CADWorx Structure Webinar: Connection Detailing Workflows with Parabuild

 Aimee Ferguson
with Aimee Ferguson, CADWorx & Analysis Solutions

Rudy Joris
with Rudy Joris, Parabuild

Jef Joris
with Jef Joris, Parabuild

Date: February 1, 2018
Duration: 60 min
Cost: free eSeminar

View the recorded webinar here

This session will cover how a designer can utilize the CIS/2 export and import functions in CADWorx Structure to efficiently move the design model into a structural detailing package such as Parabuild for connection design. The CIMsteel (CIS/2) integration standard is used to support the CADWorx Structure bi-directional data import/export for structural objects. By reutilizing the structural design model in the separate software package, projects will save many modeling manhours and increase accuracy by reducing the number of errors introduced by manually reproducing the structure. Through the life cycle of the project, updates can continue to be pushed through the CIS/2 interface to keep both design and detailing models up to date.

This webinar includes demonstrations from both CADWorx Structure 2018 and Parabuild 4, showcasing the common workflows that a designer will perform in tandem with a structural detailer during the life cycle of the design and detailing processes. Parabuild is an intuitive 3D structural steel detailing system where creating a connection between members is as easy as selecting the members and choosing between the filtered list of connection options that Parabuild proposes. The connection, with all its parts and bolts, is immediately drawn on screen from which rapid, automatic fabrication shop drawings are produced including CNC files.

Topics and demonstrations include:

• Workflow considerations: Structural design in CADWorx Structure, export to Parabuild for structural detailing
• Advantages of CIS/2 transfer as opposed to remodeling or referencing
• Tips for import/export mapping
• Introduction to detailing in Parabuild Steel
• Roundtrip of structure model, including modifications and additions

Speaker bios:

Aimee Ferguson is the product owner for CADWorx Structure and CADWorx Plant. Aimee is a registered professional engineer who came to Hexagon after a career in structural and construction engineering. She has worked with several large EPC firms on joint venture projects, allowing her to convey her field experience on the development of several Hexagon PPM products.

Rudy Joris is lead developer for Parabuild where he started developing steel detailing software over twenty years ago.  He wrote the engine that made Parabuild the first parametric steel detailing software available.  His vision is to make Parabuild as efficient and user-friendly as possible through the use of modern technologies, and by implementing Context Modeling throughout the industry.

Jef Joris delivers the crucial link between Parabuild users and the development team by providing training and support of the steel detailing software.  Jef is also involved in the development of Parabuild as a specialist in APIs, user interface advancements, and file exchanges such as IFC.

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