AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2012 Workflows

I thought I would share a couple of workflow diagrams I have been working on for ASD, both for steel fabrication and RC Detailing. As Autodesk improve the interoperability between various software, having a workflow is very important. The workflows can utilise ASD as a stand-alone product or can incorporate Revit Structure and Navisworks or even design tools such as Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. The process diagrams are numbered so you can follow a logical path and options are coloured in red. The options are typically when you need to pass 2D or 3D data back into Revit Structure.

RC Workflow

Steel Workflow




About lawrenceh

I am 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, Dynamo & Autodesk Inventor. My personal interests include aviation, engineering and walking.
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6 Responses to AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2012 Workflows

  1. Lucian says:

    Great! Just Great! I was looking for this for 3 years.
    Autodesk has made important steps towards interoperability between Revit, ASD and Robot. The export of analytical model from RST 2011 to Robot was a nightmare. Tousands of errors, wrong nodes connection etc. The 2012 version is A LOT better. Hope that the 2013 version will have a better connection between RST and Robot (unless they abandon the RSA development).
    A problem I faced with export from Revit to ASD is the lack of the grid. Maybe you could adjust your scheme: Create the grid in ASD, export to Revit, create the model and re-export to ASD for detailing. (not tested)


    • lawrenceh says:

      Hi lucian,

      Glad you found the workflows useful. The grid does not transfer either way which is a bit of a pain. ASD uses a different type of grid system to Revit and is not parametric so if you change the grid the members will not uipdate. It does however transfer to Robot.

  2. please you upload a video for workflows team structure use revit: rst,robot,asd
    please thank you so much or send for me:

  3. revitvietnam says:

    Dear Lawrenceh
    Please guide me as a video for explain 2 workflow above?
    thanks Lawrenceh

  4. After I initially commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

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