Advance Steel – Status Control Inside Model And Drawings

In Advance Steel, the users can use the options to provide a Status level to both the drawing and the model elements and it is often described as Key Stages/Life Cycles inside the production process.

 

The Status system remains as part of the Fabrication data inside Advance Steel, it can contain levels/statuses which are included to it through the Management Tool (MT) System. Besides, comment levels are included to approve the status.

 

Various colors can be arranged while generating anything inside the MT. These can then be applied to provide colourisation/highlighting to the model. It is accomplished with the project explorer and the saved Query Feature.

Together with this, there exist a status level for drawings, the drawing system is segregated to the model elements, because drawings may not always remain at the equivalent status as the model, as for instance the model may be left for revision, the elements in the model are updated, but the drawings are not located at similar point. But at some point, they will obtain an adjustment, then a modification in status level of Reissued etc., then modifying to the same status as model at some point.

 

The vital fact is that a “STATUS” level, is not an adjustment to the drawing, it belongs to the present state of the drawing to the overall life cycle to the project, so the two systems are not same, but can be employed in combination to deliver a life cycle management to the system for Autodesk Advance Steel document and model management.

 

To get detailed idea on the different steps and operation, go through the following video presentations.

 

Advance Steel – Status Control Inside Model And Drawings

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Download Sample Drawing Of Double Span Portal Frame Beam Column Haunch Valley Connection

Download sample CAD dwg drawings intended for a Double Span Portal Frame Beam Column Haunch Valley Connection. The drawing comprises of Double IPE300 profile section inclined roof beams, connected to a mid frame column ( roof valley ), HEB240 column profile section, with an endplate and a haunch bottom reinforcements.

Drawing also contains bolted connection detail, full penetration butt weld specifications, column and beam web stiffeners, moment resisting endplate connection with haunch reinforcement.

By applying easy CAD commands, the detail can be simply adjusted to accommodate with any appropriate project and save significant time. These drawings provide exact detail for creating the design of a double span steel hangar portal frame as well as other types of large span roof beam-column connections.

To download the drawing, click on the following link www.structuraldetails.civilworx.com/

Download sample drawing of Double Span Portal Frame Beam Column Haunch Valley Connection

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The newest version V-ray 3.5 for Revit is released by Chaos Group

Chaos Group has just launched v-ray 3.5 for Revit. The speed of work has been significantly improved with the inclusion of the new Adaptive Lights algorithm. The newest version includes enhanced swarm as well as support for Revit 2018.

This newest version is specifically designed for the architects to produce great design renders quickly.

Given below some exciting features of the latest version :-

With render presets feature, it is possible to instantly balance quality and speed. Function in draft mode for reiterations ahead of time and interchange to superior quality for presentations.

At the time of creating design, start interactive rendering. Adjust lights and materials and obtain the outcomes instantly.

Get some precise options for IES and HDR image-based lighting. Besides, there is support for Revit Sun and Sky.

From inherent camera views in Revit, simulate photographic cameras.

Automatically transform Revit materials to V-Ray’s physically-correct format. V-Ray Material Editor is used to rectify the material properties.

Simply produce scenes appearing diagrammatic or as a scale models containing material presets like basswood and foam core.

Latest web-based distributed rendering to accelerate rendering speed with the use of the power of all accessible desktops and render nodes.

To be familiar with more features, click on the following link www.chaosgroup.com/vray/revit

Watch the following video tutorial for online demonstration.

The newest version V-ray 3.5 for Revit is released by Chaos Group

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Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture Fundamentals – Imperial (1st Edition) – An exclusive reference book for Revit users

The Autodesk Revit software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.

Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture Fundamentals – Imperial (1st Edition) is an exclusive reference book for Revit professionals that briefly focuses on the Autodesk Revit functionality to be applied efficiently during the design process.

Initially, the book explains the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you will be familiar with design development tools together with how to model walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs and more. At last, you will be introduced with the processes to transform the model to the construction documentation phase.

The book will facilitate the students to generate complete 3D architectural project models and arrange them in working drawings.

