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4th Dimension.
4D Technology with Navisworks Timeliner
&
3D Printing / Rapid Model Prototyping
Tenae Francis
Dale Harrison

Introduction

Two Part Presentation


3D printing / Rapid Model Prototyping;
Overview on the technology available today
Application within the industry,
Demonstration of how to create a 3D print from your Revit model.
4th Dimension - 4D Technology with Navisworks Timeliner ;
Overview the dimensions of BIM - 4D/5D and 6D.
4D software available on the market today
Creating 4D Timeline Simulation from Revit utilising Navisworks.

3D Printing / Rapid Model Prototyping

Rapid Model Prototyping

Rapid Model Prototyping is the ability to create a


physical print from digital data.
Technology has been available for over 25 years.
Terminology 3D printing first used late 1990s.

Product Design
Finished Product

3D Print

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3D Print

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Finished
Product

Medical Industry

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Geographic Information Systems Data

Building Information Models

Digital CAD Model

3D Print

Why use this technology?

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3D printing allows the model to be taken to a more tactile


and realistic environment for the client.

Architects traditional scale model.

The Realization Group


created this model, in onefourth of the time and cost of
traditional architectural
modelling methods.

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3D Printing Technology

Disclaimer: AECOM is not endorsing these products, but explaining our experience.

3D Printing from Revit Structural Model

3D Printing from Revit resizing members

Original UC

Edited UC

Edit Family

Autodesk Labs STL Exporter

A STL file describe only the surface


geometry of a 3D object without any
representation of colour, texture or
other common CAD model attributes

Export to DXF format

3D Printing Process
Revit Export - STL

3D printer

3D Printing Process
Revit Export - STL or DXF

Model Maker checks integrity

3D printers Desktop Interface


3D printer

Estimated Build Time

Project Examples

Bio-Diesel Plant, 1:125 scale print

Project Examples

MEP Service Plant, 1:80 scale print

Project Examples

College, 1:100 scale print

Project Examples

Whisky Distillery, 1:100 scale print

Project Examples

Whisky Distillery, 1:100 scale print

Project Examples

Airbike - EADS ( European Aerospace and Defence Group)

Conclusion

Fast and effective low cost visual communication tool.

Showcase BIM capabilities.

Adds value to your project.

Technology is becoming more affordable.

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4th Dimension.
4D Technology with Navisworks Timeliner

Dimensions of BIM

3D = Geometry

Dimensions of BIM

3D + Time =

4D

Dimensions of BIM

3D + Cost =

5D

Dimensions of BIM

3D + Facilities
Management =

6D

Level of Development (LOD)


Schematic
Design
Concept
Design

LOD100

Design
Development

LOD200

Tender
Design

LOD300

Construction

LOD400

As
Constructed

LOD500

4D

5D

6D/FM

4D Technology

+
3D model

Construction Program

4D Model

4D models are created by linking Time or the


Construction Program to the 3D model.

Typical Construction Program

Snapshot from 4D Timeline Animation

11/11/2008:17:48:44 November
Substructure Zone 1 5 complete and Zone 6 underway.
Superstructure Zone 1 complete and zone 2 underway

4D Timeline Simulation

3D Model Considerations

Design intent Model elements vs.


Construction intent model elements
Floors
Walls
Columns

3D Model Considerations

DESIGN FLOOR
IN REVIT

CONSTRUCTION FLOOR
IN REVIT DIVIDED
USING PARTS

3D Model Considerations

CONSTRUCTION COLUMN IN
REVIT DIVIDED USING SPLIT
TOOL
DESIGN COLUMN
IN REVIT

Mainstream 4D Software

Autodesk Navisworks
Vico
Synchro
Bentley Navigator

Autodesk Navisworks Manage


Presenter

Clash Detective

Timeliner

Demonstration

Mainstream 4D Software

Autodesk Navisworks
Bentley Navigator
Vico
Synchro

Software Matrixs
Autodesk Navisworks
Manage

Vico

Synchro

Bentley Navigator

4D - Simulation
Construction Sequences

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

5D - Cost

Add-on

Yes

Yes

6D - FM

Clash Detection Rules

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Major File format Imports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Animation

Multiple Users

Disclaimer: AECOM is not endorsing these products, but explaining our experience.

Specialist 4D/5D software.

Vico and Synchro are both tools that have the advanced ability
to achieve an integrated approach to coordination, quantity
takeoff, cost estimation, project scheduling, and production
control.
Syncro is a software solution that enables 4D analysis. Activities
can be modified and visualized live within this platform, as
opposed to updating the schedule and re-syncing the tasks.
Vico is 4D virtual construction software and 5D costing data
integrated for coordination, quantities, cost planning, project
scheduling, and production control.

Why use 4D software?


1.

Get alignment with the client on the nature of the project


and specific details.

2.

Allows you to produce work spaces for subcontractors which


are free, clear and safe from disruptions for the duration of
their tasks.

3.

Better communication to team.

4.

Review progress and solve issues together with the team.

4D Timeline Simulation

4D Timeline Flythrough

4D Timeline Simulation

Scott's slide

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Questions?

Tenae Francis
Dale Harrison