Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

A civil engineers should contain adequate working knowledge in AutoCAD to make drawing smarter. Knowledge of other programs like Revit and STAAD Pro are also very crucial for other disciplines.

AutoCAD: Both AutoCAD and Civil 3D play an important role for making efficient civil engineering design. These programs facilitate you to generate quality plan sets. On the other hand, working knowledge of AutoCAD is not essential for construction engineers.

The design aggregation and documentation tools, which are in-built into AutoCAD, enhance productivity as well as simplify your design and documentation workflows and accelerate projects from design to completion whereas automate the tiresome manual drafting tasks.

AutoCAD allows to produce surfaces, solids, and offset curves dynamically and manipulate them with context-sensitive PressPull operations. 3D models are directly imported into AutoCAD from different types of applications, like SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, and NX products and services to easily generate intelligent 2D views. Point Cloud tools facilitates you to import scanned objects with up to 2 billion data points. Physical 3D prototypes of your designs are instantly formed with AutoCAD’s 3D printing capabilities.

Revit: Revit is an useful software for architects and other building professionals that can be used for architectural design and documentation. Revit facilitates the users to produce a perfect and detailed building model in quickest possible time.

Revit empowers the civil engineers to render the best performance with the creation of virtual illustration of building products. Starting from the Design Development & Coordination, 3D Modeling, Drawing Set Creation to Quantity Take-off, civil engineers can obtain the separate product specifications of the building which range from the color, tolerance, cost and other info. All these are essential to take informed decisions.

Revit provides the following advantages to the civil engineers:

a. Offer perfect, trustworthy and reasonable solutions
b. Substantiate the design of the model for constructability and performance
c. Maintenance of wood, steel and concrete structures like column, beam depths and clashes
d. Perform a detailed analysis of structural & MEP elements to render projects in risk-free environment

STAAD Pro: STAAD Pro is a handy software for structural engineers to make accurate structural analysis and design. The program supports the analysis of different types of structural elements like bridges, structural beams, floodgates, and much more. Civil engineers with a structural background are suggested to learn supporting programs like STAAD Pro.

Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

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CADbro 2018 SP, A Powerful 3D Viewer for super fast data collaboration

ZWSOFT, the leading solution provider in CAD/CAM series, recently launched a full-featured and cost-effective 3D CAD viewer, CADbro 2018 SP, that facilitates speedy data collaboration with the use of its view, annotation and analysis functions.

Intuitive and Powerful 3D Viewer: By applying it’s superior viewing, and advanced analysis, CADbro delivers robust 3D viewer for a wide array of 3D and 2D formats.

This software is compatible with HTML file output, and it facilitates the users to distribute light-weight 3D data from inside and outside as well as view, explore, and section 3D models devoid of requiring any complicated 3D software. Alternatively, the users will be able to allocate complex 3D data securely and at a superior speed through the browser.

Upgrades contain the followings:

Import most up-to-date 3D formats: e.g. SolidWorks 2018, Catia V4/V5/V6, NX 11, SolidEdge ST10, Inventor 2018Import 2D formats: Catia & SolidWorks 2D drawing, DWG/DXF 2018Output HTML and PDF files with PMI (product manufacturing information).

Smart and Vivid 3D Annotation: With CADbro’s 3D annotation features, it becomes easier for the clients to evaluate 3D models, add remarks and suggestions or any other useful information helpful for departmental communication, which minimize rework and make decision-making process better.

Upgrade: Dimension data can be viewed transparently at any angle. The Bounding Command is shifted from PMI tab to Tools tab.

Advanced Analysis: CADbro combines a strong set of analysis tools for examining the parts and assemblies during the product development lifecycle. It allows determining errors at the initial phase with the purpose of saving cost and time.

Prime features: Mass Properties, e.g. volume, area, massDraft Angle, Wall Thickness, Dynamic SectionInterference Check, Exploded View, Assembly Animation.

With the capacity to open files devoid of complex conversion processes, CADbro becomes the ideal solution for teams who deal with several file types and/or CAD systems.

To get more information, visit www.cadbrother.com

CADbro 2018 SP, A Powerful 3D Viewer for super fast data collaboration

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How To Create Curve Staircase – Curve Railings And Modern Stairs Using Autodesk Revit

This classy tutorial examines the procedure of not only creating curved stairs but curve railings and modern stairs also. What you need for this tutorial is the basic understanding of Revit and its execution methodology.

This tutorial is created with the latest version of Autodesk Revit.

Initially you will need to set up the entire interface of Revit to make it work. And then you need to select the tool which would be preferable for you to use such as from stair tool you can select either Stair by Component or Stair by Sketch.

In this way you can create your desired output of curved staircase.

For more information, watch the video.

How to create Curve Staircase – Curve Railings and Modern Stairs Using Autodesk Revit

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StreamBIM – The newest BIM application in North America

StreamBIM is the newest and comprehensible software for the users to avail the most recent 3D models and documentation on any digital gadget. One can access the software in North American market via StreamBIM North America.

The software facilitates all the project team members to stream complicated 3D BIM models and project plans to their handheld devices whether they exist on site or in the project office.

Thus, the project managers will be able to eliminate the errors associated with building as well as utilize the time of their sub-contractors more competently.

