Revit Structure to ASD Steel Detailing

 With the new extension tools you can now pass your steel frame directly from Revit Structure to Autodesk structural detailing providing you have the extensions installed. This is a great way of providing typical connection details both in 2D and 3D within Revit Structure. You first create the steel frame in Revit Structure and then pass this to ASD (AutoCAD Structural Detailing) via the extensions link.

If anyone is interested in a full tutorial on the workflow in Revit Structure and ASD then let me know and I will produce a YouTube tutorial on this subject?

This will then pass the steelwork to ASD, you can either directly launch ASD or create a DWG file to load later if ASD is not installed on your machine. It is then a simple case of creating the various steel connections via the numerous macros that exist within ASD. Each connection is broken down into component parts and will require positioning ( unique part numbers). This is done by selecting all the parts and selecting Auto Positioning. You can then create automatic drawings from the parts and ASD then creates separate sheets with all the required fabrication drawings. These can then be directly linked in to Revit Structure via a drafting view. This is a great way of providing structural connections to prospective fabricators without having to draft them manually.

If anyone is interested in a full tutorial on the workflow in Revit Structure and ASD then let me know and I will produce a YouTube tutorial on this subject?

Hope this helps,

LawrenceH

About lawrenceh

I am currently employed by Excitech, one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the UK, to provide training and other services such as implementation and project support to our clients. The main products I get involved with are Autodesk Revit Structure & Autodesk Inventor. My personal interests include aviation, engineering and walking.
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6 Responses to Revit Structure to ASD Steel Detailing

  1. Jeremy says:

    A tutorial would be very helpful Your other tutorials are great and this is something I think would be really useful. Unfortunately, this, along with many other “features” of Revit are underpromoted and not adequately supported. Thanks for the great info

  2. A full tutorial on rivet2012 to ASD 2012 is great support for me as i need it for my graduation steel project , i wanted to do it using those programs as i can model the steel project but i cant make the connections for it as there is almost no clear tutorials for the ASD2012…. your offer is reallly appreciated and this tutorial will be very useful

    thank you very much

  3. Mark says:

    Just stumbled across your site. Yes, this would be most helpful.
    Thank you
    Mark

  4. Kasey says:

    What is the extension that I need to look for on autodesks subscription center? I have 2104 of both software.

    • lawrenceh says:

      It is Extensions for Revit 2014, this gives you the basic connectivity to ASD. You can then download other plugins from the Autodesk Apps site, some are free and some are payware

  5. Doug Foster says:

    I would like extension for Revit Structure to ASD Steel Detailing. I’m having a hard learning experience with structural connection by not having good learning materials.

    Thanks
    Doug

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