Allplan Bridge 2020 the 4D BIM solution for bridges

PBC Today | November 29, 2019

Allplan Bridge 2020, the complete solution for parametric modelling, structural analysis and detailing is now available for download. For the first time, the analytical parametric model is automatically derived from the physical model. When design changes are made, all associated bridge elements including the analytical model – adapt immediately. This makes bridge design easier, faster and more precise than ever before. Thanks to breakthrough technology, Allplan Bridge 2020 automatically generates the parametric model from the physical model. This greatly reduces the amount of work and the susceptibility to errors. Hereby the engineer retains full control by specifying structural parts and those ones which contribute as load only. One additional analysis-relevant definition is the choice of generating a beam or a grillage model. Allplan Bridge analyses the defined construction schedule and sets up all necessary calculation definitions in an automated process, like load cases, element activations and calculation actions. This includes input data for calculating nonlinear time effects, like creep, shrinkage and relaxation. Complete transparency is granted, the user keeps full control of the generated items and result overview at any time of construction.

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Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. This construction infographic looks at U.S. and Canadian construction material costs. At the same time, though, there are many topics e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc) that cry out for compelling short-hand visualizations.

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