recorded webinars

Allplan is continuously creating content & technical resources for customers & prospects. We've compiled over a dozen different recorded webinars, addressing topics such as how to create BIM models for bridges, civil projects, & more. Stay tuned for additional webinars this coming year.

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Digital Precast: Beginning-to-End Workflows

Digital Precast: Beginning-to-End Workflows

Model-based design is the new norm for building structures, and it has yielded big dividends for construction contractors and engineers alike. But BIM has not yet transformed precast fabrication in the same way. Why not?

  • High quality BIM-based detailing isn’t yet easy enough to be an everyday workflow
  • Downstream use of BIM data is limited and cumbersome

To realize the potential offered by digital precast workflows, engineers must be able to create high-quality models with ease, and fabricators must have operations management tools that can consume, use, and update the information those models contain.

In this webinar, we will speak with Paul Waldner, Conceptual Design Manager and Developer at Taracon Precast, to understand Paul’s vision for how Taracon will become an all-digital precaster.

Then we will take a deep-dive into BIM model development to better understand how engineers and drafters can efficiently create both model and shop tickets through an efficient, flexible “BIM+CAD” process.

Detailed design: Better solutions for common bridge modeling

The process of modeling even simple bridges can become tedious and error prone after engineers complete several design and analysis iterations. Engineers and drafters are faced with analysis coordination, complex diaphragm placements, reinforcement detailing, clash detection and more.

Watch our webinar to learn how 3D modeling of common bridges can help you unlock greater project design efficiencies on your next project.

Automating reinforcement placement and drawings for precast

Detailing reinforcement for precast concrete projects can be time-intensive and error-prone, especially when using 2D CAD software.

Once bar schemas have been generated, it's not easy to validate the information against the 2D draft, and it is even harder if you have to modify the existing bars to correct an error or update the design.

When openings are added or the structure's geometry changes the reinforcement becomes out of date and has to be redrawn. Depending on the size of the project, this could be extremely time-consuming, and cause a bottleneck that affects the overall deliverables.

In this webinar we will do a deep-dive into innovative new 3D tools that streamline the entire design, reinforcement and documentation process. 

We will also showcase enhanced Cut Bars and Join Bars commands. These commands allow the user to cut or join reinforcing singularly or in bulk.

This webinar will explore:

  • Where bottlenecks exist are in the precast concrete project delivery process
  • Why 2D process of reinforcement and creating production plans are error prone
  • How 3D modeling tools can produce precast drawings and documentation easily and accurately in a fraction of the time compared to 2D drawing methods

Leveraging the “I” in BIM to Streamline Precast Production, Inventory Control, and Shipping

Leveraging the I in BIM

In this webinar, we will describe how information stored in any 3D BIM model can be used to:

  • Visualize precast pieces and associate them with shop tickets
  • Manage and optimize production based on existing physical plant and workforce
  • Streamline and improve pre- and post-casting quality checks
  • Track and manage inventory using GPS- and QR-capable mobile application
  • Manage element loading, erection, and site operations using a mobile application 

Code-Based Design – The link between Structural Analysis and Detailing

Speaker: Jaroslav Navrátil and Filip Adler
Company: ALLPLAN Infrastructure GmbH

In this webinar we will present all the technical details – the assumptions, methods and procedures used in Allplan Bridge 2021, which will be explained theoretically and shown in live demo.

Maximize ROI by optimizing performance of your BIM workflows

Speaker: Gregor Štrekelj/Filip Adler
Company: ALLPLAN Infrastructure GmbH

In this webinar you will get an overview how to Maximize ROI by optimizing performance of your BIM workflows.

BIM to CAD: Integrated delivery of bridge projects in 2D and 3D

BIM to CAD webinar screen

One of the barriers to effective BIM implementation for bridge design a fragmented workflow. For many projects, engineers create separate bridge models (geometric, structural, analytical) and devise 2D representations of rebar detailing, quantities and geometry reporting. Information stored in different models and formats creates an increased risk of errors and inconsistencies whenever a model is updated.

