An Advanced BrIM Workflow

A solution the industry has been requesting is now a reality!

Simultaneous control of your Analytical and Bridge Information models.

Are you frustrated at having two separate models during the design stages of your bridge? Imagine having one single point of control to manage your Analytical Model and Bridge Information Model (BrIM).

Now it is possible for any type of bridge – simple or complex, steel, concrete or even timber. There is no more need to keep updating the two models. FEM and BIM are connected at last. Now there is an out of the box workflow available for any type of bridge.

This happens by connecting the data flow from Analytical and BrIM software through Grasshopper which creates a common single point of control for both models. Grasshopper is an algorithmic scripting tool and runs as a Rhino plugin.

Many of our customers using Tekla for Bridge Design are already using our live link with Grasshopper. The newly released SOFiSTiK has Grasshopper component which enables the integration of the Analytical model with Tekla Structures model – creating a full end-to-end bridge design workflow with one single point of control.

Real-time efficient changes and avoided errors

Any change made in SOFiSTiK or Grasshopper level will automatically reflect the newly updated Tekla Structures model. The Grasshopper script starts with common attributes and when necessary it divides into two branches; one that feeds the Analytical Model and the other that feeds the Bridge Information Model.