads to more consistent data outputs for the client. Besides, it opens up the data validation method to all stakeholders despite of their knowledge of software or licensing constraints of other software.

3D Repo now contains native Revit support so that the users get the ability to upload Revit files directly to the 3D Repo platform where they will be easily controlled in an online database and applied in federations for design coordination.

It will save users significant hours of time while federating models with each design iteration. Earlier the users had to export to IFC file format prior to uploading, now it is possible to just upload files directly from Revit.

SafetiBase feature offers a collaborative way to allocate and utilize health and Safety information and project risk data within the model and it is also upgraded. Major updates comprise of a full audit trail of changes for each risk, supplementary post mitigation risk options, capacity to add and track residual risk and support for several markups.

SafetiBase adheres to the specification for ‘collaborative sharing and application of structured health and safety information with BIM’ (Publicly Available Specification PAS 1192-6).

To get more details, visit 3drepo.com

Latest up-gradation to 3D Repo offers native Revit file support

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AMC Bridge upgrades Revit to Kineo

Revit® to Kineo™ is a technology presentation for Autodesk® Revit® supported with the Siemens Kineo™ software to work out the paths necessary for shifting an object within a building model. It facilitates you to visualize the transition of the object along the estimated path in a 3D animation.

Revit to Kineo offers the following functionalities :-

• Choose an object to move.
• Choose obstacles to circumvent.
• Establish the parameters of the model and the obstacles.
• Arrange the start and end points of the path.
• Measure the path.
• Adjust or smoothen the resulting path to obtain the optimum length.
• Export the path to Revit for animation.
• Play or reset the animation, step it backward or forward in Revit.

Compatibility:

• Windows operating system.
• Autodesk Revit.
• A separate Kineo license.

For online demonstration of Revit to Kineo, watch the following video tutorial.

AMC Bridge upgrades Revit to Kineo

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TriBuild Layout Design, a Layout Data Preparation Software for AutoCAD and Revit

TriBuild, Inc., a leading solution provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) for the construction industry, just launched TriBuild Layout Design, a layout data preparation software for most recognized Autodesk tools, AutoCAD and Revit.

Contractors recognize major locations to set out on a jobsite with formation of points at these locations on the building design which are then uploaded to a field controller for doing layout.

This data preparation plays an important role for field layout and successful completion of the project. Common locations for layout range from hangers, sleeves, equipment, centerlines, footers and walls. With formation of points at these locations, field layout crews can obtain proper instruction concerning what work should be accomplished in the job site.

Some exciting features like automated point creation tools in TriBuild Layout Design and ability to generate points directly in Autodesk design application, facilitate the contractors to make their overall workflow better for generating data for layout.

The contractors get the ability to work directly in their design application and consequently they don’t have to worry about issues caused by the compatibility of file formats.

TriBuild Layout Design is accessible for the contractors who utilize AutoCAD or Revit (versions 2016-2019) and export data to all the leading instrument manufacturers including Trimble, Hilti, Leica, Topcon and Sokkia.

A 30-day free trial version is available to download from the TriBuild website.

To get more details, visit tribuildinc.com

TriBuild Layout Design, a Layout Data Preparation Software for AutoCAD and Revit

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A position is vacant for Revit Designer in Los Angeles

JSFA, an award winning firm that deals with programming & design of new restored and renovated Educational/arts/entertainment/facilities, is inviting applications for a Revit Designer/Revit Architect for their Los Angeles office.

The candidate has to perform project BIM modeling from start to finish as well as organize the design and technical detailing via BIM modeling and Revit rendering.

Background and Experience:

• Possess Bachelor degree of Architecture required;
• At least 3 year experience with Revit 3D modeling required;
• Experience with construction documents will be added advantage;
• Experience with construction administration will be added advantage;
• Prior

Educational/Arts/Auditoriums/Theater/entertainment facilities design experience preferred;

• At least 3 year working experience in architecture design firms;
• Sound knowledge in AutoCAD.

Other:

• Local candidates, full time only;
• Competitive salary with great benefits;

To apply for the post, send your resume work samples to hr-la@jsfarchs.com and email subject line as Revit Designer.

A position is vacant for Revit Designer in Los Angeles

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