September 27, 2016

Export a Bridge Model from InfraWorks 360 to Revit with One Click

Ok, I lied – it is three clicks: left click – right click – left click.

But seriously, it is that easy with the release of InfraWorks 360 2017. We, at Ideate, are dedicated to highlighting and bringing these nifty new features to you, saving you time and research.

Alright, jumping in; if you conceptualize a bridge using the bridge design tool in InfraWorks 360, you can take it to Revit for structural detailing, analysis, rebar layout, documentation and construction.

One, left click on the bridge model in InfraWorks, let’s say on a pier or its cap.

Two, right click.

Three, left click, select "Send to Revit." 
The command will start cranking and building the model in Revit.
It will build the Revit families and generate the model without any user input.
Then, Voila!, it opens the model in Revit!
You are now free to continue with detailed design and analysis using Revit, and it all started with a conceptual bridge design in InfraWorks 360.
If you want to learn more about InfraWorks, start by signing up for our Intro to InfraWorks online e201 and one of Ideate's experts will guide you through the basics so you don’t have to dig in on your own.

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Senior Application Specialist Infrastructure 
Gaurav is a Senior Application Specialist for Infrastructure Solutions at Ideate based out of San Francisco. He has over 18 years of experience in construction and related software industry. With this extensive design technology background he helps engineering and surveying companies, federal and state government agencies, and ENR 500 firms critically analyze and improve their construction drawing production process. He implements Civil infrastructure design technology led by InfraWorks and Civil 3D and has helped Ideate grow Civil Infrastructure Services. Being an industry recognized speaker he has presented cutting edge design technology at several industry conferences such as Autodesk University. Find Gaurav on Twitter.