With StreamBIM, the users don’t have to spend their time by waiting to download a specific section of the construction model. The software also allows to trace issues in real time when they occur, catch photos, and notify the proper team to make necessary amendments.

StreamBIM is very effective for collaboration and allocation of information on the basis of open BIM, StreamBIM. It’s role is very crucial and it will affect the ongoing discussions within the construction industry concerning efficiency enhancements and digitalization.

The technology is unmatched and provides important project information rapidly to every project stakeholders.

To get more details, go through their website www.streambim.com

StreamBIM – The newest BIM application in North America

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What’s New in Revit 2019

Revit 2019 has just released and the Product Managers of Revit has shared about some information of the latest version; this new and improved version of Revit has support consistent, coordinated and complete modeling for multiskilled design that increases detailing and construction.

There are many parts can be seen at the starting of Revit 2019, from that window if user launches the icon named Sample Architecture Project many options can be seen which is pre loaded with Revit 2019 new features.

• On the upper of the left side in the Revit window users can see pre loaded navigating options which are opened in the window and make easier to move on from one tab to another. The best thing is that there is multi-screen support and tabbed views which make Revit 2019 a multitasking one. The windows can be maximized, minimized etc. at the same time.
• The Free Review option has added some levels in it which can be edit, remove as per the design; the Crop Window option has also added few things.
• The Graphic filters are also added and it upgraded new levels in 3D to work easier.
• Revit now allows having Complex Fill Patterns and Life like Rendering to work and have fun with patterns.

• Next feature is Split Railing that has simplified the modification and creation of railing in one click.

There are many more features available in Revit 2019, so it is worth to have a try them. autodesk.com

Watch the following online demonstration of Revit 2019.

What's New in Revit 2019

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How to use revit for generating animated GIFS

In this construction article, you will learn how to use revit for generating your own animated GIFs.

Animated GIFs are most effective while employing a consistent view point and modify something inside the view, as for example the clarity of the elements or the cutting plane of a section box. Here, the cutting plane of a section box is modified in order that the GIF can animate the movement of the section via the building.

Initially, generate the 3D view and activate the section box. It is the starting view and ensure that the section box isn’t cutting the building. This view is titled as a “_01” suffix. A new 3D view template is also generated and included to this view. This template will be applied to manage the clarity of the section box in all the animation views.

After completing it, replicate the view, move the section box into the building by about 20 feet and redefine the view with an “02” suffix.

The entire method of replicating the view, moving the section box, and renaming the view is continued unless the section box has moved through the whole building.

It is recommended to utilize minimum 8 – 10 images. The animation will be smoother as the numbers of images are increased.

As soon as all the views are produced, edit the view template and deactivate the section box.

Step 2 – Export Images

After generating all the images, export them using the “Export Image” dialog. Go to the Revit button, choose “Export” then “Images and Animations” and lastly, “Image”. It will introduce the “Export Image” dialog.

In the “Export Image” dialog, choose the views to export in the “Export Range” section. Suppose, you are going to utilize PNG files, then in the “Format” section, PNG for “Shaded views” and “Non shaded views” are selected. Also, arrange the image size for the images in the “Image Size” section. It is suggested to apply 600 pixels horizontal for animated GIFs.

Choose the output folder then click “OK” to export the images.

Step 3 – Load Images into Photoshop

Now, the image files are ready for the animation, these should be transferred into the GIF file and animated. It will be performed with Photoshop. The initial step is to load the individual image files as layers with the “Load Files into Stack” script. To obtain the script, go to File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack.

Each image will be shown as a separate layer in the “Layers” dialog box.

To learn the remaining steps, go through the following article archdaily.com

How to use revit for generating animated GIFS

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How BIM provides great benefits to MEP engineers through 3d building system design

Building Information Modelling (BIM) facilitates MEP engineers to visualize building systems precisely before the commencement of actual construction which result in taking more informed decisions in advance in the design phase. So building system design becomes more perfect as well as organized from concept through construction.

A BIM model includes coordinated and reliable information which help in communicating designs as well design alterations evidently with MEP engineers and their project team members. Thus project team members can fulfill their goals.

BIM facilitates project team members to take sustainability initiatives by carrying out energy analysis, assessing system loads, generating heating and cooling load reports.

A BIM model aids in maintaining coordinated design data, reducing errors & omissions, and increases collaboration amid engineering and architecture teams. All model information is preserved inside a solo, coordinated database. Any modification and revision to information is updated automatically all through the model.

On the basis of workflow and project requisites, MEP engineers get the ability to collaborate and interact successfully. BIM allows project team members to lessen design clashes through real-time clash and interference detection.

BIM reproduce real-world MEP system performance for having superior overview of cost, scheduling, and environmental impact.

BIM offers more authentic and coordinated construction documents for whole MEP design team. BIM automatically produce plan, section, elevation, detail, and schedule views which reveal design information in a perfect way. All model views are synchronized from a universal database facilitating more reliable, coordinated change management.

Engineers will be able to make HVAC systems with mechanical functionality and offer 3D modeling for ductwork, plumbing and piping system and revise the model by dragging design constituents onto the screen in more or less any view. Modeling can also be performed together in section and elevation views. If some alterations are taken place to the MEP model, all model views and sheets are updated automatically. This results in preserving more perfect, coordinated designs and documents.

How BIM provides great benefits to MEP engineers through 3d building system design

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