Civil CADD Program

Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, structural components of buildings, and railways. Civil Engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.

Civil engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society, and its history is intricately linked to advances in the understanding of physics and mathematics throughout history. Because civil engineering is a wide-ranging profession, including several specialized sub-disciplines, its history is linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment, mechanics and other fields.


Civil Engineering Software:
Many software programs are available for each discipline of Civil Engineering. Most civil engineers practice in specialized subsets of civil engineering, such as geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, project and construction management and land surveying.

3DsMax

3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max, is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games, and images. It is developed and produced by Autodesk Media and Entertainment. It has modeling capabilities and flexible plugin architecture and can be used on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is frequently used by video game developers, many TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization. For its modeling and animation tools, the latest version of 3ds Max also features shaders (such as ambient occlusion and subsurface scattering), dynamic simulation, particle systems, radiosity, normal map creation and rendering, global illumination, a customizable user interface, new icons, and its own scripting language.

Course Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to teach students the essentials of working in 3D using an array of features and tools. This course teaches new users the basics of creating, embellishing, and animating 3D scenes. 

After completing this course, student should be able to: 

  • Model objects using a variety of techniques
  • Design and apply materials 
  • Adjust basic lighting
  • Animate simple objects
  • Build and animate simple, effective environments

Latest Update in 3ds Max:

Autodesk has now released 3ds Max 2020, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software, an efficient and flexible toolset to help you create better 3D content in less time. The new release updates the user experience with customer-requested features that enable faster playback speeds, optimize performance and increase flexibility.

Solutions in the 3ds Max 2020.3 Update

  1. ATF Importer Update: Now supports all newer versions of SketchUp files.
    1. Added the ability to import JT 10.5 files
    2. Improved scene hierarchy for JT imports
    3. The ability to import CATIA V4 files that were created in CATIA V5-6R2019
    4. SketchUp importer enhancement with edge visibility
    5. SketchUp importer enhancement welding of imported geometry
  1. Chamfer and Modeling improvements: Chamfer enhancements made from 3ds Max 2020 through to the 3ds Max 2020.3 Update allow modelers to work more efficiently and to have the tools where they need them whether they’re in the modifier or EditablePoly objects.
    1. New Chamfer Mitering types (Radial and Patch) are available in EditablePoly caddies/dialogs
    2. We also updated chamfer algorithms to better handle edge cases, producing more pleasing geometry overall and avoiding degeneracies such as flattening or skewing of edges
    3. Transform Toolbox now uses world units.
  1. Viewport Enhancements: Time-saving and quality improvements with the existing viewport.
    1. Arnold lights are now supported in the viewport
    2. Arnold Alembic and Procedural now have viewport representation
    3. While in Active Shade, you can now change render settings without needing to restart Active Shade
  2. Arnold MAXtoA Update: This update delivers several improvements from Arnold 5.4.0.1 Core, the MAXtoA plugin, and Arnold GPU beta bringing even more speed, power, and flexibility to artist workflows.

MAXtoA 3.2.66 “in the box” - Newer version may be available, check the 3ds Max Arnold render dialog for upgrades.

    1. Expose the clip_geo shader
    2. Expose the shader_override node for overriding all the scene’s shaders
    3. Expose the aov_read shaders
    4. Added the option to have no background
    5. Support for normal and height maps
    6. Bake elements transfer
  1. Fit and Finish: Various additional updates have been made to smooth out workflows.
    1. PySide2 updated to 5.12.4 to match Qt version to resolve some instability
    2. Addressed issue preventing Python developers to access with consistent results Python APIs and properties imported into Maxscript.
    3. Physical Camera from previous version scenes no longer cause unpredictable behavior
    4. Bitmaps used in OSL Map were previously locked from saving in other editing applications
    5. UnwrapUVW
    6. Texture Selection fixed when changing material IDs
    7. Texture dropdown no longer loses all textures when reset
    8. Select All and Inverse no longer select hidden or frozen UVs
  1. Forge Design Automation API for 3ds Max: On October 28th, 2019, the Forge Design Automation V3 API was made public. Design Automation can be used to automate mundane, repetitive, time-consuming and error-prone tasks, which means:
    1. Leveraging your existing 3ds Max scripts and plugins using the Design Automation API for 3ds Max
    2. Batch in the cloud
    3. Expert 3ds Max artists can focus on more meaningful work
    4. Less knowledgeable users can leverage the power of 3ds Max in the cloud via custom web tools
    5. built on Forge
    6. There is a reduced need for local hardware resources and licenses

Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–colour and real-world exercises. You will create actual animations as you learn a retro–Style Alarm clock and more while you conquer the techniques of Modeling, Rigging, Animating, Rendering, and Architectural Visualization. When you′re finished, you′ll also have a head start on preparing for the Autodesk 3DS MAX Certified Professional exam.