The book includes the following topics :-

  • Perception of the objective of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is used with the Autodesk Revit software.
    • Administering the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface.
    • Dealing with the fundamental drawing and editing tools.
    • Generating Levels and Grids as datum components for the model.
  • Making a 3D building model involving walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors.
    • Inclusion of floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model.
    • Generating component-based and custom stairs.
    • Inclusion of component features like furniture and equipment.
    • Arrangement of sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules.
    • Production of details.

Click on the following link to download the book www.ascented.com

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Functionality of annotative dimensions lines in AutoCAD

This is an exclusive autocad tutorial video that teaches you how to add annotative dimension lines in an autocad drawing.

The annotative dimension lines are ideal while going to print a drawing with viewports in various scales.

Fundamentally, the sizes to be edited in the dimension style manager, is same as that will be provided in the paper while printing.

With dimension style manager, it is possible to generate new styles, arrange the existing style, rectify styles, set overrides on the existing style, and compares styles.

A dimension style belongs to a named collection of dimension settings that manages the look of dimensions like arrowhead style, text location, and lateral tolerances.

The objective of dimension styles is to indicate the format of dimensions instantly, and to make sure that dimensions comply with industry or project standards.

The video focuses on the following topics :-

-Edit annotative dimensions
-Produce a special layer for dimension lines (command DIMLAYER)
-Draw annotative dimension lines -scale 1:100 -scale 1:30
-Display and hide annotation objects

To get more details, watch the following video.

Functionality of annotative dimensions lines in AutoCAD

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How to use Revit to produce rebar shape images

In some versions of Revit, it is possible to include an image to a family instance or type by using the “Image” or “Type Image” parameter.

Toward Rebar families specific there exist the “Shape Image” parameter, which allow to generate well formatted rebar bending schedules along with the rebar shape image.

Revit provides Rebar Shapes as per the local requirements and codes for various global countries. These Rebar Shapes don’t include these Shape Images so the users get the ability to customize this.

For rebar schedule demonstrations throughout demos of “Rebar with Revit”, I edited the default rebar shape families can be edited and the shape code images can be included to the Shape Image parameter by adhering to BS8666 : 2005. This can produce nice formatted bending schedules for a simple reinforced concrete tunnel.

One can download the content applied for this small model from below:

Rebar Shape Families with Shape Images according to BS8666:2005: Download here (§autodesk.box.com)
Shape Code Images according to BS8666:2005 : Download here (§autodesk.box.com)

How to use Revit to produce rebar shape images

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Real-time 3D rendering plugin for Revit and SketchUp delivers by Enscape

Enscape, is a 3D real-time rendering plugin for Autodesk Revit and SketchUp that creates remarkable visualizations with one click. They have recently upgraded its real-time 3D rendering plugin for AutoCad Revit and Trimble SketchUp.

 

The generated walkthrough can be viewed in virtual reality or exported into a video within seconds. It saves architects hours and days while enabling customers to experience their architectural projects from every angle and at different times of day.

 

According to Thomas Schander, CEO of Enscape, it is designed to meet the top demands of today’s architect, delivering an extremely fast, effortless, beautiful end product that is expensive and directly integrated with Revit and SketchUp. It is being used as a standard application in projects worldwide and at leading firms like Foster + Partners, KPF. Its accessibility and low cost make it a must-have tool for every architect’s arsenal.

In the May version 2.0 the users will simply install the plugin and can walk-through a fully rendered project or export high quality screenshots within seconds. No additional software is required and direct integration with Revit and SketchUp eliminates uploading data to the cloud.

 

Not only Enscape seamlessly integrate into the BIM process with minimal training, but its immediate feedback to design challenges of geometry, material finishes, lighting and acoustics directly from the BIM model is a huge benefit.

 

Enscape is available through subscriptions to provide the most up-to-date version for use. For monthly license it is fixed to $45 (USD) and for yearly it is fixed as $679 (USD). A 14-day free trial is also available.

 

Real-time 3D rendering plugin for Revit and SketchUp delivers by Enscape

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