Wind loads generation, based on wind simulation, allows users to use the software to analyze the potential effect of wind loads on a structure, or to verify a code-based design approach. Predicting wind load effects early in design process can reveal detrimental wind-induced building responses, helping to optimize the structure and reduce the risk of these effects becoming costly redesign issues.
SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Generation automatically generates a 3D rebar model for beams, columns, walls and slabs from computed analysis and design results in Autodesk® Revit® Structure. The 3D rebar model provides an automatically generated proposed reinforcement layout which fulfills the reinforcement requirement and which can be freely modified. Design requirements from construction codes and company standards can be controlled by user-defined rules similar to the approach used in expert systems. Visualization of existing reinforcement vs. required reinforcement provides a clear indication whether adequate reinforcement has been provided. SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Generation reads the analysis results directly from the SOFiSTiK database (CDB) as well as from the Revit Results Packages.
Now you can add reinforcement to concrete parts. Concrete parts created from surface elements (such as walls and floors) possess rebar cover and can host rebar, rebar sets, area reinforcement, path reinforcement, and fabric reinforcement.
Many of you expressed interest in participating in our Beta program after it had closed. Here is your next chance to help chart the future of Robot Structural Analysis Professional software. We are now recruiting users to participate in user research, testing, and feedback programs to assist us with some of the big plans we have for Robot. If you are interested, follow this link and register with us to be included in upcoming programs. We hope to see you in our system!
A new Structural Model eXchange (SMX) solution has been implemented to enable a bi-directional exchange between Autodesk® Revit® 2015 software and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015.
The SMX feature addresses several limitations of the former link, such as the systematic modification of the Revit model during the export for example. With the SMX solution, the information collected on the models during previous transfers is saved and reused to allow for a faster round tripping between both programs. Although the former link remains functional, the new SMX feature brings significant improvements such as:
An improved and faster round tripping experience.
Robust change tracking.
Smaller file transfer.
Compatibility with Structural Analysis 360 service.
Another advantage of the SMX solution is the possibility to exchange data between Revit and Robot without needing to install both programs on the same machine, or have them run at the same time.
Thanks to this feature you have improved interoperability between Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional !
Checking for clashes of structural members and MEP is considered industry standard for BIM but LGS or CFS framing is sometimes left out of the equation. Framing, manufacturing and on-site construction are certainly some of the final frontiers for a complete BIM process.
With MWF or Metal Wood Framer by StrucSoft Solutions, powerful clash detection tools are available directly in Revit® to auto-detect MEP clashes with walls, floors and ceilings and MEP objects, structural members and generic Revit® families. These clashes can be automatically resolved through the establishment of opening creation rules or a visual report can be generated to allow for manual clash resolution.
Join StrucSoft for an introduction to MWF March 20th via webinar to learn how you can use MWF to automate the modeling of light gauge steel (CFS) framing, detect clashes and even produce production quality shop drawings, BOM, cut lists and optional CNC output.
A new feature is available for users of Structural Analysis 360, the cloud based analysis service for Autodesk Revit Structure. Users of the service are now able to view and investigate the analytical model used by the analysis service directly from within their WebGL enabled web browser.
Once a model has been pushed to the cloud for analysis, users will be able to access a convenient 3D model viewer at anytime to view the analytical model that has been submitted to the cloud. The model will show nodes, bars, panels, meshes, supports, and loads that have been previously defined. The viewer also contains tool to allow you to inspect warnings and errors in the analytical model, allowing you to edit the source design to address issues that may have been created during the design process. Users can access this feature from within the online results report, or the projects dashboard.
Try Structural Analysis 360 today, and let us know your experiences with the convenient feedback tool available directly from the service dashboard.
An excellent introduction to the essential features, functions, and workflows of Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional. Master the tools you will need to make Robot work for you: Go from zero to fundamental proficiency with this thorough and detailed introduction to the essential concepts and workflows of Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2013.
- Demystify the interface - Manipulate and manage Robot tables like a pro - Learn how to use Robot's modeling tools - Master loading techniques - Harness Robot automated load combinations - Decipher simplified seismic loading - Discover workflows for steel and concrete design - Gain insights to help troubleshoot issues
Guided exercises are provided to help cement fundamental concepts in Robot Structural Analysis and drive home key functions. Get up to speed quickly with this essential text and add Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2013 to your analysis and design toolbox.
Project Octopus is our free technology preview that allows designers and engineers using Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis to seamlessly access data and results with Microsoft Office Excel.
Project Octopus helps designers to easily develop "user defined" calculations that complement Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis results. Project Octopus is fully integrated in Microsoft Office Excel as an Addin and allows accessing data and results from an Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis model using simple Excel formulas. Users are able to select a formula from a predefined list using wizard dialogs or using typical Microsoft Office Excel workflows. Each formula takes as arguments a set of parameters that can be written directly inside the formula, which may come from specific cells or from an active selection within Robot Structural Analysis. Once the link has been made with Project Octopus, data is available for post processing with Excel formulas, graphs, pivot tables, and other methods present in the application.
With this approach, Project Octopus enables a dynamic link between Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis and Microsoft Office Excel, eliminates copy/paste or CSV import/export steps, and removes the need for programing skills and knowledge of Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis API to extract data for use in spreadsheets.
Project Octopus will be available until June 1, 2014.
- Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2014
- Windows Platform
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
- Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office Excel 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit)
The system requirements for the Project Octopus are the same as the 64-bit version of the System Requirements for Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2014 software. Note that it is highly recommended to keep software up-to-date.