Autodesk Revit® as a connected BIM Platform can be synchronized with Advance Design® to run structural engineering analysis, offering various assets to address the whole cycle of a project from modelling to analysis, and reinforcement detailing.
A dedicated set of tools for structural engineers, like creating and managing a flexible analytical model, is proposed directly in Autodesk Revit® Software.
Revit® users can leverage all data embedded in the Revit® model to design the structure in Advance Design®, without rebuilding a new model from scratch, to then launch advanced calculations.
Thanks to this bidirectional link, start a project in Autodesk Revit®, analyse it Advance Design®, then synchronize all the data (geometry, load, combinations design assumptions) Autodesk Revit®, and vice-versa.
With PowerPack for Revit®, Autodesk Revit® and Advance Design® can be strongly connected thanks to a bidirectional link that streamline workflow between engineers and BIM Modelers.
Various workflow scenarios are supported, making this process very flexible and adaptable depending on your internal organization or project initial data and constraints:
All those functionalities, export, import and synchronize structural model are possible based on our internal file format *. GTCX.
Thanks to this, Revit® users can store FEM Results coming from Advance Design® and visualize internal forces or bending moments directly in Autodesk Revit®.
Theoretical reinforcement values as well could be imported from Advance Design® for linear and planar elements, such as beams, columns, footings, groups of walls or slabs. Structural design for those elements could be then, run directly in Autodesk Revit® using reinforcement design tools include in our PowerPack for Revit®.
Advance Design is a mature and easy to use FEM Structural Analysis solution dedicated to structural engineers operating in a BIM environment.
It fully designs any type of structure, with any kind of loads, mixing concrete, timber and steel members. It includes major code standards (Eurocodes / North American).
Advance Design provides an outstanding BIM experience. It enables intelligent model-based workflows for Engineers and construction professionals. Advance Design acts as a BIM platform and guarantees the continuity of geometric and analytical data through model transfers all along the design cycle. Analysis results are also stored in the Digital Model and are part of the BIM process. For instance, they can be used to start a rebar design or a steel connection process directly from Revit.
These options open new disruptive opportunities.