C+S February 2021 Vol. 7 Issue 2

Drawing views were automatically generated from the 3D model, ensuring that the information was consistent and accurate throughout the process. Be- cause the constructible model contains the structural data needed to fabricate, build and maintain the stadium, the information within the model will be used by other stakeholders downstream. The Saga Natatorium is due for completion in April 2021.

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situations. Using the software’s open application programming interface (API), Daizo also automated the creation of custom parts and connections. Constructible BIM has played an important role throughout the design process, allowing teams to visualize and explore how the completed structure will fit together and identify any problems before work begins on site. Using the software’s automatic clash detection, Daizo could ensure installation of the inclined pillars without clashes and identify conflicts in the model before they turned into costly errors. According to Li, the constructible model ensured the design could be built in the field. “There were lots of hidden collisions we picked up by doing the steel detailing in Tekla Structures,” he said. Throughout the process, Daizo engineers used content from Tekla Warehouse, an online platform that contains 3D model parts, profiles and materials such as steel and concrete grades, bolts, rebar, mesh, embeds and tools, as well as templates that can be used in the model. This ability to design and plan with actual, as- manufactured 3D model parts and profiles accelerates design and provides engineers with the peace of mind that the finished product and the design will match. Using Tekla Structures, the model was created by a team of five in just 10 months. Working with a constructible 3D model as the single source of information saved time and reduced rework.

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