WATCH – BIM to Fabrication in the spotlight in new Autodesk video

Credit: Autodesk
Credit: Autodesk

A new documentarian video package has been released by Autodesk spotlighting the BIM to Fabrication work of an American engineering practice.

Rutherford + Chekene based in San Francisco, California are the company featured in the video, and they discuss how Autodesk’s software – particularly Advance Steel – has and will be “transformative” to their processes and also the entire industry.

“We’ve worked directly with Autodesk to look at Advance Steel and in fact have been given some very intense lessons on how to use that workflow,” stated David Bleiman, R + C’s Chairman.

“It’s a very mature product as it has been used in Europe for many years. What we like most about it is that it directly talks to Revit. There’s no mistranslation when the files go between Revit and Advance Steel, as might happen with other packages. We think it’s a really great tool.”

Bleiman also discusses the wider model of BIM to Fabrication, stating: “I think BIM to Fabrication really offers us a lot of opportunities. First of all, I think it allows us to become better designers because it gives us the opportunity to understand ‘what is quality data from the user standpoint?’

“Then when we reverse-engineer that, we can’t help but become better engineers as we are providing a product that they can use directly and that’s what BIM to Fabrication is really all about.”

Watch the video below.

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