Civil Engineering



Civil Engineering:

ArchiCAD

ARCHICAD is an architectural BIM CAD software offers computer aided solutions for handling all common aspects of aesthetics and engineering during the whole design process of the built environment- buildings, interiors, urban areas, etc. ARCHICAD has been recognized as the first CAD product on a personal computer able to create both 2D and 3D geometry, as well as the first commercial BIM product for personal computers and considered "revolutionary" for the ability to store large amounts of information within the 3D model, Today, it has over 120,000 users.

Course Objective :

ARCHICAD is a complete design suite with 2D & 3D drafting, visualization and other building information modeling functions for architects, designers and planners. A wide range of software applications are integrated in ARCHICAD to cover most of the design needs of an architectural office.

  • 2D CAD software -drawing tools for creating accurate and detailed technical drawings
  • 3D Modeling software-a 3D CAD interface specially developed for architects capable of creating various kind of building forms
  • Architectural rendering and Visualization software-a high performance rendering tool to produce photo-realistic pictures or videos
  • Desktop publishing software-with similar features to mainstream DTP software to compose printed materials using technical drawings pixel-based images and texts
  • Document management tool-a central data storage server with remote access, versioning tool with backup and restore features
  • Building Information Modeling software-not just a collection of the above-mentioned applications with an integrated user interface but a novel approach to building design called BIM.

3Ds MAX

3Ds Max is 3D Design software for Modelling, Animation and rendering developed by autodesk USA. 3Ds MAX software helps you to create massive worlds in civil and structural engineering, games, multimedia & Animation stunning scenes for design visualisation and detailed characters. In the real estate and architectural industry, 3D Studio Max is used to create accurate photo-realistic imagery of buildings, materials, textures, interior & Exterior designs before they are built, and visually appealing living spaces as showrooms even before they become available.

This program is designed in such a way that each topic begins with concepts and learning objectives, These training classes includes detailed coverage of the interface and proper workflow for setting up 3DS Max projects, and also covers introduction to animation, and foundations with cameras, lighting, and rendering. you learn how to use AutoDesk 3DS Max’s advanced tools for creating architectural , interior & Exterior modeling and animations. You will receive a comprehensive 3DS Max course manual for this course.

Navisworks

Navisworks used primarily in construction industries to complement 3D design packages, allows users to open and combine 3D models, navigate around them in real-time and review the model using a set of tools including comments, redlining, viewpoint, and measurements. Real-time visualization and simulation allow you to validate design performance and reduce waste. Autodesk Navisworks software solutions enable project design, engineering, construction, and manufacturing professionals to unite contributions into a single building or process plant model. By combining the high-quality 3D design data created by AutoCAD software, Revit-based applications, and Autodesk Inventor software with geometry and data from other design tools, Autodesk

Navisworks project review products enable a dynamic real-time, whole-project view for:
-Effective 3D coordination analysis
-4D planning simulation
-Accurate photorealistic visualization

Revit Architecture

Autodesk Revit Architecture is a robust architectural design and documentation software application created by Autodesk for architects and building professionals. The tools and features that make up Revit Architecture are specifically designed to support building information modeling (BIM) workflows.

What is Autodesk Revit Architecture?

By utilizing BIM as opposed to computer-aided drafting (CAD), Revit Architecture is able to leverage dynamic information in intelligent models — allowing complex building structures to be accurately designed and documented in a short amount of time. Each intelligent model created with Revit Architecture represents an entire project and is stored in a single database file. This allows changes made in one part of the model to be automatically propagated to other parts of the model, thus enhancing the workflow for Revit Architecture users

What are the benefits of using Revit Architecture?

Individuals who currently work in or are pursuing careers in architectural and other building professional fields will discover many benefits of using Revit Architecture. The BIM workflow offered by Revit Architecture not only maximizes productivity but also helps to streamline your design and documentation workflows; speeding projects from design to completion while automating updates across your model with a single design change. Autodesk Revit Architecture offers many other tools and features that can enhance productivity such as Physical Materials for Building Performance Analysis, Autodesk 360 Integration, Worksharing, Construction Modeling, Bidirectional Associativity, Parametric Components, and much more.