Learn these Autodesk 3ds Max essentials and more:

  • Introduction to 3dsmax
  • Modeling using primitives
  • Transforming objects
  • Customizing working units
  • Arranging objects using utility tools
  • Modeling using parametric modifier
  • Editing poly models – using caddy interface
  • Spline modeling
  • Landscaping and modeling using compound objects
  • Construct using Architectural (AEC extends and plugins) objects
  • Cloth and cloth simulations
  • Lights and camera settings
  • Materials/Texture – Basics & Advance
  • Particle systems & Forces
  • Importing other formats
  • Basics of Animation of crowd including (Populate Tool)
  • Walk – through
  • Creating HD Architectural Renders

Career opportunities:

With updating skills on a regular basis to remain competitive emerging as a norm, we are happy to offer you a professional certification recognized by industry and academia which would increase your employability manifolds. It would increase your employability across various domains likescientific research, engineering, manufacturing, educational sectors etc. and equip you with the skill sets needed to excel in your career and be the harbinger of change in your organization.

Archicad

ARCHICAD is a tool for architects working in the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry for designing buildings from the conceptual phase all through to construction phase. It is BIM software developed by GRAPHISOFT which enables architects to work in a BIM (Building Information Modeling/Management) environment. ARCHICAD works on two platforms: macOS and Windows.

 

Course Objectives:

This course introduces the students to the principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and shows you positive and productive ways of using ARCHICAD. It will equip the student with the knowledge and confidence to use the program quickly and effectively. The course includes a mixture of instruction, exercises, discussions and assessments to help trainees understand BIM and develop skills in ARCHICAD. 

The objectives of the course are to ensure trainees understand: 

  • The advantages of Building Information Modelling
  • The functionality of ARCHICAD’s principal Tools 
  • The method of producing a project with associated documentation 
  • Extracting basic data from the Model

Latest Updates:

Graphisoft has now launched the latest version - ARCHICAD 23. It enables architects to model faster and create accurate construction details and quantity estimations for reinforced concrete, complex steel, timber, and composite beams and columns. Complex columns, curved and hunched beams can now be modeled and documented to meet graphic and representation standards. Beams and columns can be displayed using various projected and views and cover fills.


Features:

  • Re-engineered column & beam tools
  • Introduces a new Opening tool dedicated to model and coordinate project design voids, recesses and niches — as horizontal, vertical or slanted openings across elements, element groups or even across stories. 
  • Allows architects to experience real-time rendering and photo-realistic visualization with the seamless workflow of the Twinmotion live connection.
  • Enables seamless code- and constructability checking at any stage of the design.
  • Add a special emphasis on offering an uninterrupted flow starting from launching the software, accessing project data and navigating one’s way through the Building Information Model. 

Course Description:

The training explores the powerful tools and techniques of ARCHICAD, used by many architects as part of their building information modeling (BIM) workflow. In this ARCHICAD 23 course, we will train students on how to set up your ARCHICAD environment and demonstrates both basic and advanced tools. It also covers the actual stages of architecture, making it easy to relate how features can be leveraged for daily, real-world activities. 


Topics include:

  • Introduction to ArchiCAD
  • Over view of the product
  • About ArchiCAD User Interface
  • Element creation techniques
  • Element editing principals
  • How to organize a project
  • Floor creation Techniques
  • Element editing principles
  • How to organize a product
  • Floor creation techniques
  • How to navigate your project
  • Library management In ArchiCAD
  • Working with GDL Objects
  • Documenting and scheduling
  • Generating walk through effects
  • Project data calculation
  • Construction simulation methodology
  • Layout& View set management
  • Using plot maker
  • Inter-operability using ArchiCAD

Career Opportunities:

The career opportunities for architects are very high because of the boom in the construction and designing fields. They are demanded in various government and private organizations.

You can work in the sectors of construction, urban planning, urban development corporations, public works departments, interior designing, etc.

Architects have lots of job opportunities in architect firms, universities, consultancy companies, etc. Global market, especially in the USA, Australia and Dubai provide attractive career and jobs for architecture graduates.

Architects can work in the office as well as in the construction site. In construction companies, they are working as a designer. You can also work independently and earn occupation through consultancy charges that is depend upon your skills, profile and experience.

As an Architect, your job in not limited to design corporate workplace rather than you have to design houses, colonies, apartments, hospitals, hotels, stadium, shopping complexes, schools, industrial complexes, etc.

Government Organizations offering jobs to the B.Arch Candidates such as Archaeological Department, National Building Organization, Ministry of Defense, Departments of Railways, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Public Works Department, etc.

Some other organizations also hire architects are: Builders, State Departments, Consultants, Local Bodies for construction works, Architecture Firms, etc.

AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application. Developed and marketed by Autodesk. It was first released in December 1982 as a desktop application running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. Before AutoCAD was introduced, most commercial CAD programs ran on mainframe computers or minicomputers, with each CAD operator working at a separate graphics terminal.

Since 2010, AutoCAD was released as a mobile- and web app as well, marketed as AutoCAD 360. AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by Architects, Project managers, Engineers, Graphic Designers, City Planners and many other professionals.AutoCAD develops the application in both the 2D and 3D formats and provides the information to the application.


