By Nick Sipes and Marissa Gagné for Autodesk University

Some people may say that architects and civil engineers are from two different planets. And they’re kind of right. For this reason, getting along can be hard sometimes. Especially when you live and work in two different worlds, or two different coordinate systems at least. But all it takes is a little bit of understanding, some cooperation, and some good software to help us all play nicely together in the sandbox of design.

How is this possible, you say? Well, all it takes are six simple steps:

  • Step 1: Acceptance —…

By Maria Montgomery and Jason Diamond for Autodesk University

This article covers six things you should never do in Revit software, and how to fix them if they do happen. We know you didn’t explode a DWG in your Revit project, but somebody did and it has to be fixed.

Why It’s Important to Have a Healthy Revit Model

Your Time Is Important

  • You will potentially waste your time trying to fix something if the damage has already been done.
  • Your time can be wasted waiting on the Revit model to respond if the model is heavy and large due to unnecessary elements.
  • Your time can be better spent on the actual design…

By Soren Shen-Lung Lin, Bridget White, and Steve DeWitt for Autodesk University

Industrialized construction is becoming a household name within the building industry due to its advantages in improving productivity, quality, accuracy, and efficiency. To succeed in industrialized construction, applying innovative BIM workflows and using advanced technologies through all stages from design to production has been one of Nordic Office of Architecture’s most important strategies.

This article showcases a set of high-end prefabricated housing units. It provides insight into the Scandinavian way of industrialized construction, and how a cross-disciplinary collaboration with the software development team of Project Frog has enabled…


By Tomasz Fudala and Aaron Vorwerk for Autodesk University

Dynamo and generative design in Revit bring the art and science of informed decision making to design exploration. In this article, we will walk through the creation of a workspace layout step by step using generative design in Revit.

Overview

At Autodesk, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future, in terms of the things we make, how we make them, and how we work. …


By Cecilie Irgens and Magne Ganz for Autodesk University

Introduction

Increasing demand in the building and construction industry for digitally integrated design and execution requires the establishment of data environments. Processes and organizational measures must be established that support project execution, where data loss is avoided, the entire project life cycle is considered, and it can be monitored and analyzed directly from models. At the same time, customers and partners want to follow the project development to a greater extent on a transparent data platform using new forms of collaboration such as joint venture and client involvement. …


By Demir Ali for Autodesk University

Introduction

This article covers a broad range of capabilities enabled by the power of iLogic within Autodesk Inventor, from some of the fundamentals to how more powerful functions can be applied. Specific topics include developing standards-based designs, capturing engineering knowledge, developing recipes from existing assemblies to help build new designs, creating drawings using the latest updates within Inventor, and retrieving data from other data sources, in addition to automating functions within a model such as updating CAM toolpaths and FEA studies.

Related: Inventor iLogic Best Practices and Fundamentals for Success with Thomas Fitzgerald

Fundamentals

The gateway…


By Krystian Motawa, Grzegorz Borowski, and Karolina Czechowicz for Autodesk University

Autodesk is well known for having robust and reliable simulation tools. On the other hand, we have generative design in Fusion 360 software — the technology that revolutionizes the engineering world and the ways we design things. Autodesk development teams have been working on capitalizing on these proven simulation solvers as well as the latest technologies in generative design. As a result, a new tech preview feature named Experimental Solver is enabled in Fusion 360.

This means every user of the generative design feature will also see new outcomes…


By Carl Storms for Autodesk University

Introduction

This article explores some Dynamo tips and tricks to improve your workflow and productivity, add efficiency to your graphs, and maybe even add a little fun to your day. We will look at some simple tips that you can easily added to your everyday workflow to add automation and increase efficiency. We will also explore some more complicated tips and tricks, that are less general, and designed for specific AEC workflows. Let’s dive into the tips.

Use a Template

Organize your Dynamo graphs using a template.


By Pal Porkolab for Autodesk University

Introduction

As BIM and general 3D design technologies are advancing in the AEC industry, the application in the infrastructure sector is getting broader and broader. There are pretty extensive pilots and proof of concepts already out there and lot of buzzing is happening around digital twins and connected city models and smart cities. The advancement is happening even in the large-scale infrastructure projects, where complete corridors and networks of infrastructure assets are getting virtualized and connected.

Considering that the environmental discipline is an organic part of almost every project, especially in the infrastructure industry, the…


By Ravi Wood, Jess Purcell, and Ryan Cameron for Autodesk University

Introduction

This article highlights standards and best practices for design technology management across design firms. Firms using strategic collaboration get an enhanced return on investment (ROI) that enables them to reach and build pioneering success on the prowess of human capital. We will showcase the processes involved in delivering the vision of firms’ management to achieve digital leadership in the industry. Design leadership has multiple facets and can be summarized as the Three Ps: Projects, Processes, and People. We focus on Processes in this excerpt. Design leadership is at its…

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