Beam Bridge Basics - Parametric Geometry

Published

Category

Topics

Share Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Almost there!

Basics of Modelling a Parametric Beam Bridge

Starting with a simple beam bridge is a good idea when using the parametric bridge design for the first time to get familiar with the basic workflow.

The shared video will guide you through the basics of modelling a two-span beam bridge. You will learn about how to create a new project, create a geometry axis in SOFiPLUS as well as user-defined cross-sections and tricks to get started. You can adapt the shown workflow to other beam bridges and for slab bridges too.

The following topics a will be covered.

  • Start a new Project
    • Introduction to SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD)
    • Introduction to SOFiPLUS
  • Parametric Bridge Design (CABD)
    • Create an Axis
    • Create superstructure
    • Create substructure/support condition
  • Cross Section Editor
    • Create a user-defined cross-section

The next steps to create tendons, construction stages and perform the design of the beam bridge are shown in Beam Bridge Basics – Tendons, Construction Stages and Design.

Download the project files Basics of Modelling a Parametric Beam Bridge.

For more Bridge tutorials check the official SOFiSTiK online tutorials.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter for the latest news & workflows.

Software version: SOFiSTiK FEA v2018-03.

SHARE POST

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on email
Email
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

SHARE POST

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

RELATED POSTS

10 Steps to Create an Analytical Model in Autodesk Revit
The Text Editor and SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop
Parametric Modelling in AutoCAD and SOFiPLUS
The Cross Section Editor and its parametric options

SHARE POST

Basics of Modelling a Parametric Beam Bridge

Share on facebook
Share on email
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

RELATED POSTS

10 Steps to Create an Analytical Model in Autodesk Revit
The Text Editor and SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop
Parametric Modelling in AutoCAD and SOFiPLUS
10 Steps to Create an Analytical Model in Autodesk Revit
The Text Editor and SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop
Parametric Modelling in AutoCAD and SOFiPLUS
The Cross Section Editor and its parametric options

TOPICS