AutoCAD Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to teach users the basic commands and tools necessary for professional 2D drawing, design and drafting using AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT. After completing this foundation course students will be able to:

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  • Use AutoCAD for daily working process.
  • Create multiple designs using several of tools.
  • Create layers to control the objects’ visibility.
  • Explain drawing using annotations.
  • Plot or print the drawing by scale.
  • To use constraint for certain design.
  • Navigate throughout AutoCAD using major navigating tools.
  • Understand the concept and techniques to draw.
Latest Update in AutoCAD:
Course Description:
Career opportunities:

AutoCADBuildingDesign

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 is from Autodesk and addresses the needs of Civil Engineering companies involved in standalone and BIM (Building Information Modelling) Civil engineering projects.

Built on a familiar AutoCAD platform AutoCAD Civil 3D has been specifically geared to address the challenging needs of Civil Engineers around the world involved in complex and demanding civil engineering projects such as land development, transportation and even water based engineering projects.

With a comprehensive and complex toolset that addresses a multitude of Civil engineering disciplines and requirements, Civil 3D is the ideal BIM software with which to bring your Civil engineering projects together from preliminary exploration of what if design scenarios, through to earthwork calculations, road and highway design, drainage systems and so much more.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 supports 64-bit operating systems giving it the ability to support exceptionally large data sets and is also available as part of the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection, which is excellent news for civil engineering companies that wish to access complementary CAD software.


TOPICS

● INTRODUCTION
● Explanation of different types of plans like commercial & residential
● Calculating plan dimensions
● Different wall sizes (brick sizes)
● Plan (only walls)
● Practice session on 3 different types of plans
● Door sizes different types of doors
● Windows / ventilators sizes
● Placing in plan as per requirement
● Texting scheduling/ dimensioning
● Practice session
● Column layout
● Beam layout
● Centre line diagram

● Section including footings
● Introduction to staircase
● Stair case 1 & 2 type
● Stair case 3 & 4 type
● Section of stair case
● Practice session
● Furniture
● Electricity
● Drainage
● Elevation
● Multi-level elevation
● 3d of stair case
● Basics of 3d plan
● 3d plan


BricsCAD

BricsCAD is a software application for computer-aided design (CAD), developed by Bricsys NV.  The company was founded in 2002 by Erik de Keyser, a long time CAD entrepreneur.  In 2011 Bricsys acquired the intellectual property rights from Ledas for constraints-based parametric design tools, permitting the development of applications in the areas of direct modeling and assembly design.  BricsCAD BIM is a Building Information Modeling system that is based on the industry-standard .dwg file format.  Its core database schema leverages the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), and is certified by BuildingSMART International as compliant with openBIM 'CV2.0-Arch IFC Export and Import'.  BricsCAD BIM supports design capture / mass modeling based on ACIS solids.  These conceptual models can be classified automatically using BIMIFY, leveraging a set of machine learning algorithms developed by Bricsys. 


TOPICS


● INTRODUCTION
● HISTORY
● ADVANTAGES
● DESIGN CYCLE
● CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● ABSOLUTE CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM(X,Y)
● HOW TO DO ON SCREEN
● UNITS / LIMITS / ZOOM / LINE.
● RELATIVE RECTANGLE CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● @X-DISPLACEMENT, Y-DISPLACEMENT
● POLAR CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● @DISTANCE < ANGLE
● FUNCTIONAL KEYS F1 TO F12
● LIST OF DRAW COMMANDS
● SECONDARY DRAW COMMANDS
● ENQUIRY COMMANDS
● DISPLAY COMMANDS
● OBJECT SNAP
● ENDPOINT
● MIDPOINT
● CENTRE
● QUADRANT
● PERPENDICULAR
● INTERSECTION
● TANGENT
● NEAREST
● APPARENT INTERSECTION
● PARALLEL
● SELECTION COMMANDS
● PICK BOX METHOD
● WINDOW
● CROSSING WINDOW
● WINDOW POLYGON
● CROSSING POLYGON
● SINGLE
● FENCE

● PREVIOUS
● LAST
● ADD
● REMOVE
● ON
● QUICK SELECT
● MODIFY COMMANDS
● PRACTICALS
● ADVANCE MODIFY COMMANDS
● MEASURE
● HATCH/ HATCH EDIT
● PROPERTY TOOL BAR/ TEXT/ TABLES
● LAYERS
● DIMENSIONS & DIMENSION STYLE MANAGER
● ISOMETRIC
● PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
● BLOCK/ INSERT/ W-BLOCK/ BLOCK EDIT
● DESIGN CENTRE
● TOOL PALLETS
● DYNAMIC BLOCK CREATION & SAVING
● ATTRIBUTES
● EXTERNAL REFERENCES
● VIEWPORTS
● LAYOUT SETTINGS &TEMPLATES
● PRINTING & PLOT
● INTRODUCTION TO 3D -VPOINT
● EXPLAIN
● EXTRUDE/ SHADE/ ORBIT/ VIEWCUBE
● EXTRUDE METHODS
● SOLID EDITING COMMANDS
● 3D SOLIDS
● UCS
● SURFACE MODELING
● R-MAT
● BACK GROUNDS
● RENDER OUTPUTS
● PROJECT

E.Tabs

The innovative and revolutionary new ETABS is the ultimate integrated software package for the structural analysis and design of buildings. Incorporating 40 years of continuous research and development, this latest ETABS offers unmatched 3D object based modeling and visualization tools, blazingly fast linear and nonlinear analytical power, sophisticated and comprehensive design capabilities for a wide-range of materials, and insightful graphic displays, reports, and schematic drawings that allow users to quickly and easily decipher and understand analysis and design results.

