New Revit Structure 4 and Updated Revit Building 9.1 Streamline Modeling,
Analysis and Integration
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced the immediate availability of Autodesk Revit
Structure 4, building information modeling (BIM) software for structural
engineering, design and documentation. Revit Structure 4 introduces new
advanced analytical tools and makes modeling key structural elements even more
intuitive. Autodesk also announced the immediate availability of Autodesk
Revit Building 9.1, which has been updated for compatibility with the new
version of Revit Structure.
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"Autodesk Revit Structure 4 is our fourth release in 15 months, which
reflects our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with enhanced
software that help boost their teams' productivity -- and contribute to
greater profitability," said Jay Bhatt, vice president, Autodesk Building
The Autodesk Revit platform, which is comprised by Autodesk Revit
Building, Autodesk Revit Structure, and Autodesk Revit Systems, is a complete
design solution for building information modeling. BIM is the creation and
use of coordinated, consistent, computable information about a building
project in design that yields reliable digital representations of the building
-- representations used for design decision-making, production of high-quality
construction documents, performance predictions, cost-estimating and
construction planning and, eventually, for managing and operating the
facility. By working together on an integrated building information model, the
various firms involved in the design, construction and management of buildings
can greatly increase efficiency and significantly reduce coordination errors.
Real-time, consistent relationships between digital design data -- with
innovative parametric building modeling technology -- provide significant
advantages over traditional methods of design.
Autodesk Revit Structure 4
Revit Structure 4 integrates a physical model with an independently
editable analytical model for analysis and design. The latest release helps
users more intuitively model a range of physical and analytical structural
elements and materials and has direct links with 3D building information
models created in Autodesk architectural and mechanical/electrical/plumbing
(MEP) engineering applications. In addition, Autodesk Revit Structure is bi-
directionally linked to industry-leading structural analysis software, which
helps to ensure that analysis results inform building models and design
New Revit Structure 4 capabilities include:
-- Intuitive modeling enhancements for trusses and beams, and the addition
of precast concrete, castellated and cellular steel framing families.
Trusses and beams, braces and walls are easier to manipulate, while
improvements to beam system creation and layout let users generate
layouts automatically based on existing beams or non-planar elements
such as wall slope.
-- Advanced analytical tools for modeling a structure's (or portion of a
structure's) boundary conditions, without requiring users to model its
supports. A new "auto-detect" setting automatically adjusts the
analytical model based on user-defined tolerances in the Structural
Settings, for consistent analytical end point connections throughout
-- New and enhanced features for reinforced concrete modeling and
documentation afford more control and flexibility in display, improved
automation of joins and cleanups between elements, and easier
Autodesk Revit Building 9.1 boasts increased support for interoperability
and enhanced coordination and quality as it optimizes workflow across the
AutoCAD Revit Series Provides Road to BIM
As many Autodesk building industry customers move from CAD drafting
software to building information modeling, Autodesk's Revit Series products
can help these customers gain the competitive advantages of BIM, preserve
their current investments and provide the flexibility to move to building
information modeling at their own pace. Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series --
Building 9.1, for architects and designers, and Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series
-- Structure 4, for structural engineering and drafting, combine Autodesk's
industry-leading AutoCAD 2007 software with Revit Building 9.1 and Revit
Structure 4, respectively, and are available immediately.
A Complete Portfolio of Software Solutions for the Building Industry
With the right combination of leading-edge technologies, decades of proven
industry experience and unparalleled, worldwide services, Autodesk offers the
most comprehensive portfolio of products for the building industry. Ranging
from the most advanced technology for building information modeling to the
most widely adopted design and documentation solutions, Autodesk supports
information and management needs throughout the building lifecycle. Building
solutions products include Autodesk Revit Building, Autodesk Revit Structure,
Autodesk Revit Systems, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Building
Systems and Autodesk VIZ.
Distribution and Availability
Autodesk Revit Structure 4, Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series -- Structure 4,
Revit Building 9.1, and Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series -- Building 9.1 are
available to U.S. and Canadian customers immediately via Autodesk's reseller
channel. For availability outside North America, check with your local
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing, building,
infrastructure, wireless data services and media and entertainment fields.
Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and
digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into
competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project
efficiency and maximizing profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit http://www.autodesk.com/.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, DWF, DWG, and Revit are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other
brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at
any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical
errors that may appear in this document.
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Contact: Noah Cole, 415-547-2405
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