Creating Title Blocks in Revit Structure 2012

With Revit being used more commonly to create building models, how do you move away from the duplication of having to create drawings in AutoCAD? While sections and elevations can be created in Revit Structure and placed onto a sheet, how are the additional parts of a drawing template created?  In our May 2012 SEU BIM Forum, Betsy Werra addressed…read more →

Helpful Tools/Spreadsheets Available to Structural Engineers at No Cost

Most engineers utilize spreadsheets or MathCAD tools to a variable extent to save time with structural engineering calculations.  Frequently these tools are “self-written” or written by someone at their company.  However, many tools have been created by others and we wanted to point out 2 sources for some free tools to help you save time in your various calculations. The…read more →

Laptop Specifications for BIM

In a previous SE Magazine article (February 2012), we wrote about system requirements for laptops – which originated from an SEU BIM Forum session presented by Dave Pluke of BIM Ready. Because having a mobile workplace is becoming more common, we wanted to share information about the system specifications needed to successfully run BIM Programs on a laptop, which would be helpful in making…read more →

Creating Sloped Framing in Revit Structure

Many structures are designed with sloping roofs, and engineers have to make the decision about how to model that roof when designing the building. While for the analysis and design of the building, it may not make much difference whether the beams are modeled as flat or sloped, what about the Building Information Model? If this model is intended to be a true representation of how the…read more →

Congratulations to Fitzpatrick Engineering Group – Finalist in the Be Inspired Awards

SE Solutions would like to offer its congratulations to SE University client Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, and SE University speaker, Doug Fitzpatrick, on their selection as a finalist in the Innovation in Structural Engineering category of the Bentley Systems Be Inspired Awards.  Doug traveled to Amsterdam this month to attend the Be Inspired conference, and present his project before a panel of judges….read more →