From the start of design conception through the production of schematic drawings, ETABS integrates every aspect of the engineering design process. Creation of models has never been easier - intuitive drawing commands allow for the rapid generation of floor and elevation framing. CAD drawings can be converted directly into ETABS models or used as templates onto which ETABS objects may be overlaid.

Design of steel and concrete frames (with automated optimization), composite beams, composite columns, steel joists, and concrete and masonry shear walls is included, as is the capacity check for steel connections and base plates. Models may be realistically rendered, and all results can be shown directly on the structure. Comprehensive and customizable reports are available for all analysis and design output, and schematic construction drawings of framing plans, schedules, details, and cross-sections may be generated for concrete and steel structures.

ETABS provides an unequalled suite of tools for structural engineers designing buildings, whether they are working on one-story industrial structures or the tallest commercial high-rises. Immensely capable, yet easy-to-use has been the hallmark of ETABS since its introduction decades ago, and this latest release continues that tradition by providing engineers with the technologically-advanced, yet intuitive, software they require to be their most productive.


Course Objectives:

The course will help the students to acquire in-depth details about the different procedures and simplified analysis aspects of the design models. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine the mechanical properties of brickmasonry example building type
  • Identify how masonry walls are modeled in
  • ETABS,SAP the structural analysis and designsoftware
  • Observe shell element internal stresses andforces
  • Check shear and compressive stress in walls
  • Design vertical reinforcement bar for in-plane bending of brick pier.

Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–colour and real-world exercises.


Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to E-Tabs
  • User Interface and its settings
  • Creating Geometry Draw and Modify 
  • Plan Frame Modelling
  • Space Frame Modelling
  • Similar story creation
  • Load pattern and Definition
  • Wind loads
  • Seismic loads and Response spectrum
  • Load combinations
  • Structural Analysis and Analysis Reports
  • Concrete Frame Design and Detailing
  • Steel Design and Detailing
  • Composite Beam Design
  • Introduction to Dynamic Analysis
  • Report Generation and Plotting

 

Career Opportunities:

Career in Structural Engineering is open for graduates of structural & civil engineering. Graduates from other fields can also make career in this field, but it could take longer time to get familiar with this profession. Structural engineers play the most important role in the construction and development of our cities & towns. Structural engineers can start their career as a construction designer and can further become project managers. One can seek employment in private section and public sector as well.

Professionals in Structural engineering play an important role in construction industry. They can also work as a self-employed contract engineer or as consultants. Most structural engineers work in engineering consultancies.

GstarCAD

GstarCAD is well-known alternative CAD software of high compatibility with ACAD. With 25 years of continuous improvement and lean innovation, today GstarCAD is far ahead in performance, stability and other key indicators and becomes leading CAD software in the world. With new technologies, innovative features and outstanding performance, the DWG-based Collaborative Design of GstarCAD helps improve project design efficiency and significantly reduce error and cost.

Advantages of GstarCAD: Advantages of GstarCAD:
● Drawing data incremental storage and transmission
● Multi-person and multi-direction drawing reference
● Timely, synchronous and asynchronous drawing data update
● Smart drawing version management and tracing
● Easy check of design changes in reference drawings
● Convenient project import and export.


TOPICS

● INTRODUCTION
● HISTORY
● ADVANTAGES
● DESIGN CYCLE
● CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● ABSOLUTE CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM(X,Y)
● HOW TO DO ON SCREEN
● UNITS / LIMITS / ZOOM / LINE.
● RELATIVE RECTANGLE CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● @X-DISPLACEMENT, Y-DISPLACEMENT
● POLAR CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● @DISTANCE < ANGLE
● FUNCTIONAL KEYS F1 TO F12
● LIST OF DRAW COMMANDS
● SECONDARY DRAW COMMANDS
● ENQUIRY COMMANDS
● DISPLAY COMMANDS
● OBJECT SNAP
● ENDPOINT
● MIDPOINT
● CENTRE
● QUADRANT
● PERPENDICULAR
● INTERSECTION
● TANGENT
● NEAREST
● APPARENT INTERSECTION
● PARALLEL
● SELECTION COMMANDS
● PICK BOX METHOD
● WINDOW
● CROSSING WINDOW
● WINDOW POLYGON
● CROSSING POLYGON
● SINGLE
● FENCE

