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.
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.
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.
Data synchronised and exported back into Revit. It is very easy to track changes and understand items that have been added, modified or deleted.
Here is the updated model in Revit 2017.
A very interesting workflow for consultants and fabricators who are able\willing to share models.
Hope this is interesting?