Review - Revit Structure 4 (AECBytes)

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Review - Revit Structure 4 (AECBytes)

Postby Wesley » 25 Sep 2006, 10:20

by Lachmi Khemlani

Link: Revit Structure 4 Review

>Autodesk Revit Structure 4 is the new release of the integrated BIM solution for structural design and documentation built on the Revit platform.

Pros: All the strengths of the Revit platform including relative ease of use, parametric building components, automatic generation of all needed 2D and 3D views and schedules, and powerful change management engine which keeps all graphical and tabular views perfectly synchronized; creates a fully associated, independently editable, analytical model of the structure that can be linked bi-directionally to popular structural analysis tools; many time-saving smarts in the new version including one-click beam system modeling, truss wizard, rebar layout system, checks for member support and analytical model consistency, and automatic adjustment of the analytical model; better support for reinforced concrete modeling and documentation; new CIS/2 export allows the model to be used downstream for steel detailing; supports collaborative multi-disciplinary building design when used with Revit Building and Revit Systems.

Cons: Limited ability to model complex geometry and freeform shapes due to lack of support for inclined walls, non-planar slabs, curved beams, etc.; limited support for reinforced concrete design and analysis; quality of documentation needs significant improvement.<
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