SOFiSTiK FEA Extension for Revit

SOFiSTiK FEA Extension for Revit allows to generate a 3D Finite-Element model from an Autodesk® Revit® analytical model including loads and boundary conditions. The generation of the Finite Element Model can be started directly from within Revit. Additional commands allow to control the mapping of materials, sections and load natures or to check the analytical model prior to meshing.

Using the SOFiSTiK Structural Properties Tab the building members in Revit can be attributed with additional analysis properties in addition to the Revit Properties Tab. It allows for example to set grouping information, to control meshing properties on an element level or to assign boundary hinges on walls and slabs.

Immediate review of the generated Finite Element Model and results is possible by starting i_animator_revit ANiMATOR and i_wingraf_revit WinGRAF directly from Revit.

SOFiSTiK FEA Extension for Revit also provides a number of auxiliary commands allowing to subdivide loads or to generate so called “Subsystem” based on Revit views(“Subsystem Views”) for a detailed analysis of partial models.

Further analysis and design tasks can be performed within the SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD) which is also accessible from Revit. Specific further modification of the model is possible using SOFiSTiK´s AutoCAD add-on SOFiPLUS.