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How to Incorporate Structural Analysis and Design into Your BIM Workflow

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    When describing a concrete structural model in Revit, the model contains elements used in constructional projects and exported to Graitec Advance Design solution to apply loads and perform structural finite element analysis. The export process will take care of the required properties of elements such as material, sections, and geometry. Using the powerful mesh engine and finite element solver of Graitec Advance Design, the internal forces will be calculated based on the applied loads. Then the required area of reinforcement in elements will be calculated, considering the concrete design code and localization. Next, the model will be exported back to Revit. Graitec GTCX format can also transfer internal forces and rebar areas to Revit using the Powerpack tool. Based on the calculated forces and steel area, we will present how to perform 3D rebar placement in Revit for several structural elements. The process of model synchronization between Revit and Advance Design will also be covered.

    Key Learnings

    • Transfer a structural model between REVIT and Graitec Advance Design including export/import and model synchronization.
    • Perform FEM analysis & calculate internal forces and rebar design/placement in REVIT using Graitec Power pack tool in REVIT.
    • Modify the 3D model and code check the structural elements imported from REVIT in Graitec Advance Design.
    • How to apply external loads such as Dead, Live, Wind, Snow and Seismic to the structure.