● PREVIOUS
● LAST
● ADD
● REMOVE
● ON
● QUICK SELECT
● MODIFY COMMANDS
● PRACTICALS
● ADVANCE MODIFY COMMANDS
● MEASURE
● HATCH/ HATCH EDIT
● PROPERTY TOOL BAR/ TEXT/ TABLES
● LAYERS
● DIMENSIONS & DIMENSION STYLE MANAGER
● ISOMETRIC
● PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
● BLOCK/ INSERT/ W-BLOCK/ BLOCK EDIT
● DESIGN CENTRE
● TOOL PALLETS
● DYNAMIC BLOCK CREATION & SAVING
● ATTRIBUTES
● EXTERNAL REFERENCES
● VIEWPORTS
● LAYOUT SETTINGS &TEMPLATES
● PRINTING & PLOT
● INTRODUCTION TO 3D -VPOINT
● EXPLAIN
● EXTRUDE/ SHADE/ ORBIT/ VIEWCUBE
● EXTRUDE METHODS
● SOLID EDITING COMMANDS
● 3D SOLIDS
● UCS
● SURFACE MODELING
● R-MAT
● BACK GROUNDS
● RENDER OUTPUTS
● PROJECT

MXROAD

Bentley MXROAD is an advanced, string-based modeling tool that enables the rapid and accurate design of all road types. With MXROAD, you can quickly create design alternatives to build the ideal road system. After a final design alternative is selected, you can automate much of the design detailing process, saving time and money.

At its core, MXROAD uses 3D string modeling technology—a powerful yet concise method of creating 3D surfaces. The interoperable database allows engineers to create and annotate 3D project models in the most popular AEC platforms or in Windows. This means that you can work on the project within one environment, save it, and open it seamlessly in another environment with no loss of data.

Design Creativity- Bentley MXROAD’s dynamic placement and change functionality speeds the creation of 2D and 3D alignments. This “rubber band” flexibility promotes design creativity and the assessment of alternatives with quick cut/fill calculations. The end result is better quality design.

Intersection Design- Intersection design, along with other functionality in MXROAD, is string-model based. This gives you the ability to dynamically re-grade intersections as needed. Problem areas can be resolved during the design phase rather than incurring the high cost of rework onsite.

Superelevation Design- The Bentley MXROAD automated approach to superelevation design is fast and effective. Standards for superelevation can be put into a rules file for the quick application of the correct local, company, and project standards. This allows for efficiency without limiting your ability to use engineering judgement.

Pavement Layer Generator and Volumetrics- The Pavement Layer Generator models the roadway pavement construction complete with variable pavement configurations across and along the road. Volumes are produced as a by-product of the design process, delivering the information required for bids and enabling quick, accurate reactions to bid situations.

Design Rules- Built-in design rules allow you to apply local, company, and project standards, offering both time savings and greater flexibility. You can customize and override these standards as needed for greater flexibility in unusual design situations.

MX Command Language and Input Files- The MX Command Language uses simple, repeatable commands that can be recorded and replayed using Wizards. This powerful, unique MXROAD feature saves time on reiterating designs. New designs can be quickly created through the use of input files.


Revit(Architecture)

Autodesk Revit is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for Architects, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Designers and contractors. The software allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model's database. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction and later maintenance and/or demolition.

Course Objectives:

The objective of the Autodesk Revit Fundamentals for Architecture course is to enable you to create a full 3D architectural project model including walls, doors, windows, components, floors, ceilings, roofs, stairs, the basic tools that the majority of architectural users need. This includes how to navigate the user interface and use the basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. The final part of the course focuses on creating construction documents.

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Describe building information modeling methodology and its benefits.
  • Use different parts of the Revit Architecture user interface and work with different types of architectural elements and families.
  • Use the different views listed in the Project Browser, control the visibility and graphical
  • Representation of objects in architecture model, and work with elevation, section, and 3D views.
  • Set up a project and transfer standards between projects, add and modify levels in project model,create and modify grids.
  • Work with architectural components like grids & levels, walls, floors, roof, ceiling, staircase, railing, revit model family.
  • Work with documentation components like text, tag, title block, room, colourfill, schedules.
  • Work with detail views, add 3D and 2D elements and detail components.
  • Work with sheets and titleblocks, print sheets, and export Revit architecture content to CAD formats.

