Superstructure

Create

You can create a superstructure component along the chosen axis. Component’s geometry is defined by the Profile Family and additional parameters.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Component (Component) drop-down > icon_Component_Create (Create)

  2. Select an axis.

    SOFiSTiK: Component dialog displays.

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  3. Select Revit Profile Family and other settings and confirm with OK.

Family

  • Profile Family - select a Profile Family to place it along the axis and create a 3D solid.
  • Parameters - you can give a constant value to the parameter or assign a parameter to the variable or secondary axis. The parameters will be filled with the proper value according to the chosen variable along an axis.

Create Component

  • From/To - select the start and end points of the component
  • Material - select the material for the component
  • Cross Section elevation - select between two options, “Orthogonal to Axis” and “Vertical”
  • Placement Rotation - for inclined support and abutment situations a rotation of the superstructure cross section at the placements is necessary. The superstructure geometry is projected (Shear Mapping) on the placement’s plane, which includes a change of the section profile dimensions. This is the default setting. Alternatively it is possible to discard any rotation.

Edit

Edits previously created component. You can easily apply any changes in Component Dialog and update your structure.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Component (Component) drop-down > icon_Component_Edit (Edit)

  2. Select a component.

    SOFiSTiK: Component dialog displays with previous input data.

  3. Adjust the parameter values and other settings and confirm with OK.

  4. The component is updated according to the current definition.

Disconnect

Disconnects component from its axis. Element loses dependency to the axis. Changes applied to the axis will not influence the component.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Component (Component) drop-down > icon_Component_Disconnect (Disconnect)
  2. Select a component.
  3. Component is disconnected from its axis.

Set Axis

Assigns component element to selected axis. Component is dependent to the axis.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Component (Component) drop-down > icon_Component_SetAxis (Set Axis)
  2. Select a component.
  3. Select an axis.
  4. Component is assigned to the chosen axis.