2010 Richmond Olympic Oval
: Cannon Design
Engineering : StructureCraft
So... there has been a great conversation on the DesignReform forum
about the use of Revit and Inventor to further the direct to fabrication work flow. The conversation started with Santiago from StructureCraft
posting a few images of the 2010 Richmond Olympic Oval project. Below is the text posted on the forum and some more images from the StructureCraft website
Inventor screen capture for part of the Olympic Oval project
From the forum: We design, fabricate and erect structures which are mostly composed of wood. We use Inventor for making the concept model, final model, construction documents and shop drawings. For some projects, such as the Richmond Olympic Oval for the 2010 games, I also used the model to indirectly drive the automated production of roof panels by producing and sending fabrication data from the model to PLC machinery which we had custom-designed for this project. We also use Inventor for creating material take-offs and determining information about the design, such as center of gravity, total area of material, etc.
From the forum:The roof panels vary in design and overall dimensions, depending on their location, for several reasons. These panels are designed acoustically, and the pattern of wood material in each panel is based on that, as well as on structural performance, and also the architectural aesthetic quality required, which involved creating an overall pillow effect, while describing the shape of feathers of a Heron, which is the official bird for the city of Richmond.
From the forum:There's lots more to write about this project in particular, but the main reason why I thought it would be a neat idea to share this on this forum was because I'm convinced that other have used Inventor for these kind of projects, and I'm curious to meet them and learn about how they've used this software, or programs somewhat similar like Digital Project for example.
picture from earlier this year