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Allplan is an ideal software solution for designing & detailing precast concrete structures, like buildings & parking garages. Watch our recorded webinars to learn about how BIM can bring big benefits to precast construction.

Precast Buildings & Parking Garages Webinars

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What's New in Allplan 2023

Allplan 2023 is here, and we invite you to learn about the latest and greatest features available to elevate your projects in concrete, precast concrete, bridges, and more. As a connecting platform for interdisciplinary collaboration between architects, engineers, precast plants and construction companies, Allplan 2023 enables efficient coordination and collaborative workflows. 

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

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

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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

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 

Improving Quality and Cost Control with Model-Based Precast Engineering

As good engineers, drafters, and workers in precast construction become harder to find, it’s more important than ever to automate and perfect your processes. With a model-based workflow for concept design, engineering, and detailing, commercial precasters can save time, increase accuracy, and reduce costs across the entire project from initial bid to production.

Improve Speed and Accuracy on Your Small Precast Building Projects with Allplan

In this webinar, you'll see how you can increase speed and accuracy of your small precast building projects with automated tools like one-click reinforcement, automatic shop drawings, intelligent templates, and more.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

Accelerated Design and Detailing for Precast Buried Structures

Miscalculations and errors in the design, reinforcement, or field drawings can cause major delays and budget overruns on your underground infrastructure projects. With Allplan’s intelligent and automated tools, you can save time and reduce errors, helping you streamline everything from fabrication to scheduling and shipping. In this webinar, you’ll see Allplan’s unique 2D-to-3D workflow in action and learn how to take advantage of powerful parametric tools designed specifically for precast buried structures.

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. 

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