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Structural Workflows

Open BIM

Structural Solutions

Increasingly, new developments in ArchiCAD emphasize effective collaboration between architects and structural engineers. This collaboration requires reliable methods for sharing and storing building model information, design solutions and proposals; it also requires a way to manage all the changes made to the building model by any of the participants, while also minimizing the possibility for human error.
ArchiCAD supports all major model and data exchange formats and some specialized formats, including intelligent 3D modeling, universal 2D drawing, documentation and image formats.

Structural Solutions

Structural Workflow
The following movie clips present how architects using ArchiCAD, and structural engineers using any application that supports IFC.

Exporting an architectural model from ArchiCAD

Exporting an architectural model from ArchiCAD

Importing a structural model to ArchiCAD

Importing a structural model to ArchiCAD

Model-based version tracking

Model-based version tracking

ArchiCAD – Tekla Structures Workflow
(GRAPHISOFT – TEKLA presentation)

This presentation introduces how architects - using ArchiCAD, and structural engineers - using Tekla Structures, can exchange design information as well as manage changes by implementing the "Open-BIM approach" in their practice. This presentation also demonstrates the architectural-structural workflow - step-by-step - through practical, real-life examples. Some case studies where architects and engineers have already implemented this open collaboration workflow in their practice are also displayed.

GRAPHISOFT-TEKLA presentation

ArchiCAD – Revit Structure Workflow

This presentation introduces how architects - using ArchiCAD, and structural engineers - using Revit Structure, can exchange design information as well as manage changes by implementing the "Open-BIM approach" in their practice. This presentation also demonstrates the architectural-structural workflow - step-by-step - through practical, real-life examples.
Download the free ArchiCAD Connection plugin for Autodesk Revit applications

ArchiCAD – Revit Structure Workflow

ArchiCAD – Scia Engineer Workflow
(GRAPHISOFT – NEMETSCHEK Scia presentation)

This presentation introduces how architects - using ArchiCAD, and structural engineers - using Scia Engineer, can exchange design information as well as manage changes by implementing the "Open-BIM approach" in their practice. This presentation also demonstrates the architectural-structural workflow - step-by-step - through practical, real-life examples.
Case study about the collaboration between ArchiCAD and Scia Engineer

GRAPHISOFT - NEMETSCHEK SCIA Presentation
Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures is Building Information Modeling (BIM) software that enables the creation and management of accurately detailed, highly constructible 3D structural models regardless of material or structural complexity. Tekla models can be used to cover the entire building process from conceptual design to fabrication and construction management.
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Scia Engineer

Scia Engineer

Scia Engineer is a new software platform for structural engineers. It analyses, designs and details any type of structure. From the simplest to the most complex construction in concrete, steel, aluminum, plastic, timber or mixed, with integration of the local and international codes and with a link between the analysis and drawing components.
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Revit Structure

Revit Structure

Revit Structure software integrates a multimaterial physical and an independently editable analytical model for efficient structural analysis, design, and documentation. It improves the way structural engineers and drafters work. It minimizes repetitive modeling and drawing tasks, as well as errors due to manual coordination between structural engineers, architects, and drafters.

Download the free ArchiCAD Connection plugin for Autodesk Revit Structure.

SAP2000

SAP2000

The SAP name has been synonymous with state-of-the-art analytical methods since its introduction over 30 years ago. SAP2000 follows in the same tradition featuring a very sophisticated, intuitive and versatile user interface powered by an unmatched analysis engine and design tools for engineers working on transportation, industrial, public works, sports, and other facilities.
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ETABS

ETABS

For nearly 30 years, ETABS has been recognized as the industry standard for Building Analysis and Design Software. Today, continuing in the same tradition, ETABS has evolved into a completely Integrated Building Analysis and Design Environment. The System built around a physical object based graphical user interface, powered by targeted new special purpose algorithms for analysis and design, with interfaces for drafting and manufacturing, is redefining standards of integration, productivity and technical innovation.
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FEM-Design

FEM-Design

FEM-Design is advanced modeling and design software that offers complete analysis solution for whole structure using finite element method. It gives solutions for static/dynamic analysis and steel/RC design in 3D or 2D. FEM-Design has its own drawing and editing tools. It also has bridge to 3D architectural models using IFC. Designers can model and analyze the structures in 12 national codes in 3D. Multi-page documentation can be generated automatically using predefined templates.
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AxisVM

AxisVM

AxisVM is a high-quality software package for civil engineers. It is a useful tool for engineers in numerous countries. Users can build the 3D model with the aid of integrated visual modeling and simple manageability.  An intelligent graphical user interface supports all period of the process: definition, analysis and result query.
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Tricalc

Tricalc

Arktec - Tricalc is an integrated structure analysis software, that enables to analyze and detail all structural elements: members, slabs, walls, foundations; in concrete, steel, wood and masonry. Its intuitive and easy-to-use interface, in creating and modifying models, is a suitable tool to develop the complete structural project. Developed by Arktec since 1987, it is a reference in structural software, and it's currently being used by thousands of Structural Engineers, in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
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CYPECAD

CYPECAD

CYPECAD is a program created by CYPE for the analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures containing joist, waffle, flat, composite and hollow core slabs. The foundations which can be introduced include pad footings and pile caps or a buoyant foundation (mat foundation and beams). Complete structural drawings are provided. The program is adapted to numerous international codes. Using the Automatic Job Introduction option of the CYPECAD, DXF, DWG or IFC files generated by CAD/BIM programs can be imported.
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Dlubal

Dlubal

Dlubal Software offers the leading structural analysis packages RSTAB and RFEM. The software has modular architecture and includes professional tools for designing structures made from steel, timber, concrete, glass or other materials. Dlubal software is known through it´s very intuitive usability, powerful analysis core and excellent result documentation. It offers a wide range of international design codes, including the latest Eurocodes and is localized in 9 languages. The software includes a large variety of interfaces including IFC and a programmable API which allows you to automate your design processes.
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Graitec Advance

Graitec Advance

Graitec is a global organization that develops, distributes and supports one of the most powerful and easy to use software suite for structural engineering and detailing: Graitec Advance. Graitec Advance is a BIM solution that automates the entire structural design and construction documentation process from engineering design and structural analysis to member optimization, detailing and fabrication. This solution dramatically increases design to drawing productivity and reduces fabrication and construction errors. Graitec Advance is IFC compliant.
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