New features

  • Open a Revit model with Desktop Connector: Revit provides additional guidance when opening files from Desktop Connector. See Open a Revit Model with Desktop Connector.
  • Folder path for BIM 360 Linked Models: When you manage your BIM 360 Docs cloud model links, the full folder path and model name displays so you can easily determine which model each link represents.
  • Improved Revit Home: Revit Home is more consistent with Civil 3D Home. See Revit Home.
  • Work with Large Schedules
    • Freeze/unfreeze schedule header: You can freeze (lock) the main header and column headers in place to keep them visible when scrolling through it. When you unfreeze the headers, they may not be visible in every area when scrolling through the schedule. See About Working in Large Schedules.
    • Active row and cell are highlighted in a schedule: The row and cell that are currently active are highlighted so that you can easily see them in a large schedule. See About Working in Large Schedules.
    • Stripe rows in large schedules (2020.1): When working in wide schedules, you can set the rows to display in contrasting colors to make it easier to follow them across the schedule. This setting can be enabled for the schedule view only, must be enabled for each view separately, and is set only for the current Revit session. See About Working in Large Schedules.
  • Path of Travel (2020): Use route analysis to optimize the layout of a design by analyzing travel distances and times between selected points in the model. See Route Analysis.
  • Modify Start and End Points: Start and End points on a path of travel can be repositioned using grips.
  • Reveal obstacles: Visibility mode that allows you to inspect the view and understand which elements are analyzed as obstacles during route analysis.
  • To Room/From Room parameters: To Room and From Room parameters are enabled to display in the Properties palette and can be used in schedules.
  • Add and Remove Waypoints: Add and remove waypoints along a path or travel line to have more direct control over the path. See Add or Remove Waypoints from a Path of Travel.
  • Fly Mode for Perspective Views: Use Fly mode in the Navigation bar to fly through and look around in a perspective view in a model. See Fly Through a Perspective View.
  • Prevent Missing Element Corruptions: In cases where elements could previously go missing from the central model during a Sync with Central, Revit performs an additional validation during the save process so that the elements are written to the central model.
  • Coordinates of linked files visible: Visualize Survey Point, Project Base Point, and Internal Origins in linked models to easily coordinate linked files. See Display Coordinate Origin Points.
  • Improve Wall Attach dialog (2020.1): When attaching walls to floors and roof elements, the dialog will remember the selected setting and allow for the notification to be turned off. See Do Not Show Me (DNSM) Settings in Revit.ini.
  • Site Collaboration (2020.1): Site Collaboration Workflow (Civil 3D to Revit via BIM 360 Docs) now supports BIM 360 EU projects (Requires Autodesk Desktop Connector version 10.2.0.847 or later). See: Sharing Topography Between Revit and Civil 3D.
  • SketchUp models (2020.1): Added support for Trimble® SketchUp® 2019 file format link and import. See Linked File cannot be located message when trying to reload a link in Revit 2020.


Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–colour and real-world exercises.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to BIM & Revit Architecture 
  • Draw and modify walls & Complex Walls
  • Add and modify wall profiles
  • Place Doors, windows & Components
  • Dimensions and Constraints
  • Create Floor, roofs and Ceilings
  • Curtain walls, grids and mullions  
  • Railing , Stairs& Ramps
  • Conceptual models
  • Annotations, legends and  Schedules
  • Sheets and Title Blocks
  • Materials and lighting
  • Views ,camera, Walk-through, Render & solar study
  • In place families and families creations
  • Massing and Site Design
  • Link projects &collaboration
  • Design phase
  • Realistic Presentations
  • Import & Export

Career opportunities:

Revit Architecture is utilized by draftsmen and other building experts to decrease hazard, acquire knowledge into how structures will perform before development starts, grow better quality outlines, and enhance venture conveyance. A professional certification in Revit Architecture will equip you with the skills build stunning building designs and help you to work in construction industry.Revit Architecture might be utilized to quick track the mind boggling outline and development of a building that wraps around refinery preparing hardware and consider an abnormal state of future upkeep and upgrades.

Revit(MEP)

Autodesk Revit MEP is a single software application that aids a BIM (Building Information Modeling) workflow from theory to construction. It was created by Autodesk for professionals who engage in MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Engineering. Autodesk Revit is a parametric building modeler which is able to leverage dynamic information in intelligent models - allowing complex building systems to be a precisely designed and verified in less amount of time. It allows users to draw a building, structure and its constituents in 3D, note the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model's database.


Course objective:

The primary objective of this course is to teach students the concepts of building information modelling and introduce the tools for parametric engineering design and documentation using Revit MEP.

This course covers the basics of building information modelling and the tools for parametric MEP systems design and documentation. Students will learn the fundamental features of Revit MEP, and then progress through schematic design, system analysis and construction documentation before finishing with design visualization.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe building information modeling methodology.
  • Use the different parts of the Revit MEP user interface and work with differenttypes of Revit elements and families.
  • Manage the different views and change their properties, control the visibilityand appearance of elements in different views, and work with section, elevation, and 3D views.
  • Set up a project using different templates, link Revit models, share projectsusing worksheets, define discipline settings, and import and edit DWG details.
  • Create spaces and zones in a Revit model.
  • Analyze an analytical model for conducting a building performance analysis,
  • Define heating and cooling loads information, and calculate heating and cooling loads.
  • Create HVAC systems, generate HVAC system layouts, and create andmodify ductwork using Revit tools.
  • Layout and create system piping.
  • Create plumbing systems.
  • Create fire protection systems.
  • Create electrical circuits and wiring
  • Monitor changes in files of other disciplines linked to Revit MEP and check and fix interference
  • Conditions.
  • Work with callout, detail, and drafting views.
  • Work with text and tags, dimensions, legends, and schedules.
  • Add titleblocks to a sheet, update the project information in a titleblock, and work with sheets.
  • Create and modify simple families.

Latest Updates:

Autodesk has now released Revit® 2020. New and enhanced Revit® building design software features support consistent, coordinated, and complete modeling for multidiscipline design that extends to detailing and construction.

