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Formwork design automation
Our client is a concrete subcontractor from California, USA
Our client had to deal with an inefficient formwork design process. They utilized CAD technology as the main design tool.
The key challenges were as follows:
- Manually updated design
- Too much manual work with shoring calculations and BOM generation
- Time-consuming 2D coordination and design QC
We analyzed the company’s design process and suggested switching their projects to BIM.
Our team converted 100+ CAD blocks into 30 parametric families, as well as created Revit templates.
Having tested the formwork BIM design process, we found a number of issues to fix and identified routine tasks that could be automated.
We developed 12 Dynamo scripts for the most time-consuming tasks and created a formwork structural analysis workflow using Revit-Robot integration and Dynamo scripts.
Our engineering team took over the formwork design process and successfully completed 100+ projects, constantly improving the process.
Impact on business
The implementation of the BIM process and design automation helped us achieve the following:
of design errors were fixed
increase in design speed
cheaper design due to BIM automation and lower labor costs
Automate your repetitive design tasks to accelerate engineering lead times