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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BIM provides a great benefits to Structural Engineering Firms

Now-a-days structural engineering firms are extensively adopting BIM platform with Revit Structure, Tekla Structures, and Bentley Structural to dramatically improve the processes of design and analysis. Theoretically, the architect generates the model with the application of BIM software, bypasses it on to structural engineer who runs it in an “external analytical engine.” The model is “brought up to dated” back in BIM, which is then employed for completion of the project.

BIM can be utilized for structural analysis design and detailing, structural drafting on all major structural engineering projects ranging from reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, steel and composite structures etc.

BIM facilitates a wide array of structural engineering & modeling services like structural steel detailing, shop and fabrication drawings, construction drawings, erection layout, anchor bolt layout, stairs and handrail, grating and platform, foundation layout, rebar detailing, post tension slab detailing, wooden structure detailing, prefabricated structure detailing, water retaining structure detailing, bridge detailing, structure design and analysis, structural drafting, RC design and detailing.

BIM benefits for structural engineering

BIM can make an evolution in structural building types with scheduling and fabrication. Curtain wall, steel and precast concrete can be fabricated and assembled offsite in shops from the BIM with computer controlled equipment.

The contractor can utilize BIM to harmonize the components for "just-in-time" delivery and installation exclusive of significant site storage and handling.

Structural engineers can apply BIM to get the detailer’s model along with the paper shop drawings to apply as a tool in organizing and recording their comments. This in turn diminish the engineer’s time and attempt in evaluating shop drawings and decrease the overall fabrication process for owners by allocating fabricators to receive the engineer’s comments in digital models.

Centrally manages the geometry information in the individual models to aids interference detection and change control.

BIM can be applied to improve multidiscipline coordination of structural design documentation, minimize errors, and enhance collaboration between engineering and architecture teams.

BIM can speedily model several structural variations and work with the design team to choose the best. Early BIM prototyping can also lower subcontractor costs.

BIM can improve schedules due to better coordination between trades. Clash detection and coordination can reduce non-discretionary change orders that would otherwise come up.

Posted by Rajib Dey
Business Development
Global Associates (Pioneer Company in 3D modeling with BIM & Sketchup)

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Why Professional Education is required in BIM Sector?

Professional training is a very important for any civil engineer, architect and drafter. And in the syllabus there should be industry standard and up to date. And in the architecture sector AutoCAD is the talk of the old school. Revit has become the most sought after software in the architecture industry.

It is the Revit who makes building schematic of entire construction like building, stadiums, bridges and the like based on dimensions provided by architects and engineers surprisingly easy. Anyone who is looking to get into the field of architecture must have excellent knowledge and experience in using Revit. Even the AutoCAD users are shifting their choice and taking classes of Revit. Because it speaks volumes about the impact has on the architectural designing industry.

Learning Revit can give you the competitive edge in your field if you are:

1.A beginner seeking a job in the field of architectural designing: The average salary in this field far exceeds that of engineers, or even architects with little experience. Revit will give you the edge you need to give your resume the proper boost.

2.A student seeking certification in Autodesk: Excellent knowledge in Revit is mandatory if you seek certification in Autodesk software. Simply learning Autodesk is no longer enough, as the test has been recently modified with an entire section dedicated to Revit.

3.An AutoCAD user seeking better job opportunities: AutoCAD is a thing of the past now. Within weeks of its launch, Revit has proved to be a strong competitor of AutoCAD, in its own field. If you seek an edge in the industry of architectural designing now, knowledge of Revit is indispensable.

If you do plan to learn Revit, make sure you learn it from the best possible source. The software can be pretty complex to operate, and improper training would not only be a waste of time, but of hard-earned money as well.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Simplify your overhead and underground electrical distribution networks with AutoCAD® Utility Design 2012

Autodesk unveils AutoCAD® Utility Design 2012. It is a model-based software that provides design solution and documentation for overhead and underground electrical distribution networks more quickly and easily.

The software performs in AutoCAD® software environment and provides great assistance to utility designers with standards-driven workflows and analysis.

Integrated with building information modeling (BIM) system the software makes design layout simplifier, enhance infrastructure asset sizing and placement, boost efficiency, eliminate waste and computerize delivery of the consistent and coordinated construction documentation.

The software can easily settle multiple systems & applications and printing and distributing designs faster with fewer data errors by creating a complete model during the design process. Later on the design model data can be merged with other record for better planning, managing workflow and reporting.

With comprehensible template and predefined standards the software can standardize electrical distribution designs; analyze and optimize network performance and reliability and reorganize the design-to-build process.

The rich information in the model can also be connected to enterprise systems together with GIS, ERP and EAM (enterprise asset management) to maintain field and asset management activity.

Posted by Rajib Dey
Business Development
Global Associates (Pioneer Company in 3D modeling with BIM & Sketchup)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Manage your data effectively with Autodesk Vault

Autodesk Vault data management & collaboration software products provide high power data management solution by organizing, managing and tracking digital data creation, simulation, documentation processes.

The product facilitates design team to organize and reuse designs by merging product information and subjugating the requirements to re-establish designs from scratch.

Autodesk Vault can be applied as a standard configuration which organize and handle change processes to debar expensive errors so as to efficiently release and revise designs

Autodesk Vault is incorporated with Autodesk Inventor Series, Autodesk Inventor Professional, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Civil 3D products, Autodesk Digital Prototyping and Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications.

Newly launched Autodesk Vault 2012 software is compatible with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to aid access to design information across the enterprise.

The user also gets the ability to accumulate and search both CAD data (such as Autodesk Inventor, DWG, and DWF files) and non-CAD documents (such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files).

The Autodesk Vault product family is a mass of products which include the following :-
  • Vault - Work-in-Process Data Management
  • Vault Workgroup - Revision Management & Security
  • Vault Collaboration - Scalability for Larger Workgroups and Multiple Sites
  • Vault Professional - Professional Level Capabilities Such as Customization, ERP Integration and More

    The newly launched Autodesk Vault 2012 comes with some new advancements as follows :-

  • Introducing the Projects Feature
  • New Update File References Command
  • Purge Item History
  • Installation Enhancements
  • Introducing the Schedule Backup and Restore Feature
  • API Enhancements
  • Request Ownership from within CAD Applications
  • Sheet Set Manager Integration
  • Improved Civil 3D Integration
  • Revit Consolidation
  • Navisworks Consolidation
  • Vault Revision Table for AutoCAD and Inventor Add-ins
  • Inventor Project Files and Vault Options
  • Vault Performance Update
  • Autoloader Compatibility Update
  • Check In Performance Hotfix

    Posted by Rajib Dey
    Business Development
    Global Associates (Pioneer Company in 3D modeling with BIM & Sketchup)

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