BIM to CAD: Integrated delivery of bridge projects in 2D and 3D
One of the barriers to effective BIM implementation for bridge design a fragmented workflow. For many projects, engineers create separate bridge models (geometric, structural, analytical) and devise 2D representations of rebar detailing, quantities and geometry reporting. Information stored in different models and formats creates an increased risk of errors and inconsistencies whenever a model is updated.
This drastically increases the risk of discrepancies and re-work, while quickly eroding design budgets. In some cases, the errors are not detected until the project is on-site, resulting in time delays end cost overruns.
In this webinar we discuss an integrated CAD and BIM approach to project delivery, which allows engineers to work in a 2D CAD environment to deliver both 3D BIM models and high-quality 2D deliverables from the same workflow.
Proceeding from a 3D model created and detailed in past webinars,
our engineers will show how to create precisely formatted CAD sheets for delivery in multiple common formats to different clients. Using a 3D model to drive 2D sheets augments the existing plans production process with the best features of 3D modeling, including intelligent rebar detailing, conflict detection, and quantities/geometry reporting. It streamlines QA/QC by deriving all plans, quantities, and reinforcement schedules from the data and geometry contained in the BIM model, ensuring that deliverables are consistent and responsive to change.
Jalpesh Patel, Senior Technical Consultant, Allplan, Inc.
Jalpesh is responsible for advocating BIM and Allplan to the construction community and ensuring customers are successful in their journey to implement BIM into their workflow.Jalpesh has a Master’s in Civil Engineering with over 6 years of industry experience. In previous roles, he’s worked on a variety of infrastructure projects focused on design and analysis of bridges and their supporting structures.
As a structural engineer he’s been involved with multiple design teams which have delivered all range of projects from concept development to construction completions with deep understanding of infrastructure projects and their workflows.
Frank Holz, Senior Technical Consultant, Allplan, Inc.
Frank is responsible for advocating BIM and Allplan to the construction community and ensuring customers are successful in their use of the software.
Frank has a Master’s in Civil Engineering with over 9 years of industry experience. Primarily focusing on precast, he has worked on a variety of infrastructure projects. As an industry expert he helped to write and program precast software, as well as train other engineers on usage and best practices.