Autodesk Revit 2017 to Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

For the last few releases of Advance Steel and Revit it has been possible to transfer and synchronise steelwork models from both packages but Revit 2017 now offers the ability to also transfer steel connections.

This functionality will greatly enhance the workflows between structural consultants and fabricators that are using Advance Steel for manufacture and delivery of steelwork to site. It is equally useful for structural consultants that would like to convey typical connections in 3D to architects which could potentially cause clashes such as haunches and apexes etc.

In order to transfer the models from Revit and Advance Steel you will require the Advance Steel 2017 Extension which can be found on the Autodesk App Store.

https://apps.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=3694898109866066388&appLang=en&os=Win64

Revit 2017 Steel Model

The Revit structural connections are based on the same macro’s as Advance Steel and are completely transferable both in Import and export operations.

Below you can see the same model in Advance Steel.

Advance Steel model from Revit 2017

Additional cold rolled and secondary steels can then be added to the advanced steel model as well as edits and tweaks made to existing connections, notches and cuts from Revit. These changes can then be synchronised back into the Revit model if required.

Advance Steel - Adding Sheeting Rails

Data synchronised and exported back into Revit. It is very easy to track changes and understand items that have been added, modified or deleted.

Syncronisation dialog Box

Here is the updated model in Revit 2017.

Syncrosied Revit model with Sheeting Rails

A very interesting workflow for consultants and fabricators who are able\willing to share models.

Hope this is interesting?

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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4 Responses to Autodesk Revit 2017 to Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

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  3. Alan. says:

    Hi there Lawrence,
    I was doing one of your tutorials on creating parts, and could not get the wall mk no to appear in the properties box under the MK No

    Your example just worked, and I’m at loggerheads how you you did it with your example.
    I think there may be something else I need to do before clicking on the extensions button.

    Kind Regards

    Alan ( Lin Drafting ) in the land of OZ, South Australia.

    • lawrenceh says:

      Not sure which tutorial this was but I would probably have used Element Positioning which is located on the Extensions Ribbon. Failing that you can download and use the Excitech Toolkit for REVIT which also assigns Numbers to elements.

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