This class covers the use of several software products, including Revit® Structure and Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional, for applications in the offshore energy and marine industry rather than the traditional building industry. These structures are often steel dominated and usually require advanced finite element method (FEM) analysis. We show examples from relevant projects and explain the workflow between the different software products used in the projects. We also show how the Robot API (application programing interface) can be useful for improved workflow between various analysis and modeling tools for complete detail engineering. You should be familiar with Robot, or another similar FEM analysis tool, and be open to API programming.
- Describe the usefulness of Revit Structure and Robot for special, non-standard structures
- List and define the possibilities of the Robot API
- Use different modeling tools to push the perceived boundaries
- Use the Revit Structure-Robot link and describe its limitations
Hakon is a structural engineer with a Master degree from the University of Washington. He works as a structural engineer as well as the Autodesk product manager at TDA, a Norwegian engineering company serving the offshore industry with advanced engineering services for more than 30 years. He has been involved in various projects during his 14 years of working as a structural engineer ranging from sport stadium, hydropower plants, buildings, damns, bridges to fan wheels and lifting equipment.At TDA he has taken the Autodesk BIM solution beyond mere buildings into a field with complex structures and demands for advanced FEM analysis. As the Autodesk product manager for a Norwegian Autodesk dealer he is responsible for classes and support for Revit® and Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional.