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CURTAIN WALL 3D MODELLING CURTAIN WALL 3D MODELLING AND TAKE-OFF ANDMATERIAL MATERIAL TAKE-OFF

PLUGIN DEVELOPED BY JEERAWAN BOODSRI I PINGPINK


CAAD

Computer Aided Architectural Design

Silpakorn University


About me Jeerawan Boodsri , Architect

Education : 2014

M.Sc. Computer-Aided Architectural Design Silpakorn University (Curtain Wall Systems and Programming)

2013

B.A. English Major : English for specific purposes Minor : Mass Communication Ramkhamhaeng University

2011

B. Arch – 1st Class Honours (International Programme) King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi (Fire and Rescue Station – Marine and Land Rescue Base)


Introducing Curtain Wall Plugin in SketchUp. Delivering high performing model.


Built for specialists Study form & facade design


Design Options to Optimize your shading design


CURTAIN WALL PLUGIN FOR SKETCHUP “Curtain Wall plugin for SketchUp gives us the opportunity to be more data-driven in our approach to early design process. The plugin process was designed to the architect’s viewpoint.” Architects : A 49 , A 110 , MAA Consultants , Redek “By having this source of system. There is no confusion. Everybody has the same information. So, when the clients receive this information, they can compare apple to apple to everybody. It’s much fairer system.” Mr.Peter Bouras, Associate Director – Façade. Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd. Facade Consulting Engineers : Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd. , Global Façade System Co.,Ltd. , Teasco ( Thailand ) Co., Ltd.


cw cw Collaborate more effectively The plugin works well with the process of design between architects and engineers. The material take-off output for manufacturing purpose is marvellous, especially comparing with a minimum time to input the data.

PORTS

RE MATERIAL TAKE-OFF


Insight Lifecycle

Background and Importance

Curtain Wall by SketchUp Main Problems

Architect’s 3D Modelling

Case Studies Facade Engineer’s 3D Modelling

Requirements

Curtain Wall Design

Process

Solutions

Comparison charts

Architect’s Plugin

Development

Facade Engineer’s Plugin Future Development


Background and Importance


Background and Importance The current architectural design needs the integration of technology for 3D modelling in responding to the change of structure from basic to free form. Particularly, the faรงade which has the curtain wall systems.

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LIFECYCLE > From the research of faรงade consulting engineers, and architect companies found that the delivery consists of 2D drawings and 3D models. Especially, SketchUp is quite popular among architects, and provides for quick, simple models.

2D Drawings 3D Model Architects

Curtain Wall Design Companies


LIFECYCLE >

RMJM architects: ‘Capital Gate' tower, Abu Dhabi


LIFECYCLE >

RMJM architects: ‘Capital Gate' tower, Abu Dhabi


CURTAIN WALL DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS USING SKETCHUP


CURTAIN WALL DESIGNED BY FAÇADE ENGINEERS USING SKETCHUP

SOURCE : Юрий.


Facade Consulting Engineers used a variety of software tools. All of these software tools have their place to use whichever is the most appropriate to the task at hand , e.g., Structural Analysis , Drawings , 3D Modelling.


There are 2 types of companies. 1. Faรงade Engineers use SketchUp for 3D Modelling to present the architects. 2. Faรงade Engineers use SketchUp for viewing 3D model to measure the dimensions.


CONSUMING TIMES

Small Project : ≤ 1,000 Sq.m

32%

3D Model Material Take-Off

59% 9%

Technical Design Documents


CONSUMING TIMES

Big Project : ≼ 10,000 Sq.m

54%

35%

3D Model Material Take-Off Technical Design Documents

11%


MAIN PROBLEMS >

1.Curtain wall 3D modelling 2.Extracting material take-off


Insight

Case Studies

How Architects and Faรงade Engineers use SketchUp ?


Architect’s Process

SOURCE : ALEXHOGREFE

1. DRAW PATTERNS

2. PAINT GLASS COLOURS

3. CREATE A COMPONENT

4. PLACE A COMPONENT


Architect’s Process

SOURCE : ALEXHOGREFE

5. SCALE A COMPONENT

6. SEE VIEWS - SCENES

7. CHANGE DESIGN – SIZE , COLOURS

8. RENDER 3D MODEL


Façade Engineer’s Process

SOURCE : Юрий.

1. SEE DESIGN – CONSIDER STRUCTURE

2. IMPORT DWG. TO SKETCHUP

3. CREATE A COMPONENT

4. PLACE A COMPONENT


Façade Engineer’s Process

SOURCE : Юрий.

