Class this Tuesday and Deadlines

Please remember that we have class this Tuesday and there are two deadlines

  1. You must have a 22 x 34 plotted copy of your improved “BEST SHEET” from the scavenger hunt assignment.
  2. Print 11 x 17 sheets from the steel connections assignment.The minimum requirement is two sheets – one of the overall at 3/4″ and the second sheet at 1 1 /2″ with 4 detail studies.
  3. Upload a PDF and the Revit file for your connections study to BLACKBOARD no later than midnight Monday the 19th.

Day 5 – Class Notes

Plotters and Printers were offline – so we were unable to do our pinup review.

Discussed steel building from the ground up.

  • The ground and how to grade a site
  • Building a concrete foundation
    • Waterproofing strategies
    • Structural Strategies
    • Thermal Strategies
  • Steel superstructure
    • Column & Column transitions to footings
    • Steel Beams and connections
    • Roof Strategies
      • Roof Drain locations
      • Sloped to drain
      • Insulation Strategies
  • Review of Sheet Naming and Numbering Strategies
    • Discussion of Sheet Naming Quiz
  • Revit Review – Connections Study
    • Review of student work
      • Review of family creation and parameters
      • Review of project file alignment and scales
      • Sheet setup for full connections study (3/4″)
      • Sheet setup for 4 detail studies (1 1/2″)

For Next Class

Scavenger Hunt

  • Redmarked sketch with two grades
  • Fix the sheet
  • Plot the 22 x 34 for next class.
  • Post this sheet and the Revit file on Blackboard.

Steel Connections  (remember its OK to go beyond the minimum)

  • create the project file
  • Build a column family with an instance parameter for height
  • Build a beam family with an instance parameter for length
  • Compose together in the project file
  • Create a Titleblock – add three coordinated views (plan/front elevation/section or side elevation) and an isometric
  • Next Step  – add steel components

Grading Notes for Scavenger Hunt

Clarification of how the scavenger hunt will be graded.:

  • Were good stories or subjects chosen?
  • Were the images describing the chosen subject informative.  Are they good choices to explain and understand and are they shown at the correct scales (1/2″ or 3/4″)?
  • Were the minimum number of images included?  This would include coordinated plan, front elevation and side elevation or section as well as isometric.
  • Were additional callout images at larger scale (1 1/2″ or 3″) included?
  • Were the sheets well formatted?  Are images aligned with each other, are they named well?
  • Is annotation – both notes with leaders and dimensions included? Are the the correct size (3/16″)
  • Are the title blocks names correctly?  Do they include the subject, a photo of the author and the authors name?
  • Are they plotted correctly?  Sheets should be printed at 100% size formatted to 22 x 34″ – not plotted to fit.  They must be in a single PDF.
  • Were both the Revit File and the PDF file uploaded to Blackboard?
  • Was the assignment handed in on time?
  • Was the Revit file well done – organized with good naming conventions in the project browser, for the sheets, etc.  Were the files well named?

Day 3 Plotting Notes

The following short tutorial will help you plot your Scavenger Hunt assignment.  You are to upload both the Revit file and the PDF to Blackboard by tonight midnight.  In addition select your best sheet only and print it on 11 x 17 before class for pinup – remember just your best sheet.

Name your files   Scavenger_Hunt_FirstName_LastName.RVT and .PDF

Select this link to download instructions as a PDF