Autodesk Revit Structure Seamlessly Coordinates Physical and Analytical Models to Speed Production of Construction Documents
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today introduced Autodesk Revit Structure, a new structural
engineering software product that offers concurrent modeling for design,
analysis, coordination, and documentation. Built on the Autodesk Revit
platform, a technology foundation for building information modeling (BIM),
Autodesk Revit Structure enables engineers to realize their ideas in a single
building information model. Autodesk Revit Structure helps structural
engineers improve accuracy of designs and documentation with bidirectional
linking to industry-leading analysis software; collaborate better with direct
links to architectural models; and ensure design and documentation are always
coordinated, consistent, and complete with Revit parametric change management.
"By adopting Autodesk Revit Structure as our structural modeling and
documentation system, we have minimized the time and effort required to
coordinate design and engineering changes -- because the software's parametric
change engine automates that aspect of our work," said Paul Andersen, senior
structural engineering technician, Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates, Inc.
"A recent project that would have taken three weeks using legacy software took
just three days to complete with Autodesk Revit Structure."
Autodesk Revit Structure allows structural engineers to more efficiently
and flexibly create quality construction documentation by integrating a
physical model -- for layout, coordination, and documentation -- with
independently editable analytical models for materials including steel,
precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, masonry and wood. It also helps
structural engineers share building design information with the extended
project team by directly linking to information from architectural and
building services engineering models. Structural analyses are streamlined
through bidirectional linking to industry-leading analysis software from
Computers and Structures Inc., RISA Technologies and RoboBAT.
"Architects and engineers with every intention of working together
efficiently still have to accommodate last-minute design changes," said Jay
Bhatt, vice president, Autodesk Building Solutions Division. "Autodesk Revit
Structure is the latest in a family of products we've designed to bring the
power of building information modeling to the entire project team. It creates
a common model for engineering and documentation for an intuitive
understanding of a building's complex structural behavior -- one that
maintains the accuracy of data wherever it's used, and advances design quality
and team responsiveness, flexibility and productivity."
Building Information Modeling for Structural Engineers
Using Autodesk Revit Structure, structural engineers can build structural
models from scratch or create designs over existing 2D CAD files. The
software also enables users to link directly to intelligent 3D architectural
and building engineering models. Structural engineers gain a powerful tool
for BIM, a design approach that uses coordinated, internally consistent
computable information about a building project in design and construction.
As a result, users can easily coordinate interferences between architectural,
MEP engineering and structural engineering systems and correct errors before
they require costly redesign.
Autodesk Revit Structure capabilities include:
-- Greater efficiency through concurrent modeling for analysis and
documentation: Information is entered only once, and can be used for
engineering, analysis, design, documentation, and coordination with the
rest of the design team. Simultaneously create a physical model for
coordination and documentation, as well as multiple, fully associated
analytical models for different types of analysis.
-- Higher quality, more accurate and coordinated documentation: State-of-
the-art parametric change management coordinates analysis results
updates throughout design and documentation files. Any changes made in
one view are dynamically updated in every related view, including
drawings and schedules on sheets ready to plot.
-- Flexibility to explore design alternatives and changes: Engineers can
explore alternate structural designs using combinations of multiple
materials -- steel, concrete, masonry, or wood and edit the analytical
model to reflect engineering judgment -- for gravity, lateral, seismic,
and other analyses. Autodesk Revit Structure keeps all analyses
associated with the physical model, minimizing coordination headaches.
-- More effective collaboration and support for multiple design sources:
Engineers can create their own structural models from scratch or work
on top of 2D CAD files from the architect. They can also accelerate
their work and automate coordination by linking bidirectionally to any
available 3D architectural or MEP engineering models from Autodesk
Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Revit Building or Autodesk Building
-- Integration with leading analysis applications: Bidirectional exchange
of information with industry-leading analysis applications helps ensure
that models reflect accurate structural data. Analysis software links
include ETABS from Computers and Structures Inc. (CSI), RISA-3D from
RISA Technologies and ROBOT Millennium from RoboBAT.
Autodesk Revit Structure is available immediately in the United States and
Canada. For more information, visit www.autodesk.com/structure. To locate the
nearest Autodesk Revit Structure reseller, visit www.autodesk.com/reseller.
A Comprehensive Portfolio of Software Solutions for the Building Industry
With a proven combination of leading-edge technologies, decades of
industry experience and worldwide services, Autodesk offers the most
comprehensive portfolio of products for the building industry. Ranging from
the most advanced technology for building information modeling (BIM) 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 Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Building Systems, Autodesk Buzzsaw,
Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series and DWF functionality and applications.
Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned
into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software
and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital
media and wireless data services 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 www.autodesk.com.
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