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Creating a Parametric Suspension Bridge Concept Model in Revit
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Released Apr 25, 2014
Pierre Derenoncourt

Pluralsight

Pierre Derenoncourt
In this set of tutorials we'll use adaptive and parametric modeling techniques to create a suspension bridge concept model in Revit.

We'll begin the process with some parametric modeling where we'll build the large arches supporting the cables of our bridge. We'll then create and place web members between the two large arches. Once those supports are in place we'll model the walkway surface as well as the supports system below. Finally we'll use adaptive techniques to model the suspension cables and their connections to the arches and walkway structure.

Once you've worked your way through this tutorial, you'll be able to model similar structures as well as apply some of these techniques to various other design challenges.
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Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:53
Setting reference planes and parameters
2

Setting reference planes and parameters

 
06:44
Setting the final parameters for the bridge structure
3

Setting the final parameters for the bridge structure

 
07:23
Creating the arches for the bridge
4

Creating the arches for the bridge

 
03:12
Creating the walkway and structure
5

Creating the walkway and structure

 
05:52
Finishing the structure of the walkway
6

Finishing the structure of the walkway

 
04:22
Placing connection points for the suspension cables
7

Placing connection points for the suspension cables

 
04:40
Creating the suspension cable and its connections
8

Creating the suspension cable and its connections

 
05:08
Finishing the connection piece
9

Finishing the connection piece

 
06:50
Connecting the suspension cables to the arch and walkway
10

Connecting the suspension cables to the arch and walkway

 
06:48
Creating the foundations for the arch structures
11

Creating the foundations for the arch structures

 
05:42
Loading and positioning the bridge into the site
12

Loading and positioning the bridge into the site

 
05:15
Adding stairs and railing to the suspension bridge
13

Adding stairs and railing to the suspension bridge

 
09:32