5. COPY AND PASTE

6. NEED A PROCESSING POWER

7. FINISHED STRUCTURAL MODEL

8. EXTRACT MATERIAL TAKE-OFF


Insight

Limitations reach to the needs

Requirements


Insight


Structure’s requirement : Line Degrees Selection STICK SYSTEM : MULLIONS


Structure’s requirement : Line Degrees Selection STICK SYSTEM : TRANSOMS MULLION / TRANSOM


Structure’s requirement :

SOURCE : Юрий.

STICK SYSTEM : SIMPLE PROFILES + MULLION AND TRANSOM LAYERS


Structure’s requirement : MULLION

TRANSOM

YZ PLANE

YZ PLANE

Ability to define and save custom profiles in a database


Structure’s requirement : STICK SYSTEM : SWAP TO CHANGE PROFILES


Structure’s requirement : STICK SYSTEM : REVISE CONNECTIONS

SOURCE : Юрий.


Structure’s requirement : STICK SYSTEM : REVISE CONNECTIONS

SOURCE : Юрий.


Structure’s requirement : STICK SYSTEM : REVISE CONNECTIONS


Structure’s requirement : GLASS COLOURS +TRANSPARENCY


Structure’s requirement : SELECT SAME AREA > SAME COLOURS


Structure’s requirement : SELECT SAME MATERIAL > SAME COLOURS


Structure’s requirement : SELECT SAME MATERIAL > SAME OBJECTS ( GROUP , COMPONENT )


Structure’s requirement : CREATE REAL SIZE OF GLASS : OFFSET + THICKNESS + GROUP


Insight


Structure’s requirement : UNITISED SYSTEM


Structure’s requirement : UNITISED SYSTEM : INTERLOCK STRUCTURE


Structure’s requirement : UNITISED SYSTEM : TAG NUMBER , UNFOLD PANELS


Structure’s requirement : UNITISED SYSTEM : COMPONENTS MAPPING


Structure’s requirement : MATERIAL TAKE-OFF ( FOR BUDGET COST )


Structure’s requirement : EACH COMPANY HAS DIFFERENT MATERIAL TAKE-OFF A

B

C


Structure’s requirement : A STANDARD MATERIAL TAKE-OFF TABLES STRUCTURE NAME DIMENSIONS : WIDTH HEIGHT DEPTH THICKNESS QUANTITY AREA GRAND TOTAL


Insight

Solutions

Summary of Curtain Wall Programme for each user


NEW WORKFLOW With Curtain Wall Design Plugin You can “ SHAPE YOUR DESIGN ”


Solutions for the Curtain Wall Design Operate Lifecycle

ARCHITECTURE Conceptualisation,visualisation for architects.

STRUCTURES Curtain Wall Systems for facade engineers.


Comparison chart ARCHITECTURE 1. 3D MODELLING

2. DESIGN CHANGE

3. DESIGN COMPARE A B 4. MATERIAL TAKE-OFF

STRUCTURES


Architect’s Plugin Features


Architect’s Plugin Features


Facade Engineer’s Plugin Features


Facade Engineer’s Plugin Features


Facade Engineer’s Plugin Features


Facade Engineer’s Plugin Features


Facade Engineer’s Plugin Features


Facade Engineer’s Plugin Features


Facade Engineer’s Plugin Features


Insight

Programme Capabilities :

Conclusions


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

1

3D MODELLING

The powerful 3D tools of Curtain Wall Plugin helps architects to save time in 3D modelling a patterned facade with aluminium profiles, glass colours, and sunshades from manufacturers’ systems. Accordingly, the tool saves work time for architect in conceptual design and schematic design.


Architects

2

ADD DESIGN

E Table Excel


Architects LINK PROFILES

2

ADD DESIGN


Architects

2

ADD DESIGN

+

Aluminium profiles can be matched to individual needs. Architects can create a new profile, and save in a plugin’s component folder for different types of shapes. The product catalogue will be update in a dialog box for architects to generate a patterned model with a new profile added.


Architects

2

ADD DESIGN


Architects

3

DESIGN SCHEMES

A

B

C

In schematic design process, architects can save the scheme models in a programme at the same position to see in different views , and is useful when creating scenes to export in SketchUp Layout to show the design compare.


Façade Engineers

1

3D MODELLING FOR DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Using aluminium catalogue, façade engineers can draw profiles and access all objects within the loaded component’s folder of mullions and transoms.