  • PDF underlay support: Insert a PDF into Revit from any source and snap to the PDF to model new elements based on the 2D data.
  • Path of travel: Understand how people will move in a building or navigate a space to analyse design performance.
  • Elliptical walls: Create more advanced wall geometry with the ability to draw elliptical walls and curtain walls.
  • Tag, schedule and view filter for level: Schedule level of elements and use those values in view filters, streamlining the ability to interact with elements in the properties palette.
  • Track and edit scope box parameter in view list: Include the scope box parameter in a view list, co-ordinate crop regions across multiple views without opening each view.
  • Create parts from imported geometry: Imported geometry (direct shapes) can now be split into parts. Make cuts and adjustments to parts using Revit opening and cut tools.
  • Copy and paste legends across sheets: Enhanced copy-and-paste functionality for legends lets you efficiently copy legends for use in other locations.
  • Improved rebar copy and move logic: Get more predictable behaviour when copying and moving shape-driven rebar, for higher accuracy and design intent fidelity.
  • Enhanced multi-rebar annotation: Use multi-rebar annotations for planar parallel freeform rebar sets and concrete faces.
  • Steel connections for Dynamo: Use Dynamo to accelerate the insertion of multiple steel connections based on user-defined rules.
  • Propagation of steel connections: Quickly add similar steel connections to your project by propagating existing connections.
  • Electrical panel feed through lugs connection: Model the connection of panels through feed-through lugs, more accurately documenting the system design.
  • Electrical homerun wiring improvements: With more control over arrowheads and tick marks, create electrical documentation that is easier to understand and use.
  • Revit extension for fabrication exports: Generate CSV output to be used in spreadsheets or other data environments directly from Revit.
  • Change service improvement: Change service now allows multi-shape services to be preserved or replaced in a single operation.

Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–colour and real-world exercises.

Topics Covered:

  • INTRODUCTION TO REVIT MEP and MEP Design
  • Work sharing
  • Family Creation
  • Solid Modeling
  • Equipment
  • Light Fixture
  • Devices
  • Linking Revit files to MEP collaboration
  • Introduction to plenum levels
  • Creating plenum levels
  • Creation of spaces and zones
  • Energy analysis
  • HVAC Design
  • Heating and cooling Load Analysis
  • Logical systems
  • Mechanical system and Duct work
  • Mechanical piping System
  • Inspect system
  • Electrical Design
  • Lighting Analysis
  • Power and Communication Design
  • Plumbing Design
  • Fire Protection System
  • Scheduling
  • Documentation
  • Sheet setting
  • Printing

Career opportunities:

Revit MEP is used across several industries internationally. The application is used as a powerful engineering model to create, document and print parametric models. Having being used across the construction industry, MEP certified professionals are high in demand.

SketchUp

SketchUp, formerly Google SketchUp, is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. SketchUp is owned by Trimble Inc., a mapping, surveying and navigation equipment company. There is an online library of free model assemblies (e.g. windows, doors, automobiles), 3D Warehouse, to which users may contribute models. The program includes drawing layout functionality, allows surface rendering in variable "styles", supports third-party "plug-in" programs hosted on a site called Extension Warehouse to provide other capabilities (e.g. near photo-realistic rendering) and enables placement of its models within Google Earth.

3D Warehouse is an open library in which SketchUp users may upload and download 3D models to share. The models can be downloaded right into the program without anything having to be saved onto your computer's storage. File sizes of the models can be up to 50 MB. Anyone can make, modify and re-upload content to and from the 3D warehouse free of charge. All the models in 3D Warehouse are free, so anyone can download files for use in SketchUp or even other software such as AutoCAD, Revit and ArchiCAD - all of which have apps allowing the retrieval of models from 3D Warehouse. Since 2014 Trimble has launched a new version of 3D Warehouse where companies may have an official page with their own 3D catalogue of products. Trimble is currently investing in creating 3D developer partners in order to have more professionally modelled products available in 3D Warehouse. According to the Trimble, 3D Warehouse is the most popular 3D content site on the web. SketchUp designers may visit 3D Warehouse to discover new products or for inspiration when designing their own.

Course Objective:

In this course, students learn how to use SketchUp to model interior spaces, study scale and proportion, elevations, and sections. They will also learn how to combine SketchUp with other software and use the rendering tools .After completing this guide, you will be able to: 

  • Setting metric/imperial drawing environment.
  • To present with different display techniques.
  • Represent of objects in architecture model, and work with elevation, section, and 3D views.
  • Use SketchUp to create a model which began life in the AutoCAD environment and move the rudimentary plan to SketchUp showing that AutoCAD geometry, blocks and layering can be incorporated into a SketchUp model. 
  • Work with architectural walls and its component.  Use Google links to a large set of 3D models which you can use in your own design work.
  • Use the paint tool to apply textures to your models. Creating and using new texture maps.
  • Attaching image files to frames in your model. Stretching and distorting images to fit the model.
  • Explain the model in documentation environment i.e adding dimensions and text.

Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–colour and real-world exercises.