This drastically increases the risk of discrepancies and re-work, while quickly eroding design budgets. In some cases, the errors are not detected until the project is on-site, resulting in time delays end cost overruns.

In this webinar we discuss an integrated CAD and BIM approach to project delivery, which allows engineers to work in a 2D CAD environment to deliver both 3D BIM models and high-quality 2D deliverables from the same workflow.

BIM bridge model

Speaker: Željka Devedžić
Company: ALLPLAN Infrastructure GmbH

We will show how to exchange data with other programs, using IFC export and Bimplus. We will also demonstrate Attributes Management in Allplan, and the Export of Analysis Model Function.

Organizing the Chaos: How an Integrated 3D Model-Based Production Solution Can Revolutionize Your Business

Organizing the Chaos monitor

Savvy precasters are utilizing 3D models or PDF layouts from Architects and Engineers to quickly generate estimates for bids and streamline engineering and detailing by automatically producing deliverables such as quantities, piece marking, shop tickets, and erection drawings. In this webinar, we will explain how building information data from your 3D model can also streamline project management, production, shipping, and erection.

Planbar can help you: 

  • Integrate with your business-critical systems: ERP, Production, Inventory
  • Create and manage your production schedule, shipping schedule, trailer loadout, and erection schedules
  • Streamline project management with integrated status tracking from estimating to erection

Drawings production in Allplan Bridge Solution

In this webinar, Drawings production, it will be shown how to create reports, print sets and filesets and how to create, print and export defined layouts.

Detailing and rebar modeling in Allplan Bridge

In this webinar, Detailing and rebar modeling, we will demonstrate how to create library elements for smart placements, how to create 3D model of abutment, and how to reinforce different elements of bridge model.

Time Saving Techniques for Detailing Reinforcement in Above-Grade Structures

Detailing Reinforcement in Above-Grade Structures monitor

Building off our previous webinar, Advanced Reinforcement - Detailing Below Grade Foundations, we will look at some of time saving techniques for detailing reinforcing in above grade structures. We will demonstrate reinforcement placements in elevated slabs, columns, and beams.

Advanced Reinforcement - Detailing Below Grade Foundations

Below Ground Foundations recording

In this webinar we will look at some of time saving techniques for detailing reinforcing in below-grade foundations. We will demonstrate reinforcement placements in footings, including step footings, walls, and columns

Digging deeper into the benefits of BIM for buried structures

In this webinar we’ll show how quick and easy is to model and reinforce buried structures. We will show you a 2D-to-3D workflow: working in views and sections the way you always have, and adding a few extra steps to get a 3D model and all the benefits that come with it. We will demonstrate how to automatically generate drawings, schedules and perform clash detection right from the model, reducing engineering man hours and production issues.

Generate traditional deliverables faster using BIM for Bridges

picture of screen with bridge deliverables

In this webinar we discuss an integrated CAD and BIM approach to project delivery, which allows engineers to work in a 2D CAD environment to deliver both 3D BIM models and high-quality 2D deliverables from the same workflow.

BIM for Precast Buildings and Parking Structures

BIM for Precast Buildings and Parking Structures

In this webinar we’ll discuss the complex issues facing model creation for a typical precast concrete building and precast parking structure in a BIM environment. 

We will look at how you can transform your projects from plans to simple models to a fully detailed and information rich project. Learn how to reduce the tedious aspects of modeling and automate many of the processes; including elementation of walls and slabs, placing reinforcing and generating shop drawings. 

Allplan Bridge 2020-1 is closing another gap in BIM workflow

New in version 2020-1: Allplan Bridge is a powerful solution for the parametric modeling, analyzing, designing and detailing of bridges in 4D. The software supports all design phases, from the concept to the final design. Due to the high level of detail, the geometrical and analytical model are ideal for visual design and coordination.

Advanced 3D Rebar Modeling, Detailing & Scheduling

This webinar looks at an advanced approach to modeling and detailing 3D rebar. We will demonstrate how combining parametric 2D drawings with a 3D model can result in time savings, better material takeoffs and more accurate drawings.

