I think it is in
progress now. Some call it BIM, Building Information
Modelling. The Engineer prepares his 3-d computer model (in Staad or
whatever). When member sizes and structural performance is
satisfactory, he gives the files to the steel detailer, who, using a
program like SDS, can prepare fabrication and erection drawings directly
from the Staad files.
I don't know
where the architectural is during this process. Maybe we've lost the
architects along the way?
Wontae Kim [mailto:kimwontae(--nospam--at)email.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 12:33
Subject: Machine vs.
When do you think that ?machines? will
replace human being?s works?
I am working in the precast concrete
Recently I noticed some engineers and companies
had been developing softwares,
which may change whole construction business
Many people believe these programs,
using 3-D model, generate all shop drawings (drafting and
including engineering design/calculation,
and BOMs, when required data are entered.
When do you think that this ?holistic? system is
How much do you think these efforts have been
PS: Personally I would like to hear those who are
very familiar with European construction
because I believe this is happening in Europe first, if this is
possible in near future.
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