Revit Structure – Using Load Take Down for Internal Dead Loads

Here is a very quick tip and trick for modelling dead loads from internal walls to your analysis programs. You will first need to ensure that you have the Load Take down tool added to Revit which can be download from Autodesk Exchange Apps

https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/en

Once this is installed you will need to add your internal walls and make sure that these are structural and have an analytical model. In the image below I have created a filter to show these in Red.

Revit Analytical Model with Filters for Internal Walls

You also need to add Boundary conditions for the slabs, walls and columns and set the fixity for these. You can then start the Load Take down tool from the Extensions Ribbon.

Revit Load Takedown - Linear Loads

Click the Structural Analysis command and then you can see the linear loads on either the entire structure or just the stories where the loads are applied. These linear loads can then be added to the Revit model (A manual process at the moment).

Line Loads added to Revit

The model can then be transferred to your Analysis application.

Enjoy,

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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3 Responses to Revit Structure – Using Load Take Down for Internal Dead Loads

  1. jerome walter says:

    Hello,

    Thanks and congratulation for your blog ; and sorry for my english.

    What application do you use for load takedown please ? I do not find any dedicated application, i only have found “Structural Analysis Toolkit”.

    Thank you for your answer.

    Jerome WALTER (civil engineering teacher at university – France)

    • lawrenceh says:

      Hi,

      I used the Revit extensions but I believe that the load take down tool can be downloaded for the exchange apps site. In previous releases all the tools were bundled together.

  2. Thomas Vogt says:

    it is called now “Structural Analysis for Revit”

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