The Structural Analysis and Code Checking Toolkit for Autodesk Revit software is a suite of tools that supports the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process and allows structural engineers to analyze and check their structure from within the Revit environment. It can be downloaded from the Autodesk Exchange Apps website for free.
Using this toolkit structural designers and engineers can optimize their workflows in the cloud and on the desktop by using the analytical model built in Autodesk Revit to conduct cloud-based structural analysis with access to Autodesk 360 services and by extending the Revit model to Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional software or supported third-party analysis solutions.
Once complete, analysis results can be easily stored and explored in the Revit environment. Structural Results Storage and Results Exploration tools delivered by the toolkit enable users to explore and document results so they could gain knowledge on structure’s behavior, have insight in consolidated and detailed results, to take appropriate design decisions as well as properly document it.
Using the toolkit structural engineers can also verify and design structural elements according to local building codes and regulations which can be easily and quickly implemented by using the Code Checking framework. The goal of the new Structural Code Checking platform feature is to give Revit users the ability to perform a code checking process inside a native Revit model. The results of the Code Checking add-ins may be delivered in a form of Structural Results (visualized in a form of diagrams and maps), calculation notes, model and documentation updates.