Topics Covered:

  • INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHUP PRO
  • How to select Template
  • GUI of SketchUp pro
  • Inference: concept, Inference Locking
  • Pushing and pulling Shapes into 3D
  • Building models as a Block
  • Building models using Components
  • Building models from DWG
  • Building models using Match photo
  • Modeling with accuracy tools
  • Modeling with Static & dynamic Components
  • Components attributes
  • Presenting your model
  • Camera, section, scenes, styles, layers, materials
  • SketchUp layouts

Career Opportunities:

The career opportunities for architects and interior designers are very high because of the boom in the construction and designing fields.

You can work in the sectors of construction, urban planning, urban development corporations, public works departments, interior designing, etc.

Architects have lots of job opportunities in architect firms, universities, consultancy companies, etc. Global market, especially in the USA, Australia and Dubai provide attractive career and jobs for architecture graduates.

Architects can work in the office as well as in the construction site. In construction companies, they are working as a designer. You can also work independently and earn occupation through consultancy charges that is depend upon your skills, profile and experience.

As an Architect, your job in not limited to design corporate workplace rather than you have to design houses, colonies, apartments, hospitals, hotels, stadium, shopping complexes, schools, industrial complexes, etc.

Government Organizations offering jobs to the B.Arch Candidates such as Archaeological Department, National Building Organization, Ministry of Defense, Departments of Railways, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Public Works Department, etc.

Some other organizations also hire architects are: Builders, State Departments, Consultants, Local Bodies for construction works, Architecture Firms, etc.

StaadPro

STAAD.Pro is a structural analysis and design software application originally developed by Research Engineers International in 1997. In late 2005, Research Engineers International was bought by Bentley Systems. STAAD.Pro is one of the most widely used structural analysis and design software products worldwide. It supports over 90 international steel, concrete, timber & aluminium design codes. It can make use of various forms of analysis from the traditional static analysis to more recent analysis methods like p-delta analysis, geometric non-linear analysis, Pushover analysis (Static-Non Linear Analysis) or a buckling analysis. It can also make use of various forms of dynamic analysis methods from time history analysis to response spectrum analysis. The response spectrum analysis feature is supported for both users defined spectra as well as a number of international code specified spectra.

 

Course Objective:

STAAD.Pro v8i training course is designed for Civil and Structural Engineers to have hands-on experience on widely used software for structural analysis and design. This training develops skills and techniques to develop, maintain and support high standard design requirements. The learner cultivates powerful analysis and designing abilities that can be implemented by niche industries and leading engineering consultancies.

Following skills will be inculcated in you at the completion of this training:

  • Describe the significance of the software
  • Proficient in 2D/3D geometry creation methods
  • Implement useful functions, properties, constants, supports, and specifications to complete the geometry
  • Ways of creating load with manual and automatic combinations for floor, area, plate, wind, and moving loads.
  • Isometric and perspective views with 3D shapes.
  • Customize structural templates for creating a model.
  • Elaborate methods of analysis
  • Supports concrete and steel designs covering curvilinear beams, linear and non-linear cables.
  • Rectangular and cylindrical coordinate systems with mix and match capabilities

 

Latest Update:

Bentley has now released a new version i.e STAAD.Pro V8i SS6. It further enhances the experience of users with better performance. The principal developments that are included in this release include:

  • Updated RAM Connection Module
  • Enhanced ISM interoperability
  • Addition of ‘Add Member’ templates
  • Enhanced Connection Tag capabilities
  • Addition of accidental torsion for the Canadian response spectrum definitions.
  • Significant rework of the Russian steel design codes
  • General updates and corrections as described in the Revision History documentation.

 

Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–colour and real-world exercises.

 

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to structural Engineering
  • Introduction to STAAD.Pro V8i
  • Model Generation and Editing
  • Assigning Loads
  • Automatic Load generation:
  • Slab, wind and Moving Loads
  • Creating Load Combinations
  • Concrete Design
  • Column and Beam design
  • Seismology
    • Seismic Analysis and Design
    • Dynamic Analysis
      • Response Spectrum
      • Time History Analysis
  • FEM/FEA
    • Introduction
    • Water Tank Design
    • Slab Design
    • Staircase Design
    • Shear wall Design
    • Bridge Deck design using STAAD.Beava
  • Steel Design
  • Introduction
  • Steel Frame Structure Design
  • Overhead Transmission line Towers Design
  • Steel Structure design with Pushover Analysis
  • Foundation Design
  • Isolated, Combined, Strip, Mat and Pile Cap
  • Report Generation and Plotting

 

Career opportunities: Career in Structural Engineering is open for graduates of structural & civil engineering. Graduates from other fields can also make career in this field, but it could take longer time to get familiar with this profession. Structural engineers play the most important role in the construction and development of our cities & towns. Structural engineers can start their career as a construction designer and can further become project managers. One can seek employment in private section and public sector as well.

Professionals in Structural engineering play an important role in construction industry. They can also work as a self-employed contract engineer or as consultants. Most structural engineers work in engineering consultancies.

Canter CADD Established in 2004