Supported Elements and Mapping¶

The following table provides an overview of Revit elements supported by SOFiSTiK FEA Extension for Revit:

Revit Elements Supported Notes
Materials Partially SOFiSTiK FEA Extension for Revit tries to map Revit Materials to SOFiSTiK materials, based on the physical properties of the material defined in Revit.
Sections Partially SOFiSTiK FEA Extension for Revit tries to identify the sectional geometry of columns and structural framings and maps them to SOFiSTiK cross sections. Varying sections are supported for structural framing if the start and end section have the same number of edges.
Grid Lines Straight and curved grid lines are exported to SOFiSTiK for visualization in Wingraf.
Storey Levels Level information can be transferred to SOFiSTiK if identified with the parameter SOFiSTiK_Level.
Structural Columns  
Structural Framing  
Trusses Partially The geometry and sections of the truss are recognized. Normal beam elements are created based on this information.
Braces Partially The geometry and section of the bracing element are recognized. Normal beam elements are created based on this information.
Beam System  
Connections  
Model In-Place  
Walls Straight and curved walls including openings are supported.
Floors Horizontal and sloped floors with any kind of boundary or opening geometry are supported. Varying thicknesses only considered for simple shapes.
Foundations Fixed supports are created at the position of a point or line foundation.
Support Conditions Elastic and rigid support conditions are supported in global as well as local coordinates.
Rigid Links  
Point Loads Hosted and non-hosted point loads are supported.
Line Loads Hosted and non-hosted line loads are supported.
Area Loads Hosted and non-hosted area loads are supported.
Load Natures SOFiSTiK FEA Extension for Revit tries to map Revit Load Natures to SOFiSTiK Actions bases on the load natures title