Technology for Structural Engineers

PT Tendon Families in Revit 2018

Are you aware of the new enhancements included in Revit 2018?  With software constantly updating and adding features, engineers often aren’t able to keep up-to-date on the newest enhancements which could reduce the time it takes to accurately model their next project. In the October 2017 SEU BIM Forum, Betsy Werra, from E.L. Werra Consulting, LLC, gave a presentation on…read more →

Stiffness Modifications for Masonry Walls in FEA Software Programs {Video}

Are you confident in your familiarity with the finite element software your office uses to design masonry building components? Do you know what the program design defaults are within your software and how to make changes when necessary? With software programs being frequently updated, it is important to stay up-to-date on the changes and features available to any programs you…read more →

SEU BIM Forum Tip – Modifying Graphical Column Schedules {SEU Resource Center}

During the January 2014 SEU BIM Forum session Working With Schedules in Revit Structure 2014, Betsy Werra discussed changes that could be made to Graphical Column Schedules within Revit Structure. Included in this discussion were how to add and remove levels from the schedule, and how to set a range for the levels that should be displayed on the schedule….read more →

Find Up-to-Date Information From Software Companies Through Company News and Blog Pages

What is the easiest way to find out the most up-to-date information about the software programs you use in your office? If you are part of an email list, you probably receive emails when a new release is available, or when there is a tip to share. Are there other ways you can proactively seek out information about your favorite…read more →

A Comparison of Software for Anchor Design

When performing ACI 318 Appendix D Design for concrete anchors, many engineers turn to the software that is made available by the product manufacturers. If you have used multiple programs for Anchor Design, you may have had questions about the capabilities and methods for each program. In an article in Structure Magazine in April 2013, Marshall Carman from Steven Schaefer…read more →

A Comparison of Software for Anchor Design

When performing ACI 318 Appendix D Design for concrete anchors, many engineers turn to the software that is made available by the product manufacturers. If you have used multiple programs for Anchor Design, you may have had questions about the capabilities and methods for each program. In an article in Structure Magazine in April 2013, Marshall Carman from Steven Schaefer…read more →

Coordinate Your Revit Structure Project with Other Disciplines

Have you run into challenges while trying to coordinate your Revit Structure model with models from other disciplines? In our most recent article in Structural Engineer Magazine, Betsy Werra from the SEU BIM Forum sessions writes about specific tools in Revit Structure that can be used to facilitate coordination with a Revit Architecture or Revit MEP model. This article explains…read more →

Additional Articles on Model Review/Steel Shop Drawing Review

Below are two additional articles that focus on Model Review. A Model Approach. This article, authored by Chris Moor in the July 2012 Issue of Modern Steel Construction (MSC), looks at six different ways that engineers currently review shop details, from paper-based show drawings through model-only shop model review. Model Exchange and Review Live.  In this MSC article from April 2011, Jim…read more →

Congratulations to Trevor Jones of SE University Client CH2M HILL on his Book about Modeling in STAAD.Pro

Trevor Jones, from SE University Client CH2M HILL, recently wrote a book published by the Bentley Institute Press. Analysis and Design of Structures – A Practical Guide to Modeling is a reference guide for engineers using STAAD.Pro in their office. Complete building design examples are included for both steel and concrete, along with information about the ability to integrate STAAD.Pro…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 →

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