Structural Engineering Software for Analysis and Design & BIM

Pleasant and Comfortable Work with Dlubal Software

“As usual, I would like to confirm that it is a real pleasure to work with the Dlubal Software programs, which I have been able to use with ease.

I am also completely satisfied with the connection to REVIT 2017 as it complies with a very high standard and works well.”

Integration in Autodesk Revit

Revit displays comprehensive building structures in an easy way with physical and analytical models including every detail. The modeling of structure is fully automated. However, manual adjustments of the analytical model are always possible. You can also define static objects such as releases, supports, and loads. Since the quality of a structural model always depends on a physical architectural model, the error sources are minimized.

  1. Bidirectional data exchange with Revit Structure

    Bidirectional Data Exchange

    Revit provides not only comprehensive options for visualization but also a variety of special tools to create structural drawings. RFEM/RSTAB interacts with Revit using a direct interface. In this way, it is possible to create new models and adjust modifications in both directions. Thus, Revit complements RFEM/RSTAB perfectly. It can be applied for quantity surveying, creating item lists, or generally to open the door to the world of computer-aided design.

  2. Smart Design Objects

    RFEM/RSTAB is based on an object-oriented structural model; Revit is based on parametric modeling. Therefore, the data exchange keeps the 'intelligence' of the objects: It means a column or a beam is replaced by a similar object in RFEM, not only by a group of lines.

  3. Analysis model in RFEM with internal forces

    Correct Analysis Model

    The interface regulates typical problems resulting from deriving mechanically correct analytical models from physical architectural ones: Due to adjustable reference lines, the load bearing structural parts are automatically merged in an idealized computational model, even if the center lines of columns and beams are not intersecting.

  4. Model Alignment

    In the case of modified cross-sections or materials, it is possible to update the data in both programs. New structural components are added automatically and deleted design elements are removed.

  5. Calculation results of RFEM in Revit

    Export of Results

    The internal forces, deformations as well as the reinforcement results can be exported to Revit after the calculation with RFEM/RSTAB. A corresponding view which is generated automatically as well as the Results Explorer (Structural Analysis Toolkit of Autodesk) are available.
  6. Export of Reinforcements

    Defined reinforcement groups from the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces add-on module can be directly imported or generated as reinforcement objects in Revit. Surface, rectangle, polygonal as well as circular reinforcement areas can be selected as an option for this.

Project "Golden Nugget"

Revit BIM Project "Golden Nugget"

The reference project "Golden Nugget" has been designed according to BIM (Building Information Modeling) from the architecture via civil engineering to building technology.

RFEM model "Golden Nugget"

Project "Golden Nugget" in RFEM

The Revit structure "Golden Nugget" has been imported in RFEM by using the direct interface. The supporting structure was then designed here.

Autodesk Revit Structure Model

Reference Customer AGA-Bau

The AGA-Bau company parametrically uses the newest software technology by Autodesk and Dlubal Software.

RFEM model with results

Reference Customer b.i.m.m

The b.i.m.m GmbH company acts as a general planer and "attendant" for the implementation of working processes based on models in the building industry and develops its own software for this purpose.

Knowledge Base | Interface with Autodesk Revit

  1. Figure 01 - Export Menu: General Settings

    Revit Interface: Export

    BIM is often used when it comes to data management in civil engineering. The individual disciplines of architecture, structural design, construction, and structural monitoring are coming closer together. Building Information Modeling makes this possible.

    Dlubal Software provides a wide range of formats for data exchange. The following article explains the details of the interface with Autodesk Revit and, particularly the export settings.

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