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Structural Engineering

Increase productivity, perform more accurate simulations, and collaborate more effectively with structural design and analysis software

Workflow for structural engineering

Overview

Design, analyze, and collaborate more accurately with structural engineering tools that support the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. Autodesk® structural design and engineering software helps you take advantage of model-based design to more effectively streamline design and analysis, gain greater project insight with visualization and simulation tools, and create more accurate documentation

  • Early structural design & analysis

    Modeling: Quickly model structural designs and streamline early analysis with BIM tools.

    Analysis: Easily calculate different design variants to validate your structural model.

    Visualization: Easily visualize and interpret analysis results to make informed design decisions.

  • Detailed structural analysis

    Design to analysis: Enhance collaboration between engineers and designers with software that supports iterative design process and data exchange. 

    Analytical adjustment and additional loads: Create a comprehensive analytical model ready for analysis.

    Detailed analysis: Conduct advanced analysis and easily visualize detailed analysis results. 

  • Structural steel design

    Calculated model: Easily visualize detailed analysis results and present them in a variety of accessible ways. 

    Design of steel elements and steel connections: Produce a safer, cost-effective design with optimized steel cross sections of structural elements and steel connections between them. 

    Updated Revit model and construction documentation: Enhance collaboration between designers and engineers with bidirectional integration between Autodesk Revit and Robot Structural Analysis Professional software.

  • Structural concrete design

    Calculated model: Easily visualize detailed analysis results and present them in a variety of accessible ways. 

    Design of required and real reinforcements: Ensure safety and cost optimization with tools to design the accurate amount of reinforcement for concrete elements according to national design codes.

    Updated Revit model and documentation: Enhance collaboration between designers and engineers with bidirectional workflows between Autodesk Revit and Robot Structural Analysis Professional  software.

  • Structural design to precast fabrication

    Reinforcements: Model reinforcements in structural concrete elements, document designs, and help prevent errors with clash detection tools.

    Assemblies: Easily create shop drawings for prefabricated assemblies, such as precast walls, columns, beams, and floors.

    Shop drawings: Efficiently generate final shop drawings based on assemblies.

  • Structural detailing & shop drawings

    Design to detailing: Connect Revit models to Advance Steel for a more seamless BIM workflow. Steel connections can be automatically added when you import Revit models into Advance Steel, helping you generate documents for fabrication more quickly.

    Intelligent, parametric modeling: Model faster with a large library of intelligent, parametric objects and connections, or easily create customer structural elements. Changes to structural member’s size will automatically adjust the connection’s size.

    Validate detailed designs: Link to Robot Structural Analysis to validate detailed designs and help code check before fabrication and installation.

    Coordinate and clash detect: Integrate Advance Steel files with Navisworks project review software for clash detection and coordination. Help mitigate jobsite issues by ensuring coordination with building services before fabrication.

    Steel shop drawings and BOMs: Use customizable templates to generate accurate part and assembly drawings, labeled and dimensioned to your specifications. Help avoid material waste using predefined or custom formats for bill of materials (BOMs).

    CNC data: Automatically generate DSTV files for CNC machines including welding robots, enabling direct data transfer from the 3D model to fabrication.

All products for structural engineering

Autodesk Building Design Suite integrated building design software

Building Design Suite
Integrated building design software featuring BIM and CAD tools.

Autodesk AutoCAD design and documentation software

AutoCAD
CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.

Autodesk Revit software for Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Revit
BIM tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering.

Autodesk Simulation Mechanical mechanical simulation tools

Simulation Mechanical
Fast, accurate, and flexible mechanical simulation tools.

Autodesk Vault Collaboration software for AEC professionals

AutoCAD 360
Cloud-based CAD editor app available for web and mobile.

Autodesk Buzzsaw collaboration software as a service (SaaS)

Buzzsaw
Cloud-based document, design, and data management software.

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional structural analysis software

Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Structural analysis tools to investigate linear and nonlinear behavior.

Autodesk Vault Collaboration software for AEC professionals

Vault
Project collaboration software.

Autodesk AutoCAD Structural Detailing software

Advance Steel
BIM software for more accurate steel detailing and fabrication.

Autodesk Point Layout construction layout software

Point Layout
Create, export, or import coordinate data for construction field layout.

Autodesk Simulation Mechanical mechanical simulation tools

Simulation 360
Flexible simulation tools that take full advantage of the cloud.

Autodesk Vault Collaboration software for AEC professionals

AutoCAD LT
2D CAD software for drafting, detailing, and editing.

Autodesk Vault Collaboration software for AEC professionals

Advance Concrete
Design and detailing software for reinforced concrete structures.


Industry trends and topics

BIM tools improve business results

BIM software helps structural engineering professionals design and build higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Design buildings faster and more economically with Autodesk® BIM solutions. Accelerate innovation and improve collaboration with information that is available to distributed teams anytime they need it.
Learn more about BIM

Sustainable design creates a better future

To help you meet the need for a more sustainable world, Autodesk provides tools to help you make more informed decisions and implement green architecture, engineering, and construction. Incorporate sustainable design practices with faster and more accurate analyses conducted in the cloud.
Learn more about sustainable design

Autodesk supports BIM interoperability

Data exchange standards help project teams move BIM models and information from one 3D modeling software application to another, facilitating more efficient, collaborative workflows. Autodesk’s work on our data exchange development protocols underscore our ongoing commitment to support industry BIM interoperability efforts and open source development methodologies.
Learn more about BIM interoperability 


What customers are saying

Products they used

PS&S

PS&S coordinated with subcontractors from day one, using more realistic models to visualize and plan preconstruction. The team was able to troubleshoot potential issues and finished the project on time and on budget.

Burro Happold

An engineering consultancy used Autodesk software to cycle through design iterations with another design firm to build a stadium in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. BIM enabled the team to work quickly and efficiently.

 Burro Happold customer story

Odeh Engineers

Odeh Engineers uses Autodesk Revit Structure for the efficient design of a new high-rise residence hall. BIM leads them to better coordination, improved visualization, and higher-quality construction documentation.

 Odeh Enginers customer story