Structural analysis in Allplan Bridge

In this webinar, Structural analysis, it will be shown how to assemble the analytical model and do the structural analysis in Allplan Bridge. The model will be used for both; structural analysis and on the other hand also for detailing, rebar modelling and drawing production.

Parametric Modelling with Allplan Bridge

In this webinar, Parametric modeling, it will be shown how to generate a multi-discipline model. The model will be used for both; structural analysis and on the other hand also for detailing, rebar modelling and drawing production.

BIM Innovation for the Bridge Industry: Allplan Bridge 2020

Allplan Bridge is a powerful solution for the parametric modeling, analyzing and detailing of bridges in 4D. The software supports all design phases, from the concept to the final design. Due to the high level of detail, the geometrical and analytical model are ideal for visual design and coordination. Allplan Bridge makes all this possible - easier, faster and more precise than ever before.

Introduction to Visual Scripting

In this webinar, our product specialists Anja Neumann and Xinling Xu will give you an introduction to Visual Scripting.

A Better Way to Design and Reinforce Precast/Prestressed Slabs

In this webinar, we introduce using 3D modeling for precast hollowcore slabs and demonstrate how easy it is to create and panelize precast slabs, such as prestressed hollowcore, out of imported structural slabs. 

Bringing BIM to the Rebar Detailing and Estimating Industry

In this webinar we will demonstrate how rebar detailers and estimators can benefit from a 3D BIM model, without having to change their current workflow

Conceptual Design: Great Bridges Begin with Great Models

In this webinar we’ll discuss bridge conceptual modeling for common concrete/steel bridges.

The process of modeling conceptual options to select the most economical option can become time consuming and error-prone when restricted by strict budget and time constraints. Engineers and drafters are faced with analysis coordination, complex geometric layouts, code compliance and more.

3D modeling in the conceptual design stage can significantly increase accuracy of project cost and schedule estimates. 

Watch our webinar to learn how conceptual 3D modeling of bridges can help you reduce risk on your next project.

A Better Way to Design and Reinforce Precast Wall Panels

In this webinar, we introduce the concepts of using 3D modeling for precast wall elements.

We will demonstrate how to easily create precast walls panels and automatically panelize and reinforce them at the same time.

After this webinar, you will understand:

  • Reinforcing of typical wall panels and special instances
  • Creating and placing connections
  • Drawings, scheduling and reporting

Bringing BIM to Post-Tensioned Buildings

The process of modeling a PT building can be tedious and error prone. Engineers and drafters are faced with analysis coordination, complex reinforcing, clash detection and more. Accurate modeling in the design stage can save the overall project time and money. 

Join our webinar to learn how 3D modeling of tendons and reinforcing can help on your next project.

Uncover the Benefits of BIM for Buried Structures

Buried Structures Webinar

In this webinar we’ll show how quick and easy is to model and reinforce buried structures.

After this webinar you will understand:

  • Modeling and reinforcement box culverts, concrete pipe and underground vaults
  • Leveraging 3D models to automatically generate drawings, schedules and reports
  • Linking analysis and design to reduce time and errors

A Smarter Way to Create a Parametric Bridge Design

This webinar looks at an advanced approach to parametrically designing both simple and complex bridges. We will demonstrate how to create complex bridge geometry, easily define 3D geometry based on a 3D axis, and control cross-sections parametrically.

Advanced 3D Rebar Modeling, Detailing & Scheduling (copy 1)

Speaker: Monica Rennick, Senior Technical Consultant, Allplan, Inc.
Organizer: Allplan, Inc.
This webinar looks at an advanced approach to modeling and detailing 3D rebar. Monica demonstrated how combining parametric 2D drawings with a 3D model can result in time savings, better material takeoffs and more accurate drawings.

A Smarter Way to Create a BIM model for Bridges and Structures

In this this webinar, we introduce the concepts of using 3D modeling for both basic and complex bridge to take advantage of the latest workflows suggested by BIM for Bridges and Structures initiatives.