How is Revit Architecture used?

Autodesk Revit Architecture is used by architects and other building professionals to help reduce risk, obtain insight into how buildings will perform before construction begins, develop better quality designs, and improve project delivery. For example, a school of architecture may use Revit Architecture as the software of choice to help its 600 full-time students gain real-world experience using a BIM workflow to build high-impact 3D models. In the case of an engineering and architectural services firm, Revit Architecture may be used to fast-track the complex design and construction of a building that wraps around distillery processing equipment and allow for a high level of future maintenance and improvements. Ultimately, Revit Architecture is used to create accurate building designs while minimizing the time it takes to coordinate and design in a virtual environment. This, in turn, allows ideas to be worked through faster and helps to maintain better consistency across projects.

Revit Structures

Revit Structure is often used by the structural engineers for analyzing, designing and planning through BIM (Building Information Modeling). Model 3D concrete reinforcement in an advanced BIM environment. Create detailed reinforcement designs and shop drawing documentation with rebar bending schedules. Connect steel design and detailing workflows. Define design intent for a higher level of detail for steel connections in the Revit model.
Create more accurate, detailed documentation of steel and concrete designs. Model elements are direct presentations of information from the building database.
Conduct structural analysis and export to analysis and design applications with the analytical model while you create the physical model in Revit.

The benefits of using Revit Structure for Structual BIM services

  • Understand Design-Intent and Provide Value-Added Support from Conceptual/Schematic Design Stage to Construction Stage
  • Performing Analysis based on Overall Systems and Obtaining Quantities based on Specific Elements
  • Generating Construction Documents& Shop Drawings and using them for Clash & Cost Analysis

Revit MEP

Revit 2016 as modeling tool for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Revit is the most popular architectural design tool from Autodesk, with capabilities for modeling, analysis, documentation, and collaboration. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced users will learn the MEP functions of Revit as it works within the world of Building Information Modeling, or BIM.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management software product, developed Microsoft. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

Highlights of software

Project creates budgets based on assignment work and resource rates. As resources are assigned to tasks and assignment work estimated, the program calculates the cost, equal to the work times the rate, which rolls up to the task level and then to any summary tasks and finally to the project level. Resource definitions (people, equipment and materials) can be shared between projects using a shared resource pool. Each resource can have its own calendar, which defines what days and shifts a resource is available. Resource rates are used to calculate resource assignment costs which are rolled up and summarized at the resource level. Each resource can be assigned to multiple tasks in multiple plans and each task can be assigned multiple resources, and the application schedules task work based on the resource availability as defined in the resource calendars. All resources can be defined in label without limit. Therefore, it cannot determine how many finished products can be produced with a given amount of raw materials. This makes Microsoft Project unsuitable for solving problems of available materials constrained production. Additional software is necessary to manage a complex facility that produces physical goods. The application creates critical path schedules, and critical chain and event chain methodology third-party add-ons also are available. Schedules can be resource leveled, and chains are visualized in a Gantt chart. Additionally, Microsoft Project can recognize different classes of users. These different classes of users can have differing access levels to projects, views, and other data. Custom objects such as calendars, views, tables, filters, and fields are stored in an enterprise global which is shared by all users.

Oracle Primavera

Oracle's Primavera is the leading global provider of cloud and on-premise Project Management solutions. Leaders and executive stakeholders across all industries rely on Oracle’s Primavera solutions to improve strategy execution, operations, and financial performance. Primavera P6 provides a true enterprise role-based solution for managing projects of any size. The recognized standard for high-performance project management Primavera P6 Professional Project Management, handles large-scale, highly sophisticated and multifaceted projects. Organize projects of up to 100,000 activities with unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans.

Plan, schedule, and control large-scale programs and individual projects using the interactive Gantt chart.

  • Balance resource capacity
  • Plan, schedule, and control complex projects
  • Allocate best resources and track progress
  • Monitor and visualize project performance versus plan
  • Conduct what-if analysis and analyze alternative project plans