Façade Engineers

2

REVISE PROFILE SIZES AND SAVE IN A COMPONENT FOLDER

All profiles can be swapped from architect’s model after engineering calculation of structure’s size.


Faรงade Engineers

3

REVISE MODEL FOR CORRECTION SIZES

Facade Engineers can remodel the structure by using connection tools. This function is very versatile to solve various types of joint which are important for the design development.


Faรงade Engineers STRUCTURE DESIGN > LAYOUT 3


Faรงade Engineers STRUCTURE DESIGN > LAYOUT 3


Façade Engineers STRUCTURE DESIGN > LAYOUT

SOURCE : Юрий.


Façade Engineers

4

CREATE A UNITISED PANEL + COMPONENTS MAPPING

For creating a unitised panel, façade engineers can change a drawing panel with specific properties to be a panel component in order to do components mapping on subdividing surfaces of architect’s model .


Faรงade Engineers

4

CREATE A UNITISED PANEL + COMPONENTS MAPPING

Unitised System 3D Modelling VS Real facade


Faรงade Engineers

4

CREATE A UNITISED PANEL + COMPONENTS MAPPING

Unitised System 3D Modelling VS Real facade


Faรงade Engineers

4

CREATE A UNITISED PANEL + COMPONENTS MAPPING

Unitised System 3D Modelling VS Real facade


Faรงade Engineers

4

CREATE A UNITISED PANEL + COMPONENTS MAPPING

Unitised System 3D Modelling VS Real facade


Faรงade Engineers

5

MATERIAL TAKE-OFF STICK SYSTEM

The production documentation of material take-off for Stick 3D Model can be exported in many formats , e.g., .Html , .Pdf , .CSV to use in Microsoft Excel of the companies.


Faรงade Engineers

5

MATERIAL TAKE-OFF UNITISED SYSTEM

The entire model of panels and aluminium extrusions can be extracted data in many types of formats, e.g., .Html , .Pdf , .CSV to use in Microsoft Excel of the companies.


Insight

Ideas in the future :

Future Development


Future Development

1

REDUCED BEARING CIRCLE

The Theory of Reduced Bearings in 3D space for SketchUp


Future Development

1

ROTATIONS ON PLANES

The rotation of profiles on correct planes which is difficult to calculate angle axis. The programme bases on the theory of reduced bearings in 3D space for SketchUp. If the users want to revise profile rotation, it is necessary to do settings in product catalogue in case of complex structure.


Future Development

2

REDUCE TIME OF LOADING

The loading profiles on selected lines could create a long time in a current method. It is advisable that users should load profiles floor by floor to save time in Curtain Wall 3D modelling of Stick System.


Future Development

3

TAG NUMBER NAMING OPTIONS

The components mapping of unitised system do not have a naming function which matches to the tagging panel faces for automatically face map. Users have to see the different coloured faces and differentiate the types of panels. The function of “select same materials� is used to select coloured faces together with a prototype component.


Future Development

4

EXTRACT DATA TO THE COMPANY EXCEL FOR COST ESTIMATION

The possibility to link material take-off in to the company excel tables.


REFERENCES Curtain Wall Structure Mr.Peter Bouras , Associate Director – Façade, Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.

Curtain Wall Technical Design Documents Mr.Gerry Henderson , Managing Director, Mr.Ekkarat Panikorn , System Design Engineer, Mr.Panomkorn Panthong, Cost Estimator Teasco (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Fabrication Lists Mr.Adam Lee, Managing Director, Professor Torsten Calvi Corporation (PTCC), Metro Manila , Philippines

SketchUp 3D Modelling Mr.Yuriy Kulchevich (Юрий.) , Façade Engineer, Kiev, Ukraine


REFERENCES

Glazing Products

Curtain Wall Design Process

Mr.Stephen Rice, Director of Glazing , Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF) , London , England

Mr.Buncha Wongbunthoon , Sales Manager Y.H.S. INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD,

Aluminium Products

Curtain Wall Design Process

Mr.Wichai Yukong , Sales Manager , Reynaers Thailand

Aluminium Products Mr.Arthon Ploylieng , Product Engineer MT Alumet Co.,Ltd.

Mr.Santiwat Niyomtam, Structural Engineer, KIM YOO SENG CO, LTD

Curtain Wall Design Process Mr.Prapansak Joe Rakchaiwan , Design Manager, Global Faรงade System Co., Ltd


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From the research of curtain wall construction, the problem faced with the remarkably diverse façade in architectural design , in particular...

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From the research of curtain wall construction, the problem faced with the remarkably diverse façade in architectural design , in particular...

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