Autodesk University
Hands-on Lab    BES317027-L
A Better Structural Workflow: Integrated Design, Analysis, and Detailing
Autodesk University
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Revit software, Robot Structural Analysis software, and Advance Steel software. You may already have access to these products (via the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection), but we’re guessing you’re not using them. And if so, we’re betting that you don’t know what you’re missing! In this hands-on session, we’ll explore the simple, robust, round-trip workflows between Revit 2020, Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2020, and Advance Steel 2020. We’ll start with a basic structural model of a building in Revit, and we’ll develop an understanding of the analytical model that Revit builds concurrently with the creation of structural geometry. Next, we’ll push that model into Robot Structural Analysis software to perform analysis and develop a code group-based design. We’ll then push any changes from Robot Structural Analysis back to Revit. Finally, we’ll explore the detailing capabilities that reside in Revit and Advance Steel, and we’ll end with the production of fully annotated, automated shop drawings from Advance Steel.


  • Discover the relationship between physical and analytical models in BIM software (Revit)
  • Investigate the purpose and capabilities of finite element analysis (FEA) software (Robot Structural Analysis)
  • Learn how to exchange models between software tools to facilitate an integrated design, analysis, and detailing workflow
  • Learn how to generate detailed fabrication models directly from design intent models